Category Archives: Pets

Gumtree Clamps Down on Unscrupulous Pet Trading

Gumtree has today announced the introduction of a compulsory paywall in its Pets category, in a bid to deter unscrupulous operators from misusing the platform and discourage the ‘casual’ trading of animals online. From today, anyone wishing to post an … Continue reading

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Fundraising Ideas For Your Favourite Pet Charity

As an animal lover, there are countless things you can do to support the causes that mean something to you. From the work of medical detection dogs to the plight of sick and neglected animals, there is probably a charity … Continue reading

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Giving Boot Camps the Boot!

By Tony Knight Dog Listener I once did a consultation for a couple who had an out-of-control German Shepherd. In desperation, they had sent their problem pooch off to a “boot camp”, run by – of course – an ex-army … Continue reading

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The Soaring Cost of Veterinary Treatment

New research reveals the average cost of veterinary treatment for dogs and cats has risen by four per cent over the past year, with the average claim rising by £29, from £728 to £757. The overall cost of medical treatment … Continue reading

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Walking the Dog Leads Local Nurse to Support Dementia Centre

Taking his dog for a walk in the park has sparked a nurse’s decision to raise more than £1m for a dementia support centre. Marty Pumbien was out exercising his dog Stumpy, so named because of his shorter than average … Continue reading

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On Eve of National Pet Remembrance Day, Study Reveals Job that Helps Ease Pain of Pet Bereavement

It’s National Pet Remembrance Day tomorrow 5th July – a day to celebrate the lives of deceased pets. With the rise in the number of people owning dogs and cats – more people will go through losing a pet which can … Continue reading

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Brits to Remember Beloved Pets on National Pet Remembrance Day This Thursday 5th July

Pet owners across the UK will remember beloved pets that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday 5th July as national Pet Remembrance Day takes place. The national day of remembrance, launched four years ago by Arty Lobster 3D … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Pet Sitter Before You Go Away on Holiday

Going away on holiday can be a very exciting time for the whole family. After all, you may feel as though there is so much for you to do and even more for you to see. You may also have … Continue reading

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Top Pet Phobias Include Paul Hollywood, ‘Corrie’ and Ice Cream Vans!

Paul Hollywood, ice cream vans, the theme tune to Coronation Street and pizza delivery men have emerged among a list of common PHOBIAS – for the nation’s pets. According to a new poll of British pet owners – nearly half (48 percent) of dogs … Continue reading

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Countdown to National Pet Remembrance Day Begins

The countdown has started to national PET REMEMBRANCE DAY, which takes place on Thursday 5th July. Pet Remembrance Day was launched four years ago by 3D printing specialists Arty Lobster (www.artylobster.com). The national day provides an opportunity for people to … Continue reading

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