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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas!

A dog is for life, not just for Christma...

By now you’ve probably started working through your child’s Christmas list, but if a puppy is top of the list this year, please think very carefully. While a pet pooch can become a great part of any family, owners have a lot of responsibility, especially as dogs can live for 15 years or more. Dog ownership can also be expensive, with costs including food, insurance, toys, a collar with tag, a lead, and training classes as well as the cost of the dog. If you’re determined to get a pet this Christmas, do your research first, ideally visiting a rescue centre with the...
Tip on how to keep your pet safe this Christmas

Tip on how to keep your pet safe this Ch...

Christmas can be a unsettling time for our pets. Stress, visiting relatives, and Christmas shopping can make it harder to keep an eye on our furry family members. Read these tips on how to keep your pets healthy and happy this festive season! Tips on how to keep your pet safe this Christmas  1. Arrange pet insurance: If you’re adding a pet to the family this Christmas, arrange pet insurance at the same time.  It doesn’t need to be expensive and could save a lot of stress and expense. 2. Stick to a routine: Although Christmas is a busy day, sticking to normal feeding and...
Choosing The Perfect Toy For Your Pet

Choosing The Perfect Toy For Your Pet

Are you looking for attractive, interactive pet toys to keep your four-legged friend busy for hours? Toys not only bring variety into your pet’s life, but also sharpen their senses and keep them fit, kicking boredom away from their lives. With interactive dog toys, your canine will never get bored. It might sound strange to you, but play is an important part of your pet’s development that curbs problem behaviour. According to experts, dogs need more than one kind of toys, asserting that pet toys can take stress away from your beloved animal’s life. Some toys...
Winter Checklist For Pets

Winter Checklist For Pets

Keeping pets active and happy in winter is good for their health – and ours! So the PDSA have put together a winter checklist to help us prepare for the cold weather. Winter Checklist For Dogs Dogs need regular outdoor exercise but in winter choose daylight hours whenever possible. If you have to walk your dog in the dark: • Keep your dog on a lead unless in a totally traffic-free area • Wear reflective clothing and carry a torch • Get your dog a glowing collar and lead and other safety devices to aid visibility, particularly if your dog is dark-haired. If you walk your...
Pets Direct – Pet of the Day!

Pets Direct – Pet of the Day!

We are all pet people here at Pets Direct and we love seeing photos of your adorable pets! We get hundreds sent to us every month via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. That’s why we now pick one every day to be our ‘Pet of the Day!’  Our ‘Pet of the Day’ aims to bring you (and us!) a few minutes of joy each day, and we try to share as many new pet photos and stories with you as we can. Here’s some of our favourites so far.       Its easy to share your cute pet picture with us. Just use one of the three methods below. Post it on...
Make Cat Grooming Fun!

Make Cat Grooming Fun!

Grooming your cat is all about keeping your favourite pet looking her best and inspecting her body for ticks or lumps and even tender spots. The more the fur on your cat, the more the grooming needed. As far as grooming is concerned, senior cats require more grooming than kittens and adult cats, because they tend to groom themselves less meticulously with age. Grooming with quality supplies is as important as choosing the best cat food. Cat grooming should be fun for both of you. Follow these top grooming tips: Make sure you schedule the session when the cat is relaxed,...
Coping With Fireworks

Coping With Fireworks

Pets like routine and a quiet environment. Unexpected noises can upset your pet. Loud noises such as music played loudly, domestic appliance (vacuum cleaner, mixer, clippers, etc.), parties at home, visitors or even fireworks can be frightening for your pet. When exposed to such noises, they might try to escape the unpleasant sound source, mostly by running away or hiding. Other signs displayed include shivering or vocalizing. Adaptil & Feliway have put together these great tips so you can prepare for Bonfire night in advance and help your pet cope with the loud...
Cat Flea & Tick Treatment

Cat Flea & Tick Treatment

Fleas and ticks can be a big nuisance for the cat they are living on. As the most common parasite infecting cats, fleas are concentrated around the neck of the cat or base of their tail. These parasites not only feed on the skin and blood of their host, but also transmit tapeworms to your pets, besides causing hair loss from scratching and dermatitis. A heavy infestation could cause anaemia due to blood loss, potentially turning life-threatening for the pet. Thus they should not be taken lightly, and flea treatment for cats becomes necessary if they are infested with...