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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...
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...
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...
Welcome Home to Your New Pet!

Welcome Home to Your New Pet!

So you have just brought the newest member of your family home, congratulations! But what now? Pets Direct has every pet care item that you need to make your pet’s new home as warm and comfortable as possible. An addition to the family increases everything; joy, mess and cost. But with Pets Direct, you can avoid the huge price tags that come along with premium quality products. From pet food, to pet play we supply a huge array of high quality items that are available at a huge discount of up to 70% off retail prices! Recent statistics have shown that the number of people...
Healthy Pets, Healthy You

Healthy Pets, Healthy You

You do your best to look after your beloved pets and in return they provide great companionship. But did you know that having a pet in your life actually helps you to be healthier and happier? Articles published in the scientific journal The British Journal of Health Psychology reports that people with pets are happier than those who do not have a faithful furry companion. The positive impact that pets have on mood and happiness have a deeper physiological impact too. It was found that individuals with dogs had a lower rate of illness, lower blood pressure and lower...