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September, 2017

  • 12 September

    Reported dog poisonings rise by over 70%


    The number of dog poisonings reported to the RSPCA rose by 73 percent between 2012 and 2016. In 2016 the charity logged 368 incidents of suspected dog poisoning, compared to 213 in 2012. The number continues to remain high. So far, in 2017, the RSPCA has received 244 reports between January 1 …

  • 12 September

    Both owners and pets feel anxiety due to fireworks

    A survey by Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of ADAPTIL and FELIWAY, has revealed that nearly 65 percent of owners are anxious about their pet while fireworks are going off, with over 65 percent of owners believing that their pet picks up on this anxiety. Moreover, nearly 80 percent of those questioned stated …

  • 6 September

    PET HEAD reaches out to potential customers with new campaign


    In-office sampling agency The Pet Perk will launch a new campaign for PET HEAD in early September. Arriving at offices on Thursday 7 September, thousands of pet parents will receive free samples of PET HEAD’s Dirty Talk Deodorising Dog Shampoo along with a great money off voucher. “We are thrilled to be working …

  • 4 September

    Charity braces itself for back-to-school dumped dogs

    As children across the UK go back to school, Dogs Trust has identified a trend which sees some families hand their dogs into rescue centres as soon as their children go back to school. Last year, on September 5th, the start of the new school year, we recorded one of the …

August, 2017

  • 8 August

    Almost a third of cats aren’t microchipped

    Co-op Insurance is calling on pet owners to microchip their cats as it’s revealed that almost a third (28 percent) of cats do not have a microchip. The study, found that three fifths (61 percent) of pet owners want micro-chipping, a simple procedure which involves placing a small microchip under …

July, 2017

  • 17 July

    Burgess Pet Care warns against muesli style diets for rabbits


    Burgess Pet Care has published new research on rabbit nutrition and its impact on health and welfare in a booklet for retailers and vets. The new research, supported by Burgess Pet Care and carried out by The University of Edinburgh, highlights the dangers of feeding rabbits muesli style diets. The practical booklet is …

  • 17 July

    Lily’s Kitchen teams up with PDSA & KidZania

    British pet food producer Lily’s Kitchen has joined forces with the UK veterinary charity PDSA to launch a new activity at KidZania UK in Westfield, London. It aims to help children learn how to keep pets happy and healthy. The new joint-branded Pet Wellbeing Centre at KidZania has been created to educate the next generation …

  • 13 July

    Pet oxygen masks could save animals’ lives

    Oxygen Masks, Smokey Paws

    Not for profit organisation, Smokey Paws, aims to increase the number of specially designed pet oxygen masks available to the UK fire service. It hopes to provide specialist equipment for organisations with multiple animals, such as kennels and catteries, so that pets have a better chance of survival. Smokey Paws was set …

  • 11 July

    Classroom pets are on the decline

    There are fewer pets in UK classroom compared to previous generations, new research shows. More than half of the parents surveyed by Pets at Home (51 percent) had a class pet as a child, compared to 46 percent of children today – and nearly 1 in 5 (17 percent) of …

  • 5 July

    Microchipping stats ‘fall far short of the Government’s claim’

    Despite the UK Government’s claim this year that 95 percent of all dogs are now microchipped, a new report published by Battersea reveals only 65 percent of strays taken in by Local Authorities across the UK even have a chip fitted and too few of them are up to date. …