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November, 2017

  • 9 November

    90 year old paraglides for animal charity

    A Lincolnshire OAP has marked her milestone 90th birthday by paragliding for charity. Thrill-seeking Connie Smith ticked the paraglide off her bucket-list all in aid of her favourite pet charity, PDSA, who celebrate their 100th birthday on Friday 17 November. Connie took to the skies in southern Spain, where her …

  • 6 November

    One in five workplaces allow pets in the office

    According to new research, one-fifth of British workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, yet a similar proportion (22 percent) of workers have complained about the furry companions. The survey by online job board, CV-Library, found that when it comes to the personal effect of animals in the …

October, 2017

  • 17 October

    Legal & General acquires Buddies Enterprises Limited

    Legal & General Insurance Limited has announced the acquisition of 100 percent of Buddies Enterprises Limited. The UK pet insurance sector now accounts for £1bn of gross written premiums and has grown at a compound annual rate of nine percent over the last five years. However, more than half the pet …

  • 11 October

    Eukanuba reaches out to consumers at Discover Dogs

    Eukanuba, Discover Dogs, Puppies

    On 21 – 22 October Eukanuba Discover Dogs will take place in London, bringing together over 25,000 pet enthusiasts from all over the UK to learn more about dogs and how to take care of them. Eukanuba’s Veterinary Training Manager, Kellie Ceccarelli, will be on hand to help potential pet owners find …

  • 2 October

    Animal cruelty sentences increase to five years in prison

    Animal Cruelty

    New government plans will bring England’s maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty in line with Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The maximum sentence will now stand as five years. Courts can also issue an unlimited fine and ban offenders from keeping animals in future. The new legislation will only be …

September, 2017

  • 12 September

    Reported dog poisonings rise by over 70%

    Poisoning

    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

    PET HEAD

    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 …