Pets

Johnson’s celebrating 100 years of caring for the nation’s pets

Pet stores across Devon will be raising the flags and donning their finery this July, as they help to mark the 100th Birthday of one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pet healthcare products, Johnson’s Veterinary Products.

The business, which was founded in West Bromwich in 1921 by the Johnson family, has invited stockists of its products in the county to get involved in the...

Charity celebrates as lockdown homing proves ‘more successful than imagined’ 

Cats Protection is celebrating the first anniversary of a pioneering online adoption process which has rehomed over 20,000 cats around the UK.

The milestone figure coincides with National Pet Month (April) and the one-year anniversary of the launch of Hands Free Homing, a new way of homing cats and kittens which was created in response to the coronavirus restrictions. It has been...

Chips, cake, fry-ups and even a full roast dinner – just some of the foods regularly enjoyed by Plymouth’s pets

Nationwide research of British animal owners has revealed the extent to which desperate owners resort to feeding fussy pets HUMAN food, with over a quarter of Plymothians (27 percent) having fed their pet chips, while nearly 1 in 10 (9 percent) have fed them roast spuds.

Nearly one in twenty folk in Plymouth (5 percent) have fed their furry friend birthday cake, while the same amount...

Summer pawliday; 1/3 of Brits won’t go on holiday without their pet

Following a recent survey that shows 85% of pet parents would rather a staycation in the UK than go abroad without their pets1, Lily’s Kitchen has offered it’s best tips on how and where to take pups away with them this year. This also follows statistics that show UK holiday searches and bookings are up by 1/3rd on this time last year2.

Leaving pets behind can be heart-breaking, with...

Meet Boken, a lovable new children’s character with a difference: he’s fun, cheeky and educational

In Spring 2020 a friendly new canine face has been launched into the children’s leisure and entertainment market Worldwide. Boken is a fun-loving real-life miniature Schnauzer who lives in Spain with his mum Sara Mastriforte and dad Neil Egerton.

Starting with a few videos and a couple of short books they’d written about Boken, Sara and Neil have now created a whole world of fun,...

Silentnight launches 'The Pet Factor' for your four-legged friends

Silentnight is launching a nationwide competition, The Pet Factor, ahead of National Pet Day on 14 April to search for a set of four-legged faces for its collection of pet beds.

Brits are invited to enter by simply sharing a ‘paw-fect’ portrait of their pet on social media. Silentnight’s judging panel will be looking for the ideal mix of personality and good looks amongst their three...

Avoid fast fashion and help good causes

The RSPCA’s Charity Shop Challenge aims to encourage people to show off stylish second hand finds and save the planet whilst raising money for charity.

Fast fashion is clothing that moves quickly from catwalk to stores in order to meet new trends. The items are often cheap and disposable and ultimately end up in landfills.

The Charity Shop Challenge (January 20-26)...

Look back on 2019: Animals do the funniest things...

RSPCA officers never quite know what they’re walking into from one job to the next.

The charity - which rescues more than 110,000 animals every year - is often called out to shocking, and upsetting incidents of animal cruelty and neglect. But the RSPCA ’s rescuers are also on the frontline when it comes to helping animals who find themselves in a spot of bother - and these can often...

Raising awareness of modern-day loneliness in Plymouth

A new initiative is being launched in Plymouth this month to raise awareness of modern-day loneliness. Sisters Jennifer Hamer and Carolyn Campbell, who are running the campaign, are concerned about the impact loneliness can have on people’s mental health when working from home.

Carolyn Says:

“Working from home can be great for work-life balance but it can be very lonely. It can...

Vets offer advice to keep pets warm during the cold snap

If it’s cold for you, it’s cold for your pet – that’s the key message from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) as it urges pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure their dogs, cats and other small pets are kept safe from hidden and potentially fatal hazards as temperatures plunge around the UK.

As with humans, pets can fall ill upon exposure to extremely cold temperatures...

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