KONG is a brand that has become synonymous with consistently producing innovative and high quality toys for pets. So it is no surprise that two of their most popular products feature in our top 5 dog toys. Simple and very effective, the KONG AirDog Squeakair Ball brings together two staple toys of a dog’s playtime, a squeaker and a tennis ball, and combines them to make an excellent fetch toy. Unlike normal tennis balls, the felt is specially designed to be non-abrasive and so will not wear down your dog’s teeth. Continue reading →
Pet obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns for our pets. Whilst most dogs will go out for walks with their owners, cats tend to be left to their own devices. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there are more overweight cats than dogs, rather that there are different techniques and things you can put in place to help your cat lose weight and thus reduce the risk of health complications.
Volume of Food Intake
It can be hard to not over feed your cat. It is understandable to want to treat them and feed them lots; after all, you love them and want them to be happy. However, an overweight cat is more likely to suffer from heart or liver conditions and indeed will usually live a shorter life than that of a cat with a healthy weight. Vastly reducing the amount of food in your cat’s diet will make a change in both their overall health and weight. Continue reading →
Whilst it is clear to see how specially trained animals (such as assistance dogs) can benefit their owners, it is perhaps not so obvious to a non-pet owner how amazing normal pets are and how owning one can bring a wealth of benefits and enrichment into your life. Let’s take a look at the benefits of owning a pet and why cats and dogs become a vital member of the family.
One of the best things about having an animal friend in your life is companionship. Pets are always there for you without judging who you are or what you do. They enjoy being looked after and hold unconditional love and loyalty for their owners. They also enjoy having you as a companion as much as, if not more than, you do. They provide companionship for all kinds of different people in different situations, whether it is for a person living on their own or for a family a pet is always there. Continue reading →