3 Thrifty Gift Ideas

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One of the best things about Christmas is seeing the look on a loved one’s face when you give them a thoughtful present. Sometimes, though, our Christmas gift budget doesn’t stretch quite as far as our desire to give requires. Never fear, if you have a sewing kit, some old clothes, and a little bit of time it’s really easy to put together some really special gifts that you can on a budget. We’ve got one for cats, one for dogs and one for the animal lover in your life. (more…)

4 Games to Play on Rainy Days

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As the days get darker, colder and wetter it becomes less and less appealing to play with our pets for long periods outdoors. While it is still essential to take dogs for daily walks and make sure cats are remaining active, it’s always helpful to have some extra tricks up your sleeve to keep them busy and engaged without getting completely waterlogged. Here are our 4 favourite games for rainy days. (more…)

5 Stories that touched our hearts

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Every year there are stories in the news about heroic animals and pet-lovers all around the world who do incredible things. Here are just a handful of news stories that we felt were especially moving this year. (more…)

6 Reasons to Love Christmas with Pets

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We love our pets 365 days a year, but there’s something magical about Christmas time that makes us want to be with those who are special to us. Here are our top six reasons we love Christmas with pets. (more…)

7 Awesome Animal Videos

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We all like to spend a little time watching animal videos on YouTube. Here are some of our favourites (click on the titles of the videos to visit them on YouTube). (more…)

8 Books about Animals

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Groucho Marx famously said, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” We’ve put together a list of classic books about animals that anyone would be happy to see sticking out of their stocking. (more…)

How to Pet-Proof Your Home at Christmas

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It’s Christmas next week, and whilst you may have put all of your decorations up, done all of your Christmas shopping and bought all of the food for your Christmas Dinner, have you really thought about how to pet-proof your home at this time of year? Here are a few things you should think about to make your home as safe for your pet as possible, and to stop any pet-related disasters this Christmas! (more…)

9 Festive Food Swaps

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Christmas always means a couple of weeks of overindulgence for ourselves and our pets. We gorge ourselves of gravy-soaked spuds and chipolata sausages and eventually find ourselves on the sofa with bulging bellies, feeling sleepy and over-stuffed. It’s all too easy to let our pets eat as much as us and snack on leftover Christmas dinner but this can lead to tummy upsets, weight gain or, in the worst cases, choking. Here’s a handy list of 9 Festive Food Swaps that you can tape to the fridge come Christmas Day. (more…)

10 Charity Gifts We’d Love to Give

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Christmas is a time to celebrate the gift of giving. When you buy a charity gift you’re giving twice; once to the charity and once to the recipient of your thoughtful gift. With this in mind, we’ve put together a charity gifts guide of some of our favourite presents that you can buy to benefit animals this Christmas. (more…)

The Problem With Buying Pets as Presents

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We all have friends or family members who dream of having a pet of their own. You might even have a child who begs for a puppy or kitten for Christmas. The idea of presenting someone with a fluffy little gift is certainly an appealing one, so what’s so wrong with giving pets as presents? (more…)