Welcome

November 28, 2012
General

Apparently owners don’t just look like their dogs, they share personality traits as well. Although the same probably can’t be said of cats, it’s easy to see why both furry friends make great pets. This pet blog is all about celebrating cats and dogs, whether they are playing with their favourite squeaky pet toy or hoping for a treat. Looking after a pet doesn’t come …Read the Rest

Starting A Dog Walking Business

August 23, 2016
Dogs

‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’. These pearls of wisdom from an ancient Chinese philosopher are poignant as we battle daily with the stress – or boredom – of 9-5 desk jobs and city careers. Source: revolution cycle – Flickr: Dog walker – Buenos Aires, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13500300 Starting a dog walking business, however, …Read the Rest

aGreatLife’s new gift bag set perfect for gifts for animal lovers

aGreatLife’s new gift bag set perfect for gifts for animal lovers
August 8, 2016
General

Set to tug on the heart strings of both gift givers and gift receivers, aGreatLife’s newest product line is set to take over celebrations in the cutest way possible. Adding to their range of spectacular gifts, the company has unveiled some very adorable additions in the form of animal-adorned gift bags . Nothing catches people’s eyes and expels happiness more than a picture of a …Read the Rest

National Animal Welfare Trust’s dog travel survey

National Animal Welfare Trust’s dog travel survey
July 29, 2016
Dogs

With thousands of people expected to take to the roads this summer holiday, animal rescue charity National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) is reminding people of their responsibilities when it comes to dog travel following a survey of owners. One of the biggest reminders is about leaving dogs in hot cars. At 22 degrees outside, a car interior can reach 47 degrees within an hour. An …Read the Rest

Animal Friends study shows grass seeds in dogs’ flesh most common seasonal illness for UK pets

Animal Friends study shows grass seeds in dogs’ flesh most common seasonal illness for UK pets
July 15, 2016
Dog Health

A new study has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for UK pets. Analysis of pet insurance claims conducted by AnimalFriends.co.uk has revealed that almost 500 cases occurred in the summer of 2015, costing pet owners an average of £337 to treat. Foxtail grass seeds are a risk to dogs as they can easily become embedded in …Read the Rest

Cat lovers crowdfunding campaign for The World of Cats

Cat lovers crowdfunding campaign for The World of Cats
April 21, 2016
Cats

You’ve heard of Monkey World, Flamingo Land, Bird World and theme parks claiming to offer whole worlds of adventure, but what about The World of Cats? Sound crazy? Maybe not as much as you might think! Bedfordshire based mum and cat lover Caroline Harvey came up with the idea of a feline themed attraction after looking for family days out. Inspired by Bolt, the rescue …Read the Rest

Dog’s Mood (Behaviour):  A Laypersons Guide

April 8, 2016
Dog Behaviour

How to understand Dog Behaviour The misbehaviour of dogs is closely connected with their instincts, boredom and stress. Very often dog owners complain that their dog is aggressive or chases, marks and guards something in the house. But it is just the manifestations of dogs’ instincts: protect territory, food and other important for dog things. When a puppy digs and chews something, it means that …Read the Rest

Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel’s Easter Treats

Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel’s Easter Treats
March 21, 2016
Dog Food

If you’re a dog, Easter tends to be quite a sad time of year. While us owners all sit back and enjoy our chocolate Easter eggs, our canine counterparts give us those puppy dog eyes. With this in mind, Oscar, Ston Easton Park’s resident Cocker Spaniel, has asked the Somerset hotel’s Head Chef, Martin Baker, to share his secret recipes for some of his favourite …Read the Rest