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What is the best dog brush?

The best way to overcome shedding in your pet.

Shedding is a natural occurrence in your pet, your aim should be to manage it as even the heaviest shedders can be kept under control by a regular schedule of combing and brushing. In many cases, a few minutes a week is all takes although this will vary from breed to breed. Some breeds lose so much hair when they shed that their owners have even been known to make wool out of it and knit jumpers! 
4 great tips to socialising your puppy

4 great tips to socialising your puppy

The socialising window is when pups are between the age of 3-20 weeks. This is the most effective time to help puppies learn how to relate appropriately to people and other animals.  There is nothing too difficult about socialising a puppy.  You simply need to expose your puppy to new experiences and people in a safe supported way.
World Cat Day - August 8 2018 - We Know Pets

World Cat Day

Fun Cat Facts!

  • Cats purr around 26 cycles per second and studies have shown that purring aids cats in healing from injuries.
  • A cats sense of smell is not as refined as that of dogs but that have an additional organ called the Jacobson's organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth. This organ assists with their sense of smell.  One of the reason that cats may be become fussy eaters is because the Jacobsons’ organ can become sensitised to particular food sensations.
  • Cats are very athletic and can jump up to seven times their height.
  • The heart of a cat beats at about 110 to 140 beats per minute. That’s  twice as fast as the human heart.
  • Cats are capable of about 100 different vocalizations, compared to about 10 for dogs.
Managing your pet's through the cooler weather

Managing your pet's through the cooler weather

The needs of our pets also vary with the change of season so here are a few tips to help keep your pet comfortable and healthy throughout the cold months.
Why cat owners shouldn't kiss the Queen!

Why cat owners shouldn’t kiss the Queen!

The flea tapeworm can grow up to 50cm in length but it is rare to see one of this size. Classic signs that your cat may have a  heavy worm load  is small segments about the size of a grain of rice around the cats bottom or in the cat faeces in the  litter tray.
Ever considered a reptile as a pet?

Ever considered a reptile as a pet?

Many people are turning to reptiles as pets because they make little noise, can be housed in fairly small enclosures and require limited care compared to more traditional pets.
Is your dog scared of thunderstorms?

Is your dog scared of thunderstorms?

There are many types of anxiety that can be experienced by dogs, separation, noise and stimuli are a few of the more common. If left untreated, anxiety can often become worse and lead to behavioural problems in your dog. There are drug free alternatives that you can try such as the Thundershirt .
4 tips to help prevent life threatening bloat in your dog

4 tips to help prevent life threatening bloat in your dog

Recognising the early signs of bloat and seeking veterinary intervention is critical. Symptoms include, trying to vomit, belching and the obvious sign which is an enlarged belly.  Your dog may also have trouble getting comfortable and may move around a lot.
Pets and motion sickness

Pets and motion sickness

Many pets suffer with travel sickness. This can make travelling unpleasant for them and everyone else! This blog features some great advise on treating travel sickness naturally, behavioural training and preventative tips to help  make travelling enjoyable for everyone!
Help, my pet is lost!

7 Great hacks to give you the best chance of getting your pet back safely if it’s lost!

Don't be left feeling helpless if your pet goes missing. These simple yet effective tips will ensure a safe and speedy reunion with your pet!
We Know Pets Blog - Three great reasons to give your dog a treat!

Three great reasons to give treats to your dog

Sometimes there’s a good reason for having a treat and sometimes we just have one because it’s a great thing to do.  We give treats to our pets for a  variety of different reasons  as well  and here are my top three reasons.
Overweight pets

Overweight pets

We love our pets and only have them for a comparatively short time. If your pet is overweight, the facts show clearly that they are likely to have both a shorter life span and poorer quality of life.