Entries by Companion Life

RSPCA braces for summer surge in abandonments

The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets. Typically, the charity sees abandonment peak in the summer months, with 16,519 animals reported abandoned between June and August 2019, which accounts for 30% of all animals […]

Dog tied to tree and left in dark woods

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Staffordshire bull terrier was heard barking for help after being left tied to a tree and left in the woods. RSPCA inspector Rebecca Goulding was called to Gledholt Woods in Huddersfield on Tuesday evening (30 June) by local people who’d heard a dog barking from the woods. […]

Celebrity canines raise over £21k for PDSA in just seven days

Kerry Irving and his Spaniel companions, Max, Paddy and Harry have raised an incredible £21,764 for PDSA in just one week, ahead of their Ben Nevis challenge next month. The fundraiser breaks the charity’s records for the largest sum raised for a single volunteer challenge in such a short timeframe. Kerry will be taking on […]

Ned & Fred – Decahedog

Designed with pups in mind, this sturdy ten-sided boredom buster is sure to keep your dog entertained. One-piece moulded from durable plastic for added strength, the Decahedog can withstand the excitable chews of your four-legged friend. As a toy that rewards hard work, just fill the inner cavity with your pooch’s favourite treats and watch […]

Pet owners with low immune systems need to be vigilant, warn experts

Experts are calling for pet owners with weakened immune systems to be especially vigilant in treating their pets as fleas can pass on blood borne infections that can be fatal. Pet owners with compromised immune systems can have fatal complications to blood borne infections from parasites, such as fleas – and almost one in five […]

Paper bags to replace plastic in RSPCA charity shops

The RSPCA is replacing plastic bags with more environmentally friendly paper ones across its branch charity shops in a big to become more eco-conscious. The animal welfare charity has launched paper bags across its shops this week so branches can choose to use paper bags over plastic ones. The RSPCA is one of the first […]

Dogs Trust help your hound out of lockdown as restrictions ease

Following the latest government announcements, Dogs Trust releases top tips for owners to help their dogs adapt to the ‘new normal’. Dogs Trust is advising owners on how to help their dog adjust to life as lockdown restrictions ease – from how to cope with being left at home alone preventing nervousness around visitors. For […]

Win six packs of Natures Menu Country Hunter Superfood Bars

It’s competition time and we’ve teamed with Natures Menu for a super giveaway! Natures Menu, Europe’s leading expert in raw and natural pet food, is giving away six packs of its Country Hunter Superfood Bars to three lucky winners! For 39 years, Natures Menu has been creating 100% real, wholesome pet food that is packed […]

Rover.com reveals the UK’s Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2020

The top three dog breeds of 2020 have been revealed as mixed breed, Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel. A report released by Rover.com ranks the top 20 most popular dog breeds across the country within 10 major cities. Similar surveys were run in the US and Canada where both countries also selected mixed breed as […]