Entries by Companion Life

Top tips to have a stress-free Christmas with your pets

With Christmas not too far away, some people are already putting their trees and decorations up to spread some festive cheer during these difficult times. Pets have helped many of us stay positive during a stressful year and will most definitely be included in the festivities, with some pet parents treating their cats and dogs […]

Rescue dog Charlie is on paw patrol

A Springer Spaniel who was handed in to Dogs Trust Leeds has started a new life in law enforcement, having passed his training to be a specialist police dog. One-year old Charlies owners gave him up when he was five months old after realising they weren’t ready for a dog. But just a few weeks […]

Nation’s dog owners set to spend £162m on pets

Britain’s dog owners are set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas as a thank you for their support this year. According to research by Guide Dogs, almost three-quarters of dog owners will be treating their animals during the festive season – spending an average of £21.92 per pet. With an estimated […]

More than 4,600 animals reported dumped to RSPCA last winter

The RSPCA received more than 4,600 reports of abandoned animals last winter and is worried a surge in pet ownership could lead to more this year. Last winter, the charity received 4,650 reports of abandoned animals, including 128 horses, 193 rabbits and 1,401 cats. Dogs were the most abandoned pet with a whopping 2,425 abandonment […]

Don’t be tempted by DIY pet treatments, warn Blue Cross

Blue Cross warns against DIY treatments after shaved cat infested with fleas was brought into their care. Pet charity, Blue Cross is urging owners to contact their vet if their pet needs treatment after a cat came into their care having been shaved in a desperate bid by an owner to get rid of an […]

How to puppy-proof your Christmas tree

With a real boom in puppy sales during the Coronavirus pandemic, many new pet parents are asking how to puppy-proof your tree. As hundreds of families across the country prepare to face their first Christmas with a furry friend by their side, Josh Lyle from Pines and Needles shares his top tips to keep your […]

RSPCA encourages supporters to give through Payroll Giving

The RSPCA is encouraging its supporters to help animals in need through Payroll Giving this Giving Tuesday (December 1st). Giving Tuesday is the time of the year when we are encouraged to think about what we can give back to charities. This year, the RSPCA is bracing itself for its toughest Christmas yet as the […]

New scheme to help people and their pets off the streets

A new national pet friendly hostel accreditation scheme has been launched, with the first hostel being awarded accreditation today in Hemel Hempstead. The StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme – which will roll out nationwide – will enable hostels to accept multiple residents with their pets by offering free, accessible, veterinary care, as well as support for […]

Lily’s kitchen sprints ahead of the pack with record sales run

The UK’s original premium natural pet food brand, Lily’s Kitchen has been confirmed as the UK’s fastest growing pet food brand with an annual sales increase of 34% according to Kantar. Dashing ahead of the competition, Lily’s Kitchen has increased sales by 27% in the grocery channel alone – leaps and bounds ahead of the equivalent […]