Entries by Companion Life

The new must have item for dog owners

Stix Dog Coats have created an innovative new must have item for dog owners across the country. The innovative new company have created a coat for dogs from recycled plastic bottles, which are hand made in England. Dogs have fast become a treasured member for millions of families in the UK, and more and more […]

Vets4Pets share the usual side to vet life

National veterinary group, Vets4Pets highlight the weird and wonderful cases that are rarely seen in a veterinary practice. As in human health care, vets often treat a diverse range of weird and wonderful cases in their practices – but what are some of the more unusual ones? From dogs swallowing foreign objects and parrots with […]

Some of the nation’s snooziest pets in pictures

Snoozy pets have stolen the hearts of the nation, as photos flood in for a competition to find the UK’s sleepiest animals. Recent research revealed that over a third of Brits don’t let their pets sleep in or on their own bed, meaning they often need to find somewhere else to sleep, regularly dozing off […]

First dogs of 2020 go to new homes from Dogs Trust

The new decade got off to a paw-some start for four lucky dogs, who were among the first to be rehomed by Dogs Trust in 2020. Snow, a four-month old Maltese Terrier, was the first to leave the charity’s Evesham rehoming centre, going to his forever home with Marcello Cossali-Francis in Malvern, Worcestershire. Others to […]

PDSA offers top tips for ‘socialising’ your pet

Taking on a puppy or kitten is an exciting time and a learning curve, and in order for them to become happy and confident adults, it’s important your pet has a variety of positive experiences when young. Encouraging lots of socialisation with other pets, people and situations is incredibly important so they don’t become nervous […]

What does Brexit mean for your dog?

When millions of people voted for Brexit in 2016, the impact it would have on taking your pet on holiday was probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. Several years down the line and with Britain finally due to leave the EU on the 31st January, the experts at Gudog have highlighted all you need […]

New milestone in state-of-the-art Kettering veterinary hospital project

Improved facilities for treating poorly pets are a step closer for a Kettering vet practice thanks to progress on a £1.3 million new hospital project. External works on the new home for Northlands Veterinary Hospital in Station Road are now complete and the internal fit-out is due to begin. Once finished the three storey centre […]

RSPCA sets out its ‘red lines’ at UK’s last ever EU animal welfare meeting

The RSPCA has set out five important recommendations for animal welfare amid fears that standards could be under threat in a free trade agreement. As the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill nears completion, it contains no references to animal welfare, despite the government’s manifesto promises. This means there is no legal guarantee that animal welfare standards […]

New study reveals hip and elbow screening improves long-term dog health

A new study has revealed a marked general improvement in hip and elbow scores for some of the UK’s most commonly health-screened dog breeds. Th research, carried out by the Kennel Club’s Health team, examined the importance and impact if health schemes for hip or elbow dysplasia on the long-term health of dog breeds. The […]