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Do you wash your Pet’s bed enough? Half of us don't!!

Do you wash your Pet’s bed enough? Half of us don't!!

Over half of UK dog owners don’t wash their dog’s bedding at the recommended frequency of once a week, according to new research. A recent poll, commissioned by Vamoosh, revealed that 35% of dog owners don’t wash their dog bed as often as they should, due to not wanting to leave hair in the washing machine or tumble dryer. Along with this, 63% of the 1000 people surveyed say they don’t wash their dog’s bedding at the recommended frequency of once a week, and even more shockingly, 1 in 20...

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Harvest Mites - Seasonal Creepy Crawlies!

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Harvest Mites - Seasonal Creepy Crawlies!

The small orange/yellow larvae of harvest mites often cause seasonal skin problems, during late summer and autumn. They feed on tissue fluid and may cause considerable itchy skin and discomfort to dogs and cats. they are found all over the UK and may be found in large amounts.  They are usually found in woodland, parks and gardens on areas of earth, long grass and even low bushes and plants.  Signs to look out for: Clusters of small red-orange coloured 'dust' attached to hairs,. often in the small pouch on the edge of the ear flaps. Your...

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Co-op Funeralcare pet cards will alert people to your four-legged friends if you fall ill

Co-op Funeralcare pet cards will alert people to your four-legged friends if you fall ill

The Co-op has created a card for people to carry in their wallets which alerts the authorities to the existence of a pet which may be left home alone if its owner passes away unexpectedly, or is taken to the hospital.Co-op Funeralcare’s ‘Pet Cards’ - which are akin to organ donor cards or those alerting ambulance crews to a person’s blood type - will be distributed for free in local communities. Bridgette Perks, a funeral arranger for Co-op Funeralcare from Doncaster, who came up with the idea after discovering that a...

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One in ten of us miss a holiday to stay home with our pets! Not us!

One in ten of us miss a holiday to stay home with our pets! Not us!

It's hard to leave pets behind when we go away. According to a recent survey, some really can't bear the thought and opt to cancel or reschedule their plans. As the school holidays kick off, many families are packing their bags for a vacation in the UK or abroad. For families with pets, this can also be a concerning time as they try to arrange adequate care or decide whether to go away at all. One in eight owners surveyed for Pet Insurance from John Lewis Finance say they would...

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