For lots of us, our furry friends are a part of the family and for children especially, losing them can be very difficult. For some children, their pet might be a best friend and sharing the bad news can be a tricky task for any parent. But there are ways you can help them cope and understand, while still allowing them to grieve.
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UP IN FLAMES
Kirsty Cullum, 35, from Basingstoke, loved to perform, but one act went horribly wrong…
Gemma Whitton-Dews, 43, from Oxfordshire, didn’t let her humour go extinct in lockdown…
Lucy Wilson, 26, from Exeter, didn’t expect her kitten to become feline famous online!
When McDonald’s shut, Donna Ganson, 33, from Edinburgh, had to get creative...
What's On Your Mind? - Losing A Pet
We’ve recently found out our dog has only got a few months left to live. I’m heartbroken and don’t know how to tell our children. What should I do?
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
Jo Withers, 43, from Walsall, is so grateful to the stranger who saved her son’s life…
Her dog may be smaller than average, but Shelby Mayo, 20, knows he’s not short on love!
Pregnant Jemma Llewellyn, 23, from Basildon, was sound asleep when a predator pounced…
Clare Davies, 42, from Manchester, tried again and again to have a baby. Now, she is so grateful that they never gave up...
After just ONE DATE!
On the spur of the moment, Amy Mappes, 31, had an important question to answer
TIPS TO HELP Pets WITH Separation Anxiety
After more than a year of quarantining and bonding with their pet parents during the pandemic, many pets are now experiencing separation anxiety as Americans spend less time at home. Whether pet parents are planning to return to the office or go on a summer vacation, Crista Coppola, Ph.D., PetSmart’s consulting Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), says that identifying and managing separation anxiety in pets can go a long way to easing the transition back to regular activities for pets and pet parents alike.
Camping With Your Dog
Bringing your dog on your next outdoor overnight excursion? Oh, yes! With a little planning, your canine companion will enjoy camping just as much as you. These Northern Michigan spots are perfectly pet-friendly.
Notes for new breeders
Experienced breeders will tell you that there are a number of things they wish someone had told them before they had their first litter. This article will share a few of those items with you in the hope that it will encourage you to read more and ask more questions.
My Special Cat
Most of us have had that special cat—a heart cat with whom we had a deep connection. It may have been the cat we had as a child, or the one that saw us through a troubled time, or one with whom we bonded as we exhibited at cat shows. Whether the cat found us or we sought it out, those connections cannot be denied. These are the stories of some of those special cats and what they mean or meant to us.
WHO'S a good business model? It's YOU! Yes it is! You're SUCH a good business model! Yes you are!
Locked-down Americans are pampering their pets like never before, and Chewy is reaping the benefits
Click - Getting Great Shots of your Cat with a Smartphone
So you want to enter one of the many virtual competitions popping up around the internet but don’t have professional photos or video of your cat. Fear not! If you have a smartphone, you have a camera and can get what you need. Here are a few tips to help.
Choosing the Right Cat Tree
Whether you have your first cat or your tenth, keeping your cat healthy and your furniture undamaged means you will need to get a scratching post (or cat “tree”). These come in many shapes and sizes and they’re built using a variety of materials. Different construction techniques are also used, some being better than others. This gives you lots to choose from. So, choosing the right tree for your cat can take some thought.
A Fish Named Dog
I locked eyes with the fish as I tapped flakes of food into his tank. He stared blankly at me through the glass. Not exactly my idea of a perfect pet.
Welcome to the world that is Life With Patrick
For those of you who do not know them, let me introduce you to the cast of characters:
Show Curtains Saved!
Skittles' She Shed Retains Its Beauty