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Fancy a Tortoise as a Pet

World’s largest tortoise found in amazon river. Its age around 529 years old / height-59 feet/ weight-800 pounds OR 362.87 kg incredible… Amazing The red rimmed tortoise is also called the red-foot or red-legged tortoise, the Brazilian giant tortoise, or South American forest tortoise, as well as local names such as morrocoy, woyamou or wayamo, or some variation of jabuta. Many of the local names are shared with the similar red-footed tortoise. These types of large size tortoise are always [...]

Are You Killing Your Pet with Food?

Like millions of pet owners, Fiona MacMillan was anxious to do the very best for her cat. ‘When I got my first kitten, Jaggers, I asked the vet for some advice on feeding, and when she directed me to a well-known brand of dried food, I was happy to take her professional advice,’ she says as anyone would. ‘My vet said she gave it to her own cats and had never had any problems. Brill. It never smelled, I could [...]

And Pigs Can Fly? They can if they belong to Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s iconic flying pig has made a comeback – 35 years after it caused havoc by escaping into the skies over London. A new 30-foot, helium-filled balloon floated high above Battersea Power Station to mark the reissue of the band’s 14 studio albums. This was for the album ANIMALS But unlike its famous predecessor, this pig remained firmly tethered to the ground. The original balloon, Algie – designed by band Roger Waters – broke free from its moorings during a photo [...]

Free Dog Chipping

Did you know that microchipping will soon be compulsory for all dog owners in England and Wales? To ensure that microchipping is accessible to everyone, we are offering FREE microchipping at ALL our centres by appointment. You can find your nearest centre’s details to book an appointment at http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/searchcentres We also have several free microchipping events planned across the UK. For the full schedule and more information, please visit http://www.chipmydog.org.uk/.

Winter Advice for Looking After Pets

Frozen ponds If you have a pond, make sure you check every day for ice forming. Toxic gases can build up in the water of a frozen pond. These may kill fish or frogs that are hibernating or living at the bottom. If a pond freezes over, place a saucepan of hot water on the surface to gently melt a hole in the ice. Never tip boiling water straight onto the pond or break the ice with force, as this can harm or even kill [...]

Extreme Pet Grooming on TV

From the channel that brought us the much-talked about Dogging Tales this year, Channel 4 returns with one-off documentary Doggy Styling. But all is not what you might think.  The programme explores the benign but very bizarre world of extreme creative dog grooming. We follow Su Eld-Weaver, a British dog grooming champion who wants to make it big in the extreme grooming world, which can only mean one thing: moving to the US. Across America, poodles are being crimped, pimped and dyed to compete in [...]

Dog Friendly VW Campervan Hire, Did You Know That?

As a family of dog lovers they realise that dogs are part of the family too! That’s why Fistral Bays VW Camper hire offers dog friendly accommodation in camper vans! Cornwall has miles of glorious sandy beaches perfect for dog walking. Plus there are wonderful woods to explore and fantastic dog friendly pubs and restaurants. They currently have four dog friendly campers, Hank, Betty, the Colonel and Jelly Bean. Hank is a great ride for your dog as he has rubber [...]

Crufts and the BBC

Crufts is a general term for an international dog event held annually in the UK. Crufts is centered on a championship show for dogs but also includes a large dealer content of mainly dog-related goods and services and competitions in dog agility, obedience, flyball and heelwork to music (doggy dancing). The event is organised and hosted by the The Kennel Club and  is held over four days (Thursday to Sunday) in early March at the  NEC in Birmingham, England. It is the largest show of its kind in the world, as declared by Guinness World [...]