5 Common Health Problems With Cats and How to Treat Them Quickly

Authored by Sarah Parker

When you have a cat, there are a few common health issues you should be aware of. Cats are naturally very healthy and low-maintenance pets, but learning to see the warning signs early will save you worry and may also help lessen the costs of treating the issue.

DNA Testing

We recommend that you first get a pet DNA test . This is to determine the exact breed of cat you have...


Halloween superstition haunts shunned black cat at Plymouth rescue shelter

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth animal charity is hoping to break the spell that will leave a frightening number of black cats without a loving home this Halloween.

Woodside Animal Welfare Trust is conjuring up ways to end the bad luck of black cats whose place in folklore puts them paw in hand with Halloween.

Currently around 60 per cent of the 75-plus cats being looked after by the charity at...

RSPCA tips to keep your pet calm on fireworks night

Authored by Mary

With nearly half of all dogs in the UK (45%) showing signs of anxiety when they hear fireworks, the RSPCA has published some simple guidelines and a Pets & Fireworks video on how to help pets feel safe.

Whether it’s a dog, a cat or another little pet, planning ahead can pay dividends.

  • Make sure your dog or cat has somewhere to hide - perhaps under some furniture or
  • ...

Cash boost for Gables Farm dogs and Cats Home

Authored by News Desk

Animal charity Gables farm Dogs and Cats Home has received a boost of £424 thanks to the support of customers at Pets at Home Plymouth.

The bumper donation was raised for the charity by the retailer’s local VIP (Very Important Pets) club members .

Every time a VIP club member swipes their card when making a purchase in store, at The Groom Room or Vets4Pets they collect points,...

Countryside vote may have unexpected teeth

Authored by Mary

As political campaigners across the UK start knocking on doors ahead of the general election, rural insurer, NFU Mutual is warning that those chasing the countryside vote might find it has unexpected teeth.

Over the past two years, the insurer paid out over £1 million in claims for dogs biting visitors to rural properties. With the general election only weeks away, the insurer is...

Treat yourself to a charity massage

Authored by Gables Farm

Massage therapist and animal lover Ailia Barnwell is combining her love of massage and passion for animal welfare by donating 50 hours of massage in a special fundraising project to raise her target of £500 for the animals at Gables Farm Dogs’ and Cats’ Home. The one hour massages are available to book at the greatly reduced price of only £10.00, all of which will be donated to Gables Farm...

RSPCA announces change in lost and found service

Authored by Sarah Parker

The RSPCA is announcing a change in the way that reports of lost and found animals are logged.

From 1 December, anyone who wishes to report a missing pet or tell us about an uninjured stray they have found will be asked to go to to register the animal’s details.

The service already exists to register reports of lost and found animals, but this is the first...

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