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Hailing from South America, primarily the country of Chile where they can be found living in the Andrean mountains, Chinchillas are adorable and active creatures. Hunted for their fur, the wild chinchilla is now critically endangered. However, without being hunted, these creatures usually live for 12 years, though some have been known to live up to 20, which means that for a pet they require a lot of commitment. But if you’re willing to invest the time, you will be blessed with a long term companion.

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Kennels are a godsend for pet owners who work long hours but want their pet to socialise or for those who don’t want to leave their pets alone while on holiday. However, before you take your to the Kennel, a little research is necessary. To keep pets within the Kennel healthy and safe, the Kennel needs to impose strict rules regarding the pets allowed into their premises. One of the most important rules is that your dog’s vaccines must be up to date.

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With the changes in new bin charges coming into effect next year, cat owners may begin to feel the pinch. As cat litter is disposed of in general waste, it can begin to weigh up and cost you more money than you need to spend. Consider an alternative to your regular cat litter. Cat’s Best OkoPlus is an Organic Cat Litter that is 100% Biodegradable, which means you can place it in your compost heap or bio-waste container*. Read More
In the previous post, we discussed flying with your pet, so today we’re outlining the general guidelines set out by the authorities to help make travelling with your pet a little easier. Read More
As mentioned in a previous blog post, there are plenty of pet-friendly holidays to enjoy abroad. The only issue is the sea between us. However, travelling with a pet is a lot more accessible than it once was. It’s just a matter of choosing the destination and finding the airline that will fly you there. Read More
Rabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, and Hamsters. These small creatures are usually chosen as pets for first-time pet owners due to the fact that they’re low maintenance and have gentle dispositions. They’re also ideal for people who want pets but don’t have much space or a huge garden. Once you’ve decided you want a small pet, it’s time to decide what kind you want. Read More

With the holiday season upon us, let us give you some ideas on pet-friendly holidays in Ireland and the UK. 

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10 amazing and fascinating facts about tarantulas. 

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Global Running Day is on the 1st of June. The aim is to get people running. The truly dedicated pledge a certain amount in May and then probably run a marathon or three or twenty-seven if you’re Eddie Izzard. Most people are not Eddie Izzard.

Dogs are great partners for running - when they’re not trying to trip you up or take you for a run. So why not take advantage of Global Running Day to bond with your dog? It’s great exercise for both of you.

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Dog training goes hand-in-hand with dog owning. Dogs are pack creatures and they need authority; as their owner, you become the pack leader, the alpha. It is your job to protect your dog and take care of their safety. While obedience training is an essential class that all owners should enroll in, there are some quick and important commands that you can teach your dog while waiting for a class to begin.

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