Archive for the ‘Animal welfare’ Category

Helping keep pets cool in the heat

Cat enjoying a frozen food treat to keep cool in summer © RSPCA

Schools are breaking up, weather forecasters are predicting a heatwave and many of us are looking forward to heading off on our summer holidays.

As temperatures soar it’s important to keep our pets cool and some of our RSPCA centres have ingenious ideas you can try at home.

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midlands so I always had a menagerie of animals around me from my dog Prince, a springer spaniel, as well as donkeys, ponies, … continue reading ››

How can you make your cat feel more at home?

Leona laying down in her comfy pod © RSPCA

South Godstone Animal Centre Supervisor Liz Forbes-Dale gives us a look at the ways we put cats in our care at ease, offering some inspiration for how you might be able to help your own feline companion feel more at home.

Cats arriving at RSPCA centres can be frightened and confused. They may have been in several places before arriving, or they may have only lived in their owner’s home until now.

Click this link for Leona’s (pictured above) adoption continue reading ››

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday…’

Child and black labrador standing on the beach © RSPCA

Our pet dogs are part of the family so it’s great that so many families choose to holiday in the UK and take their canine companion to join in the fun.

There are lots of lovely parts of this country which can best be enjoyed and explored by walking so holidaying closer to home is a great opportunity to get out with your dog and see what the UK has to offer.

But before you arrive at your destination, you … continue reading ››