You may have heard all about the latest craze in feeding our cats and dogs – the raw food diet. But what is it, why are people going nuts for it, and is it worth the hype? Let’s take a look.
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What is 2021’s Top Dog?
For the last 10 years, if not longer, Labrador Retrievers have held the top spot as the most common pet dog in the UK. Since 2011, over 30,000 new Labradors have been registered every single year in the country, according to The Kennel Club. If we go back to that same year, only 2,771 French Bulldogs were registered. Jump to 2020 however, and they are rivalling Labradors for popularity, both sitting in the 39,000 range. If this trend continues, they could snatch the top spot when the end of 2021 rolls around. Just how did they do it?
Affectionately called Frenchies, these debatably so-ugly-they’re-cute pooches (though I disagree, I think they’re just cute!) have a lot of pros for a modern lifestyle:
Did you know: there are more cats than dogs in the UK?
There’s over a million more pet cats than pet dogs in the UK, with 24% of adults owning a cat in 2021. If you’re considering adopting one for yourself, take a look at our brief guide to the temperaments and needs of each of the UK’s most popular cats.
While which breed actually has the top spot is widely disputed, the following breeds are always near the top of the list:
Autumn is well and truly here!
As the days get shorter and colder (and we get a little grumpier) heading into winter, there are plenty of new dangers to watch out for in keeping our pets safe when we’re out and about. Whether you let your dog, cat, or another pet outdoors, take note of these warnings.