In 2019, PFMA reported that 45% of households with children have pets. But sadly, the year before, a poll of 2,000 UK parents revealed that over a third regretted giving in to their children’s nagging and getting them a pet!
We Love Pets News
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:
Spooky season is officially upon us, and there’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than by dressing up - so why not make it a couple’s affair and get your dog involved too?
Autumn is a wonderful time for dog owners to spend more quality time with their best friends. With the summer heat behind us, here are some fun activities you can do this fall while spending bonding time with your pup!
Ever wondered if your dog could be a blood donor? The answer is yes! And canine blood donors are in high demand.
If you’ve come across a We Love Pets dog walker, you might have noticed their handy-dandy bum bag, packed full of walking essentials! Our professionally trained dog walkers always come prepared, and these are the five must haves that they recommend bringing on any dog walk:
It’s safe to say that separation anxiety is something all dog owners are familiar with. And recently, the frequency of anxious behaviours has become more notable in dogs - especially as many of us have been working from home this past year. While we begin to return to a “normal” way of life, our dogs may not be equipped to stay home on their own. It’s best for both you and your pup to kick negative reinforcement habits to the kerb, so you can introduce training for positive behaviours and responses.
As we enter the summer month of July (and finally get some warm weather!) we must remember and bring our attention to National Pet Hydration awareness month. As animal lovers, we care for the wellbeing and health of our pets and hydration is extremely important for your pets.
Chip Your Pet Month - what's a microchip?
The month of May is recognised as “Chip Your Pet Month,” to help bring awareness to the benefits of microchipping your pet. Microchips are tiny computer chips that are implanted underneath your pet’s skin, and each one has a unique number. These numbers are recorded and stored in a pet database, and when scanned the registered chips can be identified. Statistics show that pets with a microchip have a much higher chance of being reunited with their families if lost!