We Love Pets News

Oct 10, '2021

6 Ways Pets Benefit our Mental Health

The positive correlation between pets and mental health is undeniable – countless studies have shown that pets can be a great source of comfort and motivation, and help us live mentally healthier lives. Our pets provide us with unconditional love and unwavering companionship, so it’s no wonder they have such a beneficial effect on our wellbeing!

According to a 2015 Harris Poll, 95% of pet owners think of their animal as a member of the family - no matter their age. Children, adolescents, adults, and seniors all find joy in their pets, so it makes sense that pets and our mental wellbeing go hand in hand.

Check out these 6 ways that pets can make us happier and healthier!

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Oct 5, '2021

18 Facts You Didn’t Know about Chickens

Keeping chickens as pets continues to grow in popularity across the country, and it is estimated that there are over 5 million pet chickens kept in the UK. That’s more than hamsters, birds, guinea pigs, and even rabbits – combined!

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Sep 21, '2021

Pet Spotlight! All about Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are very interesting animals. Their origins lie in South America, and they come from a lineage of rodents that can be traced all the way back to the Incan empire - one of the most dominant empires on earth at its time. Now, they make lovable pets in homes across the UK!

If you’re looking for a small, furry addition to your life, a guinea pig might be just the ticket:

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Sep 7, '2021

5 Essential Items to Bring on a Dog Walk

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:

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Aug 30, '2021

What you need to know about pet birds

The UK is a nation of animal lovers, and birds have been a popular pet of choice in British culture since the earliest royal courts; especially prized for their intellect, colour, and songs. Some 500 odd years later, not much has changed. A 2020/21 survey found that birds ranked third in UK household ownership, just behind dogs and cats, with a population of nearly one million pet birds in 2020.

Whether you’re after a chatty companion, or musical songbird, there’s a bird to fit every taste. Thinking about adding one to your home? Read more about which domestic breeds may be suitable to your lifestyle, and what to expect for their care.

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Jul 27, '2021

5 Best Exotic Pets for Beginners

At We Love Pets, we’re mad for all types of animals: from furry friends, such as cats and dogs, to scaly snakes and lizards, and everything in between! We see a variety of reptiles and amphibians in our care and have narrowed down the top 5 exotic pets for beginners.

As they’re not quite as commonly kept, when it comes to introducing an exotic pet to your life, it’s important to understand that their needs can be more complicated than other animals. However, adding an exotic to your life can be an enjoyable challenge! If you’re a first-time owner, here’s what you need to know.

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Jun 4, '2021

Managing your puppy's environment

Puppy proofin’


I’m sure you’ve heard of puppy proofing your home - and you probably start to think of things in your home that might be dangerous to your puppy, like wires lying on the floor or sharp table edges that need covering, for example. However, you might not know that environmental management goes much further than that! Managing your puppy’s environment requires small changes on a daily basis so they have the opportunity to practise appropriate behaviours and make great choices when interacting with their surroundings.

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May 13, '2021

Small Animal Enrichment: Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

We all know how important it is to provide food, water, and shelter for our small furries, but just as important as all of those is to provide them with appropriate enrichment! In the same way that we get bored if we’ve got nothing to do, so do they, and it’s up to us as their owners to make sure that our Rabbits and Guinea Pigs are as happy as possible.

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs some of our most popular small pets in the UK, and are both extremely curious creatures who love nothing more than getting stuck into exploring their environment. They are most active at dawn and dusk, but can also be quite active during the daytime in between eating and snoozing. Whether your pets live outdoors or indoors, there are plenty of ways that we can help encourage them to display a wide range of natural behaviours such as digging, chewing, reaching, and foraging. Remember to change and swap things over in their environment on a regular basis so that they don’t become bored!

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Apr 1, '2021

Rabbit Care: What you need to know!

Spring is in the air, and with Easter this weekend, many of us instantly conjure up mental images of cute and fluffy rabbits, or possibly consider heading down to the pet shop to buy the kids their very own Easter Bunny.

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