We Love Pets News

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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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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May 27, '2021

What to do if your pet goes missing – microchips can help!

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!

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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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Jan 25, '2021

Looking for a cat? Adopt, don't shop.

So, you want to add a cute furbaby to your family group; what are your first thoughts? Are you thinking of breeds? Colours? Long hair versus shorthair? (Because after all, you will need to clean up the hair that is shed) Where will your cat sleep and play? Will you need a cat flap? What is your approach to making a decision? Would it involve a family discussion or are you just going to find one you personally are drawn to? And finally, but importantly, where will you go to find your new pet?

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Dec 13, '2020

Why Horses Make Great Pets

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Dec 3, '2020

Christmas Gift Guide for Your Pets

Many of us love to be able to include our pets in the Christmas festivities. It is a time of giving and, as our pets are members of our family, we enjoy being able to gift them something as well!

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Apr 10, '2020

Preventing separation anxiety in dogs

During this lockdown our pets are getting used to spending more time with us, and getting extra fuss and attention. We need to make sure that all this extra time with our pets doesn’t make it hard for them when we do return to work and venture back into the outside world.

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