Golden Retriever is Top Dog on TikTok

Dogs have been man’s best friend since the domestication of the wolf during the late Mesolithic period. Since those times, we have been blessed by a plethora of dog breeds, selectively bred by humans for roles such as hunting, herding, and of course, companionship. In fact, The Kennel Club recognises 222 breeds of dog. Dogs are unsurprisingly…

Dog owners are happier – it’s official

Those with a dog have 69 per cent more ‘meaningful’ interactions (one-to-ones which boost their overall mood) than those without. That's according to a study of 2,004 adults which also found dog owners benefit from the simple act of walking their canine chum. Nearly one in three (31 per cent) feel less lonely when they…

1 in 4 pet owners created social media accounts for furry friends

A study of 2,000 cat and dog owners found that of those with pet social media accounts, 35 per cent set it up for their beloved animals to show them off to the world. While 34 per cent wanted to enjoy the positive reactions shared over their pets online. These pampered pets have an average…

1 in 3 dog owners had to ‘pup-size’ their car last year

More than a third of new dog-owning motorists had to ‘pup-size’ last year by buying a bigger or more practical car to accommodate their pets, according to new research. The pandemic saw a surge in interest in canine companions, with online puppy searches soaring by 115 per cent. A survey of 2,000 drivers with dogs…

It’s official – pets have positive effect on our health!

Pet owners feel their pets have a positive effect on their overall wellbeing, making them feel more content and relaxed. A poll of pet owners found their four-legged friends have a positive impact on their health (94 per cent), making them feel happier (89 per cent) and calmer (50 per cent). Nearly half also enjoy…

Britain’s dog owners set to spend £162 million on Canine Christmas

Britain’s dog owners are set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas as a thank you for their support helping get through the pandemic this year. A survey of 2,000 dog owners found almost three-quarters will be treating their animals during the festive season – spending an average of £21.92 per pet.…

It’s official – dogs are our number one pet

  Brits love their dogs more than any other pet Britain is officially a nation of dog lovers - after pet pooches beat cats in a poll to find the nation's 'ulti-mutt' pet. A study of 2,000 adults saw 51 per cent name man’s best friend as one of their favourite…

Pets help stressed homeworkers during pandemic, claims survey

Britain’s pets have become crucial colleagues for owners as they work from home by boosting morale and motivation and reducing stress and anxiety, research has revealed.Cats and dogs might spend their day snoring on the sofa, asking for walks and demanding treats while not offering to do a drink round of their own, but they…

5 Facts about Emotional Support Animals

Emotional support animals are guides which are assigned to an individual suffering from various mental health disorders. They provide comfort, love, and companionship. You can check out various blogs and read more about ESAs for more information on them. Below are a few facts about them as well. 1.    You require documentation to get one…

Half of pet owners have bought gadgets for four-legged friends

48% of Brits invest in technology for pets62% of pet owners don’t want their four-legged friends to be lonelyLondon pet owners invest most in tech for pets British pets are now being entertained and fed by the latest smart technology according to new research. The survey of 1,007 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology…