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…

MyQ launches ultimate $3000 pet door at CES 2021

MyQ Pet Door  Annual technology show CES is famous for its often wacky pet gadgets and this year's event is no exception - even though it's being held virtually, rather than in the exhibition halls of Las Vegas.  Perhaps one of the most bizarre gadgets so far is the $3,000 (£2,220)…

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 surprising ways to lower your stress levels

A modern person’s life can be very stressful. There are always a number of things that are weighing on our minds that we simply cannot get rid of until we deal with the issues. Unfortunately, some of those issues that cause us so much stress are not 1-day fixes and could take weeks or months…
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One in five Brits now more comfortable interacting online than in real life

It's perhaps a sad indictment of our society, but not particularly surprising that one in five Brits adults now feel 'more comfortable' interacting with people online than they do face-to-face, according to new research. A detailed study found a large percentage of the population have become so used to communicating via tablets, PCs and smart…

World Photo Day: Brits prefer to photograph pets, Americans prefer food. No surprises there

Ahead of World Photo Day on Sunday 19th August 2018, mobile network benchmarking company Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has revealed trends into how people are taking photos on their smartphones in both the UK and US. With the rise in smartphone photography, studies suggest we are taking 1.2 trillion digital photos annually worldwide, the majority of which are taken on…

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…

Furbo – the world’s first treat-tossing dog camera. Whatever next?

What do you buy a the dog owner (and dog) who have virtually everything? Why a treat tossing dog camera, of course. Designed for the guilty, or perhaps curious, dog lover who wants to keep an eye on their pet pooch while they are out, the Furbo is at first glance like any other surveillance…