Pets

  

They have fur, but pets can feel the cold, too

With cold weather here, it’s not just us humans that suffer the effects – despite their warm coats, our pets are not immune to the effects of low temperatures. Vet charity PDSA is encouraging pet owners to take simple steps to keep pets warm and safe.

  

Help get your pet in shape for the new year

With 2021 here many people will be thinking about getting in better shape in the New Year. It’s also a great time for your pet to join in too! Too many calories and not enough exercise cause weight gain but, with some simple changes, owners can get their pet’s weight under control.

  

Think of pets when making new year resolutions

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions we make, is to learn something new. Why not include your four-legged friend in this, too? Learning a new trick, or even just brushing up on their training, can help you to spend more time with your pet and you’ll both be learning something new!

  

Fundraiser to honour Penge East railway station cat with bronze statue

Lily the Penge East station cat died recently, and local people are fundraising for a commemorative statue to be made in her memory.

  

London sees a sharp rise in ‘pandemic puppies’

London has seen the biggest regional spike in UK dog ownership with an increase of 84 per cent in 2020.

  

Remember – a pet is for life, not just for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, many families may be considering taking on a pet. However, with the many challenges that 2020 has thrown us, it can be easy to forget that life isn’t always as it is now.

  

Dog awarded military medal for fighting Al Qaeda

A retired Military Working Dog (MWD), who suffered life-changing injuries while supporting British Forces fighting Al Qaeda, has been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for his bravery and devotion to duty.

   

Cat abandoned in Battersea Park – with note saying owner could no longer afford to care for him

Struggling pet owners facing an uncertain financial future are being asked to think rescue first, after a Maine Coon cat was abandoned in a park with a note saying his owner had lost their job during lockdown and could no longer afford to care for him.

  

Pet owners urged to protect animals during firework season

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and livestock keepers who are worried about their animals’ welfare to take steps now to avoid possible injury and distress during traditional fireworks dates such as Bonfire Night, Halloween, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

  

Animals need not be SAD this winter

We all know that people can get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – sometimes known as ‘winter depression’ – at this time of year and it might seem like our pets are under the weather too, but how much do the seasons really affect pets?

   

Police find dozens of stolen dogs at site in Bromley

Police are urging dog owners to ensure their pets are microchipped following the recent recovery of missing dogs. In the early hours of last Wednesday officers from the Met’s South Area BCU recovered 24 dogs from a site in Orpington following an early morning warrant. An additional 25 dogs have since been seized from the site during ongoing searches.

   

Animal hospital faces closure with fear of job losses

By Sian Bayley Local Democracy Reporter An animal hospital could close in September due to money problems, prompting fears hundreds of

   

When should I take my pet to vet?

During these unprecedented times with many of us having to stay at home, pet owners will have concerns and questions

   

Pets are friends even during a crisis

As the bad news about coronavirus continues, and following the Government’s latest instruction to stay at home, many of us

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