Pets

  

Cat and her kitten shot and killed with airgun in Barnhurst – has this happened to your beloved pet?

A mother cat and her five-month-old kitten have been allegedly been shot and killed in attacks only two weeks apart. Ani Powell, 29 from Holmsdale Grove in Barnhurst found her two-year-old cat dead in the garden with a bullet-like wound on her side, and only two weeks later found her five-month-old kitten profusely bleeding with the same injury.

  

Pet-owners warned against keeping exotic animals as pets after shocking TV documentary

Pet-owners are being warned against considering wild animals as pets, after viewers were left shocked by a TV documentary. The recent two-part ITV documentary Britain’s Tiger Kings – On The Trail With Ross Kemp highlighted the growing problems associated with the keeping of wild animals as pets.

  

Get your dogs ready to socialise

With England entering the second phase of Stage 1 of the roadmap out of lockdown, Dogs Trust is issuing advice to dog owners as gatherings of up to six people are allowed from this week.

  

Look after pets’ teeth from early years

Dental disease is common among our four-legged friends, which causes pain, plus it can be linked to other health problems over time.

  

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home launches Cat-cam

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, has launched a cat cam to allow prospective re-homers to see the cats in all their glory from the comfort of their own homes

  

Dexter becomes the Mets first Welfare Dog

Pedigree black Labrador Dexter flunked his sniffer dog exams because he wanted to chat too much. So he has now become the Met’s first welfare dog.

  

‘A puppy is for life, not just for lockdown’ animal charities warn after surge in pet purchases

A puppy is for life, not just for lockdown. But that has not stopped almost a fifth of London households buying a puppy during the pandemic. Minnie the schnoodle has been an “awesome” addition to Fritha Flint’s family in Streatham Hill, Streatham.

  

Which spring plant is toxic for your pet?

As plants bloom, it’s important to know which to steer clear of if you have pets, such as daffodils, lilies and laburnum. So what shrubs and flowers will give you a colourful yet pet-friendly garden?

  

Have your four-legged friend neutered

It’s important to get your pet neutered if possible, spaying prevents or reduces the risk of life-threatening illnesses. If you’re unable to, PDSA offers their advice for keeping pets safe.

  

Keep your pet’s heart healthy and strong

One way of protecting that very special relationship is to make sure that our pet’s heart is strong and healthy. A balanced diet with purposeful daily exercise will keep your pet’s body in good condition

  

Can you help pay for Henry to get CAT scan?

A woman and her daughter are appealing for help to pay for a CT scan for their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel whose eye swells and seeps blood and gunk.