News and stories

Keep up to date with the latest news and stories within the world of animals.

Tell us your story

Have you been reunited with your pet? Why not share your story with us to help other keepers and raise the awareness of how keeping your details up-to-date is important.

Petlog stories

Ginny reunited

On the 12 July, Ginny went missing from her keepers home in Gelli. After 12 days Ginny was found and reunited with her keepers. Read more about Ginny story here.

Read Ginny story

Hot weather dangers

Whether your pet lives in your house, garden or somewhere else, it’s important to keep them cool in hot and humid weather. Find out more in this section.

Hot weather dangers

Smudge reunited with owner after seven years

Smudge, a cat from Darlington, has finally been reunited with his owners, since going missing seven years ago. Now eight years old, Smudge was only a tiny kitten when his owners last saw him in 2014, after he didn't return home with his brother.

Smudge reunited with owner

National Microchipping Month

National Microchipping Month run by us and The Kennel Club takes place every June and aims to raise awareness of the importance of keeping your pet's details up to date so should the worst happen your pet can be reunited with you.

National Microchipping Month

Online Pet Show

New for 2022 we are launching our very own online pet show taking place from the 30 May-10 June. Does your pet have what it takes to be the next winner? If you answered yes, then make sure you save the dates below. All classes will take place on Petlog Facebook and Twitter pages.

Online Pet show

Mental health awareness week

For mental health awareness week, we wanted to highlight the important part that our pets play in helping us manage and maintain our emotional well-being.

Mental health awareness week

Tommy found after five years of being missing

Tommy was missing for five years before he was found. This story uncovers how Petlog Premium helped reunite this beloved pet with his family.

Tommy reunited with family

Pet obesity

Obesity is a medical condition that involves an animal, or person, having an excessive amount of body fat, which causes other potentially serious health issues. Obesity is becoming common in our pets.

Pet obesity

Compulsory cat microchipping

The Government has announced that microchipping is set to become a legal requirement for cats, with penalties of up to £500.

Cat microchipping

Clocks changing

On the final Sunday in March, the clocks in the UK spring forward an hour, giving us brighter mornings and longer evenings. Read our top tips to help your pets adjust.

Clocks changing

How to name your cat

You’ve just brought home your new cat or kitten and you are so excited to just have them home, but you still need to find an adorable name to match their lovable personality.

How to name your cat

How to name your dog

If you’re trying to think of ideas for your new dog’s name, popular names to avoid, or if you’re curious to see how common your dog’s name was last year, look at our big reveal of 2021's most popular dog names.

How to name your dog

How to name your horse

Choosing a name for your horse is usually the first important decision that you will make. Many horses already have names, but it is not unusual for people to give them a new nickname.

How to name your horse

How to name your rabbit

Finding the right name for your rabbit can be a tough yet exciting time. If you’ve finally reached the naming step of your journey, then this probably means that you have a new pet rabbit.

How to name your rabbit

Zena reunited with family

Zena went missing in October 2021, This story reveals how Petlog helped her to finally be reunited with her family.

Zena reunited with family

A year later Kitcat found

Kitcat went missing in April 2020. This story uncovers how Petlog helped reunite this beloved pet with his family after so long.

Kitcat reunited with family

Tiggi found 6 miles away from home

Tiggi's family uncover what it was like to lose him for two weeks and how keeping their details up to date made them able to be reunited.

Tiggi reunited with family

Christmas dangers

Christmas is a time when your pet’s usual routines change. From their outlook, Christmas is a lively season for your pet to get up to all types of mischief.

Christmas dangers

Animal cruelty

Animal cruelty is a horrific crime that causes pain and suffering to defenceless and vulnerable animals. Read more about the work we can all do to protect animals from harm.

Animal cruelty

Fireworks

Fireworks can make your pet scared and cause them to behave in unpredictable ways. See our top tips on how to prepare for when the loud noises and flashes of light start.

Fireworks

Going abroad with your pet

Owners should be aware of the new rules surrounding pet travel that came into effect in January 2021 to ensure your holiday goes as smoothly as possible.

Going abroad with your pet

Make your garden secure

Whether you've just moved house, are worried about pet theft or have a pet that keeps escaping, it's important to keep your pet safe in the garden. Find out more below.

Make your garden secure for pets

Going away with your pet

There is a lot to consider when going on holiday with your pet to ensure you both have a safe and enjoyable stay. We have compiled some top tips to help you prepare for a trip away.

Going away with your pet

Make your home secure

We're encouraging owners to ensure your home is secure and your pet's identification is up to date. Read our hints and tips on actions you can take to keep your pets safe at home.

Make your home secure

Pet theft

Pet theft is a crime that has a number of consequences for the health and welfare of the stolen animal and a life changing impact on the families that are victim to this wrongdoing.

Pet theft

Thunderstorms

Find out more about why your pet is scared of thunderstorms and ways you can help them feel more relaxed when the banging and crashing of thunder begins.

Thunderstorms