Helpful Articles

Read our articles with advice and top tips on how you can help your pets live happy and healthy lives.

Health

Learn more about common health issues, to keep your pets happy and healthy. 

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Blue-green algae poisoning in dogs

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, has become a growing concern for dog owners around the UK.

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Pet Obesity

Obesity is a growing problem for us and our pets and is becoming increasingly common in a wide range of animals. Read more here.

Pet obesity
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Teeth problems in pets

Bad teeth, gum disease and poor dental health are common issues in some of our favourite small animals. Find out more here.

Teeth problems

Microchipping and Identification

Understand the importance of microchipping and ID tags to ensure your pet's safety and quick recovery if lost.

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Compulsory Cat Microchipping

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

Compulsory cat microchipping
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National Microchipping Month

Every June, we and The Kennel Club organize National Microchipping Month to raise awareness about keeping pet information accurate.

Microchipping Month
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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

Seasonal and Environmental

Discover how to adapt your pet's care to seasonal changes and environmental conditions.

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Christmas Dangers

Christmas is a time when your pet’s usual routines change. Read our advice to keep your pet safe this festive season.

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Fireworks

Fireworks can make your pet scared and cause them to behave in unpredictable ways. See our top tips on how to prepare.

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Halloween hazards

Halloween is a time of spooky fun but there are a few things you need to know. Read our top tips below to keep your pets safe this Halloween.

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Clocks Changing

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

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Hot weather danger

Whether your pet lives in your house, garden or somewhere else, it’s important to keep them cool in hot and humid weather. Read our advice to reduce their risk of heatstroke.

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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

Lifestyle

See our advice on day to day living with your pets. 

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Make your home 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 your new area.

Make your home secure
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Going away with your pet

There is a lot to consider when going on holiday with your pet. We have compiled some tips here.

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Saving money on pet care

Pet owners across the UK are being affected by the recent cost-of-living crisis. We offer some tips here.

Save money on pet care

Legislation

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

Microchipping will be a legal requirement for cats in England from 10 June 2024 and owners must register and keep contact details up to date on a microchipping database. If your cat is registered with Petlog, please check your details are up to date now.

If you haven’t created an online account with us since our March 2021 website upgrade, please do this before 10 June 2024.