UK dog owners set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas

Britain’s dog owners are set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas as a thank you for their support this year. A survey of 2,000 dog owners found almost three-quarters will be treating their animals during the festive season – spending an average of £21.92 per pet. With an estimated 10.1 million dogs in the UK, that means 7.37 million will receive … Continue reading UK dog owners set to spend £162 million on their canine companions this Christmas

Finding the perfect present for your pet

More Than Insurance have launched a handy pet present finder. Just choose between dog or cat and select your budget to view some special and unusual gifts for your favourite pet this Christmas.   I have recommended the Pets Pyjamas Personalised Treat Box. It’s a firm favourite in our house for treating Lupo when we’re buying presents for everyone else. Scroll through to find my … Continue reading Finding the perfect present for your pet

RSPCA shakes up Christmas

If you thought 2012’s ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ was a tear-jerker, the RSPCA’s brand new video ‘The Snowglobe’  will leave you in more of a puddle than a snowman. Sadly, the run-up to Christmas is not always a joyful one for animals and the video highlights the fact the festive period means a sharp rise in calls to the RSPCA’s animal cruelty hotline. Last … Continue reading RSPCA shakes up Christmas

Christmas Food – keeping your dog safe

December usually means the house is full of treats and goodies, but how can you be sure what’s safe for your dog to eat? We all have the best intentions when avoiding food bad for our dogs, but sometimes a plate left on the table or kitchen worktop is too much temptation for them and could be disastrous. In this post I have detailed some of … Continue reading Christmas Food – keeping your dog safe

PetsPyjamas Treat Box Review and Giveaway

Gone are the days of giving your dog one of those Christmas stockings with a rubber squeaky toy and some dry chews. Oh no, standards have risen and the bar has been set high Ladies and Gents. Christmas presents for dogs just got serious. I hadn’t heard of PetsPyjamas before they got in touch, but they have probably the best collection of stylish pet products I’ve seen. … Continue reading PetsPyjamas Treat Box Review and Giveaway

Pet-isserie Dog Treats (contains graphic images)

Lupo was sent an exciting package at the weekend, from specialist home-made dog treat makers Pet-isserie. On opening the package I found a cute white box, normally used for housing cupcakes for humans. Nestled on top of the festive red paper was nothing I could eat disappointingly, but the following that had the dog drooling from first sniff: Stocking shaped and tree shaped milky biscuits, … Continue reading Pet-isserie Dog Treats (contains graphic images)

Presents For Men… Women and Dogs

A few weeks ago a catalogue came through the door that I read over breakfast one day. I was looking for a present for my 15-year-old nephew, not an easy task, but the ‘Presents for Men’ catalogue threw up loads of ideas. Never fear feminists, there is a sister company, ‘Gifts for the Girls’, to keep everyone happy. When they got in touch asking if … Continue reading Presents For Men… Women and Dogs

Christmas Gifts for Practical Dog Owners

Socks and gloves are a necessity for dog walkers who brave winter walks, but not something you enjoy spending your own money on. Which in my mind makes them a great Christmas gift. So when the lovely Karina got in touch about two brands she works with, I thought they’d be perfect for those of you searching for presents for the practical folk in your … Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Practical Dog Owners

Christmas Gifts for Dogs and their Owners

Over the next month I’ll be showcasing some of the best (and indeed worst) products out there, that are being touted as the perfect present for hound or hound loving human. I’ve been lucky enough to be in touch with some great companies who have put forward their suggestions, so I’ll be featuring them in their very own posts in the coming weeks. In the … Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Dogs and their Owners