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How to Throw a Party for your Dog

Thinking of throwing a 'pawty'? What better way to show our infinite love for our furry family members than by throwing a birthday 'pawty' for them? As our dogs become an increasingly central figure in the family unit, there's no doubt that there's been a significant growth in trends such as celebrating your pet’s birthday in recent years. According to our Pet Report of 2023, more than three quarters of the population celebrate their pets birthday annually, with the most common...

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Summer Essentials For Your Dog

With the sun beating down and the garden furniture out once again, it looks like summer is finally here. The warm weather and longer evenings means we're spending more time outdoors with our canine companions. As we whip out our suncream, ice coolers, and outdoor games, it’s important to think of our dogs’ needs, too. To help you out, we’ve found some of our favorite summer pet products to beat the heat while having fun outdoors. M-Pets Cooling Mat This cooling mat is...

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Introducing a New Cat into your Home

Welcoming a new cat into your home is an exciting time, but for the cat, adjusting to a new home can be a tense and frightening experience. It’s essential to remember that bringing a new feline friend into your home requires careful planning, consideration, and a lot of patience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how you can help your kitty settle into their new home, what to expect in their first few nights, and how to make them feel...

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Outdoor vs Indoor Cats

Some cats are homebirds who seem perfectly happy and comfortable to stay safe and cozy inside. Other felines may meow, wail, or even dash frantically for the door so they can go roam and explore the great outdoors. If you're trying to decide if your cat should be strictly indoors or only outdoors, we've put together some informatin about cat safety, health, and happiness to keep in mind when making this important decision. Pros of Keeping Your Cat Indoors Safety: Indoor cats...

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Signs Your Cat Is Happy

As cat parents, there's nothing we want more than to know our feline friends are living their best lives. Just like us, our feline friends express how they feel through their body language, vocalisations, and use many different parts of their body to show us their emotions. Still not sure if you have a happy kitty at home or want to learn the ins and outs of happy cat behaviours? Our petcare experts say to look for these many different signs...

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Adopt an Animal with Offaly SPCA

If you have been thinking of getting a dog or cat, then look to adopt an animal. Think Adoption First. Meet Offaly SPCA, who are partnered with our store in Tullamore. Find out below how you can offer a forever home to one of the dogs or cats in their care. Who are they? Offaly SPCA was formed 38 years ago by a group of concerned animal lovers who wanted to help those animals in need. The aim of our charity is to...

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Prebiotics and probiotics for dogs

Just like us, dogs also need to eat a nutritious and balanced diet in order for them to live long, healthy lives. However, there often comes a time when we notice our four legged pals not acting themselves, and may present signs of being sick. Stomach and digestive issues are common amongst dogs. It's important to have your dog checked by a veterinarian if their stomach issues persist, but a good way to manage any digestive problem are with probiotics and...

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Skin & Coat Care for Cats

The condition of your cat’s skin and coat is more than just appearances–it’s also a reflection of your feline’s health status. Establishing a strong foundation that incorporates good nutrition, effective flea prevention, and an adequate grooming routine are all essential to good skin. In this blog post, we'll discuss how nutrition and dietary supplements can boost your kitty's skin and coat, as well as the importance of grooming and parasite control. Nutrition  Feeding your cat a balanced and complete diet is essential to...

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Managing stress & anxiety in your pet

It’s normal for your pet to feel stressed from time to time. But too much stress can result in longer term problems with their behaviour, such as anxiety. Knowing how to spot anxiety in your dog or cat is the first step to helping them overcome their fears. By removing whatever is causing the anxiety and taking your furry friend out of the situation, or managing the stress in other ways, we can prevent your pet from developing more established fears...

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Why is my dog’s poop soft? Causes & how to help

Your dog's stool is a key indicator of their overall health and wellbeing, thus making it essential for us dog parents to keep an eye on the quality of their poop. So when things may seem off, such as soft or runny poop, it can be worrisome.  Like any concern that you have with your dog, it’s important to understand why, and when it comes to dogs poop being soft, there are many different reasons as to what's causing it. Identifying...

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