Saturday, 15 July 2017

Why it's so important to protect your pet

Pets are so much easier to look after than kids. They grow up quicker and seem to just look after themselves for the most part. Just look at how independent cats are! But they are domestic pets, and they do need a lot more human intervention than you may think. Sure, your cat might have a talent for scoring food from every one of the neighbours. And your dog knows how to get a tickled tummy just by rolling over near an elderly lady. Beyond this ‘self-provision’ though, is an essential health care. That can only come from you.

Did you know that a flea infestation can make your dog or cat incredibly ill? They can become anemic and suffer painful skin infections. Left untreated, it’s possible this could even kill them. It’s so important to choose flea protection like Advecta II to avoid any type of infestation. It’s so much easier than having to get the little blighters out of your pet’s hair and the furniture too. And if your pet is allergic to flea bites, you are saving them from a terrible experience too.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

How your pets are helping you

Your pet is the heart of your household; you might think you’re doing a lot for them by feeding them, playing with them, and giving them a comfy place to sleep, but the truth is they are doing more for you than you realised. Sure, you already know that they’re giving you unconditional love, endless entertainment, and a reason to exercise, but there are few other benefits to having a pet. They can be frustrating sometimes, but the next time you lose your temper, remember that these are only some of the things your pets do for you.

They get you outside
Taking your pet for long walks works wonders on more than just your physical health; sunshine and fresh air elevate your mood and the sun gives you an extra dose of vitamin D, which helps you fight physical and mental conditions, including depression, cancer, obesity, and heart attacks. Not to mention the sheer joy you might feel playing with your hyperactive puppy and rewarding him with treats for dogs whenever he learns a new trick. The next time you’re feeling stressed, take your dog to the park or the woods, and listen to the sounds of nature while the sun shines on your face. You might feel a little more relaxed.

They’re company
Even most introverts don’t like being by themselves all the time. Pets are amazing company because they don’t judge, their love is unconditional, and they know when you need to be with someone. Often they will seek you out when you’re feeling down, refusing to allow you to remain alone. They’re also great listeners, so you can vent your worries and frustrations to someone who will listen impartially, and then give you a reassuring cuddle. Whether you’re going through a tough time, or you’ve just had a bad day, your beloved companions provide some quiet comfort to get you through the rough patch. Then they’re ready to cheer you up with their next bout of mischief.

They’re a reason to get up in the morning
Taking care of others can give everyone a sense of purpose, and no one needs more care than a pet. They rely on you to go and buy food, clean their bowls, and take them out for exercise. Research shows that pet owners are healthier and more motivated to recover after illness than non-pet owners because they have someone who needs them. More importantly, taking care of a pet teaches us to take care of ourselves; taking an interest in their diet and exercise encourages us to take an interest in our own health and wellbeing.

They make you smile
All your pets have to do is stare at you with their big soulful eyes and you melt a little. Even if they’ve been really naughty and made a mess all over the house, you usually let them off the hook because of those eyes. Also, more often than not you’re filming them as they get into mischief and laughing.

Monday, 10 July 2017

My Dream Horse with Petplan Equine®

Like most children Jelly Bean loves animals. He is fascinated by any animal we meet on our adventures. One of his favourite animals is a horse.

There is something enchanting about the beautiful and majestic horses that we have met on our adventures that Jelly Bean loves. He loves playing with his toy horses, gets excited if he sees photographs of them, loves getting up close and personal to say hello and always gets giddy with excitement when we see them galloping on the beach.