Pet Care

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Managing Feral and Community Cats (TNR)

Our Branch proactively supports the neutering of feral cats and community cats on the basis that prevention of out of control breeding is both the best welfare option and most cost effective solution to preventing longer term suffering of such animals. Trap-Neuter-Return, or “TNR,” is now considered the most humane […]

Bonfire Night and Fireworks – advice

Keeping cats and dogs secure; • During firework seasons, walk dogs during daylight hours and keep cats and dogs indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off. • At nightfall, close all windows and curtains, and put on music to mask and muffle the sound of fireworks. • If […]

Cat Litter Training Advice

Cats are extraordinarily fussy and tend to go to the toilet outdoors in relatively open and unused areas. Unless they are spraying or marking (deliberately leaving their scent as a territorial marking for other cats), cats carefully cover their waste and move on. Asking cats to use a litter tray […]

Only buy toys that are designed for your pets

Toys cover a range of different items including balls, ropes, pulls, tug toys and soft toys. This range reflects the variation in behaviour and needs between individual dogs. Some dogs will benefit from toys which they can carry, e.g. soft toys, others will benefit from those which provide mental stimulation, […]

Choke chains

RSPCA policy is to recommend owners don’t use choke chains as they’re painful and potentially dangerous to dogs. Some have had neck vertebrae damaged as a result of owners pulling hard on the lead. A Family has Lost their GSD dog after he’d been left outside (not for long apparently) […]

RSPCA Home for life

Home for Life is a free service, giving pet owners peace of mind. It means we’ll do all we can to find a new, loving home for your pet/s if you should pass away. Too many cats and dogs are left homeless after their owners die. Now you can ensure […]

Know what your pet needs

The RSPCA rehomes thousands of unwanted dogs and puppies every year. Neutering is a good way to help solve this problem. What is neutering? Neutering or ‘spaying’ a female animal involves removing the womb and ovaries (an ovaro-hysterectomy). Males are castrated – the testicles are removed. Both operations are straightforward -they […]

Winter Weather and Pets

Winter weather advice – the RSPCA is urging the public to do their bit to help keep animals of all kinds happy and healthy. RSPCA inspectors are also bracing themselves for a busy period as animals cope with the freezing conditions. RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley said: “Winter weather can spell trouble […]