The Gift of Responsibility: Why Giving a Pet for Christmas Might Not Be the Best Idea

Consider the Long-Term Implications The holiday season is a time of joy, generosity, and gift-giving. Among the many presents exchanged, the idea of surprising a loved one with a fluffy, four-legged companion might seem like the ultimate expression of love and thoughtfulness. However, before you decide to put a bow on that adorable puppy or …

How to Become a Registered Seller of Pet Animals and/or a Breeder

Do you plan to sell or supply 6 or more pets? If you intend to sell or supply 6 or more pet animals in a calendar year you must apply to be entered into the Register of Sellers and Suppliers of Pet Animals.  You must also apply for registration in the Register of Premises used in …

Essential Advice for Going on Holidays with Pets

Making Memories with Your Furry Friends: Planning a holiday is an exciting time, but leaving your beloved pet behind can be heart-wrenching. The good news is that with proper planning and preparation, you can include your furry companion in your vacation plans. In this blog, we’ll share invaluable advice to help you have a memorable …

Essential Advice for Pet Owners During Hot Weather

Beat the Heat As the sun blazes and temperatures soar, it’s crucial for pet owners to take extra precautions to ensure the well-being of their furry companions. Just like humans, pets can suffer from heatstroke and dehydration. To keep your beloved pets safe and comfortable during scorching summer days, we’ve compiled some essential advice that …

Preparing for Your New Puppy

How to be Prepared Puppies find many of the ordinary things that we see (and ignore) everyday very exciting. That pot plant, those socks, that power cable might be boring to you, but they’re fascinating to them. So before you bring your new puppy home it’s worth taking the time to look around your house …

Ethical Guide to Buying a Puppy or Dog

Adopt Large numbers of healthy puppies and dogs need homes. Unless you have a specific requirement for a pet, consider adopting a rescue dog and save a life.  Make contact with your Local Pound,  Dogs Trust, or Madra.ie. Don’t Support Puppy Farms Never buy from puppy farms – even if you feel sorry for the …

When and Why should I Neuter my Dog?

Dog Neutering and Spaying Surgical neutering is considered part of responsible dog ownership, not only to prevent unwanted litters of puppies but to prevent various health issues from occurring in your dog.Dogs, by their very nature, are pack animals with strong instincts to form a hierarchy or “pecking-order”. Within each group, one dog will aspire …