cost of living and pets

3 things to consider before adopting an exotic pet

According to recent research from the British Veterinary Association (BVA), eight in ten (81%) of vets are worried about the welfare of ‘exotic’ pets. This is because non-traditional companion animals (NTCAs), such as amphibians, birds and reptiles have complex needs which are not always fully understood by pet owners. As a result, the BVA is […]

Thousands of people are giving up their pets: why?

An animal charity in Scotland says it has been inundated with calls from people wanting to give up their pets. Out of the 4,000+ callers, the majority said the decision was due to financial struggle. The Scottish SPCA shared that 2022 was the busiest year for its helpline thus far – with the number of […]

Cost of living crisis sees sharp increase in animals needing shelter

When you adopt a pet, you welcome another member to your family and show them the same unconditional love and care.  Between 2020-2021, it is estimated that 3.2 million pets were taken in to keep UK families company during the series of Covid-19 related lockdowns.  However, as we transition from one crisis to another, it […]