Stray cats need compassion

Stray cats need compassion

By Ali Theobald, Salisbury & District Cats Protection One of the worst things for a feline owner is if their cat goes missing and never returns. There is always the uncertainty whether they have chosen to move on to someone else or if they are lying injured or...
Neutering the stress-free way

Neutering the stress-free way

By Peter Coleshaw Neutering is not a new topic – but every year those queens start coming in season and the circle of life continues. Un-neutered girls make this very evident, becoming very affectionate, tail in the air when cuddled, often ‘calling’ loudly. This often...
Eywa’s all heart

Eywa’s all heart

Eywa is a beautiful, four-year-old female Husky, looking for her special forever home. She is playful and really enjoys a game of fetch with her tennis ball and loves a good sniff in her snuffle mat. Eywa is clever but needs to be the only dog in an adult-only home....
Toileting problems

Toileting problems

By Peter Coleshaw Weeing or pooing in places other than the litter tray is a very common problem. But your cat is not being naughty or mean – this is a clear indication something is wrong from your cat’s perspective. However, the cause is not always easy to determine...
How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

Summertime is here, and we joyfully bring out the sun-cream, paddling pools and enjoy some al fresco dining. However, when the heat turns up, some dangers to our pets increase too. Ticks and fleas are pesky parasites all year round, but with increased time spent...
Dog lovers dating night is launched

Dog lovers dating night is launched

As Valentines is one of the hardest days of the year for many singles, Monty and Mabel’s in Wilton are hosting an ingenious evening, putting a new twist on dating. Dog lovers are often kindred spirits, so what better way to meet than at a ‘dogs are invited...
Training goes to the dogs

Training goes to the dogs

An informative dog training demonstration with local dog trainer Stephen Harrison from ‘One Man & his Gundogs’, raised money & awareness for local animal charities in Wiltshire. Jo Davies and her staff at Petpals Salisbury, organised the evening on Friday,...
Have your say on dogs

Have your say on dogs

Is it a  dog’s life? Residents, visitors and organisations in North Dorset are invited to give their opinions about rules concerning dogs. What do you think about dogs in public places – like parks – and also when they should be on a lead. After...
Lyme disease: take care with ticks on cats, dogs and humans

Lyme disease: take care with ticks on cats, dogs and humans

Currently hitting the news, Lyme disease is a particularly nasty illness we humans can catch from ticks. Currently hitting the news, Lyme disease is a particularly nasty illness we humans can catch from ticks. In people, the symptoms can be mistaken for all sorts of...
Sheep may safely graze

Sheep may safely graze

The increasing number of attacks by dogs on sheep has led to a ban on dog walkers. Fields with livestock near Durrington Walls and  Stonehenge now have restricted access to create some dog free zones after National Trust discussions with tenant farmers concerned by...
Perfect pooch pinches top prize

Perfect pooch pinches top prize

On June 25, Dogwise Training School, Mere, held its annual dog show to help raise funds for Battersea Dogs Home and Happy Landings animal shelter, based in Shepton Mallet. The owner of Dogwise Training School, Tina Hazzard, was delighted to announce that this year’s...

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