Bring a new cat home will be very different depending on if you already have a cat, or if you don’t, and if you are introducing a kitten or an adult cat. Making sure the needs of your cat or cats are all met, and that any relationships are harmonious, can be tricky but hard-work and effort early on will pay huge dividends.
Introducing Puppies To Cats
Getting a puppy is a really exciting time, but not all the family may share your enthusiasm! Cats especially can be very sensitive to change, and making sure they have time and space to get used to your new arrival is key to helping the whole family adjust.
Avoiding Puppy Biting
When there’s a new puppy in the house, everyone wants to be part of the fun! Learning to regulate how hard teeth come down is called ‘bite inhibition’.
The Kitten Socialisation Period
Learn how to introduce your kitten to new experiences and socialise them during their socialisation period with useful pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
Did you know cat litter has only been around since the 1950’s? With the invention of litter trays, smart feeders, microchip cat flaps and cat trees, to name a few, we now have much more freedom in how we choose to set up our cats’ environments.
Letting Your Kitten Outside For The First Time
Knowing when and how to let your kitten outside can help you have peace of mind as you introduce your little bundle to the big wide world!
Getting Puppies Used To The Car
Unfortunately car travel for some can be really difficult, as dogs can develop phobias or even true car sickness. So how do you keep your dog happy in the car?
Cat Flap Training
Cat flaps are a great way to allow your cat to come and go as they please, and as most are lockable you can still choose to keep them inside if you need to – for a pending vet visit, for example!
Teaching Your Puppy To Sit
Learn how to train your puppy to sit down when you command through our tips such as using treats and praise to reinforce good behaviour.
Teaching Your Puppy To Lie Down
Having a well-trained dog is wonderful – not just because training is a brilliant and fun way to bond, but also because having understanding between you and your dog helps keep you both safe. Basic training is important for all pups, and ‘lie down’ is a common one to get you started.
Playing With Your Kitten
Every kitten loves to play so keep yours happy and active by playing ball, dangling strings and generally playing your part in keeping it entertained.
House Training Your Puppy
Going to the toilet is one of the most natural things in the world, but you will need to spend some time helping your puppy understand when and where you want them to toilet. It’s one of the first things you should teach your puppy, and it’s worth picking up some hints and tips before you bring your pet home. That way you’ll be ready to get started as soon as you both get home!
Crate Training Your Puppy
Everybody needs their own space some times, and our dogs are no exception! Crate training is a fab way to make sure that your dog has a place of their own, and it can also help with sleep and toilet training too.
It is estimated that 19% of UK households have at least one cat.