What Spending Time With Animals Can Teach Us About Empathy

Research shows interacting with animals can help foster emotional intelligence and human connection. Harry Truman famously said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!” Actually, there is much dispute whether he ever uttered those words. But I bet when you just read his supposed quote, you instinctively agreed with it, didn’t you? … Read more

What are you doing for International Day of Families?

It was a day I certainly will never forget, just like many of those unexpected one’s are. Fifteen years ago, I was lucky enough to visit the sunny state of California. On a balmy summer’s evening as I soaked up the sun outside a chic modern café nestled away from the bustling chaos of downtown, … Read more

Pet Adoption and Pet Fostering - Important Things To Consider

Pet Fostering & Adoption

In a recent publication (Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science), a group of researchers set out to understand the reasons why some pets were given up for fostering and adoption. This was the first study where a significant number of cases had been documented and thereby gives an insight into the underlying reasons why pet … Read more

Why the Human-Animal Bond Is So Important

Need another reason to love your pet? Numerous studies have shown that dogs and cats are good for human health I’m a passionate advocate for the human-animal bond — that’s not a surprise to anyone. That link between us and our dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets goes beyond unconditional love and companionship. The … Read more

The 1st month guide – caring for your new pet

The first few days in a new home are a really exciting time for both you and your pet. It is natural for a new pet to feel a little confused in such new surroundings, and even a little nervous. However, by making sure that your family or housemates also understand how your pet feels, … Read more

New Pet Parents – What Do I Need To Buy For My New Pet?

New Pet Parents – What do I need to buy?

For new pet parents, it can be difficult to decide on which items you will actually need for your pet. We live in a highly commercialised world, therefore temptation to overspend is at our fingertips! Amidst the excitement of a new family arrival, it can easily turn into an unnecessary shopping spree or even a … Read more

Buying a Pet – 8 Tips for Excellence

When buying a pet, we advise that you remember the following “8 tips for excellence”. By doing so, you will ensure that your new pet is getting the best start in life. PetBond also supports the recommendations of IPAAG. When buying a pet, ensure that the puppy is 8 weeks or older. This is important … Read more

How Much Should I Feed My Pet?

If you live in Western Europe, the chances are that anytime you switch on your radio or TV, you will be bombarded about the “obesity” crisis in humans. This trend which is directly related to poor or badly managed diets is also now trending at an alarming rate in “pet health”. As veterinarians, we are … Read more