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Here you’ll find our latest blog posts on all things cats and dogs. Feel free to have a look around and share with your friends and family

  • Wonderful Winter Walks

    If we didn’t already know it, Andy Williams confirmed that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. And what a time for a walk. With family and friends all together, ‘tis the season to wrap up, welly up and take your four-legged friends out for a stroll. Wherever you are in the UK there’s sure to be a good spot for a wander, not too far away.   London boasts a few famous parks in and around the centre, but if you want your walk to be epic, then it’s got to be Epping...
  • During the festive season, we all love a treat. Mulled wine, mince pies, chocolate selection boxes you name it. It’s natural to want to share the joy with our furry friends. We’d just like to flag a few things to be mindful of, so that they can enjoy the festivities as much as you.     Chocolate is well known to be poisonous for canines, but you may not know it’s toxic for cats too. The caffeine and theobromine contained in chocolate can cause seizures and, in some...
  •   Bringing a furry friend to work, not only adds a bit of cuteness to your day, it can also be calming and morale boosting for staff and make everyone more productive to boot!   As well as being beneficial in an office environment, pets can be especially important to those who work alone. If, for example, you’re a landscape gardener or remote freelancer they can help you feel less isolated, and be a welcome distraction.   We can all be guilty of getting our heads...
  • Good food, Good mood

    The old age, you are what you eat, is as true for dogs and cats as it is for us humans. And we’re not just talking about physical health. What goes in their bowl affects their behaviour too.       Trainability   Even the sweetest, most good-natured pups and kitties can be a pain to train. But there’s a super simple way you can make them more responsive to your efforts. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a fatty acid that’s added to certain puppy and kitten foods and...
  • Four Simple Steps to a Shiny Coat   Whether they’re pups or OAPs (old age pooches), your four-pawed pals love a puddle or a roll in something pungent. And you love to see them having the time of their lives. But, you also want their coats to look perfect. That’s why we’ve prepared four steps to a stunning coat.   Bathe according to breed   If you’ve got a Basset Hound it’ll have an oily coat and probably needs a bath once a week. However short-haired dogs...
  • NEW Applaws cat and dog mousses are made with natural ingredients including chicken breast, lamb, beef, tuna red meat as well as tuna and salmon fillet. Whipped until they are soft and luxurious, mousses are a wonderful way to feed cats and dogs of all ages. Highly palatable and easy to digest, they’re especially great for if your pet is recovering from illness and needs a gentle treat to help them at mealtimes. Applaws Mousses are available from Pets At Home in either a single flavour for...
  • The 16th February is start of the Chinese New Year with celebrations continuing for the next 15 days. The Dog is the eleventh sign in the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. In general, “Dog” characteristics are seen as independent, sincere, and loyal which sounds very much like our four-legged companions! Here at Applaws, we’re starting our Year of the Dog celebrations with the launch of a new, complete dry dog food.  Created for all breed types, this new...
  • A Day In The Life of Ralph!

           Meet Ralph! Ralph is an 11 week old Cavapoo puppy. In his first week with us he has certainly made an impression and it is hard to think of our family without him already! This blog will follow Ralph as he grows, documenting every major milestone along the way! From toilet training to food transitioning, we will share our tips with you and our in-house vet, Leticia, will give her FREE advice We look forward to sharing our journey with...
  • World Smile Day

    There is now extensive research into the positive health benefits of owning a cat or dog. It shows that living with a pet has real health benefits for you and your family. From lower blood pressure to lessening anxiety. They can boost our immunity. They may even help your social life! Here's some examples of how cats and dogs can bring a smile to your day. More Exercise - Being outside You can't help but smile when you're kicking up the autumn leaves.Whether it's a walk in th elocal...
  • Fridays are widely recognised as “good days” - for many it’s the end of the working week and the start of the weekend – Friday 23rd June is even more exciting because it’s “Bring Your Dog to Work Day”.   This year, Applaws has joined the annual event, as an official sponsor, helping to raise awareness for the charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs both in the UK and Internationally.   Many scientific studies have concluded that the...
  • Just like humans, cats (and dogs) are what they eat.  Their diet can directly influence their levels of health and vitality.  Food is fuel yes, but it’s also vitally important to overall well-being and there are some things that cats must have in their daily regime. Amino acids are essential nutrients that all mammals need for life in general. Some of these can be created in the body whilst others must be synthesised from the animal protein found in food. These are known as essential...
  • Hug Your Cat Day is one of those pleasingly straightforward holidays that encourages cat lovers everywhere to grab their feline friends and give them a squeeze, however the moggy devotees among us will not need encouragement to do this, but it is always good to be given a gentle reminder where our feline friends are concerned. There is one clear downside to Hug Your Cat Day, what if you don’t have a cat we hear you say. Well fear not, this day can simply be turned into ‘Hug Someone...

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