Find the most popular cat or dog breed by postcode in the UK includes Infographic

British Shorthair cats are the most popular pedigree cat breed in the UK, according to new research on pet ownership carried out by Sainsbury’s Bank.

Cats with mixed ancestry like Domestic Shorthairs, Tabby, Domestic Longhaired and moggies made up the vast majority of the UK’s cat population, with these breeds accounting for 72% of cats. However according to the research, the top 10 pedigree breeds in the UK are:

  1. British Shorthair (6%)
  2. Bengal (1.7%)
  3. Ragdoll (1.6%)
  4. Maine Coon (1.6%)
  5. Persian (1%)
  6. Siamese (0.8%)
  7. British Longhair (0.4%)
  8. Birman (0.4%)
  9. Burmese (0.4%)
  10. Russian Blue (0.3%)

Norwich has emerged as the Cat Capital of the UK, with the research showing that the city has the highest level of cat ownership in the UK. 44% of households have a cat compared to the national figure of 19%.

Newcastle is the city with the lowest rate of cat ownership – perhaps not surprisingly when you consider that it’s also the city with the highest rate of dog ownership, with 41% of households having a dog.

If you’re interested in finding out the top cat breeds in your area, as well as whether there are more cats or dogs where you live, wonder no more. Sainsbury’s Bank have launched a new pet map tool that allows you to enter your postcode and find out the most popular breeds in your location.

To find out the top cat breeds in your area, visit https://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/unitedkingdomofcatsanddogs

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Infographic: Fun Facts about Pets

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve got a fun facts pet infographic that was sent in to us via email.

For example did you know?:

  • Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat flap
  • Rats laugh when they’re tickled
  • Chickens are the closest living relative of the t-rex

We hope you find this infographic as much fun as we did. : )

Thanks,

Marc

#Infographic: 9 Amazing Facts About Your Pets Eyes

Hello everyone,

Today we would like to share a fun infographic that was sent to us by Tom Butler from Lenstore Vision Hub. They have recently teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and started a #LoveYourPetsEyes campaign to raise money for cats and dogs in need of homes.

9 Amazing Facts About Your Pet

9 Amazing Facts About Your Pet’s Eyes [Infographic] by the team at Lenstore

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Marc

Healthy From Head to Tail: Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve once again teamed up with our friends from petco to provide you with their Healthy From Head to Tail.

There is something pretty wondrous about welcoming a new animal into your home.
But after you’re done appreciating the newness of the animal, it’s time to make a plan to keep them fit, healthy, and happy for as long as possible. And that plan needs to include a regular schedule with your preferred veterinarian.
Different animals at different stages of their lives need different check-ins with a pet-care provider. Very young animals such as those cute kittens and puppies, for example, probably need to visit the vet more often than adults. That’s because their immune systems are still developing and they must reach certain growth milestones.
But even after they’re fully grown, your animals need you to help them be seen regularly by a vet. To learn more about what those visits look like and what you can do, check out this graphic.

The third post looks at emergencies and how to be better prepared for them:

For further information check out their health page.

We hope you found this useful and if you never want to miss a post why not sign-up to our Newsletter. 😀

Thanks,

Marc

Healthy From Head to Tail: Social and Emotional Wellbeing of your Pet

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve once again teamed up with our friends from petco to provide you with their Healthy From Head to Tail.

There is something pretty wondrous about welcoming a new animal into your home.
But after you’re done appreciating the newness of the animal, it’s time to make a plan to keep them fit, healthy, and happy for as long as possible. And that plan needs to include a regular schedule with your preferred veterinarian.
Different animals at different stages of their lives need different check-ins with a pet-care provider. Very young animals such as those cute kittens and puppies, for example, probably need to visit the vet more often than adults. That’s because their immune systems are still developing and they must reach certain growth milestones.
But even after they’re fully grown, your animals need you to help them be seen regularly by a vet. To learn more about what those visits look like and what you can do, check out this graphic.

The second post looks at the social and emotional wellbeing of your pet:

For further information check out their health page.

We hope you found this useful and if you never want to miss a post why not sign-up to our Newsletter. 😀

Thanks,

Marc

Healthy From Head to Tail: When to Visit the Vet

Hi everyone,

Today we’ve once again teamed up with our friends from petco to provide you with their Healthy From Head to Tail.

There is something pretty wondrous about welcoming a new animal into your home.
But after you’re done appreciating the newness of the animal, it’s time to make a plan to keep them fit, healthy, and happy for as long as possible. And that plan needs to include a regular schedule with your preferred veterinarian.
Different animals at different stages of their lives need different check-ins with a pet-care provider. Very young animals such as those cute kittens and puppies, for example, probably need to visit the vet more often than adults. That’s because their immune systems are still developing and they must reach certain growth milestones.
But even after they’re fully grown, your animals need you to help them be seen regularly by a vet. To learn more about what those visits look like and what you can do, check out this graphic.

The first post looks at preventative measures:

For further information check out their health page.

We hope you found this useful and if you never want to miss a post why not sign-up to our Newsletter. 😀

Thanks,

Marc

#Infographic: Plants that are Poisonous to Cats

Hi everyone,

In our continued effort to source content on cat health we came across this fantastic infographic by Ally Hirschlag from sheknows.

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1. Lilies (all varieties)

Little known fact is that cats don’t even have to ingest this plant. Often it’s enough to brush against the pollen of this plant to poison your feline companion….

2. Any calcium oxalate plants — including philodendrons, Chinese evergreens, Virginia creepers, spinach, agaves, tea leaves, rhubarb and taro

The poisonous part of these indoor and outdoor plants are the microscopic needle-like barbs on their stems and leaves. If bitten, they cause inflammation in the mouth and gums and result in excessive drooling and vomiting. – by Ally Hirschlag

While some of this may be treatable at home it’s advisable to seek assistance from a vet immediately.

3. Dracaena plants

There are about 40 varieties of this popular, leafy houseplant, including the dragon plant. If cats eat the long fronds typical of these plants, they’ll become depressed, lose their appetites and possibly even vomit blood. However, it’s usually not a fatal reaction, and symptoms tend to go away after 12 to 24 hours. Still, you should keep an eye out for worsening symptoms, and take your cat to the vet if it doesn’t start to recover after 24 hours.- by Ally Hirschlag

4. Autumn crocus

This plant is extremely poisonous and if your pet has eaten any of it there is a strong possibility for severe symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and resulting in possible liver or kidney damage and even heart arrhythmia.

If you suspect that your cat digested this plant get them to a vet immediately!

5. Daffodils

It’s little known that these are actually very poisonous! Ingesting any part of this plant can cause vomiting, diarrhoea but also more severe issues such as arrhythmia, convulsion and major drop in blood pressure. Immediate vet attention is necessary!

6. Tulips

While these are not fatal for your cat they are still a big no-no for your cat! Especially the bulb is poisonous but so are other parts of the plant and can cause oral irrtaiton, excessive drooling and nausea.

7. Sago palm

Again this plant is an extremely poisonous one for your cat! While the seeds and pods are the worst any part of the plant can cause bloody vomiting and diarrhoea, bleeding disorders, liver failure and death.

If you suspect your cat got in contact with this plant take immediate action and call your vet!

For details on the remaining plants please check out the post 12 toxic plants that cat owners should not keep in their house by sheknows.

Also there is a very good list of poisonous plants on the ASPCA website.

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Thanks,

Marc