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Preventive Care

Viruses, vaccinations and evolving science

22/02/2021 06:00am | 802 views

By Joanna Gale

Every day there’s a new COVID-19 science story in the news – sometimes several. It’s hardly surprising. We’re facing the first modern pandemic and we’re desperate to learn more about the microscopic demon we’re battling. There have been quite a few COVID headlines about pets and other animals; whether they can catch the virus, spread it or even become ill from it. The most recent story is a group of scientists forecasting that cats and dogs may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future. It’s just a theory at present; currently veterinary and human health experts agree that animals don’t seem to play an important role in the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to humans. That’s welcome news for all those who share their lives with pets.

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The Dorothy diaries or: How I learned to stop worrying and love my dog

22/02/2021 06:00am | 588 views

By Joanna Gale


Episode 1: I call them shoes, Dorothy calls them chews

There’s a definite whiff of hot dog sausage in the air. It’s no surprise, as I’m currently getting through about a packet a week, trying to stop Dorothy destroying our home and its contents as she indulges in one of her favourite hobbies: chewing.

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A pet is for life, not just for a pandemic

13/01/2021 06:00am | 739 views

By Joanna Gale

It feels like no new year has ever been so heartily welcomed as this one (or rather, no old year as readily ditched as the last) but, sadly, we set off into 2021 with headlines reporting that hundreds of pets acquired during the COVID pandemic are being handed in to rescues shelters or advertised for resale online.

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How to make sure our pets come from a happy and healthy environment

05/10/2020 06:00am | 1450 views

At Mars Petcare, our Purpose is to create a #betterworldforpets. Earlier this year, we proudly supported the UK government’s ‘Petfished’ campaign, complementing ‘Lucy’s Law’, which aims to tackle the illegal or low-welfare supply of pets. It raises awareness of dishonest sellers and encourages would-be pet parents to ask ‘Who’s the person behind the pet?’ so that potential pet-buyers can buy their new pet from a trustworthy source.

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15 Stress-Reducing Activities You Can Do at Home, According to Experts

25/08/2020 06:00am | 1608 views

By Stephanie Dolgoff

These fun and effective ideas will help when anxiety is getting the best of you.

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