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Dewclaws are one of your dog’s toes and are a little bit like human thumbs in the way that they are positioned on your dog's paw, though they don't serve in quite the same way.    Once upon a time our dogs’ ancestors were very nifty climbers, and they utilised these...

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Cats will instinctively roam, hunt, and explore and the outside world is a place where they can indulge this natural behaviour. There are trees to climb, bugs to chase and territory to claim! However, being outside doesn’t come without risk and it is important to be aware of how you can safely...

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In the UK the number of dogs being classified as obese has continued to climb, whilst  poor and excessive diet is  considered as a major cause, execise,or lack of it is certainly a factor for this national crisis. The  PAW report identified that only 24% of dogs receive more than...

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There are now an estimated 10.8 million pet cats living in the UK with felines occupying 1 in 4 UK households. This makes cats Britain’s most popular pet! It’s a growing trend that more and more cat owners are opting to keep their pet cats indoors and this number is...

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In the last 10 years pet ownership has grown dramatically with %9% of UK households now having pets. Despite this, the pet insurance market is lagging with new statistics suggesting that over 40% of pet owners do not have their pet insured. The most common reasons stated being that owners...

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A question we often get asked is, “what’s the difference between deeply engraved and laser etched/shallow engraved tags?” To many people, it all sounds the same, and it can be hard to choose which is the best option for you. Especially when there are so many options available online. In...

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What is Alabama Rot? Alabama rot is a very rare but also extremely deadly flesh eating disease that each year claims the lives of dogs in the UK every year. It does not discriminate and can affect dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes. Also known as Cutaneous and Renal...

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We all want our pets to enjoy outside space at home but this doesn’t include digging up the spring flower beds that have just come into bloom.  So, how do you stop dogs from digging because most dogs love to dig?   Some breeds are more predisposed than others, and all...

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If you’re looking to update or replace your stable name plate, you might be overwhelmed by the various materials available on the market, including the most common: plastic and wood. At Engraving Studios, we think brass is the best material for stable name plates, it’s attractive in appearance and has...

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Have you ever heard your dog sleepwalking, eating or playing in the middle of the night? Here are a few reasons why this might be happening and how you can help to combat your pooch’s unsettled sleeping.   It could be all about the breed! Now most dogs will generally...

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Dogs love their food and their toys and it’s natural for them to get excited around both.  But some dogs start to display anti-social behaviour around their stuff, and this is called ‘resource guarding’. Also known as ‘possessive aggression’, dogs typically display behaviours such as growling, lunging and sometimes even...

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One of the key lessons the pandemic has taught many us, is that separation anxiety is an extremely stressful thing to experience; for both dog and owner. In one of my past blogs I talked about how lockdown has made our dogs more anxious, and this is especially true for...

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