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How to welcome a new puppy

If there’s been a new canine addition to your household, you’ll want to help make sure that they settle in, learn good habits and become a permanent part of the family as soon as possible. So, aside from the games and cuddles, how can you make your new pet feel at home? Here are our six top tips – it all starts before they arrive...


Wednesday, 30th December 2015

Do's and don'ts for your dog on Christmas Day

With presents to buy, meals to cook and cards to sign, it might seem as though you’ve got enough on your plate already at Christmas. But it’s important to make sure your dog has as much fun as you do. Otherwise your pooch could end up getting bored and stressed, or potentially put themselves at risk of an accident. With that in mind, here are some tips to help keep dogs safe and happy over the festive period.


Wednesday, 23rd December 2015

A Guide to The Most Common Health Problems in Animals

When it comes to our pets we all understand how important it is to make sure we take care of them. If your cat isn't feeling well or you notice your dog behaving in a peculiar way, there isn't much they will be able to do to help themselves, they're dependent on us to look after them.


Friday, 18th December 2015

The Science Behind Petting

For anyone who has pets, or even just anyone who likes animals, you know that both animals and humans seem to get a huge amount of pleasure from either stroking the animals or being stroked by the human. This seems to be a very natural thing to do, but why? If another person came up to us and started stroking us, we’d probably be a bit alarmed! However, there have been many scientific studies carried out which actually prove that petting animals is something that both parties involved enjoy, for many different reasons.


Monday, 14th December 2015

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

The time has come again, New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and we’re all beginning to think of the ways we can improve ourselves in the upcoming year. We all have the inevitable go-to resolutions, like losing weight or exercising more, but why not this year try something different and make resolutions to improve yourself as a pet owner? There are many things we all know we should be doing as pet owners, yet when it comes to following through, we often become lazy in certain areas. This is why helpucover have compiled a list of the top ten resolutions you can make this year to help better yourself as a pet owner and improve the lives of you and your animals.


Monday, 14th December 2015