Thank Goodness for Pet Insurance

Two weeks ago I noticed that our much loved pet rabbit, Snuggles, appeared to have lost his appetite. Having done lots of research about rabbits when we first brought Snuggles home, I immediately knew that this was a bad thing. Rabbits are very good at hiding illnesses which means it can be quite hard to spot when they are unwell. Thankfully, I know our little Snuggles very well, and one thing I know for sure about him is that he loves his food. Every morning Snuggles has his breakfast brought to him, and this consists mainly of romaine lettuce, coriander… [Read More]

Experimental Treatments for Addiction: How Effective Are They?

Alternative medicine has well made its way into the realm of what is considered more traditional medicine these days. In addition to proven therapies such as behavioral therapies and pharmaceuticals, treatment centers and practitioners are including experimental methods as supplements to hopefully improve progress even more. What is considered in this category of experimental treatments? Things such as acupuncture, neurofeedback, horse therapy, hypnotherapy, biochemical restoration, water therapy, yoga, meditation, sound therapy, and ropes courses are all alternative options. One additional method that is still controversial and illegal in the United States, psychedelic drug therapy, has shown proven results in other… [Read More]

10 Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in the 10 Things That Make Me Happy tag by Bound For Somewhere. You can read her post here. So without further ado, and in no particular order here are 10 things that make me happy. 1. My husband and children. Yes, it’s a cliche and it’s the ‘obvious answer’ that most likely everyone will say, but it’s true. Without these crazies, I’d actually be pretty unhappy. Hubby drives me crazy with his constant moving of things around and don’t even get me started on his snoring, but I do love him and he does make… [Read More]

My Dream Horse with Petplan Equine

When I was a young girl one of my school friends parents used to keep horses. I used to love spending the summer at the stables with her helping to care for the horses and ride them. Now that I’m a mum, I love nothing more than taking my children to the farm and watching them ride the horses. M definitely has a keen interest in horses. That’s why when Petplan Equine asked us to be involved in their Dream Horse campaign, I knew M would jump at the chance! Petplan Equine have asked children to get creative and draw… [Read More]

My Dream Pet with Petplan

We’ve teamed up with Petplan for their exciting new campaign which asks children to put their artistic skills to the test by drawing their dream pet. This could be with wings, eight legs, three heads or it could even glow in the dark! To make this campaign even more magical, their dream pet drawing will then be transformed into an amazing soft toy for them to keep and treasure forever. R decided that her dream pet would have a dogs head, cats body and the tail of a dragon! She was very excited at the idea of this and couldn’t… [Read More]

Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]

The girls first pet

I’ve always been an animal lover. When I was a child, my sister and I had many pets. Hamsters, rabbits, numerous cats and even ducks! Before our girls were born, my husband and I had two kittens. We called them Dragon and Fable. It’s rather strange as their names definitely suited them. Dragon was fierce and would often attack Fable, who was a soft, gentle and cuddly cat. When my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with twins, we made the decision to re-home the cats. It was heartbreaking, but having Two house cats and two babies… [Read More]

Don’t forget your pets this Christmas!

Christmas is a time for family and friends. For eating good food, spending time with loved ones and gift giving and receiving, but will you remember your pet this Christmas? Just because your furry friend is a four legged creature and uses their tongue to clean themselves, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve some TLC and presents too! More Than have created a pet present finder app to help you choose the perfect present for your pet. You can choose from either a cat or dog, the category of present you’d like such as toy, treat, gear or fun and… [Read More]

Dos and Don'ts of Relocating

Many people relocate every day for a variety of reasons. Some do so for a new job and others for a better life. Whatever your reasons are, there are a few things you should consider before you make the move. Moving your family If you have children you’ll need to think about how the move will impact them. From missing their friends to finding them a new school, there’ll be a lot of things you’ll need to talk about. Your children will undoubtedly be excited about living in a new, exciting place, but it’ll be scary too. You’ll need to… [Read More]

What age would you buy your child their first pet?

At 14 months of age our twins have started to take an interest in animals, especially R. When we go to the park they both point at the dogs and watch them with amazement. When their favourite animal TV show comes on, R will point and make her way to the TV before standing right in front of it and watching all the animals. I can’t wait for the weather to brighten up a bit so we can take them to the farm. In the meantime we called into a pet shop on our way home from swimming one day… [Read More]