Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Steam cleaners can make quick work of cleaning floors and other surfaces.By heating up water to produce steam at high pressure, they aim to get rid of dirt, grease stain and germs in record time, and without the need for harsh detergents – better for both your surfaces and the environment.

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

The association was forced to clarify that only cat owners who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus should keep their pets indoors, after a study found cats can spread the virus.

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

Crufts 2020 cancelled: Will Crufts be cancelled over coronavirus fears?

But now people are asking if Crufts has been cancelled, or should be cancelled, amid continued fears about the spread of coronavirus across the UK.

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July: Dogs are likely to be scared by Independence Day fireworks (Image: GETTY) 4th of July 2019: Americans celebrate Independence Day with a pomp (Image: GETTY)The study reads: “Owners most commonly reported fearful responses to fireworks in their dogs.

A dignified end for beloved pets

A dignified end for beloved pets

It would be a tragedy if this poorly evidenced representation of the most important function we perform in companion animal medicine were to dissuade anyone from seeking the best, most compassionate end-of-life care and advice that veterinary professionals and their support staff can provide.

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge CRUEL winter weather can be a particularly hard time for our warm and fuzzy friends who are not prepared for freezing conditions.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Two more dogs die as charity issues warning

Alabama Rot WARNING: Two more dogs die as charity issues warning

“As we come into the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. We’re getting a cockapoo puppy at Christmas (yes, it’s for life).

SHOCK WARNING: Cat POISONED after swallowing 'TOXIC 5p coin'

SHOCK WARNING: Cat POISONED after swallowing 'TOXIC 5p coin'

Today leading veterinary charity PDSA warned pet owners to always seek urgent veterinary advice if animals swallow items feared to be potentially harmful.Kevin’s owners Steve and Frances Gwillim had taken their two year old family pet to the Swansea PDSA Hospital when he went off his food and became increasingly distant.PDSA vet Lucy Knight said: “When Kevin was brought in he was very unwell and had a lot of tummy pain.“We carried out x-rays and were gobsmacked when we saw this coin on the screen.

How British dog owners are using cannabis oil to cure anxiety in pets

How British dog owners are using cannabis oil to cure anxiety in pets

Rescue dogs Phoenix and Garvey both have ‘calmed down’ since taking CBD oil (Picture: Facebook)However, there is a huge array of cannabis oil products for human consumption in the UK and people are administering them to their pets – usually without advice from vets.

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

“We urge pet-owners to be cautious when grit is being spread on roads, as rock salt can be toxic to dogs and cats if they lick it from their paws or fur,” a spokesperson told The Independent.

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

Listerine and Pets: Not Veterinarian Recommended

This company does not claim, nor has it been proven elsewhere, that Listerine treats fungal, bacterial or viral infections when applied topically to the skin of a dog.