Animal Keeper, we love our pets

News, events, information  links and discussion for all animal lovers. Information on domestic pets and pet services.  If  you would like to contact us please email info@animalkeeper.co.uk

We cover how to look after your animals to pet insurance and keeping your anim al healthy. We are always looking for tips and stories for our site so please keep sending then in.

 

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About domestic animals and the services for pets

Dogs and cats are the most popular animals kept as domestic pets in the UK.  Indeed pet sitting and dog walking have become growth businesses as more and more owners are too busy to carry out the daily activities themselves.


We all love animals as pets around the home.  However to maintain standards of care it is always important to reach the next generation of owners. All animal clinics organise visits from parties of schoolchildren and their vets show them the importance of the work they do. In Surrey alone, there are over 50 school visits a year. This early education means that children will have a good appreciation of animal welfare in order to break the cycle of mismanagement that has often been handed down through generations of owners.


Where there is poverty and ignorance there will be animal suffering. Usually, however, an owner is not being cruel to his animals; he is just continuing the misguided practices of animal management that his father used, and his father before him. Firing, for example, is a barbaric practice where the horses’ knees and legs are burnt with a red-hot iron. Many owners truly believe that this reduces ‘water on the knee’ and makes the animal stronger and better able to work. They have no concept of the pain the animal is enduring or the ineffectiveness of the firing.
Education is the key to changing the way in which owners treat their animals. Wherever possible, vets use the opportunity to talk with the owners, find out how they treat their animals and give advice about better animal management. This builds up an important relationship of trust between the vet and the owner.

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News, events, information  links and discussion for all animal lovers. Information on domestic pets and pet services.  If  you would like to contact us please email info@animalkeeper.co.uk

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