Dog with sunglasses on
By Ceri Chamberlain

May Bank Holiday

Let’s face it, the best holiday is a holiday shared with the family pet. No worrying about whether the poor blighter who has been left in charge of the dog is inadvertently undoing months’ worth of training (no feeding at the table!); whether they are giving them enough water; whether the beloved pooch is actually […]

mature dog sitting next to dog bowl full of Nature's Harvest Senior Chicken
By Ceri Chamberlain

Spotlight on Nature’s Harvest Senior – Chicken

Everyone loves a puppy: it’s an almost universal truth. We are hard-wired to find their little stubby, pudgy faces adorable; we are all programmed to find small creatures endearing. It’s not just puppies, we find almost all baby animals more pleasing to look at than their parents. Being appealing lends a natural advantage because the […]

Dog being stroked on it's head
By Ceri Chamberlain

Dementia Action / Awareness Week 2019

Dementia Action / Awareness Week takes place between the 20th and the 26th May this year. The commendable goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take some kind of action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, ultimately working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with the disease do […]

Dog thinking about the FA Cup FInal
By Ceri Chamberlain

Football Fever

The time has come. The final approaches. Saturday 18th May at 5pm is the 2019 FA Cup Final. Here at NHHQ we are convinced that dogs can sense the build-up of excitement that comes with big matches. The tails get a bit waggier, the eyebrows a bit twitchier, the jumps a bit higher, the smiles […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

MAY we have a word?

Hooray! It’s May. There’s no denying that Spring puts a spring into your spaniel. Dog walking is much more appealing when not trudging through icy puddles in the driving rain, nervously shuffling around the park in the dark, or fruitlessly whistling into biting winds for your dog to return. Spring and summer also herald the […]

cat under a blanket
By Ceri Chamberlain

Cats -v- Cucumbers…

We have all seen them, the videos on the internet showing that cats are terrified – utterly terrified – of cucumbers. Why on Earth is this? What possible reason could a cat have for a deep-seated fear of a harmless vegetable (or is it a fruit? It’s a fruit, isn’t it?). In the majority of […]

Cat purring while sleeping
By Ceri Chamberlain

Cats Purrs

A purrfectly reasonable explanation Let?s take a look at the most wonderful of sounds to a cat-owner ? a purr. Why do cats purr? How do they purr? What?s the purrrpose of it all? (sorry) Why do cats purr? It’s easy to assume that cats purr because they’re happy. All contented kitty owners have experienced […]

dog smelling human hand
By Ceri Chamberlain

How Dogs Smell

Dogs? noses are tens of thousands of times more sensitive to odours than humans, but how exactly do these super sniffers? noses work? And why are man?s best friend so much better at smelling out stuff than we are? Dogs can detect some odours in parts per trillion. Dog cognition researchers have reported that, while […]

swimming dog
By Ceri Chamberlain

Swimming for Dogs

Does your dog like to swim? When it comes to water the majority of dogs throw themselves in, however, some are slightly more reticent and need a little coaxing. So why is swimming so good for your dog? Swimming is great exercise: Water produces resistance so your dog has to work harder than if he […]