A debate has been going on in recent years over the importance of vaccinations. In human medicine an increasing number of parents are opting not to vaccinate their children, which is causing concern for health officials. Veterinarians are also concerned that a growing number of unvaccinated pets increase the risk of a disease epidemic.

The importance of vaccination cannot be underplayed, and the success so far of the World Health Organisation’s ‘global polio eradication campaign’ is an illustration of the real value of large scale vaccinating. However, we also need to balance this with the risk of side effects. In the 1990s a type of cancer was linked to inoculations for rabies, necessary when exporting animals to some countries...

Like most pet’s small pets can have issues, one of the most common is mites. If you suspect mites we recommend you get your small pet to the vet.

Mite Powder

Mite powder is a great product to treat any mites or parasites that you may see on the pet, but we always recommend getting veterinary advice if you are unsure as to what may be wrong with your small pet.

Flea Treatment for Rabbits

Advantage Flea treatment is suitable for Rabbits.

Vitamins and Minerals

Small pets get a lot of these from vegetables, the other things that can provide this are minerals are salt and mineral licks.

Click here to see our range of supplement’s for small pets.

Blue skies and long, balmy days... summer has arrived! Keep your pets healthy, happy and safe during the warmer months, with our helpful advice.

Try and keep your pets out of the sun during the hottest part of the day – 11am to 3pm.

Aquariums and caged pets should never be left in direct sunlight. Shelter outdoor and caged pets from the sun, in a shady spot under a tree.

Animals with light-coloured noses and white hair are particularly susceptible to sunburn on their ears, noses, stomachs and testicles, and this makes them more prone to skin cancer. Apply a pet sunscreen to vulnerable areas.

Always provide your pets with a constant supply of clean, cool water.

Summer is the moulting season for many pets, so regular


The death of a beloved pet can be hugely painful, and it’s difficult to plan for such a sad event. But think back to your early childhood memories of pets passing away. Goldfish flushed unceremoniously down the toilet. Guinea pigs and bunnies wrapped in old tea towels, and cats squashed into shoeboxes. Surely our furry family members are worth a little more thought?

So when the unfortunate time comes what's the next step? How do we provide a dignified burial?

Well… Rest In Pets wants to help make it a special moment for animal lovers and has designed a set of products that finally gives pet lovers an affordable option. 

A complete burial "kit" that can not only be personalized with a loving message, but is...

Every year the week surrounding Guy Fawkes night causes anxiety for pets around the country. While some animals cope reasonably well with this period of banging, flashing and squealing fireworks, many become terrified and stressed.

 Cats have been known to go missing for days afterwards and dogs have reportedly leaped through glass windows in panic, or blindly rushed across roads in front of traffic trying to escape the noise. On the city fringe, horses and deer have run through fences and suffered serious injury. And then there are the horrifying reports of deliberate injury to pets and wildlife through the malicious and cruel use of fireworks.

While the sale of fireworks is limited to a four-day period, there are no restrictions...