It’s a noisy time of year with all the firework displays and it’s not surprising this can induce fear and stress for cats. The good news is, there are things you can do to keep your cat safe and calm during fireworks. From prescription medications, calming diffusers and supplements, to changes in the house and advice from a qualified behaviourist.

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It might be an exciting time of year for us, with Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations. But for pets the loud, unexpected firework bangs can induce fear and stress. In fact the PDSA 2022 wellbeing report showed that 41% of dogs are scared of fireworks. Common signs that dogs show when they’re stressed include shaking, panting, pacing, barking and hiding. The good news is there are lots of things you can do to help your dog cope.

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There are many different types of wild mushrooms and toadstools that grow in the UK. They are most commonly found in the autumn months, between September and November. Mushrooms usually grow in woodlands and parks, and they can even be seen in gardens.

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How can you keep your furry friends safe at night? Joii’s expert vets explain the potential dangers for cats outside at night, and how you can help them stay safe.

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Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous to our pets. The symptoms of poisoning can range from mild to very severe, depending on the plant involved and how much has been eaten. Dogs and cats of all ages can be affected.

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year for long dog walks. But during this time, some pet owners may find themselves worrying about their dogs’ eating habits.
In this article, find out why your dog might be eating leaves, what to do, and how to prevent it.

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October already! And while we’re wondering what happened to the rest of the year, Halloween is almost upon us. Which means it’s that time of the year again –  trick-or-treating, ghostly gatherings, dressing-up dilemmas, and all sorts of ghoulish goodies in the shops.

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Conkers come from the horse chestnut tree and fall to the ground during autumn in the UK. These trees are common along streets and in parks too. Research indicates that there are almost half a million horse chestnut trees in Great Britain. 

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Autumn already!

And with October 31st just around the corner, it can mean only one thing… Pumpkins!

40 million of the orange icons will leave supermarket shelves in the weeks before Halloween.

But when it comes to our pets, are these orange icons ‘Ghastly gourds’ or ‘Superhero superfoods’?

Because whether it’s purloining peel, snaffling seeds or raiding the ready-meal-with-a-face (conveniently left out on the doorstep), many dogs (and more than a few cats) are going to be carving out some pumpkin panics for pet parents over Halloween.

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Autumn can be a beautiful time of the year, but it is important to be aware of the dangers for our dogs and cats during these months.
Some of these risks are mild, such as skin allergies or certain parasites. Others can be more serious, such as eating poisonous plants or severe stress due to fireworks.

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