Summer safety tips for your dogs

13th June 2022

  As temperatures begin to soar across the UK, it’s time to get prepared to ensure a safe and happy summer with our pooches. Here are some of our top tips on how to keep your dogs cool this summer and the warning signs to look out for in case your dog has had too much exposure from the sun.... Read more

Petpals talks to The Mirror to provide ‘Ultimate holiday checklist’ for your dogs

8th June 2022

Petpals director Kevin Thackrah speaks to The Mirror to provide dog owners with the ultimate holiday checklist. From food essentials to water bowls, towels and medical details, Kevin covers it all – plus the simple things you may easily forget. “A holiday with your dog can be a thrilling experience, but it can cause a major headache for the whole... Read more

Petpals listed in Top 20 Female-Centric franchise brands

24th May 2022

Petpals listed in Top 20 Female-Centric franchise brands Petpals are delighted to announce that Business Woman magazine have listed us in their Top 20 Female-Centric franchise brands list for 2022. The list recognises brands who exemplify what today’s entrepreneurs look for when it comes to inclusivity and equality. “Approximately 60 per cent of our franchisees are female, and what excites... Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week

13th May 2022

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah features in monthly column ‘Franchise diaries’ in Elite Franchise Magazine. Full to the brim with news and features for franchisors and franchisees alike, Elite Franchise is the definitive platform for the franchising sector. Kevin shares his knowledge and experience with you through this highly regarded industry magazine. In this month’s instalment Petpals Director Kevin Thackrah talks to... Read more

How to implement a wide-ranging marketing and PR strategy in the evolving digital landscape of 2022

19th April 2022

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah features in monthly column ‘Franchise diaries’ in Elite Franchise Magazine. Full to the brim with news and features for franchisors and franchisees alike, Elite Franchise is the definitive platform for the franchising sector. Kevin shares his knowledge and experience with you through this highly regarded industry magazine. In this months instalment, Kevin gives his advice on how... Read more

Easter safety tips for your pets

14th April 2022

As we enjoy the delicious treats that Easter has to offer, it’s important to remember that some of these can be hazardous to our pets. Here are the 3 common dangers for pets to avoid: Chocolate & Easter eggs: Chocolate contains theobromine, an ingredient toxic to pets. If ingested, theobromine can cause seizures, increased heart rate, diarrhoea, vomiting and even... Read more

How to make sure that your values remain a key focus as you expand your business offering

8th April 2022

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah features in monthly column ‘Franchise diaries’ in Elite Franchise Magazine. Full to the brim with news and features for franchisors and franchisees alike, Elite Franchise is the definitive platform for the franchising sector. Kevin shares his knowledge and experience with you through this highly regarded industry magazine. You may reach a point where your franchise offering is... Read more

Dogs in season

28th March 2022

We are often asked for guidance for dogs in season and with the help of our in-house vet, Dr Sophie Bell from Animal Love, we have put together some informational advice on best practices  for when your dog is in season. Stresses and behaviour It can be a very stressful time for a bitch in season. They can show some... Read more

Tick Bite Prevention Week

22nd March 2022

What are ticks and why are they important to prevent? Ticks are external parasites that live by feeding off of the blood of humans and animals. The reason to prevent ticks in both humans and your pets is that some can carry harmful bacteria’s that can cause Lyme disease and other serious illnesses. It is important to note that not... Read more

Petpals celebrates Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchise award!

11th March 2022

In December of 2021 we were delighted to announce that Petpals had made it into the Elite Franchise Top 100 franchises list for 2022. It is the UK’s definitive league table of the top 100 franchises Britain has to offer. We had the honour of attending the HSBC UK sponsored award ceremony last night (10/03/2022) in London to collect our... Read more

Professional Pet Sitters Week

8th March 2022

Professional Pet Sitters Week (6th March – 12th March) Professional Pet Sitters Week was introduced in 1995 by the organisation Pet Sitters International (PSI). PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet-care providers. Professional Pet Sitters Week allows us to highlight the advantages of using a professional pet-care provider. It also helps us to promote the opportunities of pet sitting... Read more

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for your Pets

11th February 2022

With Valentine’s day around the corner, we are all booking flower deliveries and buying boxes of chocolates for our loved ones, let’s not forget about our furry loved ones as lots of these Valentine’s treats can prove hazardous to them. Please see the top 5 hazardous treats to avoid: 1. FLOWERS While not all are toxic to pets it’s not... Read more

Mystery dog illness spreading throughout UK

2nd February 2022

With reports that a mystery dog bug is spreading rapidly throughout the UK, vets are warning dog owners to stay vigilant and aware of the symptoms. The illness is reported to cause ‘violent gastroenteritis-like symptoms’, according to the British Veterinary Association (BVA). The bug was first reported in mid-January throughout Yorkshire and parts of North East England, with speculation it... Read more

How to build your own business empire and scale it to success through franchising

28th January 2022

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah and Franchisee Peter Lea feature in ‘What Franchise’ magazine. Lifestyle franchisees can go multi-unit too Many lifestyle franchises are traditionally owner-operator models, where the franchisee does the work themselves, albeit often aided by staff. But that does not mean you cannot grow your business by taking on new franchise areas. Kevin Thackrah, director of the Petpals... Read more

How to manage the challenges of a booming franchise sector

25th January 2022

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah features in monthly column ‘Franchise diaries’ in Elite Franchise Magazine. Full to the brim with news and features for franchisors and franchisees alike, Elite Franchise is the definitive platform for the franchising sector. Kevin shares his knowledge and experience with you through this highly regarded industry magazine. With 3.2 million households acquiring a pet since the start... Read more

How to keep you and your pet active in 2022

27th December 2021

So with Christmas Day done and dusted, you might be starting to feel the effects of your over-indulgence of food and wine – but with the New Year in sight there is no better time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If a more active lifestyle is on your list of goals then read on to discover our... Read more

10 ways to spoil your pet this Christmas

20th December 2021

With reports that pet owners are expected to spend a record £900 million on their four-legged friends this Christmas, it is with no surprise that as a nation of animal lovers we want to spoil our pets rotten. So if pets had opposable thumbs, what exactly would they write on their Christmas list to Santa-paws this year? Here at Petpals... Read more

Microchipping cats to become mandatory by law

14th December 2021

What a great early Christmas present for pet owners to hear the news that microchipping cats is to become compulsory by law, helping to protect millions of cats across the country. The new rules follow a Government call for evidence and consultation which saw 99% of respondents support the plans for compulsory microchipping in cats. Animal Welfare Minister, Lord Goldsmith... Read more

Keeping your pets safe and happy this festive season

3rd December 2021

♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ♫ However for many pets, the festive season can inadvertently become the most woeful time of the year. Whilst we start getting into the festive spirit it can be easy to forget about all the potential hazards that come with the festive season. With that in mind, here are a few... Read more

Cat and dog playing in the snow

Caring for pets during the winter

15th November 2021

  Winter is soon approaching and with it comes a whole set of seasonal challenges for keeping our cats and dogs safe. To help, Petpals has put together this guide on keeping pets safe, happy and healthy. Be careful of antifreeze Antifreeze is toxic for cats and dogs, it actually has a sweet scent that may entice a cat or... Read more

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