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Why you shouldn’t buy a rabbit for Easter
17 APRIL 2017

Why you shouldn’t buy a rabbit for Easter

Spring is in full swing and it’s likely that many people will be considering buying a rabbit this Easter. Whilst they may seem like the perfect Easter ‘gift’, it’s important not to buy on impulse. The sad truth is that many people buy rabbits at Easter and then abandon them months, or even weeks, later because they weren’t prepared for the responsibility that rabbit ownership entails. That’s why we want to make sure that you’re armed with all the furry facts to ensure that you make the right decision and are fully prepared to treat a new bunny (or better still bunnies) with a lifetime of love.

One in four pets in the UK is on a diet
05 APRIL 2017

One in four pets in the UK is on a diet

With many pets experiencing weight gain, which could lead to pet obesity, we spoke to pet parents across the UK to understand just how health-conscious we really are when it comes to our beloved pets. As part of our investigations, we surveyed pet parents to uncover the furry facts and understand our everyday habits when it comes to keeping our pets’ health in check.

Perfect picks for National Bed Month
14 MARCH 2017

Perfect picks for National Bed Month

There’s nothing better than feeling warm and cosy on a cold night, and we all know that pets love to snuggle and snooze. With dogs sleeping for around 50% of the day, and some cats sleeping for up to 20 hours in a 24-hour period, it’s essential that you provide them with somewhere cosy to rest their paws. So, with March being the official National Bed Month, we’ve highlighted our top snuggly beds for your pets.

Make sure you’re prepared for your rescue dog
15 FEBRUARY 2017

Make sure you’re prepared for your rescue dog

Choosing to love a rescue dog can be a rewarding experience. Your dog may not have had the easiest time, but lots of love and affection will heal any scars your pup might have. So, if you’re thinking about adopting a pet, take a look at our tips for making them feel safe and secure from day one...

 Congratulations… It’s a Puppy!
17 JANUARY 2017

Congratulations… It’s a Puppy!

Becoming a new pet parent can be a daunting experience, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. So whether it’s a boy or a girl, we’ve pulled together these top tips to make sure you’re fully prepared for your new arrival.

How to make sure your pets have a merry Christmas
21 DECEMBER 2016

How to make sure your pets have a merry Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without our fur babies, so making sure they are kept safe is our number one priority as responsible pet parents. Keep in mind our top tips to ensure that you and your pets have a fur-tastic Christmas…

Rosewood takes a bite out of pet treats with six new ranges
20 NOVEMBER 2016

Rosewood takes a bite out of pet treats with six new ranges

We’re excited to announce our expansion into the pet treats market with the launch of six new innovative and healthy treat ranges for cats and dogs.

How to keep your pets comfortable on Halloween and Bonfire Night
27 OCTOBER 2016

How to keep your pets comfortable on Halloween and Bonfire Night

Keeping them safe during Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities is vital. Sudden loud noises can be extremely overwhelming for pets, especially if you’ve got some spooky visitors arriving at your door! To help keep your pet as calm as possible during this time of year, we’ve pulled together our top tips...

Black Cats: Not Just For Halloween
15 OCTOBER 2016

Black Cats: Not Just For Halloween

Although black cats are a huge hit at Halloween, they aren’t as popular all year-round. Some believe this is due to vanity, as people perceive the poor black cat as ‘unphotogenic’. In fact, figures show that black cats are actually the least likely moggies to be adopted.

Top Tips for Leaving Pets Home Alone
26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Top Tips for Leaving Pets Home Alone

As fellow pet parents, we understand how hard it is to leave pets at home while you’re at work, at the shops or even just out with friends. So, to help make your time apart easier, we’ve put together some handy tips for keeping your furry-friend as happy as possible when you’re not there.

Are you Prepared for Puppy Awareness Week?
15 SEPTEMBER 2016

Are you Prepared for Puppy Awareness Week?

Congratulations puppy parents - dog lovers have been revealed as the UK’s most prepared pet parents! For Puppy Awareness Week (12- 18 September 2016), we surveyed 1,500 pet parents to highlight the considerations that go into choosing the right breed to suit our lifestyles – with one in three owners admitting to prepping for over 12 months before adopting their pup.

Your Guide of Toys for your Pooch
10 AUGUST 2016

Your Guide of Toys for your Pooch

Excitement is building and the day is finally here for you to bring your tiny bundle of fur home. There have been weeks of preparation and your home is ready and waiting for your new arrival, but have you bought the right toys?

Five Things To Consider Before Getting A New Pet
20 JULY 2016

Five Things To Consider Before Getting A New Pet

As the number of people with pets in the UK continues to rise, we want to ensure that soon-to-be pet parents are in the know before expanding their fur family. We know that pets are easy to love but are they easy to look after? Here’s what you should be asking yourself before getting a new pet:

Survey Reveals Top Pet Parenting Secrets
06 JULY 2016

Survey Reveals Top Pet Parenting Secrets

Last month we surveyed pet parents to discover the roles that our hearts and heads play in the planning and preparation for a new pet – and the results are heartwarming. Interested? Keep reading to find out more.

Paul O’Grady Named Celebrity Pet Dad of The Year
17 JUNE 2016

Paul O’Grady Named Celebrity Pet Dad of The Year

With Father’s Day fast approaching, the public has crowned TV personality, Paul O’Grady ‘Celebrity Pet Dad of the Year’ in the Rosewood Pet Parent awards.

Grass v Grain: Food For Thought
06 JUNE 2016

Grass v Grain: Food For Thought

As Britain’s love of rabbits and guinea pigs continues to grow, Rosewood understands that good things often come in small packages, and pets are no exception!

Take The Lead For Walk To School Week
19 MAY 2016

Take The Lead For Walk To School Week

The sun is out and Brits are dashing to the gym in a bid to prepare their summer bodies for the holiday season ahead. With so many gym memberships and fitness classes available to us, it’s easy to forget about one everyday exercise that wont cost us a single penny… walking.

Playtime, Not Just For Your Pet!
05 MAY 2016

Playtime, Not Just For Your Pet!

Dogs don’t just love to play, they need to play and variety is key when it comes to keeping both you and your four-legged friend happy.

The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Pet Care
12 APRIL 2016

The Dos and Don’ts of Summer Pet Care

From allergies to sunburn, our four-legged friends can suffer the same summer struggles as their human counterparts. So, with summertime just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your pets for the rising temperatures ahead. To help, we’ve pulled together the top dos and don’ts of summer pet care to ensure that you, and your pet, are ready for the sunny season.

Rabbit Residence calls for greater awareness of responsible ownership
30 MARCH 2016

Rabbit Residence calls for greater awareness of responsible ownership

Rosewood has teamed up with the bunny brains behind Rabbit Residence, a rabbit rescue and rehoming centre that specialises in caring for Britain’s third most popular pet. Thousands of rabbits are expected to be bought as presents this Easter, but sadly many of them are likely to be dumped within just a few months. It’s for this reason that Rabbit Residence founder Caroline Collings and her team are calling upon the public to get clued up about these intelligent animals before introducing one into their home.

Create a long lasting bond with your pet
18 MARCH 2016

Create a long lasting bond with your pet

Rosewood understand that the love between parents and their pets is unconditional, so what better way to fill your heart with that warm fuzzy feeling than spending some valuable time with your faithful furry friend. To ensure they feel loved no matter what, why not set aside some time each week to arrange a pet date night, letting them know that no matter what, they’ll always be top dog! We’ve shared some ideas for creating the perfect pet date to help you and your pet create a long-lasting bond.

Happy Mother's Day Pet Mums!
02 MARCH 2016

Happy Mother's Day Pet Mums!

As animal lovers, we feel that the nation’s pet mums should be acknowledged for the care and love that they rain upon their pets every day. So on behalf of beloved pets everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day!

Digging for Dirt on Pet Habits
16 FEBRUARY 2016

Digging for Dirt on Pet Habits

Last month we set out to discover which boundaries the nation’s pet lovers are willing to cross when it comes to their furry loved ones… and the results are fascinating! It’s clear that there’s very little a devoted pet parent wouldn’t do for their four-legged friends, with one in ten admitting to sharing a hairbrush with their pet! Many also felt that non-pet owners simply don’t understand the bond between parent and pet – but does this mean that the line between good and bad habits has been blurred?

Help Your Cat Beat The January Blues
20 JANUARY 2016

Help Your Cat Beat The January Blues

It’s not just humans that get down in the dumps. Like us, cats feel a whole host of complex emotions and whilst they may be more reserved than other pets, they are known to suffer from depression more than most.

Reach your goals in 2016 with the help of your pet
04 JANUARY 2016

Reach your goals in 2016 with the help of your pet

Despite good intentions, 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions will fail to keep them, with most of us giving up in the first week. It can be hard to stick to resolutions, especially if you go it alone, but involving your pet could be the secret to your success!

Have a Safe Journey this Christmas
21 DECEMBER 2015

Have a Safe Journey this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and, for 25% of the people we surveyed, this means packing up the mistletoe and hitting the road for the holiday season.

What's on the Menu this Christmas?
09 DECEMBER 2015

What's on the Menu this Christmas?

?With the festive season just around the corner, pet parents across the country are preparing to shower their furred family members in special Christmas treats. In fact, 33%* of UK pets will be celebrating the festive season by indulging in rich turkey dinners and seasonal sweets. But could this be damaging their health?

Take The Lead With This Year’s Christmas Trends
18 NOVEMBER 2015

Take The Lead With This Year’s Christmas Trends

Pets are part of the family and we love to include them in our seasonal celebrations, so much so that 90% of us will buy our pets a present this Christmas.

Autumn/Winter: Get the Look
29 OCTOBER 2015

Autumn/Winter: Get the Look

Dust off your winter boots and dig out your woolly layers, the seasonal chill is slowly creeping in and it’s time to prepare our wardrobes for the colder months. But what about our faithful furry friends?

Make the Most of Autumn
28 SEPTEMBER 2015

Make the Most of Autumn

Can you feel a chill in the air?

Hilbrae Dogs’ Home – Charity Work and Donation
10 SEPTEMBER 2015

Hilbrae Dogs’ Home – Charity Work and Donation

The Rosewood team hand-delivered a selection of toys and beds to local dogs' home Hilbrae Rescue Kennels last month. Based in Telford, the kennel is a charity that takes in and finds homes for stray and unwanted dogs in the nearby area.

Back to school blues...
05 SEPTEMBER 2015

Back to school blues...

During the school holidays children have more time to lavish their pets with extra love and attention but when it’s time to go back to school this suddenly stops which can leave your pets, especially dogs, feeling depressed and stressed! Help your dog beat the back to school blues.

Holidaying without your Elderly Pets
28 AUGUST 2015

Holidaying without your Elderly Pets

What should you do when you want to go on holiday but your elderly pet is just too frail to make the journey? Here are a few ideas on how to holiday without your senior animal.

How to Adopt a Homeless Animal
14 AUGUST 2015

How to Adopt a Homeless Animal

Each year thousands of pets are abandoned by their owners or left at homeless shelters, charities and clinics. Adopting a homeless animal gives an unwanted pet a second chance at life. To mark International Homeless Animals’ Day, here’s our guide to adopting a homeless pet.

How to Holiday with Animals
15 JULY 2015

How to Holiday with Animals

Pets are part of the family so why should they miss out on the fun of a family getaway? Read on for some useful tips on how to holiday with animals.

Biosafe - Uniquely Hygienic Toys for Puppies
29 JUNE 2015

Biosafe - Uniquely Hygienic Toys for Puppies

Mischievous puppies love colourful, textured toys because they’re fun to play with and help to relieve the discomfort of teething. We know that your dog’s favourite toys can quickly become dirty, smelly and germ ridden, so we’ve launched a fantastic, hygienic, multi-functional alternative, BioSafe Germ Smart Dog Toys!

Introducing Meadow Menu!
15 JUNE 2015

Introducing Meadow Menu!

Nine years ago we launched our Naturals brand of small animal treats. Healthier than other treats on the market, more stimulating and better quality, Naturals has built up a large and loyal following. After years of research and development we now launch an extension to the Naturals range - Meadow Menu: grain free and superior foods for fibrevores.

How to keep your dog smiling
02 JUNE 2015

How to keep your dog smiling

The wagging tail and toothy grin of a dog that’s excitedly running around in circles and panting at your feet are the essential signs of a pleased pooch. But what can you do to make sure that your pet stays smiling?


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