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Marie Carter

Editor and Publisher at Pets Magazine

MARIE CARTER is Editor & Publisher of Pets Magazine. She also writes widely on pet subjects for a wide variety of additional national and international media. Pets Magazine is a monthly digital pet and pet owner lifestyle magazine featuring new and luxury products for people and their pets, pet pampering, dog friendly and pet friendly hotels & cottages, restaurants & pubs and activities as well as news, advice columns, health & wellbeing, fashion features, and much more. The magazine regularly features celebrity pet owners and exclusives.
Why We Need National Pet Remembrance

Why We Need National Pet Remembrance Day

The death of a beloved companion animal can leave a massive hole in a family's life. But, unlike the death of a human family member, the death of a precious pet can leave a caring and devoted animal lover in emotional turmoil for other reasons, aside from the very real sense of grief experienced.
15/06/2016 16:44 BST
How to Get The Best Health Cover for Your

How to Get The Best Health Cover for Your Pet

As a nation of animal lovers, we naturally want the best for our pets. The rising cost of advanced diagnostic equipment and procedures has led to more expensive veterinary treatment. How can pet owners shoulder the cost whilst doing the best they can for their pets?
01/06/2016 15:01 BST
The Talented Artist Who Creates 3D

The Talented Artist Who Creates 3D Pets

The artist's work takes 3D tech to the limits by creating items that are truly bespoke and unique to the individual. Dimitris is recognised as an international expert on 3D art and has exhibited internationally.
02/05/2016 14:03 BST
California Is the Home of Pet

California Is the Home of Pet Tech

The market for technology for our pets, or 'pet tech', including wearables such as activity trackers, is one of the last hi-tech frontiers set to be conquered. The charge is coming not from the UK, but from California.
05/04/2016 14:49 BST
Our Pets Really Do Love

Our Pets Really Do Love Us

Pets give people so much in terms of love and emotional support. Simply stroking a dog, cat, rabbit or even horse can lead to lower blood pressure and can combat stress. The feelings are reciprocated, as our touch can have therapeutic effects for our pets, particularly if they are feeling out of sorts.
25/02/2016 17:23 GMT
Do You Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In Your

Do You Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In Your Bed?

Most of us can sleep soundly in the knowledge that we're highly unlikely to catch disease from our pets. We're more likely to get woken up in the wee small hours or scratched, either accidentally or purposefully, if we choose to share our bed with a feline. Dogs, on the other hand, are usually well behaved and will love to snuggle up to their human pack member...
01/11/2015 22:52 GMT
Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.
05/10/2015 17:34 BST
Pets in 3D: Why Pet Lovers Are Embracing 3D

Pets in 3D: Why Pet Lovers Are Embracing 3D Printing

As editor of Pets Magazine, my particular area of interest is pets, and the pet industry is now in the vanguard of the 3D revolution. People increasingly want to remember their deceased pets by creating life-like memento mori and to create a unique gift for a pet lover.
15/09/2015 11:17 BST
How Much Is That Doggy in the

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

What troubles me about the French attitude to dogs is that they seem to regard these cute canines more as commodities than we do in the UK. In France, as in large swathes of the continent, you can easily buy a puppy from a pet shop. You can, if the mood took you, pop out for a pint of milk and come back with a pooch.
09/08/2015 18:53 BST
Should We Set Up Legal Trusts For Our

Should We Set Up Legal Trusts For Our Pets?

The point should not be lost that it's so very important to make specific provision for pets. This should particularly be the case if the pet is older or has a medical condition(s) that will make it more difficult for them to be rehomed if the pet owner dies first.
15/07/2015 11:29 BST
Why Our Pets Deserve More In The

Why Our Pets Deserve More In The End

Until the last decade or so, our pets on slipping this mortal coil would be interred either at the bottom of the garden - dog and goldfish lying paw to fin - or in rather less dignified ways. It's only relatively recently that pet crematoria have sprung up and other ways of remembering our pets have emerged.
17/06/2015 13:18 BST
Shouldn't The Punishment Fit The

Shouldn't The Punishment Fit The Crime?

Barely a week goes by without there being yet another story in the media about animal cruelty. Thanks to social media, we are now regularly confronted on Twitter and Facebook news feeds by images of extreme pet neglect and abuse.
29/05/2015 18:16 BST
Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real

Robo Pets Can Never Replace Real Pets

Anyone who has ever been responsible for a pet knows they give as good as they get in terms of unconditional love and devotion. So, I read with some amusement the thoughts of an 'animal welfare' researcher in Oz who believes that robotic pets will soon replace our beloved living and breathing best friends.
15/05/2015 16:48 BST
An Open Door Policy for

An Open Door Policy for Pooches?

Pets, and it is generally dogs, at work can help people relax and lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as having a positive effect on blood pressure. They can also improve morale and even contribute to team working.
07/05/2015 21:21 BST
The Death of Embarrassment Over Pet

The Death of Embarrassment Over Pet Bereavement

There is little doubt that losing a beloved pet can leave a massive hole in a family's life. Unlike the death of a human family member, which understandably attracts a huge outflow of sympathy, love and care in both actions and words, the death of a pet can be bewildering for other reasons.
24/04/2015 17:31 BST