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.
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
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 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
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
09/03/2016 10:30 GMT
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
We never want to lose our dog so if this is something you're worried about there are a wide range of smart collars and trackers emerging on the wearable market to keep you connected to yours. Some trackers also have smart features to help keep your pet healthy too.
11/01/2016 12:54 GMT
The rationale for introducing a register is simple: many sellers of crossbred dogs make false promises about the health and origin of their dogs and a register could help regulate the trade.
01/12/2015 17:30 GMT
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
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
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
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
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
My prediction is that the cultural shift in China will not flow from social media. Sweeping cultural change will be wrought, rightly or wrongly, not by Twitter or Facebook but by the shifting tide of a dynamic global economy.
23/06/2015 16:22 BST
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
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
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
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
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
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