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Give your pets a helping hand this fireworks season

Many pets are nervous at the sound of the booming fireworks that light up the night sky this time of year, with some even needing to receive medical care during these stressful times. If you’re worried about your pet, then try some of our suggestions: Small Pets - Bring hutches/cages in to a quiet... Read more

Women pine for pets on holiday - but all men want is their own bed, according to new study

When ICE interviewed 1,000 holidaymakers about the top things they missed while they were abroad, nothing could have quite prepared them for the results. You'd think that people from home would top the list, along with 'proper' English food, or even TV channels from home. However, the results showe... Read more

Columbus Direct employees celebrate National Pet Month by bringing their pets into the office

Columbus Direct employees are preparing for a month of animal love in the office in order to celebrate National Pet Month, which runs from today until May 4. Dogs, cats and rodents are welcome, but exotic pets and fish are not allowed onto the office floor as their specialist equipment could be pro... Read more

Insure your pet can come on holiday

Almost half of UK households own a pet and, with the summer holiday season approaching, many will be considering taking their dog or cat away with them. According to recent research by a pet retailer*, one quarter of UK adult pet owners are prepared to pay the same amount as an extra adult on holid... Read more

How to successfully move house with a cat in tow

Moving house is always exciting - it's a new start for you and your family. Unfortunately, your pets might not see it that way - and cats, who love their routines and bond strongly with their home territory, are especially prone to taking the upheaval in their lives badly. We've spoken to the Blue ... Read more

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter holiday

Easter is fast approaching, and although a few chocolate-based goodies will keep the kids entertained for a while, you'll only have so long before they start asking what you've got planned for the break. Research has shown that keeping kids entertained during the Easter holidays - with the likes of... Read more

Ten excellent reasons to book an autumn getaway

If you've got some holiday left over but you're planning on sitting on it until something better comes along, don't. Here at Columbus Direct, we urge you to seize the day and make the most of the big wide world - and here are ten reasons why you should book that autumn break. 1) Apart from various ... Read more

The worst things about returning home from holiday

Returning home from holiday is a bit like meeting up with a recent ex. You may have a stiff drink to strengthen your resolve beforehand and try to convince yourself that this is all for the best, but there's no denying that a few hours in, you'll realise that you're in the middle of a fairly uncomfo... Read more

Make sure your home insurance claim doesn't get rejected

If you're about to purchase a home insurance policy and you're blithely scrolling through those reams of terms and conditions without reading them, stop. Just stop.Those clever people at The Money Advice Service have compiled a list of things that could invalidate your insurance. Here are ten of the... Read more

Great Apes: How Born Free are saving gorillas and chimps from extinction

The Born Free Foundation is dedicated to helping animals worldwide, and nobody knows better than Programmes Manager Liz Greengrass how tricky a task it can be. Apes worldwide are in trouble. Their numbers are declining, their habitats are being destroyed by deforestation and adult apes are being ki... Read more

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