Free pet workshops for kids this half-term

Pets at Home

Did you know that reflective materials can help drivers to see you and your pets up to three seconds sooner at night? This potentially lifesaving fact is just one of the tips that kids will learn this half term to keep their pets safe this winter.

Pets at Home Eastleigh is once again hosting its Kids’ Holiday Pet Club, a series of free pet workshops, providing children with the opportunity to learn more about how to keep their dogs, cats and small furries safe.

The workshops will give kids hands on experience of looking after small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, with advice on how to protect them when they are exposed to low temperatures, rain, wind and snow, as well as keeping them fed and watered.

For owners of larger pets, there will be a chance to learn what makes reflective material, reflective. From reflective coats to fluorescent collars, kids will find out the best ways to keep their dogs and cats visible during the dark winter evenings.

As bonfire night gets closer, members of the store team will also be on hand to provide information on firework safety for pets and wildlife.

Kirsty Bond , store manager of Pets at Home Eastleigh, said: “As the nights draw in and the temperatures start to drop, just like us, pets need to take extra precautions and many require extra special care to keep them safe and healthy. These workshops will not only be really helpful to children who want to learn about pets, but they’re also a fun and free way to spend half term!

“Pet welfare is extremely important to us at Pets at Home, so we want to equip children or, potential pet owners with as much knowledge as possible about responsible pet ownership.”

As well as completing quizzes and entering colouring competitions, all attendees to the Kids’ Holiday Pet Club will receive a certificate for their participation.

For more information and times of workshops visit Pets at Home Eastleigh or visit the store locator at www.petsathome.comfor contact details.