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312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012
  • Monday, December 5, 2016

Our latest research has highlighted a worrying statistic about UK canines. Cases of arthritis in dogs has risen by 312% between 2012 and 2015. As we looked into this data more closely, we found that the number of cases is expected to rise even further to around 369% by the end of 2016. Arthritis is … Continued

Nearly 2,000 dogs estimated to suffer from chocolate poisoning this Christmas
  • Monday, November 28, 2016

At Animal Friends, we know that pets are part of the family, so it can seem like a good idea to treat them at Christmas. But our latest research has shown that 2,000 dogs are expected to be treated for chocolate poisoning over the festive period this year! Our data shows that throughout 2016, there … Continued

Why Do Horses Need Shoes?
  • Friday, November 25, 2016

Whether you’re an experienced horse owner or if you often see horses being ridden in your nearby area, you’re likely to be familiar with the trotting noise that come from a horses’ hooves. This noise comes from the shoes that horses wear, and the reason why they wear them can vary depending on the horses’ … Continued

How to help a constipated dog
  • Friday, November 18, 2016

What is constipation? Constipation is a common digestive problem where there is an inability to produce frequent bowel movements. This uncomfortable condition can affect every breed and age of dog. What causes constipation in dogs? Dogs can become constipated for the following reasons: Lack of fibre in their diet Dehydration Side effect of medication Enlarged … Continued

What should I do if my cat becomes aggressive?
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Aggression is alarming behaviour directed towards a person or animal. When cats show signs of aggression – an important survival skill that has helped felines survive in the wild for centuries – it is important to first rule out why they are acting in this way. Chances are, if they are acting out of character, there … Continued

Top 10 Most Poisonous Foods For Dogs
  • Friday, November 11, 2016

We all like to treat our pets every now and again, but sometimes our good deed can put our dog’s health in danger. In this blog post we’ll outline the top 10 foods you should never feed your dog, and why they’re harmful to your pet’s health. Avocado Although they are known as a super … Continued

Review: 1st Galaxy Quiet Fireworks
  • Friday, November 4, 2016

Product Review: 1st Galaxy Fireworks With firework night fast approaching as animal lovers we are always keen to find ways to reduce the stress an anxiety this causes for our pets. According to the RSPCA, it is estimated that 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks. With … Continued

Trick or Treat Recipe: Peanut and Pumpkin Dog Balls
  • Friday, October 28, 2016

This Halloween after being inspired by our recent  review of Little Barker Bakery Bark Me Dog Treats, we decided to look into other easy treats that you can make at home using simple healthy ingredients. Of course we always advise that you talk to your vet before introducing any new food groups into your dogs diet. … Continued

Trick or Treat Recipe: Frozen Apple Treats
  • Friday, October 28, 2016

This Halloween after being inspired by our recent  review of Little Barker Bakery Bark Me Dog Treats, we decided to look into other easy treats that you can make at home using simple healthy ingredients. Of course we always advise that you talk to your vet before introducing any new food groups into your dogs diet. … Continued