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Six things new horse owners need to know
  • Monday, October 17, 2016

Breed, age, how active your horse is and underlying health issues will all affect how you should care for your horse. Here, we provide some useful horse tips to ensure yours lives a long and healthy life. 1.Nutrition is key The most critical thing to consider for your horse’s health, is what they eat and … Continued

Review: Menai Holiday Cottages
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: Menai Holiday Cottages We here at Animal Friends have been day dreaming of a holiday ever since the first fall of a crispy leaf. We, however, like most of you would love to include of furry friends in our holiday adventures! Dave our resident AFI dog loves a good adventure as you can see! … Continued

How Do Dogs Get Fleas?
  • Friday, October 7, 2016

As a pet owner, it is important to understand what happens if your dog catches fleas and how you can prevent this from happening in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that many dog owners have been in and it’s not uncommon for your dog to pick up the pests when they’re on their … Continued

Over a Third of UK Dogs Left Alone for Three Hours a Day!
  • Friday, September 30, 2016

Do you leave your dog home alone for long periods of the day? In our new survey we’ve discovered that 37% of dogs are left untended for an average of three hours a day. This amounts to six weeks over the course of a year! To make matters worse, a further 13% are left in … Continued

Product Review: FitBark
  • Friday, September 23, 2016

Product Review: FitBark We received a super swanky new product to review! The Fitbark monitors your dog’s everyday activity, rest and sleep via an app on your phone. It is able to detect unusual behavior (great to show the vet) and helps us to motivate both ourselves and our pet’s activity! The Fitbark is available … Continued

Employee of the Quarter: Doug Collingwood
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

Employee of the Quarter Here at Animal Friends we love to help as many charities as we can. Along with our bimonthly charity competition, we also run an Employee of the quarter scheme where a cash amount is donated to the winning Employees charity of choice. Being such animal lovers, we love to get to … Continued

Is It Bad to Move a Cat While It Is Asleep?
  • Monday, September 19, 2016

You get home from a long day at work and your beloved cat has missed you dearly. Longing for the warmth of a cosy snuggle spot, they pad up onto the sofa and curl up in ball on your lap. But then you are stuck… and need the loo. Should you move your cat whilst they … Continued

312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012
  • Wednesday, September 14, 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

What Can I Do to Make My Cat Feel Less Lonely?
  • Monday, September 12, 2016

While some cats seem happy to roam the streets for hours on end and just pop back home every now and again for some food, they can actually get very lonely. It’s not uncommon for a lonely cat to tear up your house and cause destruction. You know those cosy cushions in your bedroom? Forget … Continued