Blog Posts | Animal Friends
Should workers be allowed time off to take care of their poorly pets?
  • Monday, June 19, 2017

Have you ever taken time off work to care for your ill pet? Well it turns out that a third of UK workers have dodged work to care for their furry companions! We surveyed 2,000 British workers and found that just over two fifths (42%) of employees have not been too truthful when discussing their absence … Continued

Product Review: K9 Connectables
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017

We recently received some K9 Connectables goodies, ready for us to try out and review! The K9 Connectables are a range of shapes and colours which connect together in order to provide mental enrichment and exercise. There are currently three different pieces for the Connectables, which are all able to slot into one another to … Continued

Do pets make Brits more attractive?
  • Friday, June 9, 2017

Do you find yourself more attracted to a partner who is an animal lover? Well it turns out that you’re not alone, because according to our new survey, a fifth of Brits say they would rather date a pet owner over someone who didn’t own one. Out of that group, a third of respondents admitted … Continued

Postcode lottery; How Vet Bills vary across the UK
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Any pet owner in the UK knows just how expensive vet bills can be, but have you ever wondered how much you fork out compared to the rest of the UK? Our latest study has revealed that vet bills for certain treatments can cost up to FIVE TIMES more in certain regions. To conduct our … Continued

This Morning Live 2017
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

Yesterday the Animal Friends team, and our poodles, headed off to the National Exhibition Centre for “This Morning Live” armed with tennis balls, leaflets, hats, and iPads. We have set up home at the Pet’s Corner, and are in the middle of all the action until Sunday. Yesterday we met Pax, the German Shepherd, on … Continued

Toxic Treats lead to Porky Pets
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It seems we’re being a little bit over-generous with our pets as more than half (57%) of British pet owners let their cats and dogs pig out on junk food. Shocking new findings from our latest survey show that UK pet owners regularly feed their pets chips, popcorn, cheese, pizza, cake and curry. Others admit … Continued

Summer Skin Cancer Dangers For Pets
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

We all know the dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun to ourselves but did you know your pets are at risk as well? With Sun Awareness Week coming up from 8th – 14th May, we wanted to warn pet owners to take precautions this summer, to ensure the safety of their furry friends. Many … Continued

More than 1 in 10 Brits are ALLERGIC to their pets
  • Monday, April 3, 2017

It appears that Brits endure daily suffering for our pets, as one in 10 of us are allergic to our own cats and dogs! We conducted a survey of 2,000 UK pet owners, which revealed that a whopping 13% battle through symptoms such as sneezing, rashes, hives and even difficulty breathing, to own a cat … Continued

Hygiene habits of British pet owners revealed!
  • Monday, March 27, 2017

Some people may find the mere thought of finding a stray animal hair in their food, enough to put them off their meal. But for a third of British pet owners, it’s a frequent occurrence. We looked into the hygiene habits of the nation’s pet owners and were surprised to find that nearly half of … Continued