Animal Friends Blog
Animal Welfare / A Dog Owners’ Summer Survival Guide
Over winter many dog owners find themselves choosing shorter, more sheltered walking routes to protect themselves, and their dogs, from the less pleasant weather. It’s little wonder that spring and summer signals a renewed interest in outdoor exploring and fresh places to walk. However, with new territory comes the risk of hidden dangers. Use this … Continued
Care / Why Does My Cat Snore?
We all know that our feline friends love to sleep. They’ll drop off whenever and wherever they can. Sometimes, you may be able to hear your cat snoring while they doze, but is this normal in cats? When snoring in cats is a normal behaviour (usually) Just like their human owners, cats have sleep cycles. … Continued
Animal Welfare / Waterborne Hazards for Dogs
As the weather gets warmer many dogs (and some cats) will enjoy taking a swim to cool off. While a paddle in a pond might seem harmless, there are many hidden dangers that your pet could encounter. Here we discuss some of the waterborne hazards for dogs and how to spot whether your pet has … Continued
Care / Exercising your Cat
Obesity in Cat is on the rise, studies shown by vets conclude that at least 1 in 4 cats in the UK are over weight or obese, this can have severe health implications for your pet including an increased risk in heart disease, arteritis, diabetes and a general loss in quality of life. There are however organised exercises you … Continued
Animal Friends / How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
How to help your dog lose weight Millions of dogs’ lives are cut short every year from obesity. An overweight dog is much more likely to suffer from illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. While it is a good idea to consult your vet for a diet plan or a … Continued
Animal Welfare / Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home?
Jasper the Greyhound: Too Lazy to Find a Forever Home Dogs can be stubborn at the best of times, but lazy a Greyhound named Jasper is pushing those boundaries. The ex-Irish racer has always been too busy snoozing when people come to visit and with just 3 short years behind him, prospective families and homes … Continued
Animal Welfare / Is My Dog in Pain? Five Signs to Look For
Is my dog in pain? Five signs to look for It can be difficult to find out exactly how your dog is feeling, unless your pet is jumping for joy or howling in pain. Sometimes, when an illness or an injury starts off there may not be any obvious symptoms, this can mean it goes … Continued
Care / 10 Benefits of Owning a Pet
With almost no effort at all, pets manage to bring so much joy into our lives. They make us laugh, comfort us when we’re sick or upset, and are always there for us no matter what. It’s no wonder that an estimated 12 million British households choose to keep a pet. Not everyone understands the … Continued
Animal Welfare / How Does Stress Affect Animals?
You might be surprised to hear that it’s not only humans who suffer from stress related illness, but that our furry friends can suffer from stress related conditions too. Some animals, particularly rescued pets, may have had a traumatic start in life, causing them anxiety later on. Even wild animals can suffer from stress related … Continued