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

Why Does My Cat Keep Meowing?
  • Friday, September 9, 2016

There are many reasons your cat might be meowing. As kittens, meowing is a big part of life. Kittens tell their mothers they’re hungry, cold or scared by meowing. But as kittens grow up, they learn to express themselves in different ways, whether that’s by hissing, yowling or growling. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your own … Continued

A Guide to Introducing Two Cats
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

There are many benefits to having a multi-pet household, including an increased amount of socialisation for your pets and more companionship for everyone within the home. However, introducing your new cat to ones already living within the house can be very tricky. Cats are extremely territorial, which can spark cat fights and other mischievous behaviour … Continued

Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

As a horse owner, you may notice sizeable chunks of your fence missing when your horses are free to graze in their paddock and you may also be surprised to learn that it is in fact your own horse making the damage! To humans, this makes little sense. Why would your horse opt for a … Continued

Review: Vax Airlift Steerable Pet Vacuum
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Vax Airlift Steerable Pet Vacuum We all know the pain of pet hair in our homes, on our furniture, and in our cars. We recently received a very exciting vacuum cleaner courtesy of Vax. The Airlift Steerable pet vacuum has an on board TurboTool that has been specially designed to remove embedded dirt and pet … Continued