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Christmas / How pampered will your pet be this Christmas?

How far are you willing to go to keep your pets happy over the festive season? It turns out that many pet owners would rather splash the cash on their pets rather than those close to them this yuletide. Our latest survey has found that three quarters of UK pets are set to be showered … Continued

Christmas / Review: Christmas Stocking Fillers for Your Pet

With Christmas just around the corner, we hope you are all wrapped and ready to go! Now we know that many of you will be spoiling your pets this Christmas (rightly so!) but just in case you are struggling to find the perfect little gifts we have found some cute little pet stocking fillers for … Continued

Christmas / Cracker and Girlie’s Christmas Wish

As we’re sure you know, we have our Animal Friends mascots, Cracker and Girlie. They’ve been with us from day one, and we love them dearly, but we thought that Christmas was the perfect time to add to the family. So, as a special Christmas gift to Cracker and Girlie, we’ve added a whole host … Continued

Cat / Minimising Stress for Pets at Christmas

We may not realise it but Christmas can be a very stressful time, especially for our pets. Christmas festivities bring people together and with that often come noisy gatherings and busy households, but we don’t always notice what effect it has on our furry friends. Dogs and cats experience stress just the same as us … Continued

Care / Your Pet’s Christmas Costume Could be Illegal!

The Christmas tree is up, the halls are decked and the festive clothing has been dragged from the deep dark corners of the wardrobe. Some pet owners will want to include their four legged friends in the fun and might have purchased a selection of festive pet clothing from the forever expanding ranges on the … Continued

Care / Have you Pet-Proofed your Christmas Lights?

Pets and lights are probably not the best two things to bring together at Christmas. Pets are curious and may want to get their noses into the decorations you put up at this time of year. Be aware, if you do not take necessary precautions to ensure your pet’s safety, decorations such as fairy lights … Continued

Christmas / Pets and Christmas Trees

A Christmas tree may be nice to look at but sometimes our pets don’t understand that interacting with it is probably not a very good idea.  Letting your pet have unsupervised access to your Christmas tree can be dangerous so we have some handy hints to ensure there are no pet-and-tree dramas in your household … Continued

Care / Pet Safe Festive Foods

Christmas treats for your pet

The Christmas season is finally upon us which can be a busy and chaotic time for everyone, including your pets. Many things that make Christmas Christmas can pose as a threat to the health of your furry family. To help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the vet this holiday season we have compiled our … Continued

Christmas / 10 Fun Facts about Reindeer


Reindeer are strong swimmers. Reindeer have to traverse vast amounts of harsh terrain as they migrate and this includes crossing wide rushing rivers and even the frozen ice water of the Arctic Ocean.   Reindeers swim easily and quickly, moving at between 6.5 km/h (4.0 mph) to about 10 km/h (6.2 mph). Their footpads adapt according … Continued

Care / Foods To Keep Away From Your Dog This Christmas

When tucking in to your feast of goodies during the festive season it is only natural to want to share the spoils with your dog. However, whilst feeding your dog may seem harmless, there are a few foods that can actually be dangerous, even deadly, if ingested by your pet. Let’s take a look at … Continued

Christmas / 12 Pet Safe Tips of Christmas

12 Pet Safe Tips of Christmas 2

  Winter can turn our world into a wonderland and, with Christmas not so far away, decorations and festivities are everywhere we look. While the seasonal sights and sounds are a treat for us they can prove dangerous for the animals in our lives so here are a few key points to watch out for: … Continued