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Animal Welfare / Keeping your pets safe in the garden this summer

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It’s summer! This probably means you might be spending more time in the garden, cat and dog in tow and, of course, you want to keep them safe in it which means pet-proofing your garden! You might have already done this and it just needs a few extra touches, or you’ve welcomed a new member … Continued

Cat / Summer safety tips to keep your pets safe this summer

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Summer is full of both excitement and dangers for our pets. Here is the Animal Friends guide to some of the dangers to look out this summer to ensure your pet stays safe. These include: Grass seeds Our data has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for … Continued

Cat / Animal Friends at This Morning Live 2018

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We loved being at This Morning Live so much last year we decided to return for round two this year! The weekend went by so quickly and as tiring as it was we enjoyed every second. Our sales team were busy giving quotes, setting up policies and answering general enquiries from policyholders and customers. Each … Continued

Animal Welfare / Tips, tricks and lists for a pet-friendly summer garden

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With the RHS Flower Show starting next week you might tune in to find some inspiration for your summer garden. There are a few things to consider when picking your favourite flowers, bulbs and seeds when you have pets. The main thing is to make sure you don’t pick any toxic plants. Dogs and cats … Continued

Animal Welfare / We’ve donated £5000 to Central German Shepherd Rescue

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Central German Shepherd Rescue based in Spalding, Lincolnshire has just received a large financial boost due to a donation of £5000 made by pet insurance provider, Animal Friends. Animal Friends Managing Director, Mr Westley Pearson said, “Animal Friends Pet Insurance is extremely pleased to be able to donate to such a worthwhile cause as Central … Continued

Dog / Livestock Worrying and Keeping Safe in #theGreatOutPaws

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It’s finally Spring so you might find yourself going on longer walks and making the most of lighter evenings. This might mean following public footpaths through a field being used by livestock, especially as it’s now lambing season and they’ll be running around and enjoying their first few months. Livestock worrying We all know about … Continued

Cat / Tips and Tricks for a Pet-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

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Well, the kiddos are off from school for two whole weeks! That’s a lot of entertaining to do, especially if your home includes some excitable pets, too. Here at Animal Friends, we have put together a few ideas to include the whole family in your Easter Egg Hunts. We’ve got your weekend covered. I have … Continued

Dog / Five Things to Do with Your Dog This Weekend

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Sport Relief It’s Sport Relief! It starts on the 17th and runs until the 23rd of March. You could be getting involved through work, your school, or even through a gym. If you’re taking part in the Nation’s Billion Steps Challenge it might be a good idea to get your dog involved. You could squeeze … Continued

Dog / Fun Activities to do in the Outdoors with your Dog

Fun Activities to do in the Outdoors with your Dog

Here at Animal Friends we are celebrating 20 years of providing pet insurance and we’ve kick-started the year with our Great Out-paws campaign. So, we’ve come up with 20 things to get up to outdoors with your pet.   Exercise Exercise doesn’t have to mean running, it can be a steady walk, a hike, anything … Continued

Dog / The Collies’ First Snow Day

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The Beast from the East made sure I wasn’t able to make it into work on Friday, but it did mean I was able to spend the day in #TheGreatOutpaws with my two frenetic collies and equally energetic toddler. They weren’t complaining, not that they understand the concept of a three-day weekend… The dogs weren’t … Continued

Care / Product Review: Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera

Here at Animal Friends, we are always searching for great pet products to review so when we received the Pawbo we couldn’t wait to try it! The camera was beautifully packed and even Marvel came over to have a nosey as to what we were unpacking. So, let’s see how the Pawbo+ Interactive Pet Camera … Continued

Cat / Fantastic Furry Facts You Might Not Know

Here at Animal Friends we love learning new furry facts about our fluffy friends. We’ve put together a list of furry facts about both cats and dogs that we found extra interesting. From famous dogs to interesting cats we have a list that will surprise a few pet owners! Ragamuffin The Ragamuffin is a cat … Continued

Dog / Are you aware of the new dog poo laws?

Are you guilty of not picking up your pet’s poo? Our new survey has discovered that one in four Brits refuse to pick up their pet’s waste, with Gloucester being revealed as the UK’s worst for cleaning up after their pets. Just under half (47%) of the respondents from South West city have claimed that … Continued

Dog / Why do Dogs Roll in Poo?

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It’s a scene we all know too well: you’re out enjoying a lovely walk and your dog stops, suddenly, and starts sniffing. At first, you ignore it thinking he’ll walk on. That is until he arches his neck to the floor and his legs are suddenly in the air. Then, you have a dog rolling and … Continued

Care / WildWash Pro Pet Shampoos Review

Choosing the right shampoo for your pet is important for their skin, coat, and health. A clean dog is a happy dog! So, when we received some WildWash shampoos we couldn’t wait to get a dog in the bath to try them. Henry drew the short straw so let’s see what he thought of his … Continued

Cat / Hair Removal at Home

Pets are truly the best, cat or dog. But, they do come with some unwanted extras. You might love them but you probably don’t love the layer of hair on your carpet or the strays that stick to your clothes. Sometimes buying an expensive vacuum just isn’t possible so we’ve got a few tips and … Continued

Dog / The Dyson Groom Tool Review

Here at Animal Friends we are always on the search for great pet products to put to the test. We recently received the Dyson Groom Tool, just in time to celebrate our scruffy pets. Henry was more than happy to be our tester for this one, he’ll do anything for a good groom. Let’s see what Henry … Continued

Breed Guide / Some Wonderful Scruffy Breeds

We are celebrating scruffy pets here at Animal Friends. Here are just a few breeds who have some fantastic coats, from wiry to soft, thin or thick! Cairn Terrier The Cairn Terrier originates from the Scottish Highlands and makes a great family pet and companion. These scruffy chappies need to be special groomed with hands and … Continued