Guide | Animal Friends
Seasonal Adaptations for Senior Pets
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As much as we might love the onset of winter, the seasonal changes can make life a little trickier for animals, especially senior pets. The key is to be prepared so that, whatever the weather, you can provide a nurturing home environment for your cat or dog. Temperature Older pets find it harder to regulate their … Continued

Mowing the Lawn: Hidden Dangers for Animals
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It’s that time of year again when those of us with gardens are dusting off our lawnmowers and strimmers to get our grass looking tip-top, ready for barbecues. However, before you get going with your gardening, it’s important to run a few checks of the lawn to make sure you and the local wildlife escape … Continued

Exercising your Cat
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

How Can a Pet Get Parasites?
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There are many parasites that your pet may be susceptible to, which can be caught and spread through various means. Here is a list of some of the most common types of parasite that may afflict your pet. Hookworms These live in the gut and are distinguishable by their teeth and cutting plates, with the ability … Continued

What to Do If Your Pet Has Parasites
  • Monday, February 8, 2016

Pets are usually susceptible to parasites at some time or another during their lives. They can be contracted in a multitude of places and are present in many different forms. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they’re impossible to treat. Caring for your pet in the best way possible will help to ensure they don’t catch and … Continued

  • Friday, December 11, 2015

Cataracts are caused by a clouding of the lenses and usually occur in older cats or dogs as a normal part of the aging process. They are more often than not easy to spot as they present themselves as a sort of milky glaze in a cat or dog’s eyes. As they develop they can … Continued

How to Decorate Safely at Christmas
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas time is almost upon us and, for us, one of the best parts of festive prep is “decking the halls” and making our homes cosy, glittery and ambient. Unfortunately, with pets around, it’s not as simple. There are a number of hazards that standard Christmas decorations can pose, but don’t worry; with our handy … Continued

Caring for Wildlife in Summer
  • Friday, July 10, 2015

We’ve been focusing on keeping your pets safe this summer, but you might not realise that our wildlife can find heatwaves a struggle too. Not to worry though, there are things we can do to make life a little easier for wild animals. Birds Throughout protracted hot weather, birds can suffer from a lack of … Continued

Horse Senses
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Just like you or me, the horse has five senses which they use in conjunction with each other to interpret their surroundings. These are touch (tactile), smell (olfactory), hearing (auditory), taste (gustatory) and sight (vision). The horse is by nature a prey animal, which requires it to be acutely perceptive and aware of its environment … Continued