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Care / PawTection Product Review

  We love a good product review here at Animal Friends. We recently received a package from the Natural Dog Company, ready for us to try out and we couldn’t wait to try it! Natural Dog Company provides natural and effective healing solutions while keeping organic and natural. We were given the PawTection Challenge to try, … Continued

Animal Welfare / Toxic Treats lead to Porky Pets

It seems we’re being a little bit over-generous with our pets as more than half (57%) of British pet owners let their cats and dogs pig out on junk food. Shocking new findings from our latest survey show that UK pet owners regularly feed their pets chips, popcorn, cheese, pizza, cake and curry. Others admit … Continued

Health / Summer Skin Cancer Dangers For Pets

We all know the dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun to ourselves but did you know your pets are at risk as well? With Sun Awareness Week coming up from 8th – 14th May, we wanted to warn pet owners to take precautions this summer, to ensure the safety of their furry friends. Many … Continued

Dog / Top tips for caring for older dogs

Top tips for caring for older dogs When your pet ages, caring for them can seem like a difficult task. On average, dogs live around twelve years, and when they reach old age, their needs change. Here are some top tips for making your pet as comfortable as possible in their later years. Provide the … Continued

Cat / 312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012

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

Dog / How Do Dogs Get Fleas?

As a pet owner, it is important to understand what happens if your dog catches fleas and how you can prevent this from happening in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that many dog owners have been in and it’s not uncommon for your dog to pick up the pests when they’re on their … Continued

Cat / Is It Bad to Move a Cat While It Is Asleep?

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

Animal Welfare / A Dog Owners’ Summer Survival Guide

survive the summer

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

Animal Welfare / Waterborne Hazards for Dogs

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