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Dog / Livestock Worrying and Keeping Safe in #theGreatOutPaws

Livestock Worrying and Taking Extra Precautions 1

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

Tips and Tricks for a Pet-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt 2

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

Five Things to Do with Your Dog This Weekend 2

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

Ownership / Spending on pets increases with the over-65s leading the way

Spending on pets increases, with the over-65s leading the way

A new study by the Office for National Statistics has shown that household spending has increased, and is now matching our habits from before the recession. Interestingly this seems to be great news for our pets! The over-65s are leading the way in consumer spending, who spend around a fifth of their disposable income on … Continued

Dog / Why do Dogs Roll in Poo?

why do dogs roll in poo?

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

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

Animal Welfare / Tips and Tricks for Travelling with Dogs

Travelling with dogs doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be fun for everyone. You might just be heading around the corner or you might have a road-trip planned this summer for all of the family to enjoy. It might have been something you’ve been planning for a while but packing always seems rushed on … 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