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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

Cat / Hygiene habits of British pet owners revealed!

Some people may find the mere thought of finding a stray animal hair in their food, enough to put them off their meal. But for a third of British pet owners, it’s a frequent occurrence. We looked into the hygiene habits of the nation’s pet owners and were surprised to find that nearly half of … Continued

Cat / How to help your children deal with the loss of a pet

Anyone who has lost a pet will know how much it hurts. After all, they’re like one of the family. It’s never easy – expected or unexpected – and children can find it difficult to understand what has happened. Read our helpful guide for some ideas on how to help your children deal with the … Continued