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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

The Great Out-Paws / This Morning Live 2018

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We loved being a part of This Morning Live so much last year that we’ve decided it’s too good to miss this year. We’re just perfecting the finishing touches to our stand and accessories before we get it all packed and head on up to the NEC Birmingham for a fun-packed weekend. Guide Dogs Last … 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