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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

Dog / The Collies’ First Snow Day

The George Family’s First Snow Day. 2

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

Cat / What is it like to foster a cat?

What is it like to foster a cat? 1

I’m a cat person. I grew up with cats, and have always been completely sold on their perfect blend of independence, quirky personalities and affection. Not having a cat myself since leaving home 17 years ago was never about a lack of desire; I’m a renter in London, which means my domestic set-up is the … 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

Animal Welfare / Microbeads have been banned in the UK

Microbeads have been banned in the UK

On the 9th January 2018, the use of microbeads in cosmetics and skincare was banned in the UK. The new law means that these products can no longer be manufactured, and they will be barred from sale form July this year. But what are microbeads, and why are they being banned? You might have seen these tiny … Continued

Guide / Do Office Pets Bring Benefits?

Most people love to greet dogs with a friendly smile and a good pat on the head. But how do you feel about having pets in the office? Well, we asked 2,000 office workers that very thing and their responses were interesting. In fact, we found that a third of UK businesses – that’s 1.7 … Continued

Products & Equipment / Pet Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas might seem far away but there’s only three Saturdays left to go! The weeks will soon fly by and before we know it we’ll be snuggling into bed on Christmas Eve. Here at Animal Friends we love spoiling our pets and taking on the role of Santa Paws, so we’ve put together a pet … Continued

Christmas / How pampered will your pet be this Christmas?

How far are you willing to go to keep your pets happy over the festive season? It turns out that many pet owners would rather splash the cash on their pets rather than those close to them this yuletide. Our latest survey has found that three quarters of UK pets are set to be showered … Continued