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Review: Christmas Stocking Fillers for Your Pet
  • Friday, December 23, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, we hope you are all wrapped and ready to go! Now we know that many of you will be spoiling your pets this Christmas (rightly so!) but just in case you are struggling to find the perfect little gifts we have found some cute little pet stocking fillers for … Continued

Colic in horses – all you need to know
  • Monday, December 19, 2016

As a horse owner, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms of colic – a term for abdominal pain experienced by humans and animals alike. It’s caused by an infection in the gastrointestinal tract, and if not properly treated, is one of the most common causes of mortality in horses. Here is a run-down … Continued

Top tips for caring for older dogs
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

Seasonal Adaptations for Senior Pets
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As much as we might love the onset of winter, the seasonal changes can make life a little trickier for animals, especially senior pets. The key is to be prepared so that, whatever the weather, you can provide a nurturing home environment for your cat or dog. Temperature Older pets find it harder to regulate their … Continued

A fifth of Brits would rather cuddle with their dog than their partner
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Our latest data has found that man’s best friend comes before their partner for a fifth of Brits, who admitted they would rather cuddle up with their canine. The research showed that almost a third of UK adults preferred the company of their pet while sitting on the sofa and one in eight chose to … Continued

10 Cool Canine Facts
  • Monday, December 12, 2016

We love learning more about dogs, after all it gives us more to talk about… and who doesn’t love talking about their pets? These cool canine facts might give you something to chat about next time you make a new friend in your local dog park! 10 – The average dog has the same intellect … Continued

Do dogs get the winter blues?
  • Friday, December 9, 2016

Many people believe they are affected by the winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. It’s that feeling of not wanting to get up in the morning and general depression that strikes during the winter months. But are dogs affected in the same way as humans? Read on to discover how the … Continued

312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012
  • Monday, December 5, 2016

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

Nearly 2,000 dogs estimated to suffer from chocolate poisoning this Christmas
  • Monday, November 28, 2016

At Animal Friends, we know that pets are part of the family, so it can seem like a good idea to treat them at Christmas. But our latest research has shown that 2,000 dogs are expected to be treated for chocolate poisoning over the festive period this year! Our data shows that throughout 2016, there … Continued