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Animal Friends / This Morning Live 2017

In May the Animal Friends team and our poodles headed off to the National Exhibition Centre for “This Morning Live” armed with tennis balls, leaflets, hats, and iPads. We set up home at the Pet’s Corner and were in the middle of all the action throughout the event. We met Pax, the German Shepherd, on his … 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

Health / Summer Skin Cancer Dangers For Pets

We all know the dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun to ourselves but did you know your pets are at risk as well? With Sun Awareness Week coming up from 8th – 14th May, we wanted to warn pet owners to take precautions this summer, to ensure the safety of their furry friends. Many … Continued

Animal Friends / More than 1 in 10 Brits are ALLERGIC to their pets

It appears that Brits endure daily suffering for our pets, as one in 10 of us are allergic to our own cats and dogs! We conducted a survey of 2,000 UK pet owners, which revealed that a whopping 13% battle through symptoms such as sneezing, rashes, hives and even difficulty breathing, to own a cat … 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

Dog / The UK’s smartest dogs

It’s official – the Border Collie has been crowned the nation’s smartest dog! We polled 2,000 Brits to find out which breeds of dog they deem to be the most (and least) intelligent. We found that working dogs took precedent at the top of the smart chart, with the German Shepherd (29%) in second place, … Continued

Dog / Bella knocks Alfie off top spot in pet names poll

In our annual top pet names list, Bella has been revealed as the most popular name in the UK, after pipping Alfie to the post for the first time since 2014. Not content with top of the overall pet names poll, Bella also ranks as the nation’s favourite name for dogs. To inform our yearly … Continued

Dog / Looking after a dog will cost the owner £9,763 over a lifetime

We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend but we set out to discover the true cost of looking after our furry friends. Our research has found that on average caring for a dog will set an owner back more than £9,763 over their lifetime. Surprisingly, our research also found that the Dachshund … Continued

Dog / Paws for Remembrance: 12th February 2017

This weekend there is a lovely event happening at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Paws for Remembrance is a walk that has been arranged to allow you to walk with your four-legged friend to explore the grounds and remember humans and animals who have lost their lives in combat. Here at Animal Friends we are huge … Continued