Why Does My Cat Snore?
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016

We all know that our feline friends love to sleep. They’ll drop off whenever and wherever they can. Sometimes, you may be able to hear your cat snoring while they doze, but is this normal in cats? When snoring in cats is a normal behaviour (usually) Just like their human owners, cats have sleep cycles. … Continued

Waterborne Hazards for Dogs
  • Sunday, June 5, 2016

As the weather gets warmer many dogs (and some cats) will enjoy taking a swim to cool off. While a paddle in a pond might seem harmless, there are many hidden dangers that your pet could encounter. Here we discuss some of the waterborne hazards for dogs and how to spot whether your pet has … Continued

Product Review: iFetch automatic ball launcher
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Product Review: iFetch automatic ball launcher Here at Animal Friends, we were very excited when we received the iFetch an automatic ball launcher for review. We couldn’t honestly tell you who was more excited to do the review, Dave the Golden Retriever or us the AFI staff. We did however, after much debate, decide that … Continued

Why Isn’t My Cat Using Its Litter Box?
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Whether you let your cat roam free or keep them as a housecat, you will probably have trained them to use a litter box. It’s the most convenient form of litter training for cats as, unlike dogs, they can be tricky to convince to only use the outdoors as their toileting area. Sometimes, however, you … Continued

Cat-Friendly Dog Breeds
  • Monday, May 23, 2016

If your pet cat is already ruling the roost, it can discourage you from the idea of introducing a dog into your home. But you shouldn’t let your feline friend put you off. There are some breeds of dog out there which are known for getting along famously with cats. Beagle Although Beagles were originally … Continued

Product Review: Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution Here at Animal Friends, many of us are pet owners ourselves, so when we were kindly sent the Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution we were keen to set it to work in a genuine pet-owning home. We really put this machine through its paces by trialling it in AFI employee, … Continued

Why Do Cats like to Sit in High Places?
  • Monday, May 16, 2016

Why do cats like to sit in high places? As a cat owner, you’ve probably frequently witnessed your pets climbing onto shelves, cabinets and other furniture that provides height. Have you ever wondered why they seem to enjoy climbing over our household items? Experts have a few ideas that we’ll explore in this blog post. … Continued

Diabetes in Pets Hits All-time High
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cases of Diabetes in Cats and Dogs has risen over 900% since 2011 There’s been a lot of talk recently in the media about our pets eating habits and how they could impact on their health. We wanted to investigate the health of some of the pets on our database, and after a five-year study … Continued

The Best Dog Breeds for Kids and Families
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Best Dog Breeds for Kids and Families If your family is looking to adopt a new dog, it can be a tough choice deciding which breed to choose. Based on your family’s lifestyle, you might prefer a smaller dog or one that will get along with any current pets living in your home. Here … Continued