Animal Friends Blog
Animal Welfare / Guide to Summer Dog Walk Safety
Enjoying a summer dog walk can be fun and rewarding for the two of you, but they can also host hidden risks and dangers. You want to be able to enjoy the summer months with your pooch, and taking the right precautions can mean just that. We have a few tips below for all the … Continued
Care / PawTection Product Review
We love a good product review here at Animal Friends. We recently received a package from the Natural Dog Company, ready for us to try out and we couldn’t wait to try it! Natural Dog Company provides natural and effective healing solutions while keeping organic and natural. We were given the PawTection Challenge to try, … Continued
Animal Welfare / Grooming your Pet in Summer
Groom, groom, groom! With summer here, somewhere behind the grey skies, you might have thought to start grooming your pets, if you don’t already. Grooming your pet is plentiful in benefits, for the two of you, and can be done in the comfort of your home, or by a professional. Everything is down to your … Continued
Dog / How do Brits cope with the loss of a pet?
The death of a pet is tough on all pet owners, and it certainly can have a huge effect on their mindset and wellbeing. Our new survey has discovered that a tenth of Brits seek counselling or have been prescribed anti-depressants to help them cope following the loss of a pet. In addition to this, … Continued
Care / Should workers be allowed time off to take care of their poorly pets?
Have you ever taken time off work to care for your ill pet? Well it turns out that a third of UK workers have dodged work to care for their furry companions! We surveyed 2,000 British workers and found that just over two fifths (42%) of employees have not been too truthful when discussing their absence … Continued
Reviews / Product Review: K9 Connectables
We recently received some K9 Connectables goodies, ready for us to try out and review! The K9 Connectables are a range of shapes and colours which connect together in order to provide mental enrichment and exercise. There are currently three different pieces for the Connectables, which are all able to slot into one another to … Continued
Cat / Do pets make Brits more attractive?
Do you find yourself more attracted to a partner who is an animal lover? Well it turns out that you’re not alone, because according to our new survey, a fifth of Brits say they would rather date a pet owner over someone who didn’t own one. Out of that group, a third of respondents admitted … Continued
Infographic / Postcode lottery; How Vet Bills vary across the UK
Any pet owner in the UK knows just how expensive vet bills can be, but have you ever wondered how much you fork out compared to the rest of the UK? Our latest study has revealed that vet bills for certain treatments can cost up to FIVE TIMES more in certain regions. To conduct our … Continued
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