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A Guide to Introducing Two Cats
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

There are many benefits to having a multi-pet household, including an increased amount of socialisation for your pets and more companionship for everyone within the home. However, introducing your new cat to ones already living within the house can be very tricky. Cats are extremely territorial, which can spark cat fights and other mischievous behaviour … Continued

Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

As a horse owner, you may notice sizeable chunks of your fence missing when your horses are free to graze in their paddock and you may also be surprised to learn that it is in fact your own horse making the damage! To humans, this makes little sense. Why would your horse opt for a … Continued

Review: Vax Airlift Steerable Pet Vacuum
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Vax Airlift Steerable Pet Vacuum We all know the pain of pet hair in our homes, on our furniture, and in our cars. We recently received a very exciting vacuum cleaner courtesy of Vax. The Airlift Steerable pet vacuum has an on board TurboTool that has been specially designed to remove embedded dirt and pet … Continued

A Guide to Viral Respiratory Disease in Cats
  • Monday, August 22, 2016

What is Viral Respiratory Disease in Cats? This condition can be found in any cat but is most commonly found in enclosed environments such as catteries, animal shelters and multi-pet households. It is a highly infectious disease and transmission amongst cats that live in close proximity happens very easily. Once your cat has the disease he or she will be a carrier … Continued

A Dog Owners’ Summer Survival Guide
  • Monday, August 22, 2016

Over winter many dog owners find themselves choosing shorter, more sheltered walking routes to protect themselves, and their dogs, from the less pleasant weather. It’s little wonder that spring and summer signals a renewed interest in outdoor exploring and fresh places to walk. However, with new territory comes the risk of hidden dangers. Use this … Continued

Employee of the Quarter: Monique Smart-OShea
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016

Employee of the Quarter Here at Animal Friends we love to help as many charities as we can. Along with our bimonthly charity competition, we also run an Employee of the quarter scheme where a cash amount is donated to the winning Employees charity of choice. Being such animal lovers, we love to get to … Continued

Why Does My Dog Shake?
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016

If your dog shakes and trembles for no apparent reason, you may just brush it off. Maybe you think they’re shrugging off water after they’ve splashed in the rain, or perhaps they’re just feeling a bit cold throughout the winter. Because dogs can’t explain to us their emotions or wellbeing, it is important to look … Continued

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016

No matter how much you spend on dishing up the best quality cat food and gourmet treats for your furry friend, it’s not uncommon for pet owners to find their feline chomping on garden grass when they’re free to roam in the great outdoors. Despite not being the optimum source of food for your pet … Continued

Product Review: The Odin
  • Friday, August 5, 2016

Product Review: The Odin We recently received the very aptly named ‘The Odin’ dog toy from Up Dog Toys. Just like Odin the Norse god, ‘The Odin’ could be considered the god off all dog toys! The Odin is able to disguise itself into any modern home without looking ghastly and out of place like some … Continued