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Dog / 10 Cool Canine Facts

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

Dog / Do dogs get the winter blues?

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

Cat / 312% Increase in Cases of Arthritis in Dogs Since 2012

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

Dog / Nearly 2,000 dogs estimated to suffer from chocolate poisoning this Christmas

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

Horse / Why Do Horses Need Shoes?

Whether you’re an experienced horse owner or if you often see horses being ridden in your nearby area, you’re likely to be familiar with the trotting noise that come from a horses’ hooves. This noise comes from the shoes that horses wear, and the reason why they wear them can vary depending on the horses’ … Continued

Dog / How to help a constipated dog

What is constipation? Constipation is a common digestive problem where there is an inability to produce frequent bowel movements. This uncomfortable condition can affect every breed and age of dog. What causes constipation in dogs? Dogs can become constipated for the following reasons: Lack of fibre in their diet Dehydration Side effect of medication Enlarged … Continued

Cat / What should I do if my cat becomes aggressive?

Aggression is alarming behaviour directed towards a person or animal. When cats show signs of aggression – an important survival skill that has helped felines survive in the wild for centuries – it is important to first rule out why they are acting in this way. Chances are, if they are acting out of character, there … Continued

Animal Welfare / Top 10 Most Poisonous Foods For Dogs

Poisonous Foods For Dogs

We all like to treat our pets every now and again, but sometimes our good deed can put our dog’s health in danger. In this blog post we’ll outline the top 10 foods you should never feed your dog, and why they’re harmful to your pet’s health. Avocado Although they are known as a super … Continued

Reviews / Review: 1st Galaxy Quiet Fireworks

Product Review: 1st Galaxy Fireworks With firework night fast approaching as animal lovers we are always keen to find ways to reduce the stress an anxiety this causes for our pets. According to the RSPCA, it is estimated that 45 per cent of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks. With … Continued