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

Why do Horses Buck?
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016

If you’re familiar with horse riding, you’ll probably have witnessed horses bucking at some point. A defence mechanism that comes naturally to horses, bucking can signal a range of emotions that your animal is feeling. The behaviour can happen when a rider is introduced to a new horse, or even just changing something surrounding their … Continued

Why does my cat kick litter out of their litter box?
  • Friday, July 29, 2016

It can become very frustrating when your cat tracks litter throughout your house by accident, but even more infuriating when your pet decides to kick litter all over the room. Why do cat’s do this? Even though it may seem like your pet is just being difficult, there could be a good reason for this … Continued

Charity Donation: HorseWorld
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

Charity Donation to HorseWorld This week, we were kindly invited to visit HorseWorld who won £10,000.00 thanks to our recent charity giveaway! HorseWorld invited us to come and see how the £10,000.00 would be spent, and to also show us what projects we have previously helped fund. We were given a fantastic guided tour of … Continued