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Dog / Why do Dogs Roll in Poo?

why do dogs roll in poo?

It’s a scene we all know too well: you’re out enjoying a lovely walk and your dog stops, suddenly, and starts sniffing. At first, you ignore it thinking he’ll walk on. That is until he arches his neck to the floor and his legs are suddenly in the air. Then, you have a dog rolling and … Continued

Breed Guide / Some Wonderful Scruffy Breeds

We are celebrating scruffy pets here at Animal Friends. Here are just a few breeds who have some fantastic coats, from wiry to soft, thin or thick! Cairn Terrier The Cairn Terrier originates from the Scottish Highlands and makes a great family pet and companion. These scruffy chappies need to be special groomed with hands and … Continued

Be Cool / Solvit Telescopic Dog Ramp Review

Here at Animal Friends, we are always on the search for great pet products to review. We received the Solvit Deluxe Telescopic Dog Ramp from Easy Animal to review, and here it is! Henry the Labrador is now 4 months old and is not yet able, or allowed, to jump in and out of the … Continued

Animal Welfare / Tips and Tricks for Travelling with Dogs

Travelling with dogs doesn’t have to be stressful, it can be fun for everyone. You might just be heading around the corner or you might have a road-trip planned this summer for all of the family to enjoy. It might have been something you’ve been planning for a while but packing always seems rushed on … Continued

Be Cool / Nina Ottosson Spinny Review

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Here at Animal Friends we are always on the search for great pet products to review. We stumbled across the Nina Ottosson Spinny which is suitable for any of your furry family members, whether it be cats or dogs. When they arrived we couldn’t wait to try them! Here’s how it scored with Henry, the … Continued

Be Cool / Pet Qwerks Incredibubbles Review

Pet Qwerks Incredibubbles Review 1

We love a good product review here at Animal Friends and recently we received a package from Pet Qwerks, ready for us to play with and we couldn’t wait to try it! It was beautifully packaged and we were so excited when we opened it. They’d sent us plenty of bubbles to try, ready for … Continued

Be Cool / The Mud Daddy Review

We have another great product review for your summer adventures! We recently received the Mud Daddy and couldn’t wait to get out and get dirty. Luckily, Marvel loves running through puddles and going for a dip at the edge of a river so we had no problems in getting a muddy dog. We filled the … Continued

Be Cool / Dog Friendly Picnic

With schools all finished and some partially warm weather, you might have rummaged to find the picnic basket. The best thing about picnics is that all the family can join in. So, we’ve written some top tips for the perfect dog-friendly picnic. No one needs to miss out this summer! Dog-Friendly Picnic Checklist Poop bags … Continued

Be Cool / The Clam Review

Here at Animal Friends, we are always on the look for new products to review. When we received The Clam we couldn’t wait to try it out! It’s perfectly designed to hide some treats between its two “shells”, which is closed with durable Velcro. It’s a simple yet clever concept that teaches forms of agility, … Continued

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

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

Animal Friends / More than 1 in 10 Brits are ALLERGIC to their pets

It appears that Brits endure daily suffering for our pets, as one in 10 of us are allergic to our own cats and dogs! We conducted a survey of 2,000 UK pet owners, which revealed that a whopping 13% battle through symptoms such as sneezing, rashes, hives and even difficulty breathing, to own a cat … Continued

Cat / Hygiene habits of British pet owners revealed!

Some people may find the mere thought of finding a stray animal hair in their food, enough to put them off their meal. But for a third of British pet owners, it’s a frequent occurrence. We looked into the hygiene habits of the nation’s pet owners and were surprised to find that nearly half of … Continued

Dog / Bella knocks Alfie off top spot in pet names poll

In our annual top pet names list, Bella has been revealed as the most popular name in the UK, after pipping Alfie to the post for the first time since 2014. Not content with top of the overall pet names poll, Bella also ranks as the nation’s favourite name for dogs. To inform our yearly … Continued

Dog / Paws for Remembrance: 12th February 2017

This weekend there is a lovely event happening at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Paws for Remembrance is a walk that has been arranged to allow you to walk with your four-legged friend to explore the grounds and remember humans and animals who have lost their lives in combat. Here at Animal Friends we are huge … Continued

Cat / How to help your children deal with the loss of a pet

How to help your children deal with the loss of a pet

Anyone who has lost a pet will know how much it hurts. After all, they’re like one of the family. It’s never easy – expected or unexpected – and children can find it difficult to understand what has happened. Read our helpful guide for some ideas on how to help your children deal with the … Continued

Uncategorized / What should I do if my dog is attacked?

A dangerous dog is one that has already attacked, or makes a person fear for their safety. If your pet is attacked, it can be a frightening experience for both you and your dog. So, we’ve pulled together a guide on what to do if the worst should happen: Why do dogs attack? A dog … Continued

Christmas / Review: Christmas Stocking Fillers for Your Pet

With Christmas just around the corner, we hope you are all wrapped and ready to go! Now we know that many of you will be spoiling your pets this Christmas (rightly so!) but just in case you are struggling to find the perfect little gifts we have found some cute little pet stocking fillers for … Continued