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Cat / Summer safety tips to keep your pets safe this summer

Summer hazards for your pets 3

Summer is full of both excitement and dangers for our pets. Here is the Animal Friends guide to some of the dangers to look out this summer to ensure your pet stays safe. These include: Grass seeds Our data has revealed that grass seeds embedded in dogs’ flesh is the most common seasonal illness for … Continued

Health / Summer Skin Cancer Dangers For Pets

Summer Skin Cancer Dangers For Pets

We all know the dangers of prolonged exposure to the sun to ourselves but did you know your pets are at risk as well? With Sun Awareness Week coming up from 14th – 20th May, we wanted to warn pet owners to take precautions this summer, to ensure the safety of their furry friends. Many … 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

Cat / Treatment for worms in cats

Treatment for worms in cats 1

How do cats get worms? It is important to understand what happens if your cat becomes infested with worms and how you can prevent it from happening. One of the main ways cats can get worms is through the ingestion of faeces excreted by infected felines. Cats can also pass the parasites on to their … Continued