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All our news, opinion pieces, reviews and personal stories behind our dogs.

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Product review: Pawbo+ interactive pet camera

Are you looking for a pet camera to spy on your pets while you're out and about? Read our review of the Pawbo+ Pet Camera to see if it's the one for you.

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How to enjoy this Christmas with your pets

What a strange year it’s been, working from home, endless video calls, socially distanced dog walks and ever-changing plans. We’re here to help you make the most of a different Christmas with your pet and family.

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Running safety with your dog

Having a dog as an exercise partner can provide the motivation you need on the days you don’t feel like running and can help strengthen the bond between you. We provide some top tips on how to take your dog running safely.

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How to control biting in puppies and kittens

Animals learn through exploring with their mouths, but problems can arise when the pet grows up to replicate behaviour deemed acceptable in their youth.

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Getting your puppy vaccinated

Answers to some of the most common questions about puppy vaccinations , detailing the benefits, timelines, duration of protection and cost info

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Guide to summer dog walk safety

We all enjoy a summer dog walk, but do you know the best ways to do this in safety? Animal Friends has put together a guide to safe summer dog walks.

Cycling with your dog

Bikes provide hours of fun for families, offer a form of transport and are a great way to exercise but can you take a dog with you on a bike ride? We look at if riding with your dog is safe, how to ride with your pooch and other things to consider.

Why exercise is so important for pet weight loss

Exercise is good for your pet, providing plenty of benefits like reducing anxiety, stress and other behavioural problems, helping with their joints, reducing digestive problems and most importantly, it keeps your dog or cat stay at a healthy weight.

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Ways to support a friend after losing a pet

Finding the words to console a friend who’s lost a loved one is hard, and it can be just as difficult to support a friend after the loss of a pet. Here are some ways to help your friend get through a tough time.