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For many of us, dogs are often the first step of making a home, where they get to enjoy being the centre of attention for a few years. When it comes to starting a family, we can never know how our dogs will react to the changes. While you’ll have time to plan for the …

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Letting your cat in and out if and when it wants to, being its own personal doorman can be quite a demanding job, especially if they decide they want in at 4 in the morning every day. So, if you have a cat that goes outdoors you might have decided to buy a cat flap, …

The post Train your cat to use a cat flap appeared first on Animal Friends.

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Every year on June 5th World Environment Day is celebrated around the world, helping to raise awareness of any environmental concerns and issues. The theme is different each year ranging from global warming to plastic pollution with this year’s theme being #BeatAirPollution. With air pollution affecting our environment, climate and health the theme is a …

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We know how hard charities work all year round, through the scalding summer sun to the colder winter months and everything in-between, so they deserve all the help they can get. As a thank you, we decided to run a competition on our Facebook page asking people to nominate their favourite, most deserving, animal rescue …

The post Top 10 £1000 Charity Giveaway appeared first on Animal Friends.

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Dogs are very social animals so it’s not surprising that some dogs become anxious when separated from their owners. It’s one of the most common issues that dog owners face because dogs love companionship, but there are a few things you can do to help stop your dog from developing separation anxiety. What is separation …

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Our friends at International Animal Rescue, a charity working hard to save animals from suffering, but also help rehabilitate and release them back into the wild and work to protect their precious natural habitats have written a fantastic blog about their Great Bear Rescue project. Hidden behind a 10ft gate, set back off a busy main …

The post Guest blog: Emptying the cages: Armenia’s forgotten bears appeared first on Animal Friends.

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It’s almost inevitable that one day you’ll come home to some sort of destruction caused by your dog’s teeth. Recently, I came home to a ruined hallway carpet that our youngest dog had decided to pull from the edges. Chewing accomplishes a number of things for our dogs and they will use their teeth for …

The post How to stop your dog chewing stuff appeared first on Animal Friends.

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Water is important to all mammals as it plays huge roles in our bodies, helping with many of the most essential biological functions that keep us happy and healthy. It also serves to cool our bodies, so if not enough is going in, or too much is going out this can lead to dehydration and …

The post How do I know if my pet is dehydrated? appeared first on Animal Friends.

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There’s no denying that owning a pet comes with challenges and can sometimes prove exasperating, but the rewards are plentiful. Scientific studies show that cats and dogs help boost their owner’s health and wellbeing, as well as increasing the likelihood of being happy and successful. So, when your dog has decided to make a meal …

The post Does having a pet make you happier? appeared first on Animal Friends.

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Alabama rot is a rare but potentially fatal disease that causes damage to blood vessels of the skin and kidney. It’s sometimes known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy and was first identified in the 1980s in US greyhounds, where similarities have been found with the dogs who’ve contracted the disease in the UK. So …

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