Animal Friends Pet Blog


How to Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home

Packing

When a family moves house there is usually no question that their family pets will move with them. A house move can be a very confusing and stressful time for a cat or dog. They may not understand what’s going on and it is common for a pet to feel unsure about their new environment; this can lead to behavioural issues in even the most well trained and behaved pets. Some pets may be extra sensitive or edgy, others may want to hide away or focus on establishing their territory through undesirable behaviour. Here are some tips on how to help your pet adjust to a new home. Continue reading →

Animal Friends’ Top Dog Toys

Squeakair

Squeakair Ball

KONG is a brand that has become synonymous with consistently producing innovative and high quality toys for pets. So it is no surprise that two of their most popular products feature in our top 5 dog toys. Simple and very effective, the KONG AirDog Squeakair Ball brings together two staple toys of a dog’s playtime, a squeaker and a tennis ball, and combines them to make an excellent fetch toy. Unlike normal tennis balls, the felt is specially designed to be non-abrasive and so will not wear down your dog’s teeth. Continue reading →

Pet Obesity: Getting Your Cat into Shape

Fat Cat Blog

Pet obesity is one of the most prevalent health concerns for our pets. Whilst most dogs will go out for walks with their owners, cats tend to be left to their own devices. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there are more overweight cats than dogs, rather that there are different techniques and things you can put in place to help your cat lose weight and thus reduce the risk of health complications.

Volume of Food Intake

It can be hard to not over feed your cat. It is understandable to want to treat them and feed them lots; after all, you love them and want them to be happy. However, an overweight cat is more likely to suffer from heart or liver conditions and indeed will usually live a shorter life than that of a cat with a healthy weight. Vastly reducing the amount of food in your cat’s diet will make a change in both their overall health and weight. Continue reading →

 

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