Arthritis in Pets – How to Manage It

If your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis, you’ll no doubt want to know how you can make life easier for them and ease some of their discomfort. You may have already agreed a treatment plan with you vet, but there are also some changes that you can do to your home and your pet’s Read More

Breed Spotlight: Meet the Labrador

Our breed spotlight series begins with the Labrador Retriever, recently voted the nation’s favourite dog breed. Originating from the coastal regions of Newfoundland, the Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a working dog, helping fisherman retrieve nets and lost lines. Today, the breed is still as loyal and hardworking and Read More

Top dental care tips for cats and dogs

                              We all know the pain and discomfort felt when we have a sore tooth, imagine not being able to do anything about it or have it linger over the course of a few weeks or even months! Cats and dogs are as susceptible to dental infections as we are and with adult dogs having Read More

Cleaning Your Pet’s Eyes

  How often you will need to clean your pet’s eyes will largely depend on their breed. Some breeds are more likely to be affected by eye discharge, whereas this will only happen to other breeds if they become ill or contract an eye infection. Should I clean my dog’s eyes? As mentioned, many dog Read More

Dog friendly walks in the UK

January is officially Walk Your Dog Month, and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our favourite dog friendly walks in the UK.  These locations are sure to dust off post-Christmas blues and inspire you to get out and about with your dog. Haysden Country Park (Kent) Located to the west of Tonbridge, this scenic spot Read More

How do you know if your pet is overweight?

Pet obesity is still a growing concern for vets and pet parents across the UK. It’s estimated that 65% of dogs and 39% of cats in the UK are either overweight or obese*. This indicates there is still some work to be done in raising awareness of a healthy body shape. So how do you Read More

The Animed Direct Top 10 Christmas Gifts

For most of us, our pets are a big part of the family and this often means they’ll be treated to a few presents. Here are our top 10 gifts for 2019: Inspiration for Dogs Woof & Brew Bottom Sniffer Dog Beer Cheers! Include your dog in the festive celebrations and pour them a bowl Read More

How to keep your cat & dog calm during fireworks

  Fireworks, whether on Bonfire Night, at a party, or on New Year’s Eve are fun for some, but they’re not always as much fun for our pets. Recent 2018 stat’s from the PDSA PAW Report show that 40% of UK dog owners and 34% of cat owners report that their pets are scared of Read More

How can you help your dog’s sensitive stomach?

Just like us, dogs can experience a stomach upset or become sensitive to a specific food or ingredients that make their digestive system work a little harder. Signs to look out for which may mean your dog has a sensitive stomach: Loose or runny stools Poor appetite Occasional vomiting Constipation Dull coat Digestive issues can Read More

National Hairball Awareness Day: 10 Facts about hairballs

National Hairball Awareness Day is happening on Friday 26th April. It may not be a day to celebrate, but it’s an important reminder for all cat owners to learn a bit more about hairballs. So, to help shed some light on the messy piles of hair, we’ve put together 10 facts about hairballs.   Scientific Read More