How do you look after your dog’s teeth?

Just like us, dogs can get rotten teeth and gum problems if they are not regularly cleaned. But unfortunately pet dental hygiene is often overlooked. So how do you look after your dog’s teeth? We asked one of our leading partners, Virbac and their vet Dr Gemma Rutherford BVetMed MRCVS your frequently asked dental care questions. 1. Read More

Top 10 Flea Treatment Tips

Whether you are the proud owner of a cat or a dog, it is important that you do your best to keep your pet flea-free. Not only can fleas be irritating for your pet, the itchiness and irritation that they cause can also lead to other problems and infections. Treating your pet for fleas doesn’t Read More

Breed Spotlight: Meet the English Cocker Spaniel

Our Breed Spotlight continues with the English Cocker Spaniel. Often referred to as just ‘Cocker’ which comes from their use to hunt Woodcock, this energetic and friendly breed is one of the smallest members of the Gundog group. The Cocker Spaniel can be found throughout history, dating back to the time of Chaucer in the Read More

Animed Direct’s Favourites: Top 10 UK Pet Influencers

Influencers have well and truly become part of our lives. From product reviews, style advice and makeup tips to DIY advice, home decor tips and computer game walkthroughs, there’s an influencer for everything – including pets! Yes, Instagram has turned our furry friends into celebrities, and here at Animed Direct we couldn’t be happier about Read More

Spotting The Signs of Feline Heatstroke

Though cats tend to be better than dogs at regulating their own body temperatures, when the heat of the summer strikes it is important that you keep an eye out for the signs of heatstroke in your cat. Being aware of the signs of feline heatstroke (hyperthermia) means that you can act fast when it Read More

Top Tips for Travelling With Dogs

Taking your dog with you on your summer holiday is a great idea, but, travelling with dogs can be a task and especially in hot weather. The conditions and unexpected traffic delays can cause dogs and owners to become easily agitated and stressed. However, with the right preparation and planning, travelling with your dog can Read More

The Dangers of Grass Seed for Your Dog

Grass may seem fairly harmless but it can sometimes be dangerous for your dog, especially in the summer months. If you are planning to walk your dog where there is a lot of long grass, make sure you keep an eye out for grass seeds.  The seeds can be extremely painful and cause a lot of Read More

Top 10 tips on keeping pets cool this summer

When the British summer finally arrives, just think of our furry friends and how hard it must be for them to cope with the extreme heat, especially now when weather changes by more than 10 degrees overnight! There’s no time for our pets to acclimatise gradually to temperature changes any more. We’ve put together our Read More

How to Choose the Right Cattery or Kennels

Leaving your cat or dog behind while you go on holiday can be a distressing idea for many pet owners. However, you can make the situation less distressing by booking your pet into a cattery or boarding kennel that you can trust to look after your pet. Not all catteries and kennels are the same, Read More

Flea and Tick prevention for Puppies and Kittens

Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home is an exciting time, but, if you’ve never been a pet owner before, knowing when you should start preventative care such as flea and tick protection can be confusing. Understanding Fleas & Ticks It’s all down to understanding where fleas live, how fleas breed and how Read More