Reducing Anxiety for your Pets at Christmas

Christmas can be a busy time, as we are all trying to fit in seeing as many friends and family as possible. Whilst this can be a fun and happy time for us, our pets can find it quite stressful especially if they are not familiar with our visitors. It’s important to take steps to 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

Our guide to clinical diets for specific health conditions

  Pet food is more or less the same isn’t it? Actually it’s not. Good nutrition can help your pet to lead a longer and healthier life and clinical diets can help manage or support certain health conditions too. Your vet may have recommended a “special” (or clinical) diet for your pet but does it really make Read More

Common ear and eye problems in cats and dogs

All owners will probably experience problems with their cat’s or dog’s ears or eyes at sometime during their lifetime. Some are common ailments that may happen frequently, others less so and could be indicative of underlying conditions. We take a quick look at some of the signs you need to look out for which may require Read More

Top 10 tips on keeping pets cool this summer

Phew, when the British summer finally arrives we often make a quick dash for the shade or to offices and stops with the air con fully on. 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 Read More

Intestinal worms – why you should worm your pet

  It’s not nice to think that your pet maybe suffering from worms and in close proximity to you and your family too.  We explain what to look out for and why it’s important to make this a regular pet care treatment. What are intestinal worms? There are many different types of intestinal worms  that can infect your Read More

MiPet Cover – offering you a helping paw with veterinary fees.

It’s only after something happens to our pet, that we realise that there’s no NHS for pets and, not surprisingly, the expert knowledge, professional veterinary care and clinical treatment does come with a cost attached to it. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) conducted some research this year and discovered that only 32% of dogs and 16% of cats Read More

What is a Tick, why they’re dangerous & how to avoid them

What is a Tick? Ticks are very small parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts (preferably animals). They can be found across the UK in both towns and countryside and are usually more active March – October but can also be active during the winter on mild days. Ticks do not jump or Read More

Desensitising your pet to car travel

You may be lucky enough to be going on a summer break soon, but does your pet enjoy travelling as much as you do? Pets pick up on changes in routine, starting with the suitcases coming out or bags being packed and the general pre-holiday panic before leaving the house. Without you realising, this is Read More