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Pets First: seven in ten Brits prioritise their pet over their partner

Pets First: seven in ten Brits prioritise their pet over their partner

According to new Post Office research, seven in 10 (77 percent) young pet owners refer to their pet as their ‘fur baby’, and over a third (36 percent) say their family isn’t complete without an animal living at home...
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Vet warns of Easter dangers

Vet warns of Easter dangers

Dr. Anna Foreman, Everypaw Pet Insurance’s in-house vet, has issued a warning to pet owners against using their pet’s “safe spaces” (e.g. hidey holes, dog beds, food bowls) as hiding places during Easter egg hunts...
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Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

While dogs may love the taste of ice cream, it's not the healthiest treat for them. Why is that, and what are the dog-safe alternatives to let your best friend enjoy a frozen treat?
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Experts reveal it costs a whopping £600 a month on average to raise a Crufts dog

Experts reveal it costs a whopping £600 a month on average to raise a Crufts dog

How much does it really cost to raise a Crufts-worthy dog? One of Europe’s leading price comparison sites idealo.co.uk has teamed up with Debbi Palmer, owner of two old English sheep dogs who are experts in the show space, to reveal the true costs of putting a dog in show.
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New study unveils the dog-loving capital of the UK

New study unveils the dog-loving capital of the UK

A new study by pet insurer Waggel reveals that Swindon is the number one dog-loving city in the UK. The study compared 2023 gov.uk data on dog population against the human population of each city that houses at least 100,000 people to discover where the dog ownership rate is at its highest.
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Spring time hazards

Spring time hazards

As spring brings forth its vibrant colors and warmer weather, it's near time to take your furry friend for a refreshing walk or let them roam in the garden. However, amidst the beauty and excitement of the season, there are potential hazards that every dog owner should be mindful of...
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Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Pet

Pros and Cons of Sleeping With Your Pet

In 2023, 53% of UK adults owned a pet, a 2% rise compared to 2020. And while it’s natural to want to share most of our lives with our furry friends, how far is too far?
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Transform daily dog walks with these top training tips

Transform daily dog walks with these top training tips

With spring officially arriving on 19 March and lighter evenings returning, more frequent or longer dog walks will become the daily norm once again. Whether you’re new to owning a dog, or just looking to brush up on your skills, Catrin George, Animal Wellbeing Specialist at Animal Friends Pet Insurance, has some tips.
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Mastering the art of loose lead walking

Mastering the art of loose lead walking

Walking your dog should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend. However, the frustration of a constantly pulling pup can turn a leisurely stroll into a tugging battle. Fear not! With a bit of patience and consistent training, you can teach your dog to walk politely on a loose leash...
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One third of Brits admit to using 'code words' to help get their dog to the vets

One third of Brits admit to using 'code words' to help get their dog to the vets

Petplan’s research delves into the creative approaches dog owners use to ease veterinary visits - including the use of code words and having their own ‘doggy’ language when communicating with their pets.
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Four tips to improve your dog walks

Four tips to improve your dog walks

With spring officially arriving on 19 March and lighter evenings returning, more frequent or longer dog walks will become the daily norm once again. Whether you’re new to owning a dog, or just looking to brush up on your skills, Catrin George, Animal Wellbeing Specialist at Animal Friends Pet Insurance, has advice...
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Master the art of running alongside your dog with Ruffwear's expert tips

Master the art of running alongside your dog with Ruffwear's expert tips

The outdoor dog gear specialists from Ruffwear have shared their top tips for running with your dog - and a training plan that you can follow.
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