16th February 2021
Pet owners often fail to spot when their pets have become overweight, despite vets seeing increasing signs of it. In the UK for example, the PDSA found in a recent study* that 78% of the surveyed veterinary professionals confirmed an increase in pet obesity over the last 2 years, yet only 8% of dog owners said that their pet had gained weight, since the start of the COVID-19 restrictions in 2020. In the same study, those dog owners also reported having given their dogs more treats and human food.
27th May 2020
Certified dog trainer Mikkel Becker shares how a dog’s body language might indicate that they are stressed.
27th May 2020
If we are suffering with the mental impact of anxious times, it could be that our pets are feeling unsettled too, which we might not realise at first. Here we take a look at what to look out for in our pets to ensure their mental wellbeing is maintained, particular during the COVID-19 crisis.
11th May 2020
It can be hard to keep stocked up on essentials for your pet during a lockdown. Here we take a look at how to make sure your pet has everything they need.
19th March 2020
Are dogs that are overweight more likely to exhibit undesirable behaviours?
18th February 2019
Mark Vette, BSc MSc (Hons), is a New Zealand based animal behaviourist and author of bestselling book, Dog Zen. He has been trialling Animo since September 2018 on his three dogs, Reggie, Monty and Tommy, who have been putting Animo through a tough test with their outdoor pursuits!
23rd January 2019
Many dog owners lead busy lives, so it can be hard to keep track of how active a dog is each day. But keeping track of your dog’s activity levels could be vital in ensuring they lead happy, healthy lives.
14th January 2019
Older dogs may have trouble with their joints or have medical conditions which make getting around difficult, but it’s still important for them to get enough exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can also prevent certain health conditions developing. Take a look at these top tips to help your older dog exercise safely.
7th January 2019
Sometimes dogs will scratch simply because they have an itch, but if your dog scratches to excess it could be an indication that they may need treatment. Here’s what to look for if you are concerned about your dog’s scratching behaviour.
12th November 2018
Exercise is essential for your dog’s health; it provides much needed mental and physical stimulation. Exercise can prevent obesity and weight related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Staying active with your dog is also a great bonding experience.
11th October 2018
If you are a dog owner who is out of the house for much of the day, then your dog could become bored and even stressed if he is left at home alone. Allowing someone else to care for your dog while you are out will ensure he is kept entertained and exercised throughout the day.
5th March 2018
Crufts, the world’s greatest dog event, is just around the corner. Run by the Kennel Club, the show has been celebrating happy, healthy dogs for well over a hundred years. Dogs attending Crufts need to be in tip top condition, but it’s true to say that all dogs should be kept in good condition to ensure their health and happiness.
3rd December 2015
Some dogs bark to be let out into the garden when it’s time for them to ‘go’. A great way to stop this behaviour is to install a dog door, so that your dog can come and go as he pleases.
27th August 2014
Obesity can make it difficult for your dog to exercise properly and can lead to serious illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. With so many different breeds of dogs of varying sizes and builds, it can be difficult to know how much to feed your pet. Take a look at our tips to help you keep your dog’s weight in check so they can live a healthier, happier life.
26th August 2014
Dogs need daily exercise and it’s important to incorporate their exercise routine into your own daily routine. Dogs should be walked twice a day, but what else can you do to ensure your dog gets enough exercise?