Who is your pet’s best friend?

The National Office of Animal Health is looking for Britain’s best pet friendship

As part of its mission to celebrate healthy, happy pets and, through the www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet healthcare, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is launching a new competition to celebrate pets and their best friends. The campaign is part of NOAH’s ‘Happy, Healthy Pets Project’, designed to build the biggest picture of the UK’s happy, healthy pets.

Pet owners up and down the country are being encouraged to celebrate the importance of pet companionship by entering photos of their pets with their best friends. Whether the best friend is the owner, an animal friend, a favourite toy or even their vet, NOAH wants to see it all! The lucky winner will be treated to a £250 voucher for pet treats and supplies.

The competition is part of NOAH’s ongoing ‘I heart my pet’ campaign — designed to celebrate the love that UK pet owners feel for their animals and, through the www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website, to encourage them to think about the health of their pets and seek independent, expert animal healthcare advice.

Through the act of snapping a photograph of pets with their best friends, NOAH hopes to draw attention to the importance of both the companionship that our pets bring us and how we need to make sure that their own relationship needs are respected and nurtured.

NOAH Chief Executive, Dawn Howard comments:

“The right kind of companionship is a vital part of a pet’s wellbeing, and our own relationship with our pets is scientifically proven to improve our health. We can’t wait to see lots of wonderful photos demonstrating the fabulous relationships enjoyed by the animals that share our homes. Whatever form it takes, we want to celebrate these friendships — and the important role they play in keeping pets happy and healthy — with our latest competition!”

For more information or to submit photos to the gallery, simply visit www.pethealthinfo.org.uk/gallery. Entries uploaded before Tuesday 22nd September 2015 will be eligible to win a £250 voucher for pet supplies and treats — (terms and conditions apply). Entrants must ensure they click the pink competition tick-box when uploading their photos.

1 September 2015

Notes for Editors

  1. NOAH’s Pet Health Information (PHI) www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website gives easy access, immediate, independent advice and was written by veterinary experts. It carries no advertisements and makes no mention of product brands, aims to give sound advice but also promotes the value of expert advice — it encourages owners to go and talk to an expert such as their veterinary surgeon or a pet care specialist.

  2. NOAH represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals. See more at www.noah.co.uk. NOAH is a trustee of National Pet Month, an educational charity. More details on www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk.