British Cats and Dogs Have Chewed £358m Worth of Phones Tablets and Laptops, Direct Pet Foods Responds Thursday 25 June 2015 PDF Print British dogs and cats have chewed through an incredible £358 million worth of gadgets in the past five years alone British dogs and cats have chewed through an incredible £358 million worth of gadgets in the past five years alone. The reported figures show that the damage to phones, tablets and laptops was the highest in Europe. It’s not just chewing either, as it was also realised that around 14 per cent of UK homes have had some damage caused to their hand-held gadgets at the paws of their pets. The total for Europe in total was around £1.5 billion, with Denmark having experienced only £10 million worth of damage over the five year period. In Britain, the issue is reported to be related to pets mistaking our high-tech equipment for chew toys. Other damage was caused by gadgets being knocked off furniture by curious paws and wagging tails; some by knocking over liquids and some gadgets being stepped on. As experts in pet products, Direct Pet Foods takes a keen interest in news stories such as this. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement: “Having your cats and dogs chew away at your valuable hand-held equipment is not only an inconvenience, but could also be a serious danger to your pet. Dogs and cats are prone to boredom, just in the same way that humans are. It is imperative that pets have chew toys to keep them distracted. You can even fill your toys with treats to keep your pets focus and attention while you are out. In the mean-time, we recommend leaving valuables out of the way of curious canines and felines.” Direct Pet foods is a family run wholesaler of pet foods and accessories based in Essex. Stocking pet foods for a wide range of animals from domestic mammals and birds to horses, Direct Pet Foods has been providing animal feed since 1987. Since taking their business online in 2012 Direct Pet Foods now ships to the whole of England and Wales and the Scottish lowlands. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Direct PetFoods in the following categories: Environment & Nature, Personal Finance, Farming & Animals, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.