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Is your cat active enough?

Jan 12th, 2018 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Cats by their very nature, are independent creatures with a will of their own. But gone are the days when cats spent their whole lives roaming outside and were hardly seen by their owners. Nowadays, having a house cat is fairly common, and something an increasing number of people are choosing to do. Most free-roaming cats will be getting more than...

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Is your horse getting enough exercise?

Jan 11th, 2018 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Horses are active animals that need regular exercise to thrive. They have evolved to graze acres of land a day, which necessitates constant movement and stamina. Ideally, your horse should be getting exercised every day, even if this takes the form of being turned out with other horses rather than being ridden, but the daily workout will depend ent...

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Helping your cat cope this Christmas

Dec 14th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most stressful. While your cat might not have any presents to buy or food to prepare, there are still factors that can contribute to an altogether stressful time. Whether your cat lives exclusively indoors or comes and goes as he pleases, it’s likely that the Chr...

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5 things pet owners love about winter

Dec 1st, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

When it comes to winter, it can be difficult finding positive things to say about the season (except for Christmas, of course). The days are shorter, the weather is cold, wet and unpleasant, and it can make some of the activities we love doing with our pets that much harder to do. But even so, winter does deliver some positives, and it’s wort...

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10 thing horse owners love about winter

Nov 30th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

For many of us, the words ‘love’ and ‘winter’ don’t really seem to go together. We tend to remember the muddy, waterlogged fields, frozen taps, miserable weather and darker days of last winter with a sad, sinking feeling, knowing it’s all about to start again. That said, there is still much to be positive about w...

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Recent Caninsulin Testing Details

Nov 27th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Veterinary Matters

Here's an overview of the recent caninsulin testing for your attention. Please bear in mind that we will not be switching to gel ice packs until January. Getting the conditions right: Each test involved packaging an insulin vial in the temperature controlled envelopes with the varying ice and gel packs. The ice packs were not to come into direct co...

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Is your horse cold-backed?

Nov 21st, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

You may have heard the term ‘cold back’ used when talking about horses that exhibit soreness and sensitivity in the back muscles, usually when tacked up or exercised. In response to the sight of a saddle or rider, ‘cold-backed’ horses may dip away or put up their backs in readiness of the sudden pressure being placed there -...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Horses & Riders

Nov 16th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

The countdown to Christmas has started, which means the gift buying can commence! It’s time to think about how you’re going to spoil your horse this festive season (and yourself!), as our Christmas Shop has a great many things for both horse and rider. Our gift ideas come in a range of prices too, so there is something for every budget!...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Cats

Nov 14th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Dogs

Nov 13th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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