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  • Interesting facts about cats Image

    The independent, ever so slightly secretive nature of cats is what we love about them as a species, so there’s nothing more fascinating than learning more about their unique personalities and behaviours! Here are some fun facts about cats that you might not know: A group of kittens is called a kindle, and a group of adult cats is a clowder. C...

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  • Recommended calming products for cats Image

    For cats with a fear of fireworks, now is an anxious time for them, with Bonfire Night and New Year just around the corner. When it comes to the loud noises and bright flashes of fireworks, we know exactly what they are, whereas our pets are completely in the dark and see them as threatening occurrences. Try to remain calm. Your pet will pick up on...

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  • Recommended calming products for dogs Image

    For dogs with firework fear, now is a dreaded time of year for them, with firework displays happening right until the new year. Whereas we know exactly what the loud bangs, shrieks and bright lights are, dogs are none the wiser and perceive them as scary occurrences that pose a considerable threat. The trick is to remain as calm as possible, as thi...

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  • Horse Microchipping Law Image

    A new law, introduced as of 25th June 2018, requiring all horses, ponies and donkeys to be microchipped by October 2020, should improve welfare and help deter theft, says DEFRA. With the RSPCA rescuing almost 1,000 horses last year (2017), many of which were not microchipped and therefore not traceable, this new law should help reunite lost or stol...

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  • Should cats be kept inside at night? Image

    Not so long ago, it was common for cats to be allowed out at night to roam freely and fulfil their natural instinct to hunt. These days, many owners are preferring to have their cats inside at night, where they feel they are safer. With one in four cats killed on the road – usually at night – it isn’t surprising. At night, car hea...

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  • Berriewood/VioVet Merge FAQs Image

    When is VioVet merging with Berriewood? 25th October 2018. Why is VioVet merging with Berriewood? VioVet and Berriewood have been under the same ownership for the past three years, and the merge will mean customers have access to a much wider range of products, including prescription medications. Are you moving premises? No – VioVet and Berri...

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  • Berriewood/VioVet Merge FAQs Image

    Why is VioVet merging with Berriewood? VioVet and Berriewood have been under the same ownership for the past three years, and the merge will mean customers have access to a much wider range of products, including prescription medications. Are you moving premises? No – VioVet and Berriewood have been operating from the same premises for the pa...

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  • VetMedsDirect/VioVet Merge FAQs Image

    When is VioVet merging with VetMedsDirect? 25th October 2018. Why is VioVet merging with VetMedsDirect? VioVet and VetMedsDirect have been under the same ownership for the past three years, and the merge will mean customers have access to a much wider range of products, including raw and frozen foods. Are you moving premises? No – VioVet and...

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  • Does my dog need a supplement? Image

    Multivitamins and supplements are all the rage these days, but does that mean your dog should also be taking them? Providing your dog is fed a complete commercial food, they shouldn’t need any additional help getting the right nutrition. Commercial pet foods are specially formulated to meet all your dog’s nutrition needs in a day, so yo...

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  • Calming tips for reducing firework fear Image

    Firework season is just around the corner, which is an anxiety-inducing time for many pets across the UK, including their owners. The loud bangs, shrieks and bright lights can be upsetting for animals who have no understanding of what they are or why they are happening, and naturally assume they pose a real danger. Cats and dogs can show signs of s...

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