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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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A buyer's guide to dog coats

Oct 23rd, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

As the weather starts turning chilly, out come the coats and scarves to protect us from the elements. Fortunately, our dogs are much better equipped to cope with cold conditions than we are, as their thick coats trap a layer of heat close to the skin. That said, sometimes even these defences aren’t enough and dogs can become quite cold. Hairl...

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Helping your pet recover after surgery

Oct 16th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

When it comes to caring for a sick pet and making the right decisions for a speedy recovery, common sense is usually the only guide you need. Like humans, convalescence usually calls for lots of rest and TLC. The length of time your pet is in recovery will depend on factors such as the severity of the illness, injury or surgery and, as every pet is...

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Helping horses cope during fireworks

Oct 4th, 2017 - By Danielle Cousins in Pet Care

One of the strongest instincts in an animal is the will to survive. As a prey animal, horses have a very strong fight-or-flight response and are naturally easily startled. The impulse to outrun whatever has troubled them is usually the first response but, if a horse is trapped, they will endeavour to defend themselves by biting, kicking and rearing...

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Caring for an older horse

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

Like any living being, when horses age they fall prey to a number of age-related conditions. These can’t be avoided but they can be managed, and caring for an older horse needn’t be a struggle. So, what do we class as a geriatric horse? Typically, we consider a horse to be ‘old’ when it is 19 years and over. But as horses ar...

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Wisdom Panel DNA Test - we ask the experts!

Sep 6th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Discussion

What’s your name and role in the business? My name is Oliver Forman, and I am the Genetics Research Manager in the UK. My role is to coordinate research to enable continued development of our products and services. I joined Mars Veterinary in 2016 after spending 13 years researching inherited diseases in dogs, discovering disease causing muta...

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What should I be feeding my senior dog?

Sep 5th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Care

Dog owners are becoming more and more aware nowadays that senior dog’s need a different diet to their younger counterparts to help them get the most out of life – but as to how this differs and what they actually need is something they are less sure about. Hopefully by the end of this though you’ll be happier with what to look for...

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Purina┬« Fortiflora┬« and Probiotics ÔÇô truly effective or just the latest fad?

Sep 5th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Care

Most people have heard about probiotics in humans – live bacteria which are believed to have a beneficial effect on the ‘good bug bad bug’ balance in the intestinal tract and help digestive health…and probiotics are also commonly used in dogs and cats too! PURINA® Fortiflora® is a probiotic in the form of a simple t...

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