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    Regular Delivery FAQs

    3 June 2020 - by in Pet Care

    Is it free to sign up to a Regular Delivery? Yes, this service is completely free. Do I have to sign up for a certain length of time? No, there is absolutely no commitment necessary and you're free to cancel at any time. Are all products eligible for Regular Delivery? Regular Delivery isn't available for everything. It is available on a wide range...

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    The importance of choosing a senior diet for elderly pets

    29 May 2020 (Last Updated: 29 May 2020) - by Cat Henstridge BVSc MRCVS (Guest Author) in Cats

    Making sure our pets have the correct nutrition throughout their lives is extremely important, especially as they get older. A properly balanced diet tailored to their needs will help to ensure that they continue to thrive as they progress through their twilight years. As our dogs age they tend to gain fat but lose muscle and overall are prone to o...

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  • Fly Strike in Rabbits Image

    Spring and summer are approaching and our pet rabbits love the warmer climate and longer days this brings. Unfortunately so do flies, with the warmer months being their prime breeding season. The larvae they produce can actually be deadly to our pets, which is why we've outlined steps on how to keep your pet bunny safe! What is Fly Strike? Flies na...

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    Approximately 25% of dogs will suffer from osteoarthritis in their lifetime. This is where one or multiple joints are inflamed and painful - something which is most commonly due to aging. It’s not just our pet dogs that are affected either; in one study 90% of cats over the age of 12 had signs of osteoarthritis on x-ray. How do I know if my p...

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  • A guide to grooming your pet Image

    If you’ve got cats and dogs, you’ll probably be all too aware of the fact they’re shedding at the moment. Shedding is connected to daylight hours, with increased sun stimulating the hair to grow, shed and replace itself. If you have house cats, you may find that shedding isn’t too much of a problem as they are affected sligh...

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  • Hindgut Health - Why is it so important in horses? Image

    Hindgut Health - Why is it so important in horses?

    5 May 2020 (Last Updated: 5 May 2020) - by MSD (Guest Author) in Horses

    Horses are designed to be trickle feeders, chewing high fibre roughage for the majority of the day. Their digestive systems are adapted to efficiently use this fibre for energy, with 60-70% of a horse’s energy requirements coming from the hindgut. The population of micro-organisms in the hindgut ferment the high fibre roughage to slowly relea...

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    Routine pet care during COVID-19

    4 May 2020 (Last Updated: 5 May 2020) - by in Pet Care

    During the COVID-19 crisis, accessing routine vet care has been a problem for many. With a number of veterinary practices only offering face-to-face consultations in an emergency or, at least, changing the way in which they do consultations to ensure staff and patient safety, it has meant a level of disruption to the services we regularly call upon...

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    Spring turnout advice

    29 April 2020 - by in Horses

    Spring is here! The sun is out and our ponies are loving the longer days out in the field, especially the fresh lush spring grass that comes with it. However is this good for them? In fact spring pasture-associated laminitis, obesity and digestive problems are a real issue horse owners need to be aware of. Do not worry though, below is a guide on a...

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    What dogs could benefit most from a raw diet?

    20 April 2020 (Last Updated: 22 April 2020) - by in Dog Health & Wellbeing News

    Aside from the general benefits that owners report when feeding their dog on raw which we have talked about here, such as fresher breath, a shinier, healthier coat and better digestion, while almost all dogs could thrive on a raw diet, there are some dogs that could particularly benefit from eating a raw diet, with especially positive reports from...

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    Myths about feeding raw

    20 April 2020 (Last Updated: 20 April 2020) - by in Dog Health & Wellbeing News

    As feeding raw is a relatively new concept when compared to the 150+ years that commercial wet and dry diets have been around, it comes with a healthy share of myths and misinformation that may put owners off giving it a try. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common concerns when it comes to feeding raw to help you make an informed de...

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