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  • Guide to worm control for keepers of hens Image

    There are many types of internal and external parasites which may affect your laying hens each type can cause different symptoms. Parasites have evolved with birds over millions of years and small numbers of parasites will usually complete their lifecycle in the host without necessarily causing any obvious harm. The common poultry worms are Roundwo...

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    The importance of choosing a senior diet for elderly pets

    29 May 2020 Last updated: 29 May 2020 - By 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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  • 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 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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  • Top 10 Tips for Protecting Poultry from Pesky Pests Image

    Top 10 Tips for Protecting Poultry from Pesky Pests

    15 April 2020 Last updated: 15 April 2020 - By in Birds

    No matter how careful we are, there are a number of Pesky Pests that can infect your chickens and their environment. If left unchecked, external parasites can be really problematic and even jeapordise the health of your flock. To help keep your chickens healthy, productive and happy, follow these top tips from Nettex. 1. Be vigilant: Keep a close e...

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  • Our four tips for healthy teeth Image

    Our four tips for healthy teeth

    30 January 2020 Last updated: 30 January 2020 - By in Dogs

    Ensuring your dog’s teeth are kept clean and healthy is just as important as ensuring the health of our own. If the right care isn’t shown, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and around the gumline, irritating and inflaming the gums (known as gingivitis), and in turn leading to gum disease and even tooth loss. As your dog ages,...

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  • Feel Good With Naturediet Image

    Feel Good With Naturediet

    11 November 2019 Last updated: 11 November 2019 - By in Dogs

    “100% natural, made locally, no nasties, no meat-meal, freshly prepared, premium ingredients…”. All phrases that pet owners are familiar with, and all phrases that are common to defining the ever growing number of dog food products on the market. So how do you determine which is best for your dog? Naturediet are proud of our hone...

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  • When to use FortiFlora Image

    When to use FortiFlora

    7 August 2019 - By in Pet Care

    The importance of your pet's gut health shouldn't be underestimated. Most of the time, the secret to sound gastrointestinal health comes down to nutrition. If the nutrition is lacking, digestive health can be disturbed, which can lead to a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhoea and/or constipation, loss of appetite and excessive flatule...

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  • Living a more natural way of life can benefit you…and your pet! Image

    They say that your health is your wealth and we’d like to introduce you to a global pet health company who place your pet’s health at the centre of everything they do – Homeopet. This family owned, natural pet health company has been helping animals all over the world for 25 years and their belief that ‘your health is your w...

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  • Hay or haylage for a horse with ulcers? Getting forage feeding right. Image

    Forage is without doubt the most crucial part of any horse’s diet. It is more important than any other feed type, or supplement, and is often overlooked when planning a feeding programme or addressing digestive disorders. It’s all too easy to be swayed by the latest marketing for the vast number of specialist products on the market and...

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  • How to spot muscle atrophy in dogs Image

    Muscle atrophy, or muscle loss, is the wasting away of your dog’s muscles. It can present in a number of ways and can be caused by ageing, illness or simply by reduced activity. Larger breeds can be more likely to suffer as they can age faster than small breeds, and are more prone to conditions like arthritis, but muscle atrophy can affect an...

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