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  • Helping your pet cope when normal life resumes Image

    Helping your pet cope when normal life resumes

    8 June 2020 Last updated: 8 June 2020 - By in Pet Care

    With the Coronavirus crisis forcing us to spend significantly more time at home, for our pets, it’s probably felt like all their Christmases have come at once! Whether we’ve been working from home or self-isolating, they’ve had us with them for whole days at a time, rarely venturing beyond the four walls of our homes. So, when nor...

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    Regular Delivery FAQs

    3 June 2020 Last updated: 13 July 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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  • 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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    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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  • How to keep your pet calm (& entertained) during lockdown Image

    How to keep your pet calm (& entertained) during lockdown

    6 April 2020 Last updated: 17 April 2020 - By in Pet Care

    During these unprecedented times when everyone is at home and normality is out the window, it can be difficult knowing how to keep our pets entertained throughout the day. While most cats and dogs will just be happy to have us home, the sudden change to their normal routines can be unsettling and even lead to stress-related behaviours. With this in...

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    How to cope with cancelled shows & events

    17 March 2020 Last updated: 18 March 2020 - By in Horses

    Competition season is upon us and for many it’s a time of great anticipation and excitement, with much preparation having gone into readying your horse (and yourself) for the demands of competitions. However, with Covid-19 forcing many competitions and events into cancellation, with no clear indication as to when the current situation will ea...

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    Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction

    28 February 2020 Last updated: 2 March 2020 - By in Dogs

    “Ageing brain disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, are really hard to diagnose in dogs and cats. In veterinary we group all these conditions under the term 'cognitive dysfunction'. In simple terms, this is where the brain ages and doesn't function as well as it used to. We aren't exactly sure what causes this, but it is possibly...

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    Raw feeding & dental health

    17 February 2020 Last updated: 17 February 2020 - By in Dogs

    Dental disease in dogs is a growing problem. In fact, it is estimated that 70% of dogs (and cats) will have the beginnings of dental disease before they are even two years old. This is a worrying statistic and one that needs to be taken seriously. “Plaque is a build-up of bacteria on the teeth and gums, and these bacteria can easily enter the...

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  • Keeping your cat safe & warm this winter Image

    Keeping your cat safe & warm this winter

    16 January 2020 Last updated: 8 May 2020 - By in Cats

    In spite of their thick, fluffy coats, winter weather can leave cats really feeling the cold. This might strike you as unlikely as most cats will venture outside in all weathers, but sometimes they do need special attention paying at this time of year. You could say this is more of a problem for outdoor cats and, when it comes to experiencing wind...

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  • Advice for wet & windy walks Image

    Advice for wet & windy walks

    15 January 2020 Last updated: 15 January 2020 - By in Dogs

    The UK has seen a lot of rain recently. Along with Storm Brendan nearly blowing us away last week, it’s been a turbulent time weather-wise. To be expected for winter, I suppose, but it has made for some very soggy dog walks! Rain is rain and will affect your dog no matter what breed you have, although some breeds will be affected more than ot...

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