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  • Looking after your horse's teeth Image

    Keeping our horses out of pain and suffering is a priority for every horse owner, although sometimes problems can be hard to identify. Dental pain is one such problem, and it can have a huge impact on a horse’s overall health and comfort. It is important to have your horse’s teeth checked yearly, as they may require floating, which invo...

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  • Equine Influenza - what you need to know. Image

    What is it? Equine flu is a highly contagious virus that affects the respiratory tract of horses, donkeys and mules. It is very similar to the human flu virus, but not identical, so one cannot be passed to the other. How is the virus spread? As with human flu, it is spread through the atmosphere by infected animals coughing, and is then acquired by...

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  • Strange pet laws around the world Image

    We’re all aware of certain laws designed to protect our pets, including the Compulsory Microchipping Law and the Dangerous Dogs Act, but there are, surprisingly, a whole host of other, more questionable laws that exist to keep our pets in line. Today we’re taking a look of some of the more unusual laws around the world, from illegal bar...

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  • Helping your dog cope with Christmas Image

    It’s everyone’s favourite time of year, with excitement, food and gifts aplenty, but are our dogs looking forward to it as much as we are? From noisy, overcrowded houses filled with relatives and friends, to disturbed routines and irregular feeding times, Christmas can be an upsetting and stressful time for our pets. Naturally they don&...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Cats Image

    Giving gifts is a big part of the Christmas tradition, and no one should be exempt from receiving them, our cats included. So, if you haven’t already thought about what you’re giving your feline friend this festive season, here are our top picks for great Christmas gifts! Felix FunSauces Cat Food (Grilled Turkey) – excite your cat...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Horses Image

    With Christmas in our sights, I’m sure buying and wrapping presents is top of your priority list at the moment, but have you considered getting anything for your horse? Even though they won’t understand what it’s for, it’s fun to include all the family in the festivities. Whether you just want a little something for them, or...

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  • Christmas Gift Guide for Dogs Image

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all the family, including our dogs. So, it’s important that everyone is treated with a special gift or two. Our Christmas gift guide is packed full of exciting toys and treats your dogs are guaranteed to love, whether you’re looking for small stocking fillers or bigger buys. VioPet Beds...

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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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