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Equilibrium Massage & Magnetic Therapies

Aug 17th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

What is massage therapy and when is it needed? Did you know that muscle tension is one of the most common causes of poor performance in horses? This can be caused by a number of different things, including high levels of work, periods of box rest, travelling, and following bouts of injury or back complaint. By reducing tension and improving the fle...

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Raw, commercial kibble or something in between?

Aug 15th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

Feeding raw is something many pet owners prefer to do, while others are extremely satisfied with the standard of commercial diets on the market. But is there a mid-way food that caters to both sets of owners? Natures Menu complete foods make raw feeding easy, convenient, and often slightly cheaper, without compromising on the natural goodness of tr...

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Tips on training your horse

Aug 1st, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

When it comes to training your horse, sometimes it can be difficult to stay motivated throughout the season. Often all it takes is a small setback for negativity to creep in. Below we’ve compiled a list of tips for surviving the season and getting the most out of your training. Believe in yourself. Never say you can’t do something or it...

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Must-haves for mess-free homes

Jul 20th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Having pets is lovely and we wouldn’t change them for the world, but there are times when they produce a lot of mess and we have a job on our hands clearing up after them. Whether you’re scrubbing it off the floors, picking it up on a walk, brushing it off your clothes, or collecting it out the litter tray, there is ample mess to be dea...

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Tips for keeping your cat cool

Jul 7th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Keeping your cat cool in summer is just as important as keeping your dog or yourself cool but often owners don’t think of it. Our feline friends are just as susceptible to heat stroke and dehydration (more so than dogs in fact as they are already poor drinkers), and need to be considered on hot, humid days. Make sure that fresh, cool drinking...

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Worming - caring for breeding stock

Jun 28th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Caring for your foal begins at conception and the correct worming approach is an important part of looking after the health of the pregnant mare. A mare’s natural resistance to worms may be lower during pregnancy therefore it is vital that they are monitored closely throughout the gestational period and wormed when necessary according to faec...

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Summer Worming

Jun 28th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

It is important to determine whether or not a horse needs worming in the summer months. Many horses will not require treatment and unnecessary treatment could contribute to the development of worm resistance. Equally if a horse that requires worming is not treated, this could lead to intestinal damage, colic and infect the pasture of the other hors...

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Tips for exercising your horse in warm weather

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

In this exceptionally hot weather, it can be difficult knowing when and how to exercise your horse. Obviously, it is important to keep fitness up, especially in summer when your horse is likely to gain a few extra pounds enjoying lusher grazing and conserving its energy, but it is important to know when enough is enough and how to cool your horse e...

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Wet or dry food? What's best for my dog?

Jun 12th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

It’s a question that many dog owners ask when deciding on the right diet for their pooch: is wet or dry food better? Does one have more nutritional benefits? Should I be feeding a bit of both? Unlike cats who have very specific dietary requirements and can be incredibly finicky eaters, canine appetites are more easily satisfied with either we...

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The Pet Manifesto

Jun 9th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

Given the choice, would you rather dogs or cats ran the country? In this lighthearted blog we’re predicting the top paw-licies of both parties – the Catservatives and the Labouradors. Pick a side by commenting below! The Catservatives: 1. Unrestricted access to all surfaces around the home 2. More sleeping rights 3. Free rein on bringin...

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