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5 things pet owners love about winter

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

When it comes to winter, it can be difficult finding positive things to say about the season (except for Christmas, of course). The days are shorter, the weather is cold, wet and unpleasant, and it can make some of the activities we love doing with our pets that much harder to do. But even so, winter does deliver some positives, and it’s wort...

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10 thing horse owners love about winter

Nov 30th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

For many of us, the words ‘love’ and ‘winter’ don’t really seem to go together. We tend to remember the muddy, waterlogged fields, frozen taps, miserable weather and darker days of last winter with a sad, sinking feeling, knowing it’s all about to start again. That said, there is still much to be positive about w...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Horses & Riders

Nov 16th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

The countdown to Christmas has started, which means the gift buying can commence! It’s time to think about how you’re going to spoil your horse this festive season (and yourself!), as our Christmas Shop has a great many things for both horse and rider. Our gift ideas come in a range of prices too, so there is something for every budget!...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Cats

Nov 14th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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Christmas Gift Guide for Dogs

Nov 13th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Discussion

With Christmas approaching, the shopping can begin! But have you thought about what you’ll get your faithful pet this year? We’ve no shortage of ideas for making this Christmas the best Christmas ever, and our festive gift guide contains ideas aplenty for truly spoiling your pet this year. Have a read and see if there’s anything b...

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Wisdom Panel DNA Test - we ask the experts!

Sep 6th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Discussion

What’s your name and role in the business? My name is Oliver Forman, and I am the Genetics Research Manager in the UK. My role is to coordinate research to enable continued development of our products and services. I joined Mars Veterinary in 2016 after spending 13 years researching inherited diseases in dogs, discovering disease causing muta...

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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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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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