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    Regular Delivery FAQs

    3 June 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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  • Arthritis in pets - prevention & management Image

    Approximately 25% of dogs will suffer from osteoarthritis in their lifetime. This is where one or multiple joints are inflamed and painful - something which is most commonly due to aging. It’s not just our pet dogs that are affected either; in one study 90% of cats over the age of 12 had signs of osteoarthritis on x-ray. How do I know if my p...

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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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    Coronavirus Update

    28 February 2020 (Last Updated: 6 April 2020) - by in Pet Care

    It’s all over the news - a new strain of Coronavirus (2019-nCOV, AKA Covid-19) is causing major issues globally to the human population. But can animals get Coronavirus too? There will be conflicting information online as Coronavirus does have strains that affect animals - in fact most strains are exclusively non-human. Recently a Tiger at th...

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  • A Vet guide to worming Image

    A Vet guide to worming

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 29 May 2020) - by in Pet Care

    If you have a pet you will probably have had an experience with worms first-hand, finding them in faeces or even vomit! They vary in size from 1mm long nematode worms to 2m long tapeworms. In fact, there are nearly 300,000 species of parasitic worm in the world. They can cause anything from mild weight loss in your cat, to colic in your horse. Thei...

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    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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  • Changes to Purina Pro Plan Cat Range Image

    You may be aware that there have been some recent changes to the Pro Plan Cat Range. These are outlined below so, if you're unsure about anything, please see our useful tool. The changes include product renaming, more flavour variety within the STERILISED range, and a new OPTISENSES (ADULT 1+) food. The full Pro Plan Cat range includes: ORIGINAL KI...

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  • Choosing the right pet for you Image

    Nearly half of all UK households have at least one pet, which, as we’re an animal-loving nation, is no real surprise. But when it comes to choosing the right pet to own, what do you need to consider? Owning a pet is expensive, but some pets more so than others. A dog, for example, will cost considerably more in its lifetime than a hamster. It...

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