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  • Safe car travel for pets Image

    Love it or hate it, car travel is something every pet will have to experience at some point in their lives, whether it’s for a dreaded trip to the vet, a holiday from home, or even a short outing to the park. We’re careful to ensure our own safety when travelling in the car, so why should we be any less concerned about the safety of our...

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  • Recommended Fly Products Image

    With all this uncharacteristically mild weather, you might have noticed a few flies and midges flitting around, making a nuisance of themselves. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of all our top-selling fly products, designed to save horses a lot of discomfort and bother. As we’ve seen with recent weather, it’s never too...

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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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  • Living a more natural way of life can benefit you…and your pet! Image

    Living a more natural way of life can benefit you…and your pet!

    11 February 2019 - by Homeopet (Guest Author) in Pet Care

    They say that your health is your wealth and we’d like to introduce you to a global pet health company who place your pet’s health at the centre of everything they do – Homeopet. This family owned, natural pet health company has been helping animals all over the world for 25 years and their belief that ‘your health is your w...

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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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  • 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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  • Treating Minor Horse Wounds Image

    Dealing with minor cuts and abrasions is a common occurence for most horse owners. The first step is assessing the wound. It can be useful to clip or trim the hair from around the wound in order to better see the extent of the injury. It will also prevent contamination of the wound and reduce the risk of infection. If the wound is near/over a joint...

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