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  • Routine pet care during COVID-19 Image

    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: 27 July 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. On the 22nd July 2020...

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    A vet guide to worming

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 10 June 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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    What is an SQP?

    2 July 2019 - by in Pet Care

    What is an SQP? SQP stands for 'Suitably Qualified Person', and it is a type of veterinary qualification. There are many types of SQP, and each specialises in one or more different animal groups. For example, a C-SQP has in-depth knowledge of companion animals (cats, dogs and small animals), while a J-SQP specialises in equines. An E-SQP does both!...

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    Top 10 UK Bridleways

    25 April 2019 - by in Pet Care

    When it comes to scenic bridleways, the UK has countless to offer, whatever your ability and trail preference. From laid-back rides to more challenging terrain, forest tracks to coastal paths, popular stretches to more secluded spots, our list of top UK bridleways gives you a mixed bag of routes to explore or revisit this summer. You can read our r...

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  • Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beach Walks in the UK Image

    With warmer weather predicted for the Easter weekend, there’s no better time to be enjoying the great outdoors with your dog. When it comes to coastal adventures, the UK has so much to offer, with a variety of dog-friendly beaches spanning from Cornwall to Northern Scotland. Whether you want vast sandy stretches, or more dramatic coastlines t...

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