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Helping your pet recover after surgery

Oct 16th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

When it comes to caring for a sick pet and making the right decisions for a speedy recovery, common sense is usually the only guide you need. Like humans, convalescence usually calls for lots of rest and TLC. The length of time your pet is in recovery will depend on factors such as the severity of the illness, injury or surgery and, as every pet is...

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Helping horses cope during fireworks

Oct 4th, 2017 - By Danielle Cousins in Pet Care

One of the strongest instincts in an animal is the will to survive. As a prey animal, horses have a very strong fight-or-flight response and are naturally easily startled. The impulse to outrun whatever has troubled them is usually the first response but, if a horse is trapped, they will endeavour to defend themselves by biting, kicking and rearing...

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Caring for an older horse

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

Like any living being, when horses age they fall prey to a number of age-related conditions. These can’t be avoided but they can be managed, and caring for an older horse needn’t be a struggle. So, what do we class as a geriatric horse? Typically, we consider a horse to be ‘old’ when it is 19 years and over. But as horses ar...

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What should I be feeding my senior dog?

Sep 5th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Care

Dog owners are becoming more and more aware nowadays that senior dog’s need a different diet to their younger counterparts to help them get the most out of life – but as to how this differs and what they actually need is something they are less sure about. Hopefully by the end of this though you’ll be happier with what to look for...

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Purina® Fortiflora® and Probiotics – truly effective or just the latest fad?

Sep 5th, 2017 - By Visitor in Pet Care

Most people have heard about probiotics in humans – live bacteria which are believed to have a beneficial effect on the ‘good bug bad bug’ balance in the intestinal tract and help digestive health…and probiotics are also commonly used in dogs and cats too! PURINA® Fortiflora® is a probiotic in the form of a simple t...

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A guide to de-fleaing your pet

Sep 4th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

The battle with fleas is ongoing if you own a dog or cat. When you think the problem’s treated, your pet is suddenly scratching again, you’re waking up with bites, and there’s black specks all over the furniture. Unfortunately, fleas don’t take a holiday and need to be treated against on a regular basis. This goes for your h...

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New tech for your pets

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

There are over 11 million pet owners in the UK alone, and bearing in mind we’re now living in a technological age where everything is advancing at a rate of knots, it makes perfect sense that this extends to the pet industry too - one of the biggest in the world. So if technology is intended to make lives easier, how are today’s pet own...

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Orscana

Aug 24th, 2017 - By Hannah Dyball in Pet Care

Ever worried your horse is getting a bit hot under the collar while you’re at work? Or feared you under rugged and the evening has suddenly turned chilly? Or maybe you’re travelling with your horse and sense he’s becoming uncomfortable? With unpredictable British weather making it next to impossible to know whether or not to rug,...

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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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Renal care for pets & horses

Aug 8th, 2017 - By Sophie Wilkinson in Pet Care

Healthy kidneys are responsible for many different tasks most importantly filtering the blood of toxins and excreting them in urine. If the kidneys are not functioning properly then this can result in a variety of problems. Any condition which stops the kidneys performing properly is referred to as kidney or renal disease. It means some damage has...

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