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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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  • Pros & cons of neutering your kitten Image

    Having a kitten is a fun and rewarding experience. But it does come with a lot of responsibility and decision-making. What will you feed them? Will they be allowed out when they’re old enough, or be an indoor-only cat? Will you get them neutered/spayed? The question of getting your cat ‘fixed’ is a big one and one that can’t...

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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? Image

    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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  • Keeping horses more naturally Image

    When you picture the modern-day domestic horse, what do you see? I imagine it’s a comfortable-looking horse eating grass in a small paddock, maybe with a rug on. But how much does this differ from the wild horses of old that existed much more naturally? Looking back, it’s clear how much has changed for the horse, but how much for the be...

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  • Top 10 UK Bridleways Image

    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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  • Knowing your cat's vital signs Image

    Life doesn't always go to plan and sometimes our cats can be struck by illness or injury that requires medical attention. In an emergency situation, would you know how to react? When faced with a medical emergency, it can help if you know your cat's vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, and gum colour, which you can pass t...

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  • Would you help or hinder in a pet emergency? Image

    If, heaven forbid, your dog were to be seriously injured, have a fit or stop breathing, how would you react? In emotional and distressing situations, we can surprise ourselves by how we respond. Either we keep calm, which allows us to comfort our animals and assist those attending to them, or we make things worse by freezing or panicking, distres...

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  • New freezers to meet demand for raw diets Image

    Over recent years, the market for raw pet food has seen rapid expansion. While commercial, vet-recommended diets remain popular, an ever-increasing number of people are opting for a more natural approach when it comes to feeding their pets. Just as we’re becoming more conscious of our own dietary choices - preferring fresher, more organic pro...

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