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10 Golden Rules of Feeding

10 Golden Rules of Feeding

Published on 13/10/2020

Rule 1   Provide fresh clean water at all times! The container of water, be it a trough or … read more
Helpful Hints!

Helpful Hints!

Published on 13/10/2020

Just like us our dogs can feel the cold in the winter. Wearing a coat can help them keep warm an… read more
9 Spring grass facts every horse owner should know

9 Spring grass facts every horse owner should know

Published on 14/09/2020

9 Spring grass facts every horse owner should know Spring has finally sprung! Whilst horsemen … read more
Feed and Management Tips for Cushingoid Horses and Ponies

Feed and Management Tips for Cushingoid Horses and Ponies

Published on 14/09/2020

Feed and Management Tips for Cushingoid horses and ponies - Choose fibre based feeds that are… read more
Did you know that forage is the largest source of suagr in your horse/pony's diet?

Did you know that forage is the largest source of suagr in your horse/pony's diet?

Published on 14/09/2020

Did you know that forage is the largest source of sugar in your horse/ pony's diet? Grass may … read more
Tips for restricting weight gain through strip grazing

Tips for restricting weight gain through strip grazing

Published on 14/09/2020

Tips for restricting weight gain through strip grazing   1. Install a strip grazing system… read more
Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing

Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing

Published on 14/09/2020

Tips for managing forage intake in laminitics without grazing Grass may contain high levels of … read more
Obesity Risks

Obesity Risks

Published on 14/09/2020

Obesity Risks – Is your horse or pony a good doer? … read more
13 Weight Management Tips for Good Doers

13 Weight Management Tips for Good Doers

Published on 14/09/2020

13 Weight Management Tips for Good doers Did you know that horses and ponies turned out 24/7 m… read more
Twenty Years of Laminitis Research

Twenty Years of Laminitis Research

Published on 11/09/2020

Twenty years of laminitis research Did you know that through our work with the WALTHAM Equine S… read more
Diet and Respiratory

Diet and Respiratory

Published on 11/09/2020

Diet and respiratory health Did you know? - At rest the horse takes approximately 8-12 breaths… read more
Weight Management Tools

Weight Management Tools

Published on 11/09/2020

Body Conditioning Scoring Tool Body condition scoring is a method of practically assessing the ho… read more
Why Should you use a Fly Rug and Fly Mask

Why Should you use a Fly Rug and Fly Mask

Published on 24/06/2020

1. Skin allergies The saliva produces from biting flies and gnats can cause allergic reactions … read more
Preventing and Controlling Flies around Horses

Preventing and Controlling Flies around Horses

Published on 24/06/2020

  When summer comes around, unfortunately it means that flies become an irritating problem.… read more
Why should you feed your horse garlic?

Why should you feed your horse garlic?

Published on 29/04/2020

Using garlic as a supplement in your horse or ponies diet has many benefits, such as, anti-septi… read more
Lunge Lines, how versatile are they?

Lunge Lines, how versatile are they?

Published on 18/03/2020

How versatile are lunge lines?   VERY actually!   Do you long rein your young hors… read more
Why you should use Friendship ReadiGrass

Why you should use Friendship ReadiGrass

Published on 28/01/2020

Friendship ReadiGrass 15kg ReadiGrass can be fed for a variety of reasons including: Horse… read more
Does your cat get hairballs?

Does your cat get hairballs?

Published on 27/01/2020

IAMs Hairball 2kg IAMs for Vitality Adult Hairball Reduction Dry Cat Food at a glance: Balanc… read more
Mythbusting with Saracen Horse Feeds

Mythbusting with Saracen Horse Feeds

Published on 23/12/2019

You can't turn fat into muscle.   Fat cannot be turned into muscle because they are made ou… read more
Is a FAT or an UNDERWEIGHT dog easier to fix?

Is a FAT or an UNDERWEIGHT dog easier to fix?

Published on 23/12/2019

What's easier to fix? A FAT dog or an UNDERWEIGHT dog?   Answer: an UNDERWEIGHT dog Why? … read more
Caring for Robins

Caring for Robins

Published on 20/12/2019

They can live in woodland and gardens, they love mealworms and they sing late into the night, but … read more
Is your cat an outside cat?

Is your cat an outside cat?

Published on 20/12/2019

Do you regularly flea and worm your cat? No? Here's why you should:   The most common spec… read more
What is the best thing to feed my chickens?

What is the best thing to feed my chickens?

Published on 20/12/2019

The basis of any good chicken diet is a high quality layers pellet.   WCF Layers Pellets 2… read more
Is your horse prone to laminitis?

Is your horse prone to laminitis?

Published on 20/12/2019

Mollichaf Hoofkind Complete 15Kg £9.99   A complete fibre-based feed designed for the… read more
How to score your dogs body condition

How to score your dogs body condition

Published on 20/12/2019

Ribs What to do Run your fingers over your dogs rib cage, on either side of their chest in a… read more
Do you keep your rabbit outdoors?

Do you keep your rabbit outdoors?

Published on 20/12/2019

If you are cold out here so are we.   Keep your rabbit warm this winter. In the wild they w… read more
Lets Talk Mud Fever in Horses

Lets Talk Mud Fever in Horses

Published on 11/12/2019

❓What causes it❓   Wet ground conditions are the number one cause of mud fever (not th… read more
New Product Orbiloc Safety Light

New Product Orbiloc Safety Light

Published on 03/12/2019

Orbiloc Safety Lights £19.99   Orbiloc Safety Lights £19.99 are a high quality … read more
How do I stop my rabbit having trouble with overgrown teeth?

How do I stop my rabbit having trouble with overgrown teeth?

Published on 26/11/2019

Make sure that your rabbit has a natural diet with plenty of hay.   Food plays a very impor… read more
How can I tell if my rabbit has dental problems?

How can I tell if my rabbit has dental problems?

Published on 26/11/2019

It may- Go off it's food Dribble Lose weight Have runny eyes Have a dirty bum   If you… read more
Why is grain free dog food better that the rest?

Why is grain free dog food better that the rest?

Published on 23/08/2018

Grain free recipes are ideal for dogs with sensitivity or intolerance to grains or gluten; a great a… read more
What shavings is best for rabbits and guinea pigs?

What shavings is best for rabbits and guinea pigs?

Published on 18/08/2018

Sawdust is not good for rabbit and guinea pigs respiratory systems as the dust causes the lungs t… read more

How to encourage your hens to lay more eggs!

Published on 18/08/2018

·         Use quality feed - use a diet of pr… read more
How to litter your cat

How to litter your cat

Published on 18/08/2018

·       Choosing the right litter tray – ensure there… read more

How to feed your wild birds

Published on 18/08/2018

·         Know your birds - different species eat d… read more
How to brush your dog's teeth and check their oral hygiene.

How to brush your dog's teeth and check their oral hygiene.

Published on 18/08/2018

Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly keeps your dog's breath fresher and helps reduce plaque an… read more
Why should I worm my cat?

Why should I worm my cat?

Published on 18/08/2018

Cats are inquisitive creatures, but these habits will sometimes lead to them eating something that w… read more
Wet or dry cat food

Wet or dry cat food

Published on 18/08/2018

Dry food is convenient and easy to measure. Some also helps to remove plaque from your cat’s teeth… read more

Why do some Pigeon mixes have maize in and others do not?

Published on 17/08/2018

Maize is a fast releasing sugar and is ideal for sprinters.  Red maize helps repair the fligh… read more

What is the best pigeon food for the current season?

Published on 17/08/2018

Winter = Winter Mix from September through till February.   Spring = Breeding Mix … read more
Wild bird food

Wild bird food

Published on 13/08/2018

Different birds need different foods to sustain them.  Try to get a good mixture of peanuts, se… read more
Vegetables and Compost

Vegetables and Compost

Published on 13/08/2018

This depends on the type of vegetable, but in general your garden soil should be well drained and lo… read more
What is the difference between hypoallergenic and grain free?

What is the difference between hypoallergenic and grain free?

Published on 09/08/2018

Hypoallergenic does not contain wheat or wheat gluten but still contains grain.  Grain free doe… read more
How do I treat my hens for mites?

How do I treat my hens for mites?

Published on 22/06/2018

Mites are a tricky problem to tackle, so it is advisable to regularly check for signs of red mite b… read more

What is the best diet for laying hens?

Published on 22/06/2018

The best feed for laying hens is layers mash or pellets as this provides the correct levels of prot… read more
What is the difference between cubes and mix?

What is the difference between cubes and mix?

Published on 22/06/2018

Cubes and mix usually very little difference spec-wise,  however mix is usually slightly highe… read more

At what age should I feed my horse a veteran diet?

Published on 22/06/2018

There is no specific age for when you should start feeding a veteran diet. You should consider a ve… read more
How often should I be worming my 8 week old puppy?

How often should I be worming my 8 week old puppy?

Published on 22/06/2018

We would advise to worm your puppy at 8 and 12 weeks then every 3 months after this, however you sh… read more

Should I include bones in my dogs raw food diet?

Published on 22/06/2018

Natures menu raw foods already contain minced bone, with the exception of the beef mince and tripe.… read more
Can I feed my guinea pig and rabbit the same diet?

Can I feed my guinea pig and rabbit the same diet?

Published on 22/06/2018

Rabbits and Guinea pigs are often kept together as companions, however they have very different diet… read more

Is a complete nugget a balanced diet for my rabbit?

Published on 22/06/2018

Rabbits require unlimited access to hay/dried grass in order to maintain good dental and intestinal… read more

My horse is over excitable what should I feed it?

Published on 22/06/2018

Your horse would probably benefit from a diet high in fibre and oil which will provide slow release… read more
I have a pony prone to laminitis what should I feed it?

I have a pony prone to laminitis what should I feed it?

Published on 22/06/2018

If your pony is prone to laminitis it is important to keep a close eye on their weight, using a wei… read more
Does my horse need a rug

Does my horse need a rug

Published on 22/06/2018

This would depend on your horses situation. If your horse or pony is clipped and working during wi… read more
How do I stop my puppy chewing things it shouln't

How do I stop my puppy chewing things it shouln't

Published on 22/06/2018

Puppies will chew a lot while they are teething so it is important that we offer them a selection o… read more

Why do you need to know how heavy your dog is?

Published on 18/06/2018

A dog should be fed according to it’s weight and workload. Up to 60% of dogs are obese. We can we… read more
What is your toughest dog toy?

What is your toughest dog toy?

Published on 18/06/2018

We have some very tough dog toys, including the Kong range and some of the Pet Face and Good Boy ra… read more
What should I feed my pregnant or feeding bitch?

What should I feed my pregnant or feeding bitch?

Published on 18/06/2018

Moving to a high energy dog food such as a puppy food for the period of pregnancy is beneficial as … read more
How long should a puppy be fed puppy food?

How long should a puppy be fed puppy food?

Published on 18/06/2018

Puppies can have puppy food incorporated in to their diet from 3-4 weeks of age. Whilst your… read more
At what age is a dog classed as a senior?

At what age is a dog classed as a senior?

Published on 18/06/2018

It varies depending on the breed of dog. Bigger dogs tend to show signs of aging sooner, perhaps fr… read more

How do I feed raw food?

Published on 18/06/2018

Introduce raw food gradually, but do not mix with complete kibble in same meal. Some raw feed such … read more
How do I stop my dog pulling on its lead?

How do I stop my dog pulling on its lead?

Published on 13/06/2018

The most reliable way to go about this would be to train the dog, using positive reward methods lik… read more
My dog has started scratching

My dog has started scratching

Published on 13/06/2018

If the scratching started just after a change of diet it is possible they are reacting to some of t… read more

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