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  • Christmas Times

    23 November 2021

    We will be open up until 12pm on the 24th December. The office will be closed on the 25th (Happy Christmas!) until Wednesday 29th. We will be open Thursday 30th all day and Friday 31st up until 12pm.

  • New Rules on Puppy & Kitten Sales

    28 September 2021

    Stricter rules around the sale of puppies and kittens came into force to protect the animals’ welfare.

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Fleas in Dogs

17 June 2021

What are fleas? Fleas are small parasites which live in high grass, sand, sheds and debris. They like shade and humidity but not dry climates. As animals prefer to go into shade on a hot day.

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Tupping Time

15 September 2020

The Ram effect   Its tupping time again, most of you will be well underway but here are a few tips for successful and effective tupping.   Following an absence of male contact the introduction of a male to anoestrus (non-cycling) ewes, whether he is vasectomised or entire will quickly, within 2 days, start them cycling, hence the ram effect. Sheep are short day breeders which means they begin to cycle as day length shortens, starting in

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The Ram effect

15 September 2020

Its tupping time again, most of you will be well underway but here are a few tips for successful and effective tupping.

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Cats vs Vacuum Cleaners

25 June 2021

Some cats are absolutely terrified of vacuum cleaners. The loud noise and imposing size can be very frightening for cats. They prefer peace and quiet with a predictable routine. The appearance of a loud, large machine in their area can feel threatening.

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Socialising Kittens

01 July 2021

From two to seven weeks old, a kitten is in the “socialisation period”. The kitten’s brain and sensory system are still developing and the stimuli they encounter can influence how this development occurs. Things such as who they meet and different environments will teach them whether what is happening is threatening or not.

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What are ticks?

19 July 2021

Ticks are small parasites which suck blood from other animals. They have 8 legs like a spider with an egg-shaped body. This becomes larger and darker when filled with blood. Unlike fleas, ticks can’t fly or jump. Instead, they climb or drop onto animal’s coats when they brush past whatever the tick is sitting on.

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Cat Stress

02 August 2021

Most cats prefer their own company and bringing a new cat into the household can cause stress.

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Christmas Times

23 November 2021

We will be open up until 12pm on the 24th December. The office will be closed on the 25th (Happy Christmas!) until Wednesday 29th. We will be open Thursday 30th all day and Friday 31st up until 12pm.

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