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    Breaking Down The Facts – Meat Quality & Digestibility

    We talk a lot about meat quality and digestibility here at The Thoughtful Pet Food store, but what exactly do we mean?  Protein is the staple component of all high-quality pet foods. It is one of the primary sources of energy for both dogs and cats (alongside fat) and is vital for growth, development, and […]

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    Our Top Scent Enrichments For Dogs & Cats

    Enrichment is an incredibly important aspect of animal ownership. By providing enrichment for our pets, we enable them to utilise their senses in new and interesting ways, encouraging positive behaviours and improving their overall welfare. Scent enrichment involves providing animals with stimulating smells, either to track and search or simply to stimulate the senses.  Scent […]

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    Our Thoughtful Diary – An Inside View Into Trade Shows

    February and March are pretty exciting months in the pet business world. In February we have the opportunity to attend PATS Sandown, one of the first big trade shows of the year. It’s the perfect opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers to meet up and network. In March, just shortly after PATS, it’s time for […]

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    After Surgery Care For Your Pet

    It’s never easy when your pet has to have surgery. Even in the safe hands of our vets, we can’t help but worry about our four-legged friends. However, once your pet is home there are various things you can do to help them recover. Always listen to your vet’s advice after surgery and if there […]

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    Our Thoughtful Christmas Gift Guide

    Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! To help make the festive season a little bit easier, we’ve put together our Thoughtful Christmas Gift Guide. Read on to find out what our favourite Christmas products are, plus some hand-picked gift ideas for your furry friends. For Dogs Scrumbles Dog Advent Calendar December […]

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    Scrumbles Review: Read What We Think!

    Product Review: Scrumbles

    Nothing catches our attention more than independent, family-run businesses just like ourselves, looking to bring something new and exciting to the pet food market. Scrumbles is one of those businesses, having recently launched an exciting dry food for dogs and cats, and even more recently a revolutionary new wet food and a delicious range of […]

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    Thoughtful Thursday – Our Five Favourite Summer Fruits

    For those of us that endured the latest heatwave, we can certainly say that summer is upon us. As well as the rise in temperature, summer brings with it a wide range of seasonal fruits, and many of these fruits have multiple health benefits for our furry friends. We’ve selected five of our favourite summer […]

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    Celtic Connection Product Review

    The newest brand to be added to our expanding range of high-quality pet foods is Celtic Connection. We first met Linda, the creator of Celtic Connection, at Crufts in March. Her range of dry dog and cat foods immediately caught our attention as they offered something unique that we had not seen in the pet […]

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    Heavy Metals In Pet Food – What You Need To Know

    When it comes to good nutrition, we always encourage pet owners to be familiar with the ingredients in their pets’ food. Protein sources, carbohydrates, and the quality of ingredients are all important aspects of our pets’ diet. However, what about the less noticeable ingredients? Heavy metals are a group of elements and compounds that are […]

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    Our Quick & Easy Guide To Joint Care Ingredients

    Dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes can benefit from added joint care. Providing a joint care regime from an early age can help delay the onset of arthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases. Many pet foods now include joint care ingredients as standard and our handy guide will help you identify them and […]

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