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    Biologically Appropriate Food – What Does It Really Mean?

    Pet foods marketed as “Biologically Appropriate” are definitely on the increase and have proved popular with pet owners. It certainly sounds important to ensure that your pet’s food is biologically appropriate, but have you ever asked yourself what this really means? Why is the food biologically appropriate? Or, is the label “Biologically Appropriate Food” simply […]

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    Devoted – Product Review

    Thoughtful Pets is pleased to announce a new product in our dry food range, Devoted.  Devoted is a UK made grain free dry dog food, free of wheat, wheat gluten, soya, and dairy, making it suitable for many dogs suffering from allergies. It is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. It is currently available in three […]

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    A Warning On Babesiosis

    Many dog owners will be familiar with ticks, small parasitic arachnids that feed off of blood and can carry a host of diseases that infect both us and our pets. Recently ticks have been in the news due to the discovery of a disease that has been rarely documented in the UK until now, Babesiosis. […]

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    Pet Food Checklist

    We know how confusing choosing the right food for your pet can be, to help with this we have put together our Pet Food Checklist to assist you in finding the best food for your very best friend. Is The Protein Source Of The Food Identified In The Ingredients List? Ingredients in pet food are […]

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    Alternatives To Easter Eggs

    With the Easter weekend fast approaching, many of us will be purchasing Easter eggs and other chocolate treats for friends and family. Many of us see our pets as much loved members of the family and will want them to be included alongside the rest of the family when it comes to giving them Easter […]

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    Omega 3 And 6 Essential Fatty Acids – The Good, The Bad And The Harmful

    Just like with humans, some natural supplements are beneficial to our pets and can boost the immune system, reduce the occurrence and impact of disease, and help keep your pet in optimum health. Omega 3 and 6 are two of the most common supplements given to dogs and cats, with the benefits of omega 3 […]

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    The Super Spice – Turmeric And Its Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

    Those of you who are partial to Asian foods and curries may already be familiar with turmeric as an ingredient to flavour and bring colour to certain foods. This brightly coloured spice comes from the roots of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family. As well as being an aromatic addition […]

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    Fit Cats NOT Fat Cats – Feline Diabetes And High Carbohydrate Diets

    Diabetes is not uncommon in dogs and cats, however, feline diabetes is more commonly observed than canine diabetes. Feline diabetes mellitus is believed to be present in around 1 in 230 cats in the UK, with obese and older cats being at higher risk of developing the disease1. It is closely linked to pancreatitis and […]

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    Britain’s Pet Obesity Crisis – The Importance Of Maintaining Your Pet’s Weight

    Maintaining your pet’s weight is an important part of pet ownership. Just like humans, animals that become overweight have the potential to develop a variety of health issues and this can have a negative impact on their quality of life. The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) released a report in 2014 specifically aimed at pet […]

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    Alabama Rot – What All Dog Owners Need To Know

    Although only affecting the minority of the canine population, Alabama Rot has become more well known across the UK. Whilst the number of cases is still fairly small, the condition sadly has a high mortality rate. In 2019, there were 29 confirmed deaths caused by Alabama Rot. What Is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is also […]

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