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Puppy Development

There has been a bit of a puppy boom this year! Breeders have reported record demand, waiting lists for popular breeds are now commonplace and unfortunately prices for pedigree pups has soared as well. Along with all of the issues around choosing the right dog to fit into your household both now and when the…

Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food Testimonial

We recently received the following testimonial from Will regarding how well his ferrets are doing on our food Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food. When we originally got our ferrets they all were in poor condition when we got them, due to poor diet Bill and Ted’s fur was not only dirty yellow but was rough…

Inka the Labrador’s New Senior Diet

Inka the Labrador had been using Dr John Silver for 8 years. However she is now a bit stiffer with age and needs more digestive support. We were more than happy to help choose a new senior diet. While Dr John Silver is fine to continue feeding. Our adult diets are designed for adults and…

Walking your dog

With the government advice now changing to limitless exercise in England now, many of us will be thinking of longer dog walks to explore our beautiful countryside and heritage. Whether this is a coastal walk along the Jurassic coastline with its sea views and beaches, or through ancient woodlands, along roman roads or across wild…

Effects of lockdown on dogs

Have you noticed changes in your dog since the lockdown began? Aspects of their life and routine will have changed and whilst our dogs will love having us at home, they may struggle to adapt to some of the changes.  Now, they may have constant companions. Whereas before the lockdown, a good part of their…

Chocolate

With Easter now over and most of us saturated with chocolate, it’s worth remembering how poisonous chocolate is to dogs and making sure no stray eggs or chocolates are left in range of dogs or other animals. Unfortunately, chocolate poisoning cases always rise this time of year, as it is hard to keep track of…

Dental Care

Taking care of your dog’s teeth is something dog owners are becoming much more aware of nowadays as our dogs live longer and healthier lives. Dental disease is a serious concern as it can lead to long-term mouth problems and discomfort for your dog. Dental treatments are often not an easy solution as they can…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with dogs

The following is guidance from gov.uk on maintaining the welfare of your dog during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You should follow the current guidance and must stay at home, except for very limited purposes. Advice if you have symptoms of coronavirus and must remain at home for 7 days, or 14 days as a household…

Has your dog gained weight?

The annual vet check-up can be a nasty shock when you find out your dog’s gained weight and now needs a diet. Extra weight can creep on so gradually that you don’t notice it and it’s not like for us owners, where we notice our clothes getting tighter or that the next size up in…

Ben the Labrador’s Story

Ben was the sole survivor of a litter after being born two and a half weeks prematurely. He was kept on Dr. John Silver until he was 12 and then was switched to Dr. John Gold! He is now Fifteen and a half years old and although his regular twenty minute walk now takes the best…