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Our Guide On Switching to Raw Feeding for Dogs

There are a few ways to transition your dog from a kibble/wet food diet to a raw food diet, the method you choose should be best suited to your dog and circumstances, you should take into consideration the age of your pet and how sensitive they are to dietary changes. See our guide for top tips.

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5 Easy Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Wild Animals

Northern Ireland is home to 2,450 different types of wildlife animals, with the likes of the Irish Hare and the Cryptic Wood White Butterfly being found nowhere else in the UK. Their beautiful songs and colouring bring our parks, fields and towns alive and we have a lot to thank them for.

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Everything You Need To Know Before Getting A Pet Rabbit

Before getting a new pet, it’s important to educate yourself on diet and exercise tips as well as understanding their habits, life span, and the care they will need.

Choosing which pet you are going to get can be a difficult decision to make. There are a number of questions you should ask

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Is my cat overweight? Tips to keep your cat in good shape

Cats eat when they are hungry. But, like humans, they eat for another good number of reasons, from boredom to anxiety. And, like humans, cats overeating leads to being overweight and potentially developing health issues. Here are some great tips to keep your cat healthy and in good shape.

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How To Help Dogs With Meat Allergies

As pet care professionals we have noticed a growing number of dogs who are developing sensitivities to meat. This seems to be very frustrating & confusing for a lot of pet owners. The majority of dog foods on the market contain the most common proteins, such as chicken, red meat & fish.

We have been looking at alternative proteins for these dogs in question to help them live a happier life. We have found ‘Yora’ which provides a great alternative protein source. Insects! With simple, hypoallergenic ingredients that fuel a healthy diet for dogs that have a sensitivity.

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5 Benefits Of Natural Food & Treats For Your Dog

<p>Dogs, like humans, really can benefit from nature-based food and treats in their diet.</p><p>Just as people, in their drive to become healthier notice benefits, so too will you notice the benefits for your dog.</p><p>After all, do you really know the full contents and additives in the cans, pouches and bags of treats you feed your dog?</p><p>It is time to change how we feed our furry friends. And, there is science behind this. Research states that 20%-30% of a complete, balanced diet for your dog should come from plants. </p><p>Still not convinced? Here are five benefits of providing your dog with natural food and treats.</p>

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6 Things To Consider Before Getting A Puppy

Before even considering what dog breed you want, where you will get the pup from, or when you’ll get it, there are a few things you need to think about before committing. 

As owning a dog is a lifetime commitment, here are 6 things to consider before getting your lifetime companion.

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5 Tips For Giving Your Cat The Perfect Diet

Cats are independent animals, and they enjoy exploring and scavenging on their own. Despite this, they are known to be affectionate with their owners and people they trust.

Benefits of owning a cat include their ability to lower stress and anxiety levels, prevent allergies, improve your cardiovascular health and help to reduce loneliness.

Caring for your cat comes in a number of different forms such as providing them with a fresh litter box, giving them a safe environment to live in, and supplying them with a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Here are 5 tips for giving your cat the perfect diet, and improving their overall health and well-being.

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Foraging Friendly Treats for Your Small Pets

For Petz NI are now stocking a fresh new range of locally supplied Rabbit & Guinea Pig Treats. These treats are made from Fresh Fruit, Vegetables & Grasses to encourage and promote the natural foraging behaviour in your small pets.

Forget-Me-Not Foraging are a new company who wanted only the best for their small furry friends, they dry fresh fruit, veg and grasses and pack them into variety packs fresh each week.

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9 Pet-Friendly Cafes/Bars to Visit With Your Dog in Northern Ireland

The appearance of dogs in bars and cafes is increasing significantly, with some even offering their doggie menu. Not only does this allow you to spend more time with your doggo, but it also helps spark social connections between you and your dog. It also creates a wholesome atmosphere for everyone. And, you can be sure your pet will receive lots of extra attention.

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