After several months of being out of stock owing to a manufacturing problem, we are pleased to let you know that Program dog tablets are now available via the Pet Prescription website.
Program Tablets for dogs and Program Suspension for cats, are given with food at monthly intervals to prevent flea infestations. It is important to treat all pets in the household to ensure that all fleas are made infertile. Program tablets and suspension are both available without prescription from just £24.99 for a pack of 6 treatments.
Easter Bank Holiday Opening Times
Thursday 28th March - Open 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 29th March - Closed (Bank Holiday)
Saturday 30th March - Closed
Sunday 31st March - Closed
Monday 1st April - Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 2nd April - Open 8:30am - 6:30pm
During the shut down, please feel free to place your order through the website, or if you have any enquiries please leave us an answer machine message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your message on our return on Tuesday 2nd April.
We hope you have a great weekend!
Wet or dry food? Which is best for your pet?
This is a subject that has long been debated, with some saying that wet foods are better and others promoting the benefits of dry foods. We look at the pros and cons of each.
Wet food is high in protein and fat and contains very little carbohydrate. It typically contains around 80% moisture, which means it can help to manage lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs. Wet pet foods are generally closer in composition to what a wild cat or dog would eat. Often it is considered more expensive to feed your pet a wet food as they need to consume more to take in the same amount of calories, however, this can be a real plus if you are trying to lower the calorie consumption of your pet to manage their weight.
Dry foods typically contain less than 10% moisture and their major energy source is carbohydrates. Many owners favour feeding a dry kibble because of the convenience of being able to leave it down for their pet without it quickly deteriorating, whereas wet foods often begin to smell quite quickly. Another major benefit of dry pet food is that it helps to keep your pet’s teeth healthy.
So, which is better? Wet or dry pet food? Or would a mixture of the two formats actually be the ideal solution? While every pet owner needs to take into consideration all factors, including the individual tastes of their cat or dog, the benefits coming from both types of food could be achieved by feeding a mixture. Additionally, by feeding a mix of both wet and dry pet food, your cat or dog will enjoy a variety of smells, tastes and textures, thereby enhancing their enjoyment each and every mealtime.
The BVA have renewed a previous call for all horses to be microchipped and for a single national equine database to help the public to regain conidence in the food chain.
At the present time, there are more than 75 authorised equine passport issuing organisations in the UK, meaning that the system is open to fraud and abuse.
Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State, has agreed that there is a need to overhaul the system for equine identification to ensure that the rising number of horses slaughtered in the UK for human consumption were safe to eat.
The UK's first Healthy Happy Hound Report, commisioned by Butcher's Pet Care, has reported that 24% of dogs are considered by their owners to be unhappy. A further 1% actually considered their dog to be depressed? What could have made these hounds so sad? the report identified three areas of a dog's life that have the greatest impact on them;
1. Pack life
Dogs are naturaly sociable animals, used to spending the majority of their time within a pack. In the modern world, a dog's 'pack' is made up of the humans in it's family and any other pets. On average, it was found that dogs spend 3 hours a day without company. So, spend as much time with your dog as possible and this will increase their happiness.
2. Nutrition & Diet
Dog's are primarily carnivores, yet the report showed that only 14% of dogs are being given a solus meaty dog food diet on a daily basis, even though 29% of owners said they thought their dog preferred it. The report also highlighted that 32% of dog owners did not know how much their dog weighed, and 37% did not know how much they should weigh. Therefore, although only 3% of owners thought their dog was overweight, the PDSA's national statistics report states that actually 35% of dogs are overweight. If we have an understanding of how much our dog should weigh, we can then feed them the best food in the right quantities.
3. Play & Exercise
In the wild, a dog would spend an average of four and a half hours exercising daily, but the current average is only 33 minutes. Dog's need regular exercise and play, so if possible, give them opportunities to have the freedom to run free and explore.
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