Nutrition

Good nutrition is vital in a pet’s life, feeding the right food at the right age can help prevent problems in later life. Most commercial foods are precisely balanced nutritionally to meet the specific needs of your pet.

  • We cover all life stages in nutrition from weaning through to senior & everything in between. As well as an extensive prescription range to suit all those special need diets such as obesity, dental & urinary diets to name a few.
  • We stock Hills Science Diet & Prescription Diet, Royal Canin.  As these brands are supported with research and ongoing development
  • We are also now proud to stock Addiction grain free dog & cat food.
  • Our premium diets are backed by a money back guarantee
  • Frequent purchaser card schemes provide further value (available with Hills and Royal Canin)
  • Our staff are well trained in nutrition and find it important to continue to further their knowledge through continuing education programmes, so we are confident to find the right food for your pet.

Some surprising’ Danger’ Foods

Chocolate contains theobromine, a cardiac and nervous system stimulant, especially dark or cooking chocolates, can induce heart arrhythmias, tremors and seizures.

Caffeine (Coffee,Tea, Energy drinks etc) 

Sweet Biscuits are high in fat and sugar with low nutritional value.

Bones there are pros and cons. Life enrichment, dental cleansing, versus bowel obstructions, dental injury and constipation. We advocate the use of certain bones (eg canon and brisket in the diet of healthy dogs.)

Sultanas, grapes, raisins may lead to acute kidney failure in dogs

Onions can cause anaemia. Signs can include breathlessness, weakness and blood in the urine.

Avocado contains a toxin called persin, which leads to gastrointestinal irritation, including vomiting & diahorrea.

Raw egg whites contain avidin that can interfere with the absorption of a B vitamin. Which can lead to poor growth, lethargy and dermatitis. Raw eggs also contain salmonella.

Macadamia Nuts can cause problems such as weakness, tremors or paralysis in the hind legs. A toxic dose of roasted macadamia nuts may be as little as one nut per kilogram of body weight in the dog.

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