Hill’s Science Diet Professional range of foods is known as “Superior nutrition for the life of your pet”.  In an effort to make the best food possible, Hills use only high-quality ingredients including real chicken, lamb or salmon protein.  The dry foods boast quality protein as the first ingredient and provide clinically proven antioxidant benefits.  They contain no artificial colors, flavours preservatives or chicken by-product meal.  They are made with natural ingredients plus vitamins, minerals and amino acids. 

Hill’s pet nutritionists rigorously scrutinize every recipe to ensure you have the healthiest pet possible.

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As many of our Eukanuba clients are aware, with the change of ownership, Eukanuba is becoming more difficult to purchase. As an equal substitute we can offer Hills foods.  The ‘Advanced Fitness’ range is a maintenance food for everyday use. The same as we previously used Eukanuba. 

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“Good pet parenting starts with great nutrition”, that’s what Hills are promoting. The slogan for Science Diet is “Superior nutrition for the life of your pet”.  Owners are devoted to their new pets and so Hills have a website devoted to them too.  This site provides owners helpful advice including caring for your new puppy or kitten and choosing the right nutrition. 

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In the Veterinary world we use terminology that is familiar to us but sometimes when we explain conditions to clients and use these words they don’t fully understand.  This is unintentional but they are words we constantly use in conversation and on our patient histories. 

Some of the more common words may be:

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We all love the sound of a contented cat purring away on our laps, but did you know cats also purr to communicate other needs and emotions?  Purring is not only a method of happy communication but also a defence mechanism cats use to help calm themselves in stressful or frightening situations.

A mother cat will often purr during labour to relieve her pain and discomfort.  She may continue to purr after her kittens are born to lead them to her teats for nursing and to reassure them.

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  • Dogs have a strong desire to be with others.  If they are deprived of social contact they may run away or exhibit attention seeking behaviour forcing owners to respond.
  • The area of a dog’s nose for detecting scent is nearly 37 times larger than that in humans.
  • A wagging tail means a dog is excited but not always friendly.  It is important to read the rest of the body language before approaching.
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