NEWS & INFORMATION

CHRISTMAS RAW FOOD ORDERING DATES 

We would like to make sure that if you are feeding a raw diet to your pets that you do not run out over the festive period. We will be unable to order from our suppliers between 24 December 2020 and 04 January 2021.

We have limited storage capacity in our freezers and ask that if you need a certain quantity of frozen raw food over the festive period that you pre order, pay in advance and collect from the shop on the day of delivery as we are unable to store any orders overnight.  We can contact you if it arrives earlier.  Orders must be placed the day before we order from the relevant supplier.

Listed below are the dates we will be ordering from the different suppliers and the expected delivery dates. 

                                                Ordering from Supplier          Expected Delivery into Shop

 Natures Menu                         Friday 11th December             Monday 14th December
                                                Friday 18th December             Monday 21st December
                                                Tuesday 22 December            Thursday 24th December
                                                Tuesday 5th January 2021       Thursday 7th January 2021

Natural Instinct                       Tuesday 15th December          Thursday 17th December
                                                Monday 21st December          Wednesday 23rd December
                                                Tuesday 5th January 2021       Thursday 7th January 2021

Nutriment                               Monday 21st December          Wednesday 23rd December
                                               Monday 11th January 2021     Tuesday 12th January 2021

Paleo Ridge                             Wednesday 2nd December      Thursday 3rd December
                                                Monday 21st December          Tuesday 22nd December
                                                Monday 11th January 2021     Tuesday 12th January 2021

HOME DELIVERES OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

There will be NO home deliveries between Thursday 24th December and Sunday 3rd January 2021.   Deliveries prior to Christmas are as follows:

Monday 21st December – as normal
Wednesday 23rd December – as normal
Friday 25th December – will now be on Tuesday 22nd December

Deliveries will be on their normal days from Monday 4th January 2021

CHRISTMAS OPENING
Our Christmas opening times are 08.30 to 17.00 (but are subject to change at short notice)

MONDAY 21 DECEMBER TO WEDNESDAY 23 DECEMBER – 08.30 TO 17.00
THURSDAY 24 DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS EVE) – 08.30 TO 17.00 (Please telephone for closing time)
FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER TO MONDAY 28 DECEMBER – CLOSED
TUESDAY 29 DECEMBER TO THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER – 10.00 TO 15.00
FRIDAY 1 JANUARY 2021 – CLOSED
SATURDAY 2 JANUARY 2021 – 08.30 TO 17.00
SUNDAY 3 JANUARY  – CLOSED
MONDAY 4 JANUARY – ONWARDS – 08.30 TO 17.00

 Alabama Rot

British dog owners are growing increasingly worried by the rise in a frightening and potentially fatal canine disease called Alabama Rot.

What is Alabama Rot?

Alabama Rot is the common name for diopathic renal glomerular vasculopathy and is believed to be caused by a rare form of E.coli.
It was first identified in the US in the 1980, and can lead to the dog literally starting to fester and rot, resulting in kidney failure, loss of appetite, tiredness and vomiting.

Alabama rot symptoms include:

Skin lesions – sometimes circular and about the size of a five pence piece, and often with defect in the skin like an ulcer.

  • They are often on the lower leg, below the knee and elbow.
  • Kidney (renal) failure – vomiting, tiredness and not eating.
  • These are very vague symptoms and can represent a number of other conditions.

The average time from showing skin lesions to signs of kidney failure is three days but can be anywhere from 10 days to simultaneous presentation.

It is not known how the rare disease is caused or how it can be prevented, but it is thought to be picked up on paws and legs on muddy walks, and lesions are the first sign a dog could have it.

David Walker, head of internal medicines at Anderson Moores in Winchester, who has been closely involved in many of the cases, said Although this is a serious disease, it is not invariably fatal and we do not want people to panic. The signs to look out for are often little lesions below the knee or elbow and circular or like an ulcer. The hair will fall off which will get the dog’s attention and they may start licking it. However, the difficulty is not all the lesions will look the same. Be vigilant and if people are worried they should go to their local vets. There is a suggestion that there is an environmental factor although there is no clear evidence to back that up, but it can’t not help to wash down your dog after a walk.”

The above information was taken from a post from the Daily Mirror to see the full article please click on this link..http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/what-alabama-rot-everything-you-7097104