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Vitalin - Supporting Independent Businesses and the environment since 1953

With a robust and long-standing legacy dating back to the 1950s, Vitalin pet food has, over the years, progressed from strength to strength. Arthur Mills created the first product 'Original' in Ripon, Yorkshire, and the success was instantaneous making Vitalin the UK's original commercially produced complete dry dog food.

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The Importance of Puppy Socialisation

Just like a human baby, the experiences and memories made with your dog during their early years will help to shape the adult dog this puppy will become. Socialisation teaches your puppy about the world in which they live.

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How to handle your dog’s bad behaviour

A badly-behaved dog is stressful, frustrating and, at times, scary. Nobody wants to be the person at the dog park, with the unsociable, snarling and aggressive dog. But if bad behaviour is a new trait your dog is showing, this can also mean your dog is unhappy or sick. It’s important to understand what your dog is trying to tell you.

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Helping your pet cope with loss

Grief is a difficult time for the entire family. For your pets it can be particularly confusing and heartbreaking, as they may not understand the reasons behind the loss. Everybody copes with grief in different ways. Whilst some need space, others will crave company and comfort, and the same goes for your pets too. The best thing you can do to help your pet is to recognise the signs and act accordingly to their needs. So, what are the most common signs of stress to look out for?

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How to tell if your cat is happy

If only cats could tell us with words how they’re feeling so that we could be sure they are always healthy and happy. Instead, we must learn to read their body language to make sure we understand how they’re feeling. So, what are the different cues to look out for and what do they mean?

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How to train your dog to greet people

For a dog, meeting someone new is incredibly exciting. It’s an overwhelming overflow of senses, new smells, new sounds, someone new to play with. Meeting someone new or even meeting the same person after a while apart can manifest in lots of jumping up, licking and hyperactive behaviour.

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