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Support your local independent retailers

As an independent, British brand that provides a range of quality dog, cat and ferret food, Vitalin has always championed local suppliers. Shopping locally and supporting independent retailers is a strong part of our ethos. During this unprecedented period, we feel there has never been a better time to support your local pet store by buying locally. Not only will you be supporting what is likely to be a family owned and run business, you will also be investing in the British economy, which is going to be key over the next twelve months.

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Introducing Enzo

Enzo is the latest canine hero to win Vitalin's sponsorship backing. This fantastic 18-month-old Belgium Shepherd will be starting his IGP career in 2020. And guess what? He dines exclusively on Vitalin - the doggy dinner of champions.

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Caring for your first dog

Embarking on your first adventure into dog ownership is exciting. A new furry friend, endless cuddles and licks and excuses to roll around in the park, and an additional member of the family to love - what could be better? However, alongside the thrill of a new dog comes considerable responsibility; before bringing your new pet home, proper planning and preparation are vital.

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Feline Asthma

Just like humans, cats are prone to asthma - a chronic inflammation of the small passageways in the lungs. The causes of feline asthma aren't widely understood; in some cases, it may be a response to cigarette smoke, household cleaning chemicals, or synthetic fibres. Allergic reactions to pollens, just like people, are also plausible. Although the condition is incurable, with the correct care and medication, it's easily manageable, and asthmatic cats are free to lead happy, bouncy, slinky and vibrant lives.

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Nutrition for Dog Diabetes

Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to Diabetes. Staying as healthy as possible is essential to your dog’s quality of life. For example, if your dog is overweight, losing a few pounds will help his cells to utilise insulin efficiently. This simple bodily function, often taken for granted in a healthy dog, makes it easier for his body to turn food into energy. The aim is to maintain healthy blood sugar (or glucose) levels as much as possible; staving off other diabetes-related complications, and keeping your dog feeling good.

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Vitalin story; Libby Clegg & her guide dog, Hatti

It's not often we can say that the pet of a PARALYMPIAN is dining on our food, let alone a FOUR-TIME medal-winning, world-record-breaking Paralympian who's currently training for 2020's Dancing On Ice. Libby Clegg, our new hero, will be making history as the first-ever blind contestant!

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