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We are pleased to announce that our Hydrotherapy Referral centre has been completed and will open on Tuesday 3rd November 2015. It is managed by an experienced vet nurse who has recently qualified at the outstanding Hawksmoor hydrotherapy training centre. We are registered with the CHA who bench mark our quality of service. Have a look at our web site for more information on the benefits of hydrotherapy where you will also find the referral form and terms and conditions.

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New On Line Shop for Delivery Nationwide

Take a look at our all new on line shop. You can now order direct from our website with delivery often the next day to most of the UK. Free postage for orders over £32.49. Have any questions you can speak to a real person about your dogs nutritional requirements with out any obligation , we offer free friendly advice , call Shane 0792181867 .

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Take The BAKERS Challenge

If your reading this then like me your passionate about your dog and their health and well being. I very much believe that using a dog food with the best ingredients you can afford not only benefits your dogs long term health but will also leave more money in your pocket using a more nutritional food and feeding the right amount. You need to feed twice as much cheaper cereal packed product to get the same nutrient benefits compared to a higher meat and less cereal food.

Have you noticed how much waste your dog produces on BAKERS? is your dog too hyper? is it drinking a lot of water? are you having behavioural problems? if the answer is YES to any one of these then you need to change your dogs food. High levels of SALT and SUGAR are put in the food to make it more palatable, of course your dog will eat it and you like the colours in the food!! all this is artificial colours and preserved in one of the very worst preservatives you can have in dog food BHA/BHT. Google it and read it for your self, you will be horrified. Its banned from the human food chain! ask yourself why!!!

The challenge: If you live in my catchment area for free local personal delivery I will match your local pet shop price on BAKERS for 2 months, you wont believe the difference . I would be available to assist you in monitoring your dog should you wish me to particularly in the amount of food given. Even if you decide that Simpsons Premium is not for you I can recommend products that are far better than BAKERS at a reasonable price, a dog not on BAKERS will be a healthier dog in the longer term so what have you got to loose? take the challenge, tell your friends.



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This is the good stuff in your dogs food!

Tocopherols (part of the vitamin E family of compounds) are powerful antioxidants and are the most commonly used natural preservative in dog food. As antioxidants, tochopherols are able to slow down the spoilage of food by inhibiting the oxidisation that turns fats rancid. Their use is extremely widespread in the UK as it provides a convenient, healthy alternative to potentially harmful chemical preservatives.

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EC permitted additives

The EU has listed over 4000 artificial additives which may be added to foods and ‘EU permitted additives’ covers them all. Although many are harmless or even beneficial, it also includes chemical flavourings and colourings (many of which have been linked to behavioural problems and other health concerns) and artificial preservatives like BHA and BHT which have been identified as possible causes of cancer. For many nutritionists, ‘EU permitted additives’ is the number one ingredient to avoid. Nasty Stuff !!!!!

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Think BAKERS!!!!!

As any parent will testify, certain foods can have a dramatic effect on a child’s behaviour. As early as the 1950’s, artificial colourings were being linked with behavioural issues amongst other health problems in people and several recent scientific trials have shown a clear link between food additives and ADD (attention deficit disorder) and hyperactivity in children. Unfortunately, the effects of these ingredients seem to be exactly the same for our dogs with reduced attention spans and hyperactivity regularly reported.
Common colourings found in dog foods include sunset yellow, tartrazine, ponceau 4r, patent blue V and titanium dioxide, although they may also be listed by their E numbers or simply as ‘colourings’. It is also worth mentioning that most studies indicate that dogs are largely colourblind so the only role of the colourings is to appeal to the owner and not to the dog.

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Artificial preservatives and antioxidants

A preservative is any ingredient added to a food to slow down spoilage. Antioxidants are an important branch of preservatives as they inhibit the oxidisation process which turns fats rancid. Both preservatives and antioxidants can come from natural sources (such as vitamin E and rosemary oil) or be artificially created. Here we will talk only about artificial preservatives and antioxidants.

Although artificial preservatives certainly work at slowing down decomposition, there are wide ranging concerns over their effects on health. Ethoxyquin (E324), for example, has been linked to the development of allergic reactions, skin disease, behaviour problems and far worse conditions. Likewise, the antioxidants BHA (E320) and BHT (E321) have long been suspected of contributing to cancer. Another common preservative, potassium sorbate (E202), is listed as a skin, eye and respiratory irritant.
Needless to say, while there is any uncertainty over their side effects, these ingredients are certainly best avoided.
If a food contains artificial preservatives or antioxidants it must be stated somewhere on the label. They may be listed in a number of ways and are not always easy to spot: ‘preservatives’; ‘EU permitted additives’; ‘BHA and BHT’; and ‘E320 and E321’ are all ways of listing the same preservatives. They may also not appear on the ingredients list at all but be found at the end of the typical analysis. If you want to be completely sure, look for foods that clearly state ‘no artificial preservatives’.