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Made in Yorkshire!

Did you know that 1st August is Yorkshire Day? While this noble northern county is famous for giving the world Yorkshire puddings, stainless steel, Wensleydale cheese, the first ever football club (Sheffield FC) and the Brontë sisters, it’s also the home of Burgess Pet Care – which itself has a rather interesting history. Find out […]

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Make every day a play day for your pets

If you’re getting involved in this year’s National Play Day, which promotes the importance of play for everyone, don’t forget to include the furry, four-legged members of your family! Playday is celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. First established in the 1980s by playworkers to support school-based play centres […]

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Mice Q&A

When did mice first become pets? What do mice eat? How sociable are mice? What do mice like to do? We’ve all the mice info you need to help you enjoy caring for these tiny, epic explorers who love to forage, play, climb and interact with their cage mates – no wonder a group of these […]

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My furry valentine

My furry valentine

Dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, gerbils, degus, hamsters or rats – whatever the size or the species, if you have a furry friend in your life, you know exactly how they can steal your heart. But why is this the case? Why do we unconditionally love creatures that need walking, feeding, grooming and […]

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New Look Nuggets

Your small pets’ favourite nuggets now have a brand-new look! Rabbit nuggets, guinea pig nuggets and other varieties of nuggets for small pets may not look very exciting from the outside – but inside, they’re packed full of fibre and all the vitamins and minerals your small pets need to help them stay healthy and happy. […]

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New pets on the block?

New pets on the block?

When it comes to the enjoying the company of animals, we humans have forged bonds with other species for thousands of years. We delve into the fascinating history of some of our favourite pets… Dogs – our faithful companions for 40,000 years Canines are, of course, our longest-known companions, evolving from a shared ancestor with wolves […]

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New year, new you? And don’t forget your pets!

How do you tell if your pets are overweight? What’s the best food to choose to help your pets slim down? How can you encourage your pets to be more active? If you’re in need of some motivation to help your pets reach those New Year health and fitness goals, check out our TOP 5 […]

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Not all hamsters are the same

Not all hamsters are the same

Did you know that there are five main types of hamster that are kept as pets in the UK? Each has their own distinct personality and, contrary to popular belief, not all hamsters hanker after solo living. We take a closer look at these diminutive, intriguing animals to help you decide which type – from […]

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Nutritious nuggets – why they’re the best choice for our small pets

Muesli-style foods may seem like a healthy option for small pets, but this is actually not the case. Find out why nuggets are the best option when it comes to feeding your small furries… One of the most important campaigns that Burgess Pet Care has been involved in is the Move Away from Muesli initiative, […]

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Our pets are so loyal and loving, let’s give it right back at them during National Pet Month

Dogs have long had a reputation for being a human’s best friend and that’s certainly true of Border Collie Mae from Brecon. She has recently been crowned as Wales’ Most Loyal Pet as part of a competition to raise awareness of the mental health and wellbeing benefits of pet ownership. Mae has supported her owner […]

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Pandemic pets have piled on the pounds too

Lots of people have come out of lockdown with a few extra pounds to lose – and it seems that the same is true for our pets, indicating a worrying trend. PDSA’s annual PAW Report into the health and wellbeing of the nation’s dogs, cats and rabbits has noted: “an association between lockdown and deepening […]

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Pet insurance explained

Cat insurance, dog insurance, rabbit insurance – what pets can get cover? Can you get pet insurance for pre-existing conditions? Can you get pet insurance for older pets? Can you get multi-pet cover? What types of pet insurance are available? How does pet insurance pay out? We answer some of the most commonly asked questions […]

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Pet supplements – are they necessary?

Pet supplements – are they necessary?

As the days gradually become shorter and we spend more time indoors, we could be lacking in an essential vitamin that helps us keep our bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D – which helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies – is created when direct sunlight reaches the skin […]

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Pets and the pandemic – the aftermath…

With pet rescue charities full to bursting, the ‘adopt don’t shop’ message is more important than ever. Pet rescue charities across the UK are having to cope with ever-increasing numbers of unwanted animals. The combination of people returning to work post-Covid, and the rising cost of living, means that some people feel they have no […]

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Rabbits and guinea pigs – is indoors or outdoors best?

Is the outdoor life better for bunnies and guinea pigs, or will these small pets have a more enriching time if they’re kept indoors? “Both rabbits and guinea pigs can be housed outdoors or indoors. The important thing is that they have suitable accommodation, companionship, enrichment opportunities that enable them to exhibit natural behaviours and […]

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Remarkable rats

As PDSA gold medallist Magawa – a landmine detection HeroRAT – enjoys his retirement after his amazing life-saving work in Cambodia, find out why pet rats make fabulous companions. Plus, want some top tips on caring for your rats? We’ve six of the best… Heroes come in all shapes and sizes – and species. An incredible […]

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Remember, remember the fifth of November…

For pet owners, it’s a date in the calendar that most of us would rather forget. Bonfire Night (and the surrounding days) are a stressful time if you have animals who find the unexpected bangs and whizzes simply terrifying. However, there are lots of things you can do to help your furry friends cope. We’ve […]

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Safe and scrummy snacks for your small furries

We all enjoy a bit of snack-time, and our pets do too. However, it’s important to only give our much-loved small furries treats that are good for them. So, why not pay a visit to the Burgess Excel snack shop? Along with specially designed food for all manner of small pets, there’s also a range […]

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Salad days

Warmer weather means we’re all craving fresh summer salads – and we don’t want our small pets to feel left out. But what fresh foods are safe for our rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and degus to eat? What foods are harmful and should be avoided at all costs? If you’ve ever wondered if […]

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Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

Show your pets the love on Valentine’s Day

We’re known as a nation of animal lovers – according to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) more than 58.4 million animals are kept as pets in the UK. But how much do we really know about what our pet animals need to be healthy and happy? This Valentine’s Day, why not make a pledge […]

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Small furries need a second chance too

As well as taking on a rescue dog or adopting a cat from an animal sanctuary, did you know that there are lots of small furries in rescue centres around the country that are looking for loving homes? The pandemic not only saw a rise in ‘lockdown puppies’ – other pets have also become increasingly […]

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Super snacks for small furries

Super snacks for small furries

For our small pets, as well as providing them with the right accommodation, company and food, enrichment should be an essential part of how we care for them. Burgess In-house Vet, Dr Suzanne Moyes says: “Essentially, enrichment is about helping your pet to exhibit natural behaviours, such as climbing, digging, tunnelling, foraging, chewing and gnawing. […]

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Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – degus

Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – degus

In the wild, degus – who are native to northern and central Chile and live high up in the Andes mountain range – survive on grass and other green vegetation, bark and seeds. In fact, compared to other rodents, degus need to consume large amounts of fibre – at Burgess, we refer to them as […]

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Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – rats

Take a closer look at your pets’ diet in 2019 – rats

As the cleverest rodents on the planet, our pet rats deserve the very best nutrition. Giving them the right food is actually an essential requirement because rats need a range of essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals from their diet that they cannot produce themselves. That’s why you should never feed them food […]

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