Ferret kits now available

We have been breeding ferrets for a number of years and the first of our 2017 ferret kits are now available for sale.

Pet shop gloucester ferret

Ferrets make great pets but do have rather particular needs. Before considering buying one please do your research. A good place to start is our own ferret care sheet. It gives all the basics you need to know and some good advice on neutering, which we strongly recommend.

This first litter of ferret kits has a range of colours; albino, polecat and sandy mitt, both hobs and jills.

 

The Angell Pets Team

June Offers

Angell Pets June offers are now in store and available on line too. These offers can sell out quickly so don’t delay.

pet munchie chicken strips

Pet Munchies Dog Chicken Strips 90g ONLY £1.49  RRP £2.99

pet munchies duck strips

Pet Munchies Dog Duck Strips 90g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Dentaflex medium

Pedigree Dentaflex Medium 9 Pack ONLY £7.49  RRP £12.89

Hollings tripe bag

Hollings Tripe Sticks Bag 500g ONLY £5.99  RRP £7.99

barking heads tllc

Barking Heads TLC 12kg ONLY £39.99  RRP £54.99

Eukanuba Adult Dog Medium Breed 12kg ONLY £27.49  RRP £42.99

Go Cat Tuna

Go Cat Tuna, Herring & Veg 10kg ONLY £16.49  RRP £24.60

Go Cat Chicken

Go Cat Chicken & Duck 10kg ONLY £16.49  RRP £24.60

beta puppy chicken

Beta Puppy Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £5.49  RRP £7.99

Whiskas pouch fish

Whiskas Pouch Fish In Jelly (40 for the price of 32) ONLY £7.49  RRP £8.99

Whiskas pouch poultry

Whiskas Pouch Poultry In Jelly (40 for the price of 32) ONLY £7.49  RRP £8.99

VETIQ Breath & Dental cat

VETIQ Breath & Dental Cat Treat 65g ONLY £0.99  RRP £1.99

VETIQ Hairball remedy cat

VETIQ Hairball Remedy Cat Treat 65g ONLY £0.99  RRP £1.99

VETIQ Urinary Care Cat

VETIQ Urinary Care Cat Treat 65g ONLY £0.99  RRP £1.99

Fiprotec Cat

 

Worm Clear Cat

Fiprotec Cat Spot on 3 Treatment & WormClear Cat 2 Tablets Buy Both for £9.99 save £6 (Only available in store or on telephone orders)

Sanicat Classic 30L

Sanicat Classic 30L ONLY £8.39 RRP £11.39

Tetra Pond sticks

Tetra Pond Sticks 100g ONLY £2.69 RRP £4.05

Natures Feast Forage Hay 1kg

Natures Feast Forage Hay 1kg ONLY £3.99  RRP £4.99

Supa Turtle Food

Supa Complete Turtle Food 60g ONLY £4.99  RRP £5.99

 

The Angell Pets Team

May Offers

Angell Pets May offers are now in store and available on line too. These offers can sell out quickly so don’t delay.

nylabone puppy starter set

Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit ONLY £6.99  RRP £9.99

Chewdles Bonibix Assorted

Chewdles Bonibix Assorted Mini 1.5kg ONLY £2.99  RRP £4.65

Chewdles Gravy Bones

Chewdles Gravy Bones 1.5kg ONLY £2.99  RRP £4.65

Perfect Fit Dog Adult <10kg Chicken 2.6kg ONLY £5.99  RRP £9.00

Perfect Fit Dog Adult >10kg Chicken 2.6kg ONLY £5.99  RRP £9.00

Perfect Fit Cat Adult 2.8kg ONLY £8.99  RRP £12.99

OMEGA TASTY ORIGINAL

Omega Tasty Original 15kg ONLY £15.99  RRP £20.99

winalot shapes

Winalot Shapes 2kg ONLY £2.69  RRP £3.69

Burgess dog beef

Burgess Adult Dog Food Beef 15kg ONLY £16.49  RRP £21.71

Burgess dog chicken

Burgess Adult Dog Chicken 15kg ONLY £16.49  RRP £21.71

Kong tennis shoes Zebra

Kong Tennis Shoes Zebra Small ONLY £4.49  RRP £6.99

arden grange lamb

Arden Grange Lamb & Rice 2kg ONLY £5.49  RRP £9.50

arden grange lamb

Arden Grange Lamb & Rice 12kg ONLY £29.99  RRP £44.82

Selective Timothy Hay 2kg ONLY £5.99  RRP £8.99

Selective rabbit

Selective Rabbit 1.5kg ONLY £2.99  RRP £4.49

Fiprotec dog

 

WORMCLEAR

Beaphar WormClear Dog Up To 40kg 4 Tablets RRP £8.99

Firprotec Medium Dog 3 Treatment RRP £12.00

Buy both for £13.99 Only available in store or on telephone orders.

BB Dog Cologne

BB Dog Cologne 100ml ONLY £4.99  RRP £6.56

K9 Dog Cologne

K9 Dog Cologne 100ml ONLY £4.99  RRP £6.56

Kennel 5 Dog Cologne

Kennel 5 Dog Cologne 100ml ONLY £4.99  RRP £6.56

Old Spike Dog Cologne

Old Spike Dog Cologne 100ml ONLY £4.99 RRP £6.56

BM wormer cat

Bob Martin Clear 2in1 Wormer for Cat & Kitten 2 Tablets ONLY £3.99  RRP £5.49

Better than super market prices as usual.

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

Ferrets 2017

The first litter of ferret kits this year was born on 24th of April. Allowing seven weeks for growth and weaning and a few days to collect them from the breeding centre and we will have them available for sale in the shop from 24th June.

ferret kits

Previous seasons kits

We have been breeding ferrets for a long time (50 years in my case!) and due to our reputation for quality and customer service, we know we will sell all of this years kits quite quickly. We already have quite a long waiting list for this years litters.

Ferrets will be sold on a first come first served basis (don’t worry if you are on our list, you will get first refusal) and we will not be reserving any until we have them in the shop. This is so the new owners get to see the kits before making a decision to buy and we can satisfy ourselves that you know how you are going to look after them. Also by then we will have had enough time to be sure that all the kits are fit and healthy.

If you have already contacted us to ask about ferrets and left your number we will contact you as soon as we are in a position to confirm we have what you are looking for.

Pet shop Gloucester ferrets

Other colours

Please do not call and ask what gender or colour the ferrets are at the moment. We will not even go into the nest until after three weeks (any earlier and the mother could be induced to kill the litter). From that age they will start to be handled and the colours will start coming through and obviously we can check the gender. Until then all I can say is that some have been born, so it is a waste of everyone’s time to call us and ask questions that cannot be answered. We will contact you as soon as we know.

 

The Angell Pets Team

Angell Pets Easter Opening Hours

Easter holidays are upon us again and it’s time to publish our opening hours for Easter weekend. A little different this year due to the recent change to our opening times for Monday mornings.

  • Good Friday 14/04/17- 10am – 4pm (no FREE local deliveries)
  • Saturday 15/04/17 – 10am – 5:30pm (normal hours)
  • Sunday – 16/04/17 10am – 4pm (normal hours)
  • Bank holiday Monday 17/04/17- CLOSED (available between 10am and 11am for drop off and collection of boarding animals – call 01452 501882 for access).
  • Tuesday 18/04/17 – Back to normal hours and Free local delivery schedule.

Please get you orders for FREE local delivery in now to avoid disappointment. With the loss of two delivery days we are going to get very busy for the other evenings in those weeks either side of the holiday weekend.

 

The Angell Pets Team

April offers from our Gloucester pet shop

April offers are now available in our pet shop Gloucester and our on line web store. Order on line, by telephone on 01452 501882 or pop in and see us in our Gloucester pet shop.

Gloucester pet shop

Hollings Puffed Jerky 400g ONLY £4.99  RRP £5.99

Chicken leg

Lick N Chew Chicken Leg ONLY £1.49  RRP £2.75

Puppy days

Barking Heads Puppy Days 2kg ONLY £8.99  RRP £12.99

sensations meat

Felix Sensations Crunchies Meat 10 x 100g ONLY £3.49  RRP £5.19

sensations fish

Felix Sensations Crunchies Fish 10 x 100g ONLY £3.49  RRP £5.19

Bakers beef

Bakers Complete Beef & Veg  2.27kg ONLY £4.75  RRP £6.65

Bakers chicken

Bakers Complete Chicken & Veg 2.27kg ONLY £4.75  RRP £6.65

Iams dog chicken

Iams Dog Adult Large Breed Chicken 12kg ONLY £22.99  RRP £30.99

Hill canine adult chicken

Hills Canine Adult Chicken 12kg ONLY £38.99  RRP £50.49

Dreamies Extra Crunch Cheese 60g ONLY £1.00  RRP £1.56

Dreamies Extra Crunch Chicken 60g ONLY £1.00  RRP £1.56

Dreamies Extra Crunch Salmon 60g ONLY £1.00  RRP £1.56

Whiskas complete

Whiskas Cat 1+ Complete Dry With Chicken 7kg ONLY £11.99  RRP £17.66

Kelties

Burns Kelties 200g ONLY £1.75  RRP £2.25

Burns weight control

Burns Weight Control Treat 200g ONLY £1.75  RRP £2.25

one dose cat

Johnsons One Dose Wormer Cat 2 Tablets ONLY £5.99  RRP £6.99

Guinea pig stick

Vitakraft Guinea Pig Stick Fruit 2 Pack ONLY £1.99  RRP £2.69

Rabbit Stick

Vitakraft Rabbit Stick Wild Berry 2 Pack ONLY £1.99  RRP £2.69

Hamster Stick

Vitakraft Hamster Stick Fruit 2 Pack ONLY £1.99  RRP £2.69

Sandsheet large

Sandsheet Large (No 6 Red) ONLY £1.00  RRP £1.55

selective rabbit

Selective Rabbit 3kg ONLY £5.99  RRP £7.99

pet shop gloucester

Selective Guinea Pig 3kg ONLY £6.99  RRP £8.99

Opening hours of our Gloucester pet shop are here.

The Angell Pets Team

Morning off please

Angell Pets Gloucester pet shop has been in business since 2009. In that time there have been several changes made, all to suit our customers, staff, business growth and in one case our landlord. For the first time we are going to make a small change just to suit me, although it will be at a time that will have no impact on our customers.

For the past two years, since George left to work in New Zealand and around the world I have been covering the weekends he used to work. This means I have been working seven days a week and five evenings a week without any time off at all (I can’t count Christmas day and boxing day as I still come to the shop to feed and check on the animals). To make matters worse, despite what I try to tell myself, the number that is given as my age is only going up. What I am trying to say, without admitting it is that I am getting older!

Recent events at the shop, such as the all day power failure that resulted in me having to be here until after midnight, planned outages meaning I have had to come in early have just highlighted the fact that there is no more of me to go round. Add to that the other duties on me to maintain the business – distributing leaflets in the morning before the shop opens, delivering customer orders in the evening and I have no time left to do anything at  home or just to have a rest now and then.

So I have decided to make a small change to the opening times to allow myself some time to spend at home maintaining that and to do anything else that needs to be done whilst other businesses are open (such as visit the dentist). I have chosen a time that should not effect any of our customers in the slightest. It is the quietest time in the shop of the whole week, a time we normally use to clean out the mammals (which we can easily do later) and one where we do not receive deliveries from our suppliers.

With immediate effect we will be closing on Monday mornings and not opening until 1pm. This way we can still take orders for delivery on Monday evening as usual. This just allows me some time to myself to do everything that needs to be done outside of work.

Angell Pets opening times

Apologies in advance if this causes any inconvenience but we have looked at customer activity in a lot of detail and I don’t think it will effect anyone but me.

 

Richard Angell

 

 

March Offers

Angell Pets March 2017 offers are now in store and also available on line. We have, once again done a price comparison with our leading competitors where possible. Not everyone stocks the huge range we do so we can only compare where they list the product. We notice again that even when these products are not on our monthly offers, our prices are still way below places like Pets At Home.

Burgess kitten

Burgess Kitten Chicken 1.5kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.91

Burgess cat chicken & duck

Burgess Cat Chicken & Duck 1.5kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.91

Burgess cat salmon

Burgess Cat Salmon 1.5kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.91

Dentastix large dog

Pedigree Dentastix 28 Sticks

Small ONLY £4.25 RRP £6.90 Pets At Home price £7.29, Jolley’s price £5, Asda price £4.50

Medium ONLY £4.49 RRP £7.98 Pets At Home Price £8.29, Jolley’s price £6, Morrisons price £7.70

Large ONLY £4.75 RRP £9.15 Pets at Home price £9.69, Jolley’s price £7, Morrisons price £8.57

Bestpets straw

Bestpets Compressed Straw Large ONLY £2.39 RRP £3.26

Felix mixed selection

Felix Mixed Variety Pack 12 x 400g Tin ONLY £6.75 RRP £7.99

Sheba Chicken Fillet

Sheba Classic Soup Pouches 4 x 40g Pets at Home price £1.99, Morrisons £1.70, Sainsbury’s £2.25

Chicken Fillet ONLY £1.29 RRP £1.99

Tuna Fillet ONLY £1.29 RRP £1.99

Ocean Fillet ONLY £1.29 RRP £1.99

Selective garden sticks

Selective Naturals Small Animal Garden Sticks ONLY £1.99 RRP £2.99 Pets At Home £2.99

Selective meadow loops

Selective Naturals Small Animal Meadow Loops ONLY £1.99 RRP £2.99

Winalot mixed variety

Winalot Mixed Variety 12 x 400g Tin ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.99

Arden grange adult large breed

Arden Grange Adult Large Breed 12kg ONLY £29.99 RRP £36.80 Pets At Home £39.49, Waitrose £35.28

Tetra goldfish flake

Tetra Goldfish Flake 52g ONLY £2.69 RRP £4.10 Pets At Home £4.25

Breederpack cat complete

Breederpack Cat Crunchy Complete 15kg ONLY £17.99 RRP £23.99

Harringtons salmon

Harringtons Hypoallergenic Salmon & Sweet Potato 2kg ONLY £3.49 RRP £5.49

Harringtons Turkey

Harringtons Hypoallergenic Turkey & Brown Rice 2kg ONLY £3.49 RRP £5.49

AATU puppy

AATU Puppy Salmon 85/15 1.5kg ONLY £12.99 RRP £20.49

Kong barnyard sheep

Kong Barnyard Knots Sheep Small ONLY £4.99 RRP £7.49

simple solutions cat

Simple Solution Stain & Odour Remover Cat 750ml ONLY £4.99 RRP £6.49 Pets At Home £8.50

simple solutions spring breeze

Simple Solution Stain & Odour Remover Dog Spring Fresh ONLY £4.99 RRP £6.99 Pets At Home £7.50

All orders over £5 qualify for FREE local delivery.

The Angell Pets Team

Old £5 Notes

The old paper £5 note goes out of legal tender on May 5th 2017. After this date they will have to be exchanged by the holder with the bank of England.

We will accept the old note up until the 4th of May 2017 (to enable us to bank any cash on the morning of the 5th). After this date we will only accept the new polymer based £5 notes. We do not expect this to cause any issues for our customers as the old notes are being phased out by the banks at a rate that means very few will be in circulation by the withdrawal date.

If you do end up with old fivers after the withdrawal date the Bank of England has an excellent site that details what to do with old notes (of any description).

 

The Angell Pets Team

Giardia In Ferrets

Last week we unfortunately had a serious issue with some of our breeding ferrets, Fatso, The Cow and The Little One – that’s just what they have become known as, what can I say? I just thought I would do a blog so anyone else keeping ferrets can recognise the symptoms and it will hopefully help them get prompt treatment.

The main infection turned out to be Giardia. Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can infect the gut of most mammals. The symptoms are quite severe and include violent and often bloody diarrhoea, excessive gas and bloating, painful stomach and abdominal cramps and nausea. The infection also causes the villi in the gut (microscopic “finger” projections that significantly increase the surface area of the nutrient absorbing gut lining) leading to poor nutrient uptake and lactose intolerance (although that’s not relevant in our case as ferrets should not be fed milk anyway). Without treatment of the symptoms, after infection and recovery, the parasite can remain in the gut and the animal can become a carrier. Some symptoms, such as lactose intolerance, can persist.

The symptoms of Giardia infection are quite severe and as we found out last week, can have a very sudden onset. I went out to our ferret compound on Saturday to feed and water them and to check on their bedding status as they have a tendency to empty it out all over the exercise area and they were fine; trying to escape as I refreshed the food as usual, tucking into it straight away etc. On Sunday they were still asleep when I went out in the morning (not unusual) so I didn’t see them. On Monday Albert went to clean them out and it was like a scene from a horror film. Three very sick ferrets, out in the open, barely able to lift their heads (one was better than the others but even she was obviously in a bad way) and covered in blood and faeces and only barely able to drag themselves along without the use of their back legs. When I saw them I honestly thought I was going to lose all three.

Albert cleaned them up and gave them a bath (they were filthy) and dried them and I booked them straight into the vets. A sample was taken from each of them, they received rehydration treatment (intravenously) and an immediate course of antibiotics was started as a precaution, whilst we waited for the test results. I brought them to the shop, to keep a closer eye on them in our isolation area upstairs. The first day they were not capable of eating or drinking (no energy at all) and again I thought they would not make it (I later found out the vet thought the same). The only upside was that it was easy to administer an oral medicine to them that, I subsequently found out, they really did not like.

The next day the vet called me with preliminary results. They had two gut infections Clostridium (a bacterial infection, often carried in low numbers in the gut with no symptoms) and Giardia. The vet supposed the Clostridium to be secondary to the Giardia infection. Luckily I was able to report that the antibiotics had begun to work almost straight away and there was a marked improvement (although they were still very ill). They were at least now drinking unaided. We suspect this was due to the reduction in Clostridium numbers from the anti biotics. The vet prescribed an alternative medication (metronidazole) now that we knew Giadia was involved and this was started immediately.

giardia in ferrets

Fatso, still feeling sorry for himself but recovering well

They have been receiving treatment for a week now and have pretty much fully recovered. We have to complete the course for another week. After another fortnight we will take a stool sample and have it tested. If Giardia is still present then it’s another two week course of treatment. I hope this is not necessary because they don’t like the taste of the medicine and now they are back to their normal selves it’s  difficult to administer (I am covered in splashes of medicine as I type, where they have all shaken their heads to try to spit it out ).

Of course, an important factor with Giardia is that it infects humans as well (zoonotic). Hygiene and bio security is very important at all times whilst keeping any animal but particularly when they are sick. We always wash our hands and F10 everything (including our clothing) every time we handle them. I have had salmonella (which has similar symptoms) and I don’t want to go through something like that again.

This just leaves how they caught the infection in the first place. Our ferrets are well looked after and kept very clean. I have had these ones for a few years without any issues so it is unlikely one of them was a carrier. The likely culprit is probably either a mouse (we have had them come in the garden after wild bird seed) or a rat (not seen one of these around the garden before but it is a possibility). I am afraid if little Jerry or Roland is the culprit, he is going to get his just desserts. The thought of one (or both) of the dogs getting explosive, bloody diarrhoea just does not bear thinking about!

The Angell Pets Team