May 2020 Offers

May has started well, nice weather and at least the hope of an end in sight for the lockdown. Fingers crossed. We now have our monthly offers for May available in store, for telephone orders and online. Please remember to call us at the store on 01452 501882 if you require FREE local delivery. You can order on line for courier delivery or to collect in store but you need to call us for FREE delivery to Gloucester and Cheltenham. We can also do delivery to nearby areas like Stroud and the Forest for a small charge (£5).

pet shop gloucester good boy treats

Good Boy Chicken Strips 100g HALF PRICE at £1.49

et shop gloucester buffalo ears

Buffalo Ears Natural Dog Treats 4 Pack ONLY £2.99 SAVE £2.00

Buffalo Steak Chews Natural Dog Treat 4 Pack ONLY £2.99 SAVE £2.00

pet shop gloucester pet munchies

Pet Munchies Chicken Brest Fillets 100g HALF PRICE at £1.49

Pet Munchies Beef Liver Sticks 90g HALF PRICE at £1.49

pet shop gloucester kong

Kong Wobbler Small ONLY £7.99 SAVE £4.00

pet shop gloucester nature diet

Nature Diet Fell Good Grain Free Chicken 390g ONLY 95p SAVE 33%

Nature Diet Feel Good Grain Free Lamb 390g ONLY 95p SAVE 33%

pet shop gloucester barking heads

Barking Heads Bowl Lickin’ Chicken 2kg ONLY £9.99 SAVE £3.00

pet shop gloucester forthglade

Forthglade Complete Adult Grain Free Variety Pack 12x 395g ONLY £11.50 SAVE £5

pet shop gloucester pdigree

Pedigree Dentastix Large/Medium/Small Dog 28 Pack ONLY £5 SAVE up to 48%

pet soop gloucester beta

Beta Adult Chicken 2kg ONLY £4.99 SAVE over 25%

Beta Puppy Chicken 2kg ONLY £4.99 SAVE over 25%

pet shop gloucester iams

Iams For Vitality Adult Small/Medium Breed 12kg ONLY £24.99 SAVE £7.00

pet shop gloucester felix

Felix Pouch Mixed Variety In Jelly 40 Pack ONLY £9.00 SAVE £2.00

pet shop gloucester james wellbeloved

James Wellbeloved Small Breed Turkey and Rice 1.5kg ONLY £6.99 SAVE £4.00

James Wellbeloved Small Breed Lamb and Rice 1.5kg ONLY £6.99 SAVE £4.00

pet shop gloucester burgess excel

Burgess Excel Adult Rabbit 10kg ONLY £17.99 SAVE 20%

pet shop gloucester fiprotec wormclear

FIPROtec Spot On Cat 4 pack/WORMclear Spot On Cat 2 pack. Buy both for £12.99 SAVE £4.00 Available in store only.

pet shop gloucester flea spray

Johnsons IGR House Clear Flea Spray 400ml ONLY £6.49 SAVE £1.50

As always our monthly offers can prove very popular and can sell out in store or at the wholesalers quite quickly so do order early to avoid disappointment. Also the FREE local delivery is getting busier so please get orders in early for same day delivery. We are at the point where we may have to defer late orders until the next available slot.

The Angell Pets Team

New APL Superfood for Dogs

Our APL ranges of pet foods are very popular. From the entry level, hypoallergenic Super Premium range, to the higher meat content natural diet, Grain Free range. Many customers have moved onto these foods from poorer quality supermarket brands and noticed a marked difference in their pets appetite, digestion and coat. More have moved from over priced, supposedly premium brands and found the same thing, as well as more money in their pockets. No food will suit every single animal but the feedback from the vast majority of customers making the move has been very positive. APL Superfood is a fine addition to these existing ranges.

We are now launching a new range of foods under our APL brand. Our new APL Superfood range. This food is even higher meat content again than our existing Grain Free range and will suit customers feeding the highest end brands such as Canagan and Orijen but at a much better price point.

APL superfood

Orijen Original, an 85% meat, high quality ingredient food retails in our store for £71.99 for the largest 11.4kg bag. Canagan, a British sourced and manufactured 60% meat food (Orijen is Canadian), retails in our store for £67.99 for the largest 12kg bag.

APL Superfood, a British manufactured, high quaility ingredient food will retail in our store for £59.99 for a 12kg bags. The 2kg bags are only £1.00 and £2.50 more than the existing APL Grain Free range.

The APL Superfood Adult Dog 65 Duck is already in stock and the APL Superfood 65 Salmon should be in tomorrow for those keen to give it a try and save some money against the more expensive (although equally as good) Canagan or Orijen. All varietties of the APL Superfood are already available online in our webstore.

Of course you may be using some other brand of grain free kibble but want to try a different brand to see how it compares, both in quality, condition, digestibility and price. If you have any questions please do contact us and we will be glad to help.

Remember local delivery on all our products including the new APL superfood is FREE during the current crisis (subject to minimum order of £5. Delivery further afield for the APL Superfood large bags will be £7 per order.

April 2020 Offers Despite The Corona Virus – FREE Local Delivery Available On All Offers

Customers have been complaining and the media have been reporting, some shops are putting up prices as demand for popular items goes up. Happy to say that we have not put up a single price during the crisis and this month we have our regular wholesalers offers available so actually some prices are going down.

Our April offers can be purchased on line by clicking on the link, purchased by card over the telephone for FREE local delivery on all orders over £5 or purchased in store during our temporary opening hours.

Skinner’s Field & Trial Muesli Mix 15kg ONLY £16.99 SAVE £3.50

Burgess Adult Cat Chicken & Duck/Scottish Salmon 10kg ONLY £21.99 SAVE over £10.00

Bakers Adult Dog Complete Beef & Vegetables 14kg ONLY £20.00 SAVE £5

Company of Animals Pet Corrector 30/ml/50ml ONLY £3.99/£6.99 SAVE over 30%

Harringtons Adult Dog Grain Free Chicken 2kg ONLY £4.99 SAVE 30%

Dreamies Adult Cat Treats Chicken/Beef/Cheese/Salmon 60g 2 for £1.50 (in store and telephone orders only)

Good Boy Chewy Twists with Chicken 90g ONLY £1.99 SAVE £1.00

Hollings Tripe Sticks 500g ONLY £6.49 SAVE over £2.00

Yakers Dog Chews Medium 2 Chews/Extra Large 1 Chew ONLY £7.49 SAVE £4.50

Pointer Assorted Small Bones/Beef Gravy Bones 1.5kg ONLY £3.49 SAVE over 33%

Burns Puppy Complete Chicken and Rice 12kg ONLY £37.49 SAVE over £10.00

Tetra Pond Sticks 1 Litre/100g Only £2.89 SAVE 30%

Purina One Adult Cat Chicken 3kg ONLY £10.99 SAVE over £4.00

Whiskas 1+ Cat Complete with Chicken 7kg ONLY £12.99 SAVE over £7.00

James Welleloved Adult Dog Turkey & Rice/Lamb & Rice 2kg ONLY £7.49 SAVE £3.50

The easiest way to take advantage of these offers is to call us on 01452 501882 and pay by card over the telephone for collection in store or FREE local delivery. Customers not living in the local area can order online for normal courier delivery (charges will apply).

Stay at home and stay safe – The Angell Pets Team.

New Year Offers

Happy New Year to all our existing and future customer. To kick the new year off we have a great set of offers available until the end of January. Have a look at the list and click on the link to buy (where available online). Better still, pop in and see us in person in our Gloucester pet shop or call 01451 501882 to place and order.

Skinners Field & Trial
Pet Shop Gloucester

Skinner’s Field & Trial Duck & Rice Hypoallergenic 15kg ONLY £24.99 RRP £31.49

Bonio Original Box
Pet Shop Gloucester

Bonio The Original 12.5kg ONLY £26.49 RRP £36.49

Go Cat Chicken
Pet Shop Gloucester

Go-Cat Chicken & Duck 10kg ONLY £17.99 RRP £24.60

Go Cat Tuna
Pet Shop Gloucester

Go-Cat Tuna, Herring & Vegetable 10kg ONLY £17.99 RRP £24.60

Animology Fox Poo Shampoo
Pet Shop Gloucester

Animology Fox Poo Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Animology Puppy Shampoo
Pet Shop Gloucester

Animology Puppy Love Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Animology Stink Bomb
Pet Shop Gloucester

Animology Stink Bomb Spray 250ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Bags On Board Patterned
Pet Shop Gloucester

Bags on Board Refills Patterned 140’s ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.79

Bags On Board Ocean
Pet Shop Gloucester

Bags on Board Refills Ocean Scent 140’s ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.79

Pet Munchies Chicken Strips
Pet Shop Gloucester

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

Pet Munchies Ocean Fish
Pet Shop Gloucester

Pet Munchies Ocean White Fish for Dogs 100g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Pet Munchies Chicken Dumbells
Pet Shop Gloucester

Pet Munchies 100% Natural Real Chicken & Rawhide Dumbbells 80g ONLY £ RRP £2.99

Burns Weight Control
Pet Shop Gloucester

Burns Weight Control+ 2kg ONLY £7.99 RRP 10.39

Burns Weight Control Chicken and Oats 12kg ONLY £37.99 RRP 47.95

Nature Diet 
Pet Shop Gloucester
Nature Diet 
Pet Shop Gloucester
Nature Diet 
Pet Shop Gloucester

Naturediet Feel Good Chicken 390g

Naturediet Feel Good Chicken & Lamb 390g

Naturediet Feel Good Turkey & Chicken 390g

2 For £2 (only available in store or via telephone)

Tropical Flake Food
Pet Shop Gloucester

King British Tropical Fish Flake Food 55g ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.59

Eukanuba
Pet Shop Gloucester

Eukanuba Active Adult Large Breed Rich In Fresh Chicken 12kg ONLY £ RRP £44.99

Burgess Excel Rabbit
Pet Shop Gloucester

Burgess Excel Adult Rabbit Nuggets with Mint 10kg ONLY £17.99 RRP £22.50

Wagg Treats
Pet Shop Gloucester
Wagg Treats
Pet Shop Gloucester

Wagg Training Treat Chicken & Cheese 100g

Wagg Training Treats Chicken, Beef & Lamb 100g

2 For £1 Only available in store.

Greenies
Pet Shop Gloucester

Greenies Dental Dog Treat Original Regular 170g ONLY £5.00 RRP £7.00

Pedigree Pouch Adult
Pet Shop Gloucester

Pedigree Adult Wet Dog Food Pouches Mixed Selection in Jelly 24x100g ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.85

Pedigree Pouch Puppy
Pet Shop Gloucester

Pedigree Puppy Wet Dog Food Pouches Mixed Selection in Jelly 24x100g ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.85

Peckish Wild Bird Food
Pet Shop Gloucester

Peckish Complete Seed 2kg+50% ONLY £3.99 RRP £4.99

THe ANgell Pets Gloucester pet shop Team

October Offers

Our ever popular supplier’s offers for October are now in store and on line in our webstore. This may be the last time we post these offers here as we are making some changes to our websites. More on that soon. In the mean time have a browse of this months fantastic offers.

Gourmet Perle

Gourmet Perle Mixed Variety 60 Pack ONLY £16.00 RRP £24.00

Beta Adult Chicken

Beta Adult Dog Chicken 2kg ONLY £4.49 RRP £6.20

SS Stain Remover Cat

Simple Solutions Stain Remover For Cats 750ml ONLY £5.49 RRP £6.49

SS Stain remover dog

Simple Solutions Stain Remover For Dogs 750ml ONLY £5.49 RRP £7.49

Pedigree Dentastix Large

Pedigree Dentastix Large 56 Pack ONLY £9.99 RRP £18.99

Pedigree Dog Pouch Favourites In Jelly

Pedigree Dog Pouch Favourites In Jelly 12 Pack ONLY £3.00 RRP £4.29

Pedigree Puppy Pouch In Jelly

Pedigree Puppy Pouch In Jelly 12 Pack ONLY £3.00 RRP £4.29

Pet Munchies Chicken & Calcium Bone

Pet Munchies Chicken & Calcium Bone 100g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Pet Munchies Duck & Sweet Potato Stick

Pet Munchies Duck & Sweet Potato Stick 90g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Good Boy UFO Flashing Ball

Good Boy UFO Flashing Ball ONLY £1.99 RRP £4.09

Good Boy Glow In The Dark Ball 65mm ONLY £1.00 RRP £1.69

James Wellbeloved Dog Pouch Grain Free Lamb

James Wellbeloved Dog Pouch Grain Free Lamb 12 Pack ONLY £8.00 RRP £12.00

James Wellbeloved Dog Pouch Grain Free Turkey

James Wellbeloved Dog Pouch Grain Free Turkey 12 Pack ONLY £8.00 RRP £12.00

Iams Cat Vitality Fish

Iams Cat Vitality Fish 2kg ONLY £8.49 RRP £10.99

Beaphar Cat Diffuser Kit

Beaphar Cat Diffuser Kit ONLY £15.00 RRP £18.00

Beaphar Dog Diffuser Kit

Beaphar Dog Diffuser Kit ONLY £15.00 RRP £18.00

Burgess Excel Rat Nuggets

Burgess Excel Rat Nuggets 1.5kg ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.49

Tiny Friends Farm Bedding

Tiny Friends Farm Bedding 15L ONLY £6.69 RRP £9.99

Whimzee Toothbrush Medium

Whimzee Toothbrush Medium Single Buy One Get One Free!

Sanicat Classic Non Clumping Litter 30L

Sanicat Classic Non Clumping Litter 30L ONLY £10.99 RRP £13.99

Nature Diet Chicken 200g
Nature Diet Puppy 200g
Nature Diet Senior 200g

Nature Diet Chicken 200g 2 For £1.50

Nature Diet Puppy 200g 2 for £1.50

Nature Diet Senior 200g 2 for £1.50

The Angell Pets Team

Gloucester Pet Shop August Offers

Angell Pets Gloucester pet shop August offers are now available in store an on line in our webstore. As usual there are some great offers this month. Have a look through and select your offer. Do hurry though as this is a wholesaler schem and they do tend to run out of stock quite quickly.

Gloucester pet shop

Pro Plan Dog Adult Medium Breed Sensitive 14kg ONLY £35.99 RRP £57.95

Gloucester pet shop

Arden Grange Lamb & Rice 2kg ONLY £6.99 RRP £9.50

Arden Grange Lamb & Rice 12kg ONLY £34.99 RRP £44.82

Bob Martin Cat & Kitten Spot On Wormer 2 Tubes ONLY £4.89 RRP £6.39

Gloucester pet shop

Animal Dreams Cat Litter 30L ONLY £9.75 RRP £12.75

Animology Curly Coat Shampoo
Gloucester pet shop
Animology Stink Bomb Spray

Animology Curly Coat Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.79 RRP £5.50

Animology Deep Clean Shampoo 250ml ONLY £3.79 RRP £5.50

Animology Stink Bomb Spray 250ml ONLY £3.79 RRP £5.50

Harrington Guinea Pig

Harrington Optimum Nugget Guinea Pig 2kg ONLY £3.29 RRP £4.49

Harrington Rabbit

Harrington Optimum Nugget Rabbit 2kg ONLY £2.49 RRP £3.39

Gloucester pet shop

Greenies Adult Regular 340g ONLY £9.99 RRP £13.00

Iams Dog Chicken

Iams Dog Vitality Large Breed Chicken 12kg ONLY £24.9 RRP £31.99

Pointer Meaty Roll

Pointer Meaty Beefy Marrowbone Rolls 2kg ONLY £4.49 RRP £6.30

Hills Cat

Hills Feline Optimal Care Adult Chicken 2kg ONLY £13.99 RRP £19.69

Hills Feline Optimal Care Mature Active Longevity Chicken 2kg ONLY £14.49 RRP £19.99

Felix AGAIL Senior

Felix AGAIL Senior Mixed Selection in Jelly 40 x 100g ONLY £11.75 RRP £16.00

Gloucester pet shop

Burgess Dog Beef 15kg ONLY £15.99 RRP £22.36

Burgess Dog Chicken 15kg ONLY £15.99 RRP £22.36

Burns Adult Toy & Small Breed Chicken and Rice 6kg ONLY £19.99 RRP £25.24

Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20L ONLY £9.99 RRP £13.69

We are in our 10th year tof our Gloucester pet shop too so we have many other offers on in store to celebrate. Keep your eye on our Facebook page or sign up to our email list to be made aware as the offers coime out.

June Offers

Angell Pets Gloucester pet shop June special offers now avaiable. We have a great list of special offers again this month. All offers are available in our Gloucester pet shop and on line in our webstore. These offers are always popular so you may wish to call on 01452 501882 to check we still have what you require in stock or messaging us on our Facebook page.

Interpet Aquarium Gold Tap Safe 100ml ONLY £2.45 RRP £3.09

Forthglade Adult Complete Grain Free Chicken ONLY £1.00 RRP £1.45

Forthglade Adult Complete Grain Free Sardine ONLY £1.00 RRP £1.45

Purina One Cat Chicken 3kg ONLY £9.99 RRP £15.49

Omega Dog Tasty Chicken 15kg ONLY £14.99 RRP £20.99

Omega Dog Tasty Original 15kg ONLY £14.99 RRP £20.99

Supa Wild Bird Feeding Station ONLY £11.99 RRP £16.99

Gloucester pet shop

Whiskas 1+ Fish Selection In Jelly (40 for 36) ONLY £8.99 RRP £11.55

Whiskas

Whiskas 1+ Poultry Selection In Jelly (40 fro 36) ONLY £8.99 RRP £11.55

James Wellbeloved Kitten Pouch Turkey 12 Pack ONLY £7.49 RRP £9.99

James Wellbeloved Adult Cat Pouch Turkey 12 Pack ONLY £7.49 RRP £9.99

Iams Cat Vitality Chicken 2kg ONLY £8.99 RRP £10.99

Beaphar FLEAtec Household Flea SPRAY 600ML RRP £11.49

Beaphar FIRPOtec Spot On Medium Dog 4 Treatment RRP £12.50 Buy both for £16.99 (This offer can only be redeemed in store or via telephone)

Burgess Cat Chicken 10kg ONLY £19.99 RRP £28.61

Burgess Cat Salmon 10kg ONLY £19.99 RRP £28.61

Burns Puppy Original 12kg ONLY £34.99 RRP £46.34

Bob Martin Flea Clear Spot On Cat 1 Treatment ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.44

pet shop gloucester

Animology Cloud Nine Body Mist 150ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Animology Heaven Scent Body Mist 150ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Animolgy Star Pups Body Mist 150ml ONLY £3.99 RRP £5.50

Johnsons 4Fleas Spot On Treatment Medium Dog 2 Pack ONLY £7.39 RRP £8.89

gloucester pet shop

Hills Canine Advanced Fitness Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £9.99 RRP £14.99

gloucester pet store

Call our pet shop in Gloucester on 01452 501882 to reserve a bargain or order on line from our webstore.

Fat dog? Your Responsibilty!

It seems a bit harsh but I am afraid it is true in all but a very few cases. Wild animals have the ability to respond to changes in their environment. If they feel cold, they will move to a more sheltered or warmer spot, if they are afraid, they will run away, if they are thirsty they will find water and if they are hungry, find food. Each species evolves and adapts to eat a particular type of food and retains this ability to respond to changes in and around it. It has response-ability. Put an animal in a captive environment and you have removed this ability to respond. Now if it is thirsty it can only drink if you provide the water. It can only eat if you provide the food. You have taken on its response-ability. If you are not a responsible pet owner then it’s the animal that suffers the consequences.

So a dog can only eat the food you provide. It will however retain its natural instinct to eat whatever it can, whenever it can, as in the wild it does not know when it will find another meal. The expression to “wolf it down” comes from the ability of a wolf to eat huge amounts of food in one sitting (then to spend days resting with a distended stomach whilst it digests its massive intake of food or regurgitates some for its pups and other pack members). If the owner presents the dog with too much food or inappropriate food, the dog cannot be blamed for eating it. It will not stop when it has had sufficient, it will keep going until it cannot fit more in and will usually still eat treats if you, the leader of its pack offers it some. Offer a dog poisonous food such as chocolate or grapes/sultanas etc. and it will eat it, to its own detriment because you gave it to him.

healthy dogs

So you are in control of your dogs food intake. Yes they will scavenge things you would rather they did not but in the house and garden you control that. If the dog eats the Sunday joint off the side then I’m afraid it’s your fault for leaving it exposed. If the dog eats some Christmas cake and ends up at the vets. (at best) then, well you guessed it. What a lot of people don’t realise is that some foods that are suitable for humans are not suitable for dogs. Chocolate, grapes, avocados are all poisonous to dogs.I was explaining this to a customer once and a lady interrupted and told us that her granny had fed her dog a bit of her chocolate every day for years and the dog was fine. I explained that my mother in law is in her 80s and has smoked 20 cigarettes a day her whole adult life and is still going strong, I wouldn’t however, recommend it as a lifestyle choice. Some foods are just poisonous to dogs, it’s a question of the dose and the individual dog but they are poisonous.

So you have a dog and you don’t feed it human foods, You go to the supermarket and get dog food and dog treats so you have done your bit and if the dog gets fat now it’s not your fault is it. Wrong. Firstly, do you follow the feeding guidelines on the food? Are you reducing this amount if you give the dog a treat? Do you even know what is in the food you pick off the supermarket shelf? If you did you would probably realise you are giving your dog chicken feed.

There are rules for the terms used on dog (and cat) food packaging. If it says “fresh” chicken, then that is what was used to make the food, fresh chicken meat. If it says chicken then its still chicken but it may have been previously frozen of dried for storage. If it says chicken (or poultry) meal then that is the rest of the carcass, after the meat has been removed, ground up into a bone and cartilage meal (a necessary part of the food, it’s where the glucosamine, condroitin and calicum are found). If it says meat and animal derivitives then you might want to reconsider using this food. This term is for what is left when you have taken away the meat and the bones, ie not a lot! You will find that for foods that list this, the first ingredient on the ingredients list is nearly always cereal, or wheat, or maize. The protein content of the food will not come from meat as there is too little in the food but from wheat and maize gluten. In other words it is a bag of cereal with a bit of nondescript meat product mixed in – chicken feed, not dog food.

The other thing about these foods is that whilst they don’t have a lot, if any, meat they do have a lot of carbohydrate. The one thing that is guaranteed to make a dog put on weight and get fat is carbohydrate. A dog needs very little of this, if any. It gets its energy from fat and protein. High levels of carbohydrate get converted straight to fat deposits. Some of the worst foods even have added sugar, totally wrong. It is not added to improve pallatability, dogs have far fewer taste buds than us and don’t taste much, it’s all smell. It is there because a lot of these foods are made from waste products from the human food processing industry, which already have sugar added and we know what a problem we have with high sugar content childrens’ cereals. Where do you think the waste from this industry goes? Who owns the leading supermarket brands of dog food? Do they also own the largest supermarket brands of childrens’ cereals? Hmmm. Would you feed your child meat paste sandwiches and cake every meal for the rest of its life? No of course not but people are feeding this to dogs all the time and this is usually where the problem is.

If you feed your dog the correct, appropriate food and treats, follow the feeding guidelines and obviously give it plenty of exercise, you can be confident that you will have a healthy and fit dog that will live longer than a dog fed on supermarket food. However you will also probably have to deal with people telling you your dog is skinny. It isn’t but we are all so used to seeing overweight dogs that when we see one that is as it should be we think it looks thin. It is just perception. Most (around 90%) of dogs are overweight. A lot are obese, we just don’t notice any more. Unfortunately as with humans, being overweight greatly reduces the dog’s life expectancy and introduces a host of other conditions that make its later life uncomfortable and expensive..

To avoid all the problems associated with a poor diet, feed your dog on proper food. We sell frozen meat, bones and vegetable mixes. A raw food diet is probably the best, it is certainly the most natural. However we all live busy lives and I know for sure that I would forget to defrost the food in time, be in a rush during preparation etc. For this reason I do not use this option (although they do get it occasionally). Instead I feed a good quality, grain free, high meat content kibble. Obviously meat is expensive these days and the higher the meat content of a food, the higher the price of a bag. However the amount fed is lower, so cost balances out somewhat. Also as a side benefit the dog will poop less and the poops will be of a better consistency and easier to deal with. This alone is often reason enough to change food.

grain free dog food
Alfie

Alfie, the Jack Russel in the photo would cost 32 pence per day on APL grain free turkey. 32p a day! That is it. He doesn’t need anything extra. If he has a treat then he has less food that day. My dog, Venus (below) would cost £1.20 a day. She is a staffie/lurcher cross, weighing 31kg. If you can’t afford 32p a day to feed a Jack Russel it would be better not to have one, rather than buy supermarket food and own a little barrel. In any case it would still probably work out the same or more for supermarket food anyway. As for wet food, unless you have been advised by a vet. for very specific reasons then forget it. You are just buying a tin of water (check the packaging, most wet foods are 70-80% water, sometimes disguised by terms such as “aqua” or “moisture”) with poor quality ingredients That’s why people used to add mixer, which is just wheat biscuit. I worked it out for my cousin once, for his dalmations which he fed on the cheapest tinned dog food I was able to source for him. It still worked out cheaper per day to switch to the most expensive, highest quality grain free, high meat content (85%) dry dog food we stock,. Unfortunately, even though I worked it all out for him, listed all the benefits and showed him how much he would save, he could not see past the price of the bag of Orijen, versus the price of one tin of Breederpack wet food. Ho Hum.

Venus at 13-14 years old

So how do you know if your dog is overweight? Sadly if you don’t already know then it probably is. But as a rule of thumb it goes like this. Looking from the side you should see a definite difference between the chest and abdomen areas on the underside of the dog. The line should swoop down from the neck, around the chest, rise up significantly to the abdomen and back down where it meets the back legs. you should be just able to see the outline of the vertebrae above the hips. Just, they should not be protruding. Looking from above the sides should curve in behind the chest and flare out again at the hip and you should be able to see the outline of the ribs under the flesh (obviously this is more difficult on long and wire haired dogs). Observe the outline, not see ribs poking out, the difference is obvious. Now these rules are general, a greyhound has a much more pronounced line on the underside than a labrador but it still holds true. If you look at your dog and its chest line to abdomen look straight or from above has no “waist”, your dog is fat and could do with losing a few pounds. This is not anything to do with looks. It is just that a healthy, fit dog is going to live longer and have fewer issues as it ages than a poorly fed, over weight one. It is not a judgement. Yes you are responsible for it but that in a way is a good thing. It just means you are able to do something about it. Don’t feel bad or “judged” because it is the case, there are that many over weight dogs around it has become the norm and we have become inured to it.

grain free dog food
Alfies waist line from above

Where I come form the phrase “fit as a butchers dog” is much used. There is a reason for the phrase existing. The butchers dog was getting the right diet whilst the rest were eating the scraps we throw away. Now we just allow others to put the scraps in bags and sell it back to us in supermarkets.

The Angell Pets Team

Gloucester Pet Shop May Offers

May ‘s offers are now available in our Gloucester Pet Shop. Most are also available on line in our webstore. As usual these offer prices are always popular so don’t delay, or risk missing a bargain. I have added a price comparison where I can. Not all products are stocked elsewher locally though. It is always useful for us to do this as it shows us that often our normal price is less than our competitors, let alone our monthly offers. I mean, check out the price of Johnsons IGR House Flea Spray below. We are only a little family run shop and we do not get the discounts for volume the big companies get and yet they still decide to charge the customer more than we do. Go figure!

Gloucester Pet Shop

Nature Diet Feel Good Grain Free Chicken Single 390g ONLY 99p RRP £1.45

We can’t compare these to other Gloucester pet shops as they don’t seem to stock the grain free varieties but the cheaper “with rice” varieties are £1.39 at PAH and £1.49 at Pets Corner.

Gloucester Pet Shop

Nature Diet Feel Good Grain Free Lamb Single 390g ONLY 99p RRP £1.45

We can’t compare these to other Gloucester pet shops as they don’t seem to stock the grain free varieties but the cheaper “with rice” varieties are £1.39 at PAH and £1.49 at Pets Corner.

Gloucester Pet Shop

Hollings Plaice Fish Sticks 100g ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.49

£3.99 at Pets At Home

Gloucester Pet Shop

Hollings Salmon Fish Sticks 100g ONLY £2.99 RRP £4.49

£3.99 at Pets At Home

Gloucester Pet Shop

Go Cat Chicken & Duck 10kg ONLY £16.99 RRP £24.60

Sorry couldn’t find this anywhere locally to compare it to.

Gloucester Pet Shop

Go Cat Tuna, Herring & Veg 10kg ONLY £16.99 RRP £24.60

Sorry couldn’t find this anywhere locally to compare it to.

Gloucester Pet Shop

Winalot Pouch Perfect Portions Mixed Chunks In Gravy 40 x 100g ONLY £7.50 RRP £9.50

£8.00 in Asda

Gloucester Pet Shop

Winalot Pouch Perfect Portions Mixed Chunks In Jelly 40 x 100g ONLY £7.50 RRP £9.50

£8.00 in Asda

Gloucester Pet Shop

Pedigree Dentastix Large Dog 28 Pack ONLY £5.49 RRP £9.79

Pedigree Dentastix Medium Dog 28 Pack ONLY £5.49 RRP £8.54

Pedigree Dentastix Small Dog 28 Pack ONLY £5.49 RRP £7.38

£8.50 in Asda

Gloucester Pet Shop

Greenies Adult Regular Original 170g ONLY £5.00 RRP £7.00

£7.00 on Fetch

Gloucester Pet Shop

Pet Munchies Small Buffalo Dental Chew 55g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Sorry, couldn’t find these locally

Gloucester Pet Shop

Pet Munchies 100% Natural Chicken & Cheese 100g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Sorry, couldn’t find these locally

Gloucester Pet Shop

Pet Munchies 100% Natural Chicken & Sweet Potato 90g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Sorry, couldn’t find these locally

Gloucester Pet Shop

Johnsons I.G.R House Flea Spray 400ml ONLY £6.49 RRP £7.99

An unbelievable £16.00 at Pets At Home !!!!

Gloucester Pet Shop

Good Boy Pigs In Blankets 80g ONLY £1.49 RRP £2.99

Asda price £1.78 for only 60g

Gloucester Pet Shop

IAMS Vitality Small/Medium Dog With Chicken 12kg ONLY £23.99 RRP £31.99

Pets At Home price £29.99

Gloucester Pet Shop

Beaphar FIPROtec Spot On Cat 4 Treatments

Beaphar WORMclear for cats 2 tablets Buy both for £11.49 (saving of £5) only available to order over the phone or in store.

Gloucester Pet Shop

Burgess Cat Chicken & Duck 1.5kg ONLY 3.49 RRP £5.25

Fetch on line price £5.25

Gloucester Pet Shop

Burgess Cat Salmon 1.5kg ONLY £3.49 RRP £5.25

Fetch on line price £5.25

Gloucester Pet Shop

Meowing Heads Paw Licking Chicken 1.5kg ONLY £8.49 RRP £12.99

Jollyes price a whopping £13.49

Gloucester Pet Shop

KONG Signature Balls Medium 2 Pack ONLY £4.49 RRP £6.99

Jollyes price £7.00

Gloucester Pet Shop

Bow Wow Natural Tripe Sticks Single 3 FOR £1.00 (Only available in store or on telephone orders).

Can’t find these listed individually anywhere else.

So do pop into our Gloucester Pet Shop to pick up a bargain. If you can’t get to us you can order most things on line in our Gloucester Pet Shop webstore.

Gloucester Pet Shop April Offers

Angell Pets monthly offers are now available in our Gloucester pet shop and on line in our web store. These offers are always popular and our wholesaler may well run out of the more popular stock lines so it is worth grabbing a bargain whilst you can. There are a lot of small mammal offer this month, food and treats. There were also two other dog food offers this month but the quality of those products is so poor that we won’t stock them, so we have left them off this list. Just because we can stock supermarket brands for less than the supermarkets doesn’t mean we will. If we feel that using a product is not in the best interest of the animal it would be hypocritical of us to encourage owners to buy it.

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Pet Head Dirty Talk Shampoo 475ml ONLY £7.99 RRP £9.99

gloucester dog groomer

Pet Head Puppy Fun Shampoo 475ml ONLY £7.99 RRP £9.99

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Pet Head Feeling Flaky Shampoo 475ml ONLY £7.99 RRP £9.99

dog accessories

Mikki Nail Clipper Large ONLY £6.99 RRP £13.99

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Felix Pouch Mixed Selection In Jelly 40 x 100g ONLY £8.99 RRP £12.49

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Dreamies Beef 60g ONLY £1 RRP £1.56

cat treats

Dreamies Chicken 60g ONLY £1 RRP £1.56

cat treats

Dreamies Salmon 60g ONLY £1 RRP £1.56

dog treats

Pedigree Markies Dog Biscuits With Marrowbone 12.5kg ONLY £32.99 RRP £41.70

dog treats

Pedigree Markies Mini Dog Biscuits With Marrowbone 12.5kg ONLY £32.99 RRP £41.70

dog toys

Good Boy latex Face Ball Single ONLY 99p RRP £2.09

pond supplies

Tetra Pond Sticks 100g ONLY £2.69 RRP £4.05

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Vitakraft Kracker Guinea Pig Sticks (2 Pack) Honey & Spelt ONLY £1.99 RRP 2.75

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Vitakraft Kracker Guinea Pig Sticks (2 Pack) Fruit & Flakes ONLY £1.99 RRP £2.75

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Vitakraft Kracker Rabbit Sticks (2 Pack) Wildberry & Elderberry ONLY £1.99 RRP £2.75

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Vitakraft Kracker Rabbit Sticks (2 Pack) Popcorn & Honey ONLY £1.99 RRP £2.75

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Burgess Excel Rabbit Adult 4kg ONLY £6.89 RRP £8.72

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Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Adult 4kg ONLY £8.99 RRP £11.65

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Wagg Cookies Peanut Butter & Chicken 125g 2 For £1.50 RRP £1.15 Each
(In store or telephone orders ONLY)

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Wagg Cookies Peanut Butter & Banana 125g 2 For £1.50 RRP £1.15 Each (In store or telephone orders ONLY)

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Selective Rabbit 10kg ONLY £22.99 RRP £28.99

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Selective Guinea Pig 10kg ONLY £22.99 RRP £29.99

travel harness

Ancol Travel Harness Black Small ONLY £9.99 RRP £15.70

Ancol Travel Harness Black Medium ONLY £10.99 RRP £17.06

Ancol Travel Harness Black Large ONLY £11.99 £18.74

Gloucester pet shop

Arden Grange Puppy/Junior Sensitive Grain Free 2kg ONLY £9.99 RRP £12.20

So we look forward to seeing you in our Gloucester pet shop soon. You can of course order on line or over the telephone for collection in store or courier delivery.

The 5 Star Angell Pets Gloucester Pet Shop Team