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

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

Angell Pets January Offer

The New Year is well underway and our January offers are in the store (and on line) and proving very popular (we are having to restock with some products already).

Here is a list of this months offers with price comparisons where possible.

burgess excel adult

Burgess Excel Adult Rabbit Nuggets 2kg ONLY £3.49 SAVE £1

Pets At Home price £5.50 (our normal price is over £1 less than this!)

hills science plan no grain chicken

Hills Science Plan Feline No Grain Adult Chicken 2kg ONLY £1.49 SAVE £6.50

Couldn’t find this size anywhere. Pets at Home only do the little bags.

Arden Grange Salmon and Rice

Arden Grange Adult Dog Salmon And Rice 12kg SAVE OVER £10

Pets at Home Price £42.99. You can save £8 if you buy two bags but that’s still only a saving of £4 a bag compared to our huge £10 a bag without having to multi buy!

 

pedigree dentastix

Pedigree Dentastix Dog Dental Chews Small 56 Stick Pack ONLY £7.99 SAVE MIN 33%

Pets at Home price £11.79. 

pedigree dentastix medium

Pedigree Dentastix Dog Dental Chews Med 56 Stick Pack ONLY £8.99 SAVE MIN 33%

Pets at Home Price £13.79

pedigree dentastix large

Pedigree Dentastix Dog Dental Chews Large 56 Stick Pack ONLY £9.99 SAVE MIN 33%

Pets at Home Price £17.49. Cheapest I could find in any other supermarket was £10.

harringtons cat chicken and rice

Harringtons Cat Chicken And Rice 2kg ONLY £3.49 SAVE 30%

Morrisons OFFER price £5, Asda £4.50, Sainsbury £5.50

harringtons cat salmon and rice

Harringtons Cat Salmon And Rice 2kg ONLY £3.49 SAVE 30%

Morrisons OFFER price £5, Asda £4.50, Sainsbury £5.50

pedigree complete beef and vegetable

Pedigree Complete Dry Dog Food Beef And Vegetable 12kg ONLY £13.99 SAVE £7

Couldn’t find this size bag anywhere

Pedigree complete chicken and vegetable

Pedigree Complete Dry Dog Food Chicken And Vegetable 12kg ONLY £13.99 SAVE £7

Couldn’t find this size bag anywhere

barking heads fat dog slim

Barking Heads Fat Dog Slim 2kg ONLY £7.99 SAVE £4

Pet Supermarket price £11.39

barking heads tender loving care

Barking Heads Tender Loving Care 2kg ONLY £7.99 SAVE £4

Pet Supermarket price £11.29

vetzyme high strength flexible joint

Vetzyme High Strength Flexible Joint Tablets 90 Pack ONLY £9.99 SAVE £4.50

Pets at Home price £16

simple solutions training pads

Simple Solutions Training Pads 56 Pack ONLY £15.99 SAVE £6

Pets At Home price £23.00

Pro Plan Medium Dog

Pro Plan Adult Medium Dog Chicken 3kg ONLY £9.99 SAVE OVER £5

Pets At Home price £15.39

Coachies Naturals training treats

Coachies Training Treats Naturals 200g ONLY £1.99 SAVE £1.50

Pets At Home price £4.00

king british goldfish flake

King British Goldfish Flake 55g ONLY £2.49 SAVE OVER 35%

Pets At Home price £4.50, Jolley’s price £3.89

burns penlan farm chicken and vegetables

Burns Penlan Farm Chicken 6x400g ONLY £8.49 SAVE OVER £1.75

Pets At Home price £11.99

burns penlan farm lamb and vegetables

Burns Penlan Farm Lamb 6x400g ONLY £8.49 SAVE OVER £1.75

Pets At Home price £11.99

burns penlan farm multi flavour

Burns Penlan Farm Multipack 6x400g ONLY £8.49 SAVE OVER £1.75

Pets At Home price £11.99

gourmet perle country medley

Gourmet Perle Country Medley In Jelly 12x85g ONLY £3.49 SAVE 34%

Pets At Home price £4.69. Jolley’s price £5.30, Morrisons price £4.80, Sainsbury price £4.80

gourmet perle ocean delicacies

Gourmet Perle Ocean Delicacies 12x85g ONLY £3.49 SAVE 34%

Pets At Home price £4.69. Jolley’s price £5.30, Morrison’s price £4.80, Sainsbury price £4.80

Enjoy this months offers. Don’t forget we do FREE LOCAL DELIVERY (minimum order only £5).

The Angell Pets Team

 

Christmas period orders

The run up to Christmas has begun in earnest and customers are getting their orders in to carry them over the holiday period.

We are getting extremely busy with our FREE local delivery service to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Painswick and will only get busier this week and next. With a few days out for the holidays it means we are cramming more and more deliveries into fewer days.

To avoid disappointment (and running out of pet food over the holidays) please get your orders in as soon as possible. To add to the urgency, some of our suppliers have restricted deliveries to us over Christmas and New Year so the chance of us running out of some of our lines is increased. Nearly all have added at least a day to their lead time to us already and that’s on top of existing days off.

We currently have some space on each nights deliveries but it is getting tight on the more popular nights (Mondays and Fridays) so please book as early as you can.

Here’s a link to our normal delivery schedule and our Christmas opening hours and delivery schedule as a reminder.

The Angell Pets Team

Gloucester Pet Shop Christmas Opening Times And Delivery Schedule

Our Gloucester Pet Shop is open right up to Christmas Eve this year as usual. We are only CLOSED for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, the only three days each year that we are closed.

This year, as Christmas Day falls on the weekend the opening times around the holidays are a little more complex at our Gloucester Pet Shop. Also as we do FREE local deliveries I have included changes to our published delivery schedule over the same period.

pet shop gloucester

Friday 23th December: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery  Schedule. Limited Space So Book Early)

Saturday 24th December: 10am – 5:30pm (NO Deliveries)

Sunday 25th December: CLOSED

Monday 26th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 27th December: 10am – 4pm (NO Deliveries)

Wednesday 28th December: 10am – 5:30pm  (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Thursday 29th December: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Friday 30st January: 10am – 5:30pm (Normal Delivery Schedule)

Saturday 31st December: 10am – 5:30pm (NO Deliveries)

Sunday 1st January: CLOSED

Monday 2nd January: 10am – 4pm (NO deliveries)

Normal opening times and delivery schedule will continue at our pet shop Gloucester as usual from the 3rd of January 2017.

The Angell Pets Team

Gloucester Victorian Market and Gloucester Christmas Market.

Gloucester Victorian Market is on from the 17th November 2016 to 20th November 2016. This is immediately followed by Gloucester Christmas Market until 24th December 2016. The markets are held in the old car park outside the National Waterways museum and the surrounding public areas of Gloucester Docks and Gloucester Quays.

Attractions at the Gloucester Victorian and the Gloucester Christmas Market

The popular Gloucester Victorian Market  and the Gloucester Christmas Market offer a wide range of shopping opportunities to get something different in the run up to Christmas.They have the added benefit of the entrance to the docks and quays areas being right past the front door of our shop in Llanthony Road.

gloucester christmas market

This year is the added attraction of the Gloucester Festive Ice Rink and the oldest Ferris Wheel in the UK and a traditional carousel.

gloucester victorian market

So if you are looking to find some Christmas presents and to enjoy the ambience of the Gloucester VIctorian Market or Gloucester Christmas Market you can also take the opportunity to pop in and see us in our store by the quays.

gloucester victorian market

Location of Gloucester Victorian and Gloucester Christmas Market

For new visitors here is a link to a map showing the location of our shop and the Gloucester Victorian Market and Gloucester Christmas Market areas

gloucester victorian market

We are OPEN seven days a week, right up to 5:30pm on Christmas Eve and our store is situated only 50 meters from the main market area and ice rink. So when you have got cold looking round the stalls in the Gloucester Victorian Market or Gloucester Christmas Market, pop in and have a warm next to the vivs!

Free food for a month with ALL complete set ups

From now until the end of December we have a fantastic offer on. Buy ANY complete set up, for any animal and receive one months food FREE.

pet shop gloucester cornsnake

We have a range of set ups for birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates to suit all budgets.Complete set ups include the housing, relevant equipment for that animal, substrate, decor where relevant, the animal itself and now, in addition, one months food FREE.

rankins-dragon
We have set ups for budgies, cockatiels, finches and canaries, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats and mice, gerbils and hamsters, bearded dragons, leopard geckos, day geckos, crested geckos, chameleons, cornsnakes, milksnakes, boas, pythons, frogs, tarantulas, mantids, stick insects and many more.

hog island boa
All our set ups are put together by the most experienced and qualified team in Gloucester so you get all the correct and  best equipment for your new animal. You can contact us here or on Facebook or on 01452 501882 to find out more.

Exo Terra

 

The Angell Pets Team

November Offers

New Angell Pets offers now available for the whole of November including Beta, Arden Grange, Pedigree, Burns, Barking Heads and many more. Stocks of some of the more popular items do sell out quickly as they are better than supermarket pries so don’t hang around if you want to grab a bargain this month.

beta-adult

Beta Adult Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £4.99 RRP £7.49

Beta Puppy

Beta Puppy Chicken 2.5kg ONLY £4.99 RRP £7.79

Sanicat clumping cat litter

Sanicat Clumping 20L ONLY £5.99 RRP £7.99

Arden Grange Adult Lamb & Rice 2kg ONLY £5.49 RRP £8.80

arden grange adult lamb and rice

Arden Grange Adult Lamb & Rice 12kg ONLY £31.99 RRP £41.50

Any 3 for £3.00 on the following pedigree products (Only available in store or on telephone orders):

Pedigree Jumbone

Pedigree Jumbone Beef Medium 2 Piece

Pedigree Rodeo chicken

Pedigree Rodeo 8 Stick Chicken

Pedigree Schmacko

Pedigree Schmacko’s 20 Stick

More offers also available in the web store.

Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter

Catsan Hygiene Cat Litter 20L ONLY £8.49 RRP £11.33

Kong Widgets Bones

Kong Widgets Bones Small ONLY £2.69 RRP £3.99

Kong Widgets Cookies

Kong Widgets Cookies Large ONLY £2.69 RRP £3.99

 

Lick N Chew Chicken Rolls 4 Pack ONLY £4.49

Chicken rolls

Barking Heads 400g Tins 2 For £2.50 (Only available in store or on telephone orders)

Barking Heads Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day

barking heads

Fusspot

barking heads

Fat Dog Slim

barking heads

Tender Loving Care

More offers also available in the web store.

burns toy and small breed

Burns Adult Toy Breed ONLY £6.65 RRP £8.68

shavings

Animal Dreams Compressed Lavendar Shavings Large ONLY £3.89 RRP £4.89

rabbit food

Natures Feast Rabbit Nuggets 1.5kg ONLY £2.99 RRP £3.99

guinea pig food

Natures Feast Guinea Pig Nuggets 1.5kg ONLY £3.79 RRP £4.79

 

So get your November deal whilst stocks last.

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

 

Angell Pets Price Comparison

Billie noticed the other day the price difference between us and Pets at Home and couldn’t understand why anyone would use them at some of the prices she found. She has done a quick price comparison of a few products (and there are lots more!) which may explain why they are some of our more popular.

pets at home

Back 2 Nature 10L Pets At Home £6.50

Angell Pets £6.25

Back 2 Nature 30L Pets At Home £18.00

Angell Pets £13.55

Also available on our website is the Back 2 Nature 20L £10.35

pets at home

Tortoise Growing Kit Pets At Home £18.00

Angell Pets £12.99

pets at home

Excel Guinea Pig With Blackcurrant 2kg Pets At Home £6.50

Angell Pets £5.59

pets at home

Excel Guinea Pig With Mint 2kg Pets At Home £6.00 

Angell Pets £5.59

pets at home

Burgess Excel Herbage Dandelion Pets At Home £6.50

 Angell Pets £5.99

 

The Angell Pets Team

 

Livefood deliveries during the autumn/winter

Our Angell Pets FREE local livefood deliveries in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Painswick are very popular. During the warmer months we are happy to leave the deliveries in a secure location, by prior arrangement, if the customer is out.

livefood

However as the nights draw in and during the colder months this is not possible as the insects would likely die before being brought in by the customer. So with this in mind and wishing all our orders to remain in tip top condition, could all customers ordering livefood for FREE local delivery please ensure they request delivery for an evening they know they will be in to receive it.

From now until the mid spring we cannot leave any livefood deliveries in outside locations (recycling bins, outside storage cupboards etc.) if a customer is out. We will still attempt to redeliver the order during the next delivery slot for that area, as per our delivery policy but we cannot just leave the orders outside to spoil.

Obviously this only affects livefood (and already is the case for frozen food orders). Packaged pet foods and non perishable goods can still be left in a secure location by prior arrangement.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Angell Pets Team