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What You Need To Know About Dog Foods

What to look for in your dog’s food..

Proplan Complete and BalancedThe most important thing is to look for products that are advertised as ‘complete and balanced’.  This means that the pet food is formulated to contain all the nutrients required by a dog or cat, in the appropriate quantities and proportions to maintain good health. And check that it complies with the Australian Standard: Manufacturing and Marketing Pet Food AS 5812:2011. *


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4 Top Tips to Get Your Pets Through Hot Weather

4 Tops Tips to Get Your Pets Through Hot WeatherOur pets are some of our nearest and dearest. So the team at Valley Rural Supplies has constructed a tip sheet to help protect and keep your pets cool this Summer.

Cool Water
When it is hot, the last thing you want to drink is hot water. If you pets are kept outside put out at least two sources of water. Consider the direction of the sun as it moves through the day and supply your pet with options so they can always have fresh water that hasn’t been sitting in the sun.

Plenty of Shade & Air Flow
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The New Tasty Chew that Effectively Combats Fleas & Ticks in Dogs

You have probably seen the TV ads. So here is what you need to know about this exciting new way to administer Flea and Tick control.

NexGardThe makers of FRONTLINE Plus, have developed and recently released NexGard for dogs which kills adult fleas before they lay eggs, and kills ticks, too. All in a delicious beef flavoured, soft chew that dogs love.

For coast dwellers, NexGard is a god send! We have all tried to balance the best flea and tick control for our dogs with the fun factor of the beach, rivers and dams. Because NexGard is an oral product, swimming or bathing has no effect on NexGard. Your dog’s coat can be we immediately after taking the product.

NexGard soft chew is FDA-approved and proven safe for use in dogs. It contains an ingredient, Afoxolaner, which helps treat and control fleas and ticks and keeps killing for a full 30 days.

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