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Vettimes.co.uk and its sister publication VN Times are looking for top tips on how to stimulate eating and drinking in inappetent cats and dogs, for a new competition.

Teaming up with Virbac and its new product Nutribound, the “Eat Up” competition – aimed at VNs in practice, but open to any UK veterinary profession members – will result in a free downloadable guide to feeding picky patients, which will be launched by Virbac later this year.

The person providing the most helpful tip or story will win Amazon vouchers worth £250.

Delayed recovery

Nutribound is a “highly palatable” liquid formulation complementary feed designed to stimulate eating and drinking and aid recovery in cats and dogs.

Nutribound product manager Claire Lewis said: “Recovery of sick animals can take longer if they are not receiving the nutrition needed and some owners of fussy pets find the struggle to get them eating and drinking distressing.

“Practice staff play a crucial role in caring for recovering animals and giving nutritional advice to owners – we want to share your experience more widely.”

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard said: “VNs in practice, especially, are pivotal in helping owners get their pets to eat up the nutrition they need to heal after illness or surgery. That’s why we are supporting them in celebrating their efforts to make this happen.”

How to enter

To enter, just complete the survey at the top of this page. It will ask you to describe your top tips for feeding inappetent pets, along with your experience, or a case study, of it being used in practice.

Alternatively, email your top tip, along with your name, qualification/status, address, practice, email address, telephone number and any image captions to eatup@vbd.co.uk by 30 June 2016.

Details can also be found in the May edition of VN Times.

Terms and conditions

This competition is targeted at veterinary nurses who have worked, or are working, in practice. This includes student veterinary nurses. However, other veterinary profession members in UK practice can enter. Virbac holds the rights to all information provided and has the right to use it for publicity purposes.

The prize is as stated and no cash payment or alternative will be provided. Closing date is 30 June 2016. Entries received after this date will not be considered. The winner will be selected by a judging panel comprising representatives from VN Times and Virbac. Participants will be contacted by 15 July 2016.

All applicants are presumed to have read and accepted the terms and conditions. All applications are presumed to have sought animal owner permission to submit information on them to this competition.

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Karen campbell
Karen campbell
5 months 25 days ago

Whenever I have a cat in rescue that won’t eat . I warm food up so it smells stoner and more appetising. Also ypu can put bit of boiling water in the food and liquidiser x

Vet Times
5 months 23 days ago

Hi Karen,

Thanks for this brilliant tip – just a reminder though – this does not count as an official entry. If you would like to enter, all you have to do is email eatup@vbd.co.uk with:

  • Your tip (350 words maximum, and with images if possible)
  • Your name
  • Qualification/status
  • Address
  • Practice
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Image captions

We look forward to hearing from you!


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