Posted on 11th Apr 2018
Given that it is National Pet Day today, the team here at Masterclip thought it would be good fun to collate some fun facts about some of our favourite animals. We know you’re all animal crazy, plus who doesn’t love reading anything relating our furry friends? We’re not sure those types of people even exist…do they?Read More
Posted on 10th Apr 2018
We understand that for the majority of dog owners, their furry friends are part of the family. Whilst they might not always join us at the dinner table (though again, there are some very generous dog-owners out there), they are an integral part of the family and therefore must be treated as such.
You may have noticed that grooming salons are popping up all over the place – there’s a reason for that! The market for pet pampering is more than booming… In the UK alone, we spent nearly £2.5bn on grooming, pet insurance and vet bills last year.
Posted on 9th Apr 2018
So, the time has finally arrived again… your favourite non-human friend needs a good bath. We know that it’s anything but easy, but hey, aside from getting absolutely soaked, it’s not all that bad really.
Whether it’s something you and your dog enjoy or not, bathing your dog cannot be avoided. It plays a vital role in their health and without doing so, your dog’s skin and coat will soon start to suffer.
Posted on 4th Apr 2018
Springtime is when the frequency of lost pet hair increases as they start shedding their winter coats. As most of this shedding is going to occur in the home it is a good idea to tackle the problem earlyRead More
Posted on 2nd Apr 2018
Lambs are particularly vulnerable in wet conditions, so they are kept in open fronted sheds to ‘harden’ them off before being turned out to grass in March. This helps them become acclimatised to chillier conditions and the fresh air circulating throughout the shed provides a healthier environment.Read More
Posted on 26th Feb 2018
Dogs and symbols of dogs are hoped to bring luck this year. They are the sign of intelligence and protection, so this year should be a good one…
Posted on 2nd Nov 2017
Its nearly that time of year again for firework celebrations and whilst many of us love them, it can be a deeply worrying time for our horses and pets. Here are a few pointers to keep your animal’s safe during firework season.Read More
Posted on 3rd Oct 2017
There are around 330 recognised domestic dog breeds in the world and each breed has its own specific characteristics. One of the characteristics that defines a breed is coat type and these range from smooth, short coats to combination and double coats.Read More
Posted on 26th Sep 2017
A desirable trait when looking to purchase a horse is the term “100% to clip” but not all horses are so relaxed about being clipped. In some cases, horses so can become so stressed by the experience, that the only way to the to get a pair of clippers near them is through intravenous sedation by a vet. Not only is this a big inconvenience for an owner, but is also very expensive!Read More
Posted on 15th Sep 2017
The busy Horse clipping season is soon upon us and we are often being asked about which of the clippers in our range would suit certain requirements. One thing to take into consideration is the type of clipping owners are expecting to do. Not all horses will need to be fully clipped, depending on the horse’s workload, age, body condition, how the horse is kept and the climate.Read More
Posted on 17th Aug 2017
We are fast approaching the horse clipping season again - so here is some helpful information to read ahead of the season.Read More
Posted on 4th Aug 2017
As the temperature rises and we start to enjoy the warmer days we must remember that our dogs don’t enjoy the heat as much as we do and we need to take steps to keep them cool.Read More
Posted on 3rd Aug 2017
Warmer weather means more flies and raises the potential for fly strike affecting your rabbit. Fly eggs rapidly develop into maggots which bury into the skin and twice daily checks are necessary to reduce the likelihood of your pet being affected.Read More
Posted on 27th Jul 2017
Going on a well-deserved break with your beloved dog is an exciting prospect but there are a few things to consider so that your four legged friend shares in the fun and does not suffer from holiday blues.Read More
Posted on 8th Jun 2017
Cushing’s disease is an endocrine disorder in equines caused by a tumour that develops in the pituitary gland. This tumour, known as a pituitary adenoma causes the pituitary gland to secrete increased amounts of hormones into the body. The correct terminology for equine Cushing’s is Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). In a healthy horse, dopamine’s released by neurons in the hypothalamus mediates the release of hormones from the pars intermedia (or intermediate lobe) of the pituitary gland. However, in horses with Cushing’s, these neurons degenerate, reducing the amount of dopamine released and resulting in pars intermedia to become more active and enlarged, over producing and releasing larger volumes of hormones.Read More
Posted on 25th May 2017
It is not guaranteed that the lack of visible algae ensures that a water source is toxin free. Therefore local knowledge is the best form of prevention.Read More
Posted on 16th May 2017
Blowfly are a parasite that tend to affect sheep between April to October when the weather is usually warmer and humid. The flies are attracted to the odours of the sheep including urine and faeces trapped in the fleece and excessing sweating caused by a heavy fleece.Read More
Posted on 15th Mar 2017
The first lambs of the year are now frolicking around the fields and what a great sight that is to see! A sure sign that spring is imminent and the warmer weather is approaching.Read More
Posted on 9th Mar 2017
There seems to be some confusion about clipper heads and what blades they take. If you use a heavy duty horse clipper, it will either have a head that takes Wolseley, Heiniger or Lister style blades.Read More
Posted on 22nd Feb 2017
Dogs that have a lot of hair around the feet can be prone to matting. Matts can even form in between the toes, causing your dog much discomfort.Read More
Posted on 20th Feb 2017
Anyone who owns a long-haired cat will understand the need to regularly groom the coat to keep it in good condition. However even with habitual brushing, knots and tangles can form, especially under the tummy, throat and around the legs.Read More
Posted on 15th Feb 2017
Whilst there are hundreds of different pet shampoos on the market, is it really worth investing in a natural or organic pet shampoo?Read More
Posted on 27th Jan 2017
Even though the winter can be lots of fun for all the family, it can cause problems for our animals. Here is some advice to help keep your four legged friends warm and safe from danger during the cold winter months.Read More
Posted on 14th Dec 2016
Thinking of purchasing horse clippers for a loved one this Christmas but don’t know where to start? This blog post gives you the run down of our horse clipper and trimmer options to help you find the perfect match.
We offer a range of clippers and trimmers and are often asked by our customers which clipper would be the most suitable or their particular needs. This can vary so much between horse owners, depending on how much clipping they do, the type of clipping (partial or full), the type of coat they are clipping, (such as fine thoroughbreds or coarse cob coats) and also suitability for youngstock or nervous horses.
Posted on 30th Nov 2016
Due to the current exchange rate and the value of the pound, our clippers offer exceptional value for international customers.
Posted on 15th Nov 2016
Laminated springs are an important part of some heavy duty horse clippers that have the traditional Heiniger style head. From our range this includes the Ranger, HD Roamer and Multihead.Read More
Posted on 7th Nov 2016
Make clipping your horse this season quick, easy and safe with a set of cordless clippers from Masterclip.Read More