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Time for dogs to take their owners to the pub

Pooches can enjoy a treat of their own when they bring their owners to the recently refurbished, Royal Oak at Gretton

The pub has teamed up with vet Joe Inglis and his natural pet food company Vet’s kitchen to offer free treats to visiting pooches. Joe, whose company is based near Fairford, came to the nation’s attention on the TV series Vets in Practice which followed him as he worked in Cheltenham. Five years ago while running his successful vets practice, he launched his own pet food range.

“It was borne at the time, out of frustration of the quality of pet food and how it affects the lives of my patients,” said Joe.

He combined the natural holistic approach with veterinary science to create a natural and balanced food. His faithful dog Jack is one of the major tasters.

Now Vet’s kitchen is carried in major chains throughout the UK including Sainsbury’s and sales have doubled in the past year.
When Matthew Brown and his Wesley House team relaunched the Royal Oak they wanted to make it dog friendly. There are water bowls ready and waiting and the perfect way to welcome owners and their dogs is to
provide free treats from Pets’ Kitchen.

“We want to make sure dogs and their owners can relax here and enjoy this wonderful pub that is full of character. We’re delighted to team up with such a great product as Vet’s kitchen” said Matthew.

Does Joe and Jack enjoy a trip to the pub? “Jack is a rescue dog and he loves the pub. If we are out walking and Jack hears someone with hiccups he just bolts. And he always runs to the pub,” said Joe.

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