Animalcare UK has announced that from 01 January 2024, it will be partnering with Macahl Animal Health, manufacturers of the Oralade® range, to supply and support the UK market.


Animalcare UK will distribute the GI+ and RF+ oral rehydration therapy solutions. Both products in the range have been developed specifically with palatability in mind to ensure that it’s appealing to cats and dogs, making it easier for owners to administer.


Oralade® Advanced GI+ is the UK’s leading veterinary oral rehydration product, and ensures a balanced uptake of water, essential electrolytes, and microenteral nutrition.


Oralade® Advanced RF+ is a fast-acting isotonic formula featuring 100% natural chicken flavour with essential amino acids tailored for felines, supporting eyes, heart, and urinary health.


Kai Crawshaw, Animalcare UK Brand Manager said:

‘We are pleased to welcome the Oralade® products into the Animalcare UK family. Animalcare already works closely with Macahl Animal Care in five European countries and has seen great success, so we are looking forward to replicating this success in the UK. The products have an excellent reputation, so we are pleased that they are joining our product range.’


Anthony Mackle, Macahl Animal Health Managing Director said:

“We are so excited to start this new venture with Animalcare UK to take Oralade to even greater heights. Animalcare are a fantastic company to work with and we have already seen great success working with them in Europe. We are looking forward to building on this in the UK.”

For further information or for orders, please contact your local Animalcare territory manager or email


Animalcare UK has released the results of a ground-breaking survey which set out to uncover the dosing preferences of pet owners.

The study reached out to a diverse range of dog owners, intentionally avoiding any product bias, age, geographical, or breed-specific criteria to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive analysis. The survey was completed by 2,008 dog owners, making it the largest survey of its kind.

The survey uncovered some interesting and surprising results.

When questioned; 72.3% of dog owners expressed a clear preference for weekly dosing when it comes to long-term condition management, in comparison to daily administration.


Owners aged 30 to 44 exhibited the strongest inclination towards a seven-day dosage schedule, with over 80% choosing this option. Dog owners over 60, were 68% in favour of weekly dosing.

Additionally, a remarkable 83.2% of dog owners preferred to manage their dog’s treatment at home on a weekly basis rather than making monthly visits to the vet. Age also played a role in this choice, with older pet owners showing a higher preference for at-home administration.


The survey also investigated the barriers to compliance and revealed that worries about missed doses of daily medications were a key factor in the owner’s treatment decision. 48% of owners cited missed doses as the main reason they would prefer a weekly regime. In addition, the capacity to administer the medication and the apprehension regarding potential stress experienced by the animal during this process, constituted a concern for 31% of the pet owners surveyed.



Kai Crawshaw, Brand Manager, said:

‘This survey has provided us with valuable insight into pet owners dosing preferences. It has given us the information to help veterinary staff better understand their clients’ concerns over dosing and provide them with the information to make informed decisions. That includes tailoring treatment plans, monitoring efficacy or the impact of dosing preferences on the practice itself.’


In response to this survey, Animalcare has developed a free pet owner decision flow chart, available to assist veterinary staff in discussing dosing preferences with their clients effectively. This tool aims to facilitate informed decisions that prioritise the health and well-being of dogs while also addressing the concerns of pet owners. Vets are also encouraged to book a meeting with a member of our sales team to facilitate how to best use this information in practice.

For more detailed insights and to access the free pet owner decision flow chart, and to book a meeting, please visit-