Dog Nutrition & Health

Brushing your dog

At this time of year, keeping your dog looking his best often seems impossible. Endless mud and soggy grass do nothing good for your carpets and floors let alone your dog. Its also the start of the spring moult when coat turnover increases as dogs shed their heavy winter coats. So, staying on top of…

Does your dog need a grain free or hypoallergenic diet?

In some of our earlier articles we’ve talked about Grain free and Hypoallergenic diets and how they can help dogs with digestive sensitivities, food intolerances or with specific allergies. The huge benefits of these diets are that they are still complete foods, often with higher levels of specific animal proteins which make them very tasty…

Trevor’s Story

Trevor recommends Dr. John Titanium! We recently received the following glowing testimonial from Trevor’s owner Nikki Richardson and thought we’d share his story and a lovely photo with you: “Subject: Titanium dog food Just thought I would send an email to say I am amazed with this food for my boy, he was hand reared…

5 Tips For Looking After Senior Dogs

You’ve fed them, paid their vet’s bills, taken them for walks in all weathers and provided a cosy bed. In return, they’ve given you companionship and comfort. As your four-legged friend reaches their senior years, they might need a little more tender loving care. Here are our five top tips for looking after senior dogs.…

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5 Essential Nutrients for Dogs

The balance of nutrients in your dog’s diet is complex. It can be just as dangerous to have too much of a particular nutrient as it is to have too little. Choosing a complete dog food, like those in Gilbertson & Page’s ranges, takes away some of the guess work. Our nutritionists have already developed the…

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Grain-Free Diet – Is It The Choice For Your Dog?

Regular readers of the blog may remember previous articles including references to wheat intolerance in dogs. Gilbertson & Page designed Dr John Hypoallergenic, containing barley and oats, and Dr John Hypoallergenic Lamb and Rice to cater to these dogs. The latest addition to the Dr John range is their grain-free offering. Dr John Grain-Free Chicken and Potato caters…

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Common Canine Joint Problems

Regular readers might remember our recent article covering common eye conditions. Following on from that, and with joint issues ranking high in lists of common dog ailments, we thought it was time we focused on the most common canine joint problems. A dog’s joints take a lot of strain during its lifetime. Dogs bear over…

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Alabama Rot – How Worried Should We Be?

Alabama rot is making headlines once again. Understandably, dog owners are very concerned about what seems to be an unexplained disease without a cure. In this article, we look into Alabama rot, most importantly examining the risk it poses to dogs here in the UK. Alabama rot has affected Greyhounds in the US since the…

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How to Spot Bloat in your Dog

Bloat, or gastric dilatation volvulus, can be deadly for dogs, with a 50% chance of survival in each case. We take a more in-depth look at this serious condition and find out which breeds it affects most. We’ll look at what you can do to avoid it and what to do if you suspect your…

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Common Canine Eye Conditions

Regular readers of our breed profiles may have noticed that eye problems crop up regularly in the ‘Potential Health Problems’ section. We thought it was worth elaborating on some of the most common canine eye conditions and which breeds they affect most. We all know that monitoring your dog’s health is important. Furthermore, understanding ‘normal’ will…