Dog Nutrition & Health

Fibre

Poor digestion, sloppy poos, wind or anal gland problems are all common complaints that owners report with their dogs, and whilst some cases are due to food intolerances, nutrient excess or inactivity, often the dietary fibre level and quality in their diet can be the problem. Fibre isn’t thought of as an essential nutrient for…

Valentines Day 2021

Valentine’s day is this Sunday and there’s already indications that gifts and treats for dogs will be given in large numbers across the UK. A survey by Pets at Home last year found that 26% of those polled were more likely to buy a gift for their dog than for their partner and when asked…

Protein – why dogs need it

Most dog owners know that protein is good for their dogs, but not necessarily why or how much their dog needs. Dogs need protein to repair and maintain muscle, skin and other tissues and their protein is best sourced from a variety of animal and plant ingredients to provide all the essential amino acids that…

Lockdown Walks

Lockdown walks are back! As before the restrictions allow for outside exercise once a day with your dog in a local area, so here are some tips on how to make each walk memorable for your dog: If you have a routine walk that you do most days – try it the other way round,…

Christmas Treats for Dogs

Treating your dog at Christmas is a growing trend and there is a great choice of toys, costumes, advent calendars and crackers as well as special foods and treats for the big day itself! In fact, a recent survey by Guide Dogs of 2000 owners found that over 75% will be buying something special for…

 Arkwrights Sporting with Extra Beef – a new recipe!

Along with our new product Arkwrights Sensitive, we’ve made some changes to another recipe in our Arkwrights range and even renamed it as Arkwrights Sporting. The new & improved formula has 24% protein and extra delicious beef to keep your dog on top form whether he’s out working, training, for performance or just active. The…

Fireworks advice in 2020

Fireworks displays in the UK this November are likely to be very different to previous years. With lockdown in place, public displays have been cancelled. However, although this may seem a relief for owners of nervous pets in fact sales of home fireworks have dramatically increased, some shops are reporting 600 – 900% increases. These…

When to start joint support

Statistics show that 4 out of 5 dogs will develop arthritis in their lifetime and most of these as seniors. But, it can be hard to know exactly when to introduce joint support for your individual dog. With some very active dogs there can be benefits to introducing this early on to support their recovery…

Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)

Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) is a great supplement for dogs, mainly sourced from chicory root where the relevant fibres are extracted by hydrolysis. Prebiotics work by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria that line the digestive system in dogs (in particular bifidobacterium and lactobacillus) These bacteria increase the acidity in the gut which makes it harder…

Barley

The UK production of Barley is growing, predictions for 2020 are for just under 8.5 thousand tonnes, which makes this an important UK crop. Barley is well-suited to feed to dogs, it’s a great hypoallergenic grain to replace wheat for dogs with suspected wheat allergies or for those who need ingredients that are easy to…