Dog Nutrition & Health

Sheltie dog at agility classes

Agility

Following on from our article on flyball some time ago, we thought we’d find out more about another dog activity – agility. A high energy activity like flyball, agility involves racing dogs around a varied obstacle course of jumps, tunnels and other equipment. It provides mental as well as physical exercise and is a great…

Labrador with Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia Explained

Hip Dysplasia is a complex genetic disease generally affecting larger and giant breeds of dog. Regular readers of our breed profiles may have spotted it several times amongst the potential health issues. We thought a more comprehensive article on the subject might be useful. We’ve also asked Helen Murray, Chief Veterinary Nurse at King’s Road…

Labrador Retrieving

Gilbertson & Page – A Properly Authentic Brand

For nearly 150 years, Gilbertson & Page has been making dog food and, whilst the technology and nutritional science behind the making of these foods has changed dramatically, some of the basics, like shapes, sizes, dry or wet feed, etc. have hardly changed at all. Along the way, many other companies and brands have come…

Image courtesy of Penny Mitchell

Exercise in Winter

When it’s cold, wet and foggy outside, not to mention blowing a gale, the last thing you might feel like doing is taking the dog out for a walk. Whilst wrapping up warm and getting a good walk outside could blow away the cobwebs for you and your dog, we thought this might be the perfect time to look at…

Feeding to Condition – A Guide For Working Dog Owners

Regular readers of the Gilbertson & Page blog will no doubt have noticed that we mention ‘feeding to condition’ a lot. We even published an article specifically on this subject last year – Feeding to Condition Explained. However, with a good proportion of our customers owning working dogs, we felt it was worth looking at…

breakfast at crufts

Specialist Dog Foods – What’s So ‘Special’?

Specialist dog foods have evolved for a reason, and a very simple one at that. All dogs are different. Different breeds, sizes, activity levels, digestive systems, not to mention having their own opinion on flavour! What suits one pup down to the ground could totally disagree with another. Understanding the reasons behind specialist dog food…

senior dog

Caring For Your Older Canine Companion

We hope you enjoyed our recent series of articles on puppies, where we looked at those important early weeks in which good health, behaviour and all round well-being is established for the rest of a dog’s life. In this article, we’ll take a look at the other end of the spectrum and discover what you…

Junior dog feeding

Puppy Power! Part Three – Growing Up

In the third and final part of our series about the lives of puppies, we’re moving on to discussing older puppies. With vaccinations out of the way and training becoming more important, you can get out a lot more. This is is the stage where your puppy really starts moving towards being a junior dog.…

Puppies Feeding

Puppy Power! Part Two – Settling In

In Part One of our three posts dedicated to puppies, we discussed choosing a puppy and looked at the first eight weeks of a puppy’s life. In Part Two, we’ll be starting with the momentous occasion of bringing a puppy home and what happens between eight to twelve weeks. This is a period of huge…

dog suffering

The Most Common Canine Diseases – How to Protect Your Dog

It’s every dog owner’s worst nightmare; the moment when their dog is ill. Apart from the fact that they will obviously be very worried about their beloved canine companion, there are also vets bills to consider and having to explain things to children if the dog is a family pet. Minimising the risk of contracting…