Dog Nutrition & Health

Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog - Nia

Does Dr John Titanium have Magical Powers?

Well, of course it doesn’t! I thought I’d better clarify that before loyal customers worry that we’ve wandered off into New Age philosophy and food faddism. The title has more to do with the feedback we’ve been getting directly from owners about the very positive feeding results they’ve seen from Dr John Titanium, particularly in…

Puppies

Puppy Power! Part One – Early Days

Giving a puppy the right start in life is a huge responsibility and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. If done correctly, it can lead to a healthy, well-rounded dog that is a pleasure to own. Putting in place a good diet, making sure they are well socialised and establishing a few early ground rules…

Dr John at Crufts 2014

Dr John Puppy Formula Launches at Crufts 2015

As part of our continued efforts to ensure that each of our brands has a complete offering for all stages of a dog’s life, Gilbertson & Page is launching a dog food suitable for puppies as part of our highly-regarded Dr John range. The launch has been timed to coincide with Crufts, as many of…

Gun dog training with Oscar

Diary of a Gun Dog: Episode 5 – Oscar the Teenager!

It’s been a busy month, with Oscar contracting a bout of kennel cough and trying out a new diet. He’s also now a junior dog and moving into the ‘teenage’ phase, which can potentially bring its own challenges to rearing a dog and is a classic time for rebellion and boundary pushing. As Oscar moves…

Getting a Good Start in (a Dog’s) Life

This article gives a little insight into the magic that can happen when dogs are looked after by people who, despite being part of the ‘industry’, genuinely care about their canine charges. Lola was born in January 2011 and was Nina Fleming’s first Italian Spinone. Spinoni (plural) are known for being very placid and engaging…

Dog Food Debate: Wet Vs Dry

One of the biggest debates that goes back and forth between dog food specialists is over wet and dry dog food. And with much of it coming down to the personal taste of the dog and the personal opinion of the owner, the debate will most likely continue! However, there is a bewildering variety of…

dog food debate

Cereal Vs Meat: The Great Dog Food Debate

Debate continues to surround the controversial topic of what constitutes the best diet for dogs. Responsible dog owners just want to feed their dogs a nutritionally-balanced, good quality diet that will prolong and enrich their dogs’ lives, but advice can be confusing at best and conflicting at worst. There are dog owners who swear that…

feeding treats to your dog

Dog Treats: Rewards Without Health Risks

To many dog owners their dog is truly their best friend, keeping them company through good times and bad and viewed as another member of the family. It is understandable that dog owners wish to reward their dog’s good behaviour and loyalty in some way and many choose to do this by giving a treat.…

Molly, a former rescue home dog

Dog Behaviour Part 2: Tackling Specific Problems

In Part 2 I’ll be addressing some of the specific behavioural problems that dog owners find themselves tackling. These problems may be more common in rescue dogs or dogs that have been re-homed, or they may have started after a dog has been through a distressing experience or they may be problems that came about…

Puppies

What Makes A Good Dog Breeder?

There are many reasons for wanting to buy a puppy over an older dog or rescue dog. You might like the idea that the puppy will be part of your family from its earliest days; you may be put off by the possibility of complicated health and behavioural issues that often come with older dogs…