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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…

Itchy Skin

If your dog has started to itch and scratch more than normal or if you notice that their skin is becoming inflamed, then it may be due to one of the causes noted below: Parasites (fleas, lice or other insects): fleas are most active in the summer and winter are more likely to lie dormant,…

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…

Linseed

These tiny seeds are growing in popularity in complete foods and as supplements too. Linseed is known to have a number of benefits for the skin, digestion and even provides lignin antioxidants to support the immune system.  Linseed is a great source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA), both essential fatty acids that…

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…

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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…

Breed Profile – Golden Retriever

One of the most easily recognisable breeds in the UK, the Golden Retriever is a gundog with boundless enthusiasm. Friendly, loyal and full of fun, the breed makes a great family dog.  History of Breed: The first Lord Tweedmouth developed the Golden Retriever at his Guisachan estate. With the improvements in firearms, there was a requirement…

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Specialist Dog Food – What’s New?

An increase in awareness of canine digestive issues, coupled with a better veterinary understanding of the causes, is leading dog food manufacturers to respond with a wider range of specialist dog food. Gilbertson & Page’s brands have  offered a strong line-up of feeds for dogs with sensitive digestive systems over many years. However, the Dr…

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Breed Profile – Hungarian Vizsla

A great all-round gundog and increasingly popular in the UK, the Hungarian Vizsla is the focus of this breed profile. Vizslas also make fantastic family pets and are beautiful to look at. It’s a win-win combination! History of Breed: The Hungarian Vizsla is a typical HPR (Hunt Point Retrieve) gundog. HPR dogs are all-purpose hunting dogs. They typically have…

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Breed Profile – Dogue de Bordeaux

History of Breed: An ancient French breed, also known as the French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff or Bordeauxdog, the Dogue de Bordeaux is a very large, muscular breed of dog that was originally bred to pull carts, guard properties and flocks of sheep, hunt and fight. Dogues were shown at the first French dog show in 1863…