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Partridge

With a shortened season due to COVID last year and the Glorious 12th firmly behind us, those of us lucky enough to be involved in a partridge shoot may have started their first few days already. This means that you will have been steadily starting your dog’s fitness probably in July. That glint in the…

Dogs and fitness

Whether our dogs are picking up, beating, brushing, wild fowling or out on the moors after grouse, getting them ready for the shoot that you are on is an exciting start for both owner and dog. In early summer the spaniels have been hunting round the garden for quarry that’s not there, the retrievers have…

Why some dogs leave their food

Dogs love trying our food! There’s no doubt that human food is designed to be tasty, delicious and easily eaten but that doesn’t make those titbits healthy (or always safe) for our dogs to eat. With research and preparation, it is possible to make a healthy homemade diet from human food (and a few supplements…

Fat – why dogs need it

Did you know the right oils and fats can improve a dog’s mood? Its easy to think of fats as just energy for dogs but actually they need essential fats for a number of functions from skin & coat, muscles, nerves and hormones as well as supporting optimum brain function. Dogs need different levels of…

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…

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…

Salmon Oil

Salmon is a great ingredient to feed to dogs and salmon oil even more so, as this is where the essential fatty acids are concentrated and provide the most benefit to dogs. High levels of omega 3’s docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are concentrated in the oil which studies indicate can help with…

NZ Green Lipped Mussel

Did you know we include NZ Green-Lipped Mussel extract in some of our products to help support dog’s joint health? It’s often recommended as a supplement for dogs with joint concerns as these special mussels (native to New Zealand) contain omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA) as…

Breed Profile – The Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers are listed as a ‘vulnerable native breed’ by the Kennel Club in the UK, in 2018 there were only 139 Kennel club registrations and this number has been decreasing since 2010 (254 registrations). The reason for their decline in numbers isn’t fully understood but may be due to the increasing popularity of other…

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…

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Breed Profile – English Cocker Spaniel

This good-natured gundog breed is just as popular as a family pet as it is a working dog. Read on to find out more about the rather odd history of the English Cocker Spaniel. History of Breed: Spaniel-type dogs have been around for at least 500 years as is evident in art and literature. Originally, spaniels…

Retriever Dog Training

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…