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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…

Sled Dog Requirements

Sled dogs are the ultimate snow dogs, bred for the arctic environment where they are chosen both for speed and endurance. Sled dogs have some specific adaptions; efficient gait, tough webbed feet, and even their coat is adapted to their use, freight dogs have dense warm coats whilst sprint dogs have short coats which work…

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…

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…

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,…

Diabetes in dogs

Have you noticed any of these symptoms in your dog?  Thirst & increased weeing Unexplained weight loss Lethargy or low energy Not eating Cataracts or loss of sight Reoccurring infections (skin or urinary tract) These are all the symptoms that a dog with diabetes can have. There can be a number of other reasons, of…

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…

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,…

Winter walks with your dog

With December around the corner now, the days are turning wintry and just like us, not all dogs enjoy the cold or the wet or the snow! But, most dogs need to go out for their walks to stay fit and healthy, so here are some tips to help persuade the reluctant ones: A good…