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What does Brexit mean for your dog?

In the coming months we will understand more as the negotiations take place but here’s what we know now. Travelling with your dog Up until the 31st December 2020, the current system of pet passports will continue. After December, the UK will become a third country, of which there are three categorisations within the EU…

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…

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…

5 Tips For Looking After Senior Dogs

You’ve fed them, paid their vet’s bills, taken them for walks in all weathers and provided a cosy bed. In return, they’ve given you companionship and comfort. As your four-legged friend reaches their senior years, they might need a little more tender loving care. Here are our five top tips for looking after senior dogs.…

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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…

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5 Careers for Dogs

Gilbertson & Page have always specialised in manufacturing dog food for working dogs. These dogs work hard every day for their masters. Often expending huge amounts of effort and displaying extraordinary intelligence and unswerving loyalty in the process. Here are five of the most widely-recognised careers for dogs. Sheepdog Long days out in the hills…

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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…

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Which Breeds Make The Best Canine Companions?

The old adage that ‘dog is a man’s best friend’ is certainly true for the hundreds of thousands of dog owners in the UK. And statistics show that the main reason for owning a dog is companionship. When it comes to which dog breeds make the best canine companions though, the answer is a little trickier.…

Breed Profile – Wire Fox Terrier

In our latest breed profile we find out more about the Wire Fox Terrier. This distinctive terrier breed has a bold character that needs a firm, positive hand. History of Breed: Although the Smooth Fox Terrier was the earliest to be recognised as a breed, the Wire Fox Terrier overtook the Smooth in the 20th century…

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Canine Careers – Sheepdog

Following on from our interview with Karen Fisher about her search and rescue dog, this article concentrates on another canine career, that of the sheepdog. This time I was chatting to Karen Robinson, a Weardale sheep farmer. Karen claims not to be an expert on sheepdogs, but having owned sheepdogs since she was a child…