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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…

 Arkwrights Sporting with Extra Beef – a new recipe!

Along with our new product Arkwrights Sensitive, we’ve made some changes to another recipe in our Arkwrights range and even renamed it as Arkwrights Sporting. The new & improved formula has 24% protein and extra delicious beef to keep your dog on top form whether he’s out working, training, for performance or just active. The…

Arkwrights Sensitive with Extra Chicken – our new food!

Here at Gilbertson & Page we’re very excited about our new product Arkwrights Sensitive which has just launched and is now available either through our home delivery system or from local pet shops and pet supermarkets. Arkwrights Sensitive joins our growing Arkwrights range and complements its ethos of simple & wholesome recipes that stand the…

Fireworks advice in 2020

Fireworks displays in the UK this November are likely to be very different to previous years. With lockdown in place, public displays have been cancelled. However, although this may seem a relief for owners of nervous pets in fact sales of home fireworks have dramatically increased, some shops are reporting 600 – 900% increases. These…

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…

Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)

Prebiotic fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) is a great supplement for dogs, mainly sourced from chicory root where the relevant fibres are extracted by hydrolysis. Prebiotics work by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria that line the digestive system in dogs (in particular bifidobacterium and lactobacillus) These bacteria increase the acidity in the gut which makes it harder…

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…

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…