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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…

 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…