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Treats Results

Dog treats are an important part of how we feed our dogs nowadays. In our survey last month 50% of owners reported feeding treats and 74% fed these every day.  Treats can be an important part of a daily dental hygiene routine, dental treats can help clean the surface of the teeth either through the…

Pancreatitis in Dogs

Did you know that if your dog eats too much fat he could develop pancreatitis? We often think that our dogs will enjoy high energy, high fat treats but in fact they are not always able to digest these easily. Studies have shown that excess fat can over stimulate the pancreas and pancreatic enzymes leading…

Meet Ghost, Sully and Lucky

Thank you Heather for sending your recent testimonial. Ghost is top dog. He’s 5 years old and what is called a scruffy lurcher. We have had him from 9 weeks old. Sully is 3.5 and a Saluki cross but unlike Ghost he is soft and smooth. Sully is a rescue from Stray Aid. Both like…

Grass Eating

At Gilbertson & Page we’re often asked about grass eating in dogs and whether it means that dogs are unwell or nutritionally deficient. A recent American study (Sueda. 2008) found that only 10% of grass eaters were unwell before they ate grass or plant matter. They found that it was younger dogs that ate grass…

The Dog Days of Summer

We’re definitely into those warm summer days at last and aside from enjoying the garden, local walks and visits to the beach, day trips can be a great way to take advantage of the longer days and August weather. This year however, is a little different with dog shows, festivals, game fairs and fun days…

Feeding treats

Treats can be a great reward for dogs. From puppies up to seniors most dogs will appreciate a treat for good behaviour. But feeding too many can cause stomach upsets and lead to weight gain over time.  Up to 10% of your dog’s daily diet can normally be fed as treats without repercussion, however, it…

When to neuter your dog

Neutering is not always an easy or quick decision to make, even if you are not planning to breed from your dog. There can be benefits to neutering in terms of prevention of some cancers, pyometra, prostate disease and aggressive behaviours, but it is a surgical operation that should be carried out in a veterinary…

Hot Summer Days with your Dog

With the met office predicting some fine days for July this year, it may be time to think about a summer weather routine for your dog to keep them comfortable in the heat. Dogs naturally have a higher core body temperature than us (37.7-39.2 °C) and can’t sweat to cool off, so panting is their…

Dog ownership and blood pressure

Owning a dog helps your heart. Dog ownership has so many benefits that perhaps it is no real surprise that dogs can help us stay healthy. Recent studies have shown that this is not just due to becoming fit from all the walks our dogs need, in fact the time we spend stroking, patting and…

Camping with dogs

Campsites are set to reopen across the UK from the 4th July and reports suggest they are likely to be packed out as travel abroad is still restricted. Camping can be a great dog-friendly holiday where dogs can share all aspects of your holiday allowing for some great bonding experiences and of course a lot…