Other Dog Articles

How much to feed Mum

We’ve had several enquires come in from owners whose dogs are expecting new pups or have just had them the past couple of weeks. Whilst it’s a very exciting time for both you and your dog, feeding the right amount becomes even more important to ensure everyone is getting enough food, both mum and the…

Greyhound Requirements

Greyhounds are the ultimate athletes, designed for speed and acceleration they can reach top speeds of 45 miles an hour in under six strides from a standing start. Yet as a contrast, they also make wonderful pets, typically gentle, laid-back, sofa-loving dogs, happy with a good walk every day and a garden for pottering.  Greyhounds…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…