Other Dog Articles

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…

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…

Puppy Development

There has been a bit of a puppy boom this year! Breeders have reported record demand, waiting lists for popular breeds are now commonplace and unfortunately prices for pedigree pups has soared as well. Along with all of the issues around choosing the right dog to fit into your household both now and when the…

Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food Testimonial

We recently received the following testimonial from Will regarding how well his ferrets are doing on our food Dr. John Merlin Ferret Food. When we originally got our ferrets they all were in poor condition when we got them, due to poor diet Bill and Ted’s fur was not only dirty yellow but was rough…

Walking your dog

With the government advice now changing to limitless exercise in England now, many of us will be thinking of longer dog walks to explore our beautiful countryside and heritage. Whether this is a coastal walk along the Jurassic coastline with its sea views and beaches, or through ancient woodlands, along roman roads or across wild…

Effects of lockdown on dogs

Have you noticed changes in your dog since the lockdown began? Aspects of their life and routine will have changed and whilst our dogs will love having us at home, they may struggle to adapt to some of the changes.  Now, they may have constant companions. Whereas before the lockdown, a good part of their…

Chocolate

With Easter now over and most of us saturated with chocolate, it’s worth remembering how poisonous chocolate is to dogs and making sure no stray eggs or chocolates are left in range of dogs or other animals. Unfortunately, chocolate poisoning cases always rise this time of year, as it is hard to keep track of…