Does my dog have Lyme disease?

What is Lyme disease? With Spring here, warmer weather and longer days mean we can look forward to spending more time outside with our dogs. It also signals the start of tick season. Ticks are small spider-like parasites that live in long grass and undergrowth, waiting for animals to pass and cling onto before feeding … Read more

E numbers and dog food: a mythbuster

There’s a common misconception that all E numbers are bad. How many times have you heard ‘full of E numbers’ used as a negative phrase? But take a closer look at these ‘food additives’ and the picture becomes quite different. It’s right to practice caution, of course, but it’s also important to understand what E … Read more

Large dog nutritional requirements

Large and giant breeds have different nutritional needs to smaller dogs throughout their lives, beginning as puppies where they have a much slower growth rate than small breeds. Feeding the wrong diet to these larger dogs during growth can cause skeletal disorders either through feeding too much (with the excessive calories affect their growth) or … Read more

Small dog food requirements

Small dogs are a popular choice in the UK and with good reason, they fit easily into family life as well as providing options for owners of smaller homes or residents in more urban areas. Whilst they will all have their own individual requirements, here is some general nutritional advice to help find the right … Read more

Why do dogs need carbohydrates?

Carbohydrate is a great source of energy for dogs and, if from whole grains, can provide a slow-releasing, sustainable source of energy which can help build stamina and reduce appetite in very hungry dogs. Carbohydrates are also the ingredients that provide fibre in the diet, ensuring good digestion and absorption. Of course there is another … Read more

Dental Health

Teeth and mouth problems can affect all breeds whether large or small. There can be genetic causes but most problems are due to accidents, bad habits (like carrying tennis balls) or a gradual development over time of teeth and gum disease, often called periodontal disease by vets. Approximately 80% of all dogs are thought to … Read more

Is sugar beet bad for my dog?

Sugar beet because of its name is often thought of as having a lot of sugar but in fact the ingredient used in our blends is actually very low in sugar as it is produced after the sugar extraction process. This leaves a high quality fibre source that contains both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble … Read more

Tips for senior dogs

Old age can creep up with dogs and it can be easy to miss the little signs and changes in behaviour that show their maturity. Some seniors won’t show their age at all on the outside but most will gain distinguished silver coats and muzzles as they get older. Senior dogs are generally easier to … Read more