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

Recipe: Carrot & Peanut Christmas Trees

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a vast array of home baked cookies and desserts being passed around whilst you watch your favourite festive movie on TV. You can imagine the extra twitching of canine noses even more than usual, in case there may be some stray cookie crumbs to nibble. If you enjoy baking and … Read more

My dog always seems to be hungry, does he need a different food or is there anything you can suggest to help him?

Constant hunger in dogs can be difficult to manage as some dogs are hungry even when they don’t need more food. Certain breeds; Pugs, Labradors, Beagles and Dachshunds are well known for their large appetites where given the opportunity they would eat all day. Here are some tips to help with hunger if your dog … Read more

Breed Post: Jack Russell

For this month’s breed post we feature one of the country’s most beloved little dogs, the Jack Russell terrier. A small dog with a big attitude, the Jack Russell is feisty and fearless, with a craving for new challenges and adventures. The Jack Russell terrier was first bred in southern England in the mid-1800s by … Read more

My dog runs off all the time, what can I do to stop him?

Dogs can run away for a few different reasons, often to hunt, or find a mate but sometimes just out of habit or because they are bored or have excess energy. Trying to work with these impulses and drives will help to reduce how frequently your dog attempts an escape. When dogs do run off, … Read more

Recipe: Halloween Spooky Bones

Halloween is just around the corner, and if like us you not only love Halloween but also love a good excuse to do some baking, then you might like to give these treats a try. If you do get the odd dog here and there do a bit of Trick Or Treating with their family, … Read more

Are my dog’s weight changes normal?

Managing your dog's weight

We’ve all been there. The New Year slump as we try to lose the extra kilos we gained over Christmas. The panic as it gets to May and we realise our ‘beach body’ is a little more ‘beached whale’. Luckily, we’re usually a bit more in control of our dog’s diet, but it’s easy to … Read more

Could my dog be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a well-recognised condition in humans that occurs during the winter period when the shorter days and lack of natural light causes depression-like symptoms because light has a direct effect on hormone production in the body. The reduced light in winter allows greater production of melatonin which can affect sleep cycles … Read more