As your dog gets older, they will naturally slow down. Where a puppy or younger dog will want to gambol about the park, your senior dog will more likely want a quiet walk. With age comes increased chances of health issues that will affect your dog’s ability to exercise. Arthritis, joint issues Loss of sight Loss of hearing Heart issues Though your senior dog may be slower than before, it’s still important they get exercise. Maintaining an active lifestyle throughout their whole life will actually help your dog by reducing... Read More
As the weather heats up, many of us will be outside enjoying the sunshine with our four-legged friends. Whether you are in your garden or out on a walk, it’s important to be aware of the risk of your dog developing heatstroke.
Right now around half of the pets are overweight - that’s around 5 million dogs just here in the UK. And since obesity dramatically increases a dog’s chances of developing a whole range of associated health problems and has been proven to reduce a dog’s life expectancy by an average of two whole years, it’s no wonder vets are calling the obesity crisis the biggest health concern our four-legged friends have ever faced.
Most dogs love a good long walk in the countryside, and that goes especially when we have lovely weather. Hiking with your dog can be a fun and rewarding experience for you and the dog, so let’s look at some of the things you’ll need before you make the trip. What hiking gear do I need for hiking with dogs? Going on a hike with your canine companion is a great way to get outdoors, give them vital exercise, and let them do what they’re built to do: explore all... Read More
Getting old is no joke - for us and for our dogs it means dealing with reduced energy levels coupled with a slower metabolism and, of course, fending off all of the many age-related illnesses for as long as possible. With all of these challenges, diet can either help to remedy the problem or exacerbate it so it’s important to make sure your senior dog is on the right food for his or her specific needs.
Working from home has seen a drastic rise lately, with many of us spending day after day inside the house. For some, this might have got tiring pretty quickly, but for others, working from home just means you get to spend more time with your four-legged friend whilst you work. Do you remember the first few times that you didn’t leave the house for work? The excited tail wagging from your four-legged companions? Your dogs will be ecstatic to have you at home, readily available for cuddles and attention. But... Read More
Getting the amount of food right for your dog is just as important as finding the right food but it is a question that is often overlooked. Too much or too little of even the very best food available can quickly lead to problems so it’s important to spend some time finding the right amount for your individual dog.