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.
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.
Christmas is a time of sharing but when it comes to our dogs, sharing the wrong types of tidbits and leftovers can do an awful lot more harm than good so make sure you and your family know which foods can and cannot be fed to your furry friends this festive season.
Telling the difference between a good pet food and a bad one is not easy. Every producer wants you to think that their products are the best and many lower-end manufacturers have worked long and hard to find ways within the law to make their foods appear better than they really are.
Let’s face it, choosing the best food for your pooch can be a real nightmare. With hundreds of different dog food brands on the market and every one insisting that it is the best thing since sliced bread, even working out where to start can seem like an impossible task.
We all need to change our dog's diet from time to time. Whether it's because of a problem with the current food, because you're going on holiday and need a more convenient option, because your dog is moving from one life-stage to the next or simply because you think your dog would like something new, food changes are part and parcel of owning a dog. The problem is, for many of our dogs, changing foods is the first step on the road to the vet with digestive upsets.
So you’ve just heard about the best dog food ever or maybe you’ve read somewhere that the food your dog is currently eating is a load of rubbish. It’s tempting to rush out, buy the new food, stick the old food in the bin and turn over a new leaf as soon as possible, right? Many of us have been there but before you go rushing in, it’s important to take a breath and consider the most important question: would your dog do better on a different food?