Should My Dog Eat Like A Wolf?

Should My Dog Eat Like A Wolf?

Nutrition
  So much of what we hear about our dogs relates back to them being 'domestic wolves'. We hear about an 'ancestral' diet being good for them, and ...
Why Won't My Dog Eat Healthy Food?

Why Won't My Dog Eat Healthy Food?

Nutrition

As our knowledge and awareness of our dog's food grows, more and more of us are changing our doggy diets to more nutritious, healthy options. Or, at least, we're trying to. 

A good portion of us, however, find that our dogs point-blank refuse to touch their new, healthy food. This often leaves us frustrated, confused, and annoyed. 

So, why exactly do they snub these diets that are better for them? 

The answer isn't as complicated as you may think! 

Is Kibble Good For My Dog?

Is Kibble Good For My Dog?

Nutrition
If you own a dog, you've probably heard someone, at some point, say that kibble is awful for your dog. There's even a hashtag for 'kibble is murder...
Does It Matter What I Feed My Dog?

Does It Matter What I Feed My Dog?

Nutrition
Just walk in to any pet shop or supermarket and you'll get a taste of just how many foods are out there for your dog. There's dry, wet, raw, fresh ...
Feed Your Dog Happy

Feed Your Dog Happy

Behaviour
It seems crazy to think that what we feed our dogs can change their emotions and behaviour, right? But every aspect of their diet has the power to ...
Is Your Dog Fat? Looking Beyond The Scales

Is Your Dog Fat? Looking Beyond The Scales

Health
Your dog’s weight has a huge impact on their overall health and behaviour, and it’s so important to keep them lean, without too much extra padding....
Are Grain-Free Dog Foods Better?

Are Grain-Free Dog Foods Better?

Nutrition

‘Grain-free’ has become somewhat of a buzzword in dog food. When you take a stroll down any pet food aisle, these words are in massive bold letters, emblazoned across the front of a good portion of the options.

But what exactly does ‘grain-free’ mean and, more importantly, should you care?  

Kibble, Wet or Raw?

Kibble, Wet or Raw?

Nutrition

Choosing the perfect food for your furry friend is hard, with lots of decisions to make to get to the ideal one. The first one to make is what kind of food you want to feed them. The most common types are dry kibble, wet food, and raw, although some people opt to home cook their own diets. 

Below, we go through what you need to know about all of these ways of feeding, so you can make the best decision for you and your dog.

Red Flags To Look For in Your Dog's Food

Red Flags To Look For in Your Dog's Food

Nutrition
  With so many dog foods out there, it can be hard to decide which one you want to feed your furry family. The labels are complicated, they’re full...
What NOT to Give Your Dog at Christmas

What NOT to Give Your Dog at Christmas

Christmas
'Tis the season of giving and sharing, and this naturally extends to our dogs! However, sharing the wrong things with them could be deadly, so it's essential you know what NOT to give them, as well as what you CAN give them. 
The Top 10 Healthy Dog Foods of 2021

The Top 10 Healthy Dog Foods of 2021

Nutrition
Feeding your dog a healthy diet is vital to ensure their health and happiness, but it can often feel overwhelming with the amount of choice and information out there. As part of our mission to provide your dog with an appropriate, healthy diet, we want to make this process as easy as possible for you. This is why we’ve curated the following list of the top ten healthiest dog foods available in 2021.
Help! My Dog Isn’t Eating!

Help! My Dog Isn’t Eating!

Behaviour
It can be a worrying time to be a pet parent when your dog stops eating. We all know how important eating is, so when your dog purposefully isn’t willing to eat, it’s hugely concerning. The tips below are designed to help you encourage your dog to eat.
a dalmation stands on a pile of pumpkins. Image leads to blog on pumpkin treats for your dog

Pumpkin Munchies for Your Pooch

Halloween
Halloween is the season of pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin spiced lattes. But did you know that pumpkin has loads of benefits for your pooch too? The flesh and the seeds each bring their own goodness to the table and can be fed in different ways – meaning your dog can enjoy their own range of pumpkin goodies this autumn.
Exploring Essential Dog Food

Exploring Essential Dog Food

Nutrition
Essential created food that didn’t just nourish your dog’s physical health, but their mental health and behaviour too. They termed this the BOF (Behavioural Optimising Foods) Principle, creating meals that reflect the natural diet and eating habits of the dog.
The Power of Dog Food

The Power of Dog Food

Nutrition
We’ve known for a long time that diet is important, but every day we are discovering just how much nutrition underpins everything. Getting your dog’s food right can help fix minor health ailments, such as tear staining and itchy skin, right through to helping stop unwanted behaviours, like destructiveness and humping.
Brand Spotlight: Eden Pet Foods

Brand Spotlight: Eden Pet Foods

Nutrition
Ask any dog professional what one of the most common questions they’re asked is, a number will tell you; “what brand of food should I feed my dog?” As a nutritionist, it’s near impossible to give a blanket answer to suit all dogs, but the closest I can get is Eden Pet Food.
Cold Pressed Dog Food: What’s the Hype?

Cold Pressed Dog Food: What’s the Hype?

Nutrition
There are various claims for the benefits to Cold Pressed Dog Food; higher nutritional value, increased digestibility, decreased risk of bloat & better flavour and taste.
Brand Spotlight: Beco

Brand Spotlight: Beco

Nutrition
Here at Your Dog’s Club, we’ve always been keen to bring you only the best for your dog, which is why we’re so excited to introduce Beco Pet Food to our range.
Hollings

Brand Spotlight: Hollings

Nutrition
Hollings, as a brand, provide the best quality at fantastic prices – in fact, most dog businesses and charities use them for this exact reason!
Feeding Overweight Dogs

Feeding Overweight Dogs

Health
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.
Feeding Senior Dogs

Feeding Senior Dogs

Nutrition
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.
Feeding Adult Dogs

Feeding Adult Dogs

Nutrition
While puppy foods are all about providing the right balance of ‘building block’ nutrients to promote healthy growth and development, adult foods are much more focussed on achieving and maintaining general good health.
Mixing Different Dog Foods

Mixing Different Dog Foods

Nutrition
The idea behind complete pet foods is that they provide everything our furry friends need. This means we could, in theory, just feed one complete food forever and, in fact, this was exactly the recommendation being made by much the pet food and veterinary industries for many years.
How much should I feed my dog?

How much should I feed my dog?

Nutrition
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.
Pet Food Choices 3: Wet, Raw & Fresh

Pet Food Choices 3: Wet, Raw & Fresh

Nutrition
As we saw in our last article, dry kibbles are well and truly the top dog when it comes to global pet food sales but over the last decade or so, the alternatives have been gaining ground fast. Where once the convenience was king, more and more pet owners are now willing to put a bit more work into their pets’ diets and raw foods, high end wet foods and now fresh foods are reaping the rewards.
Pet Food Choices – Part 2: Dry Foods

Pet Food Choices – Part 2: Dry Foods

Nutrition
In this article and the next we’ll compare the different methods that are used to make store bought foods, how they can affect the end product and their pros and cons for both you and your dog.
Pet Food Choices – Part 1

Pet Food Choices – Part 1

Nutrition
With so many different dog foods out there it can be hard to know where to start when trying to find the one that’s best for your dog. In this article and the next we’ll take a look at the various categories of foods currently available. First up, complete vs complementary nutrition.
Pet Food Labels Part 2 – Tricks of the Trade

Pet Food Labels Part 2 – Tricks of the Trade

Nutrition
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.
Pet Food Labels Part 1

Pet Food Labels Part 1

Nutrition
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.
Changing dog foods - as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Changing dog foods - as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Nutrition
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.