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  • Dog-friendly Tropical Chicken Salad Recipe from the K9 Cafe

    In this final installment of our video recipes from the Direct Line 'K9 Cafe' showcasing four dog friendly recipes, here's a recipe perfect for the summer months - a Tropical Chicken Salad. Presented by TV chef and dog lover James Martin who helped to launch the 'K9 Cafe' to showcase some expertly crafted recipes with the help of vet Marc Abraham to educate pet owners on exactly what they should and most importantly shouldn’t feed their ...

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  • Dog-friendly Cheese and Kale Frittata Recipe from the K9 Cafe

    Following on from our recent videos from the Direct Line 'K9 Cafe' showcasing their dog friendly recipes, here's a third video from the series with TV chef and dog lover James Martin to educate pet owners on exactly what they should and most importantly shouldn’t feed their dogs. Direct Line opened the 'K9 Cafe' to showcase a range of expertly-crafted recipes for dog owners and their dogs following a recent survey which showed that a third ...

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  • Dog-friendly Raspberry Muffins Recipe from the K9 Cafe

    Following on from our video recipe from the Direct Line 'K9 Cafe' showcasing their recipe for dog friendly sweet potato and white fish bake, here's a second video from the with TV chef and dog lover James Martin to educate dog owners on exactly what they should and shouldn’t feed their pets. The pet insurer launched the 'K9 Cafe' to showcase a range of expertly-crafted recipes for dog owners and their dogs. Once made the ...

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  • Dog-friendly Sweet Potato and White Fish Bake Recipe from the K9 Cafe

    A recent survey by pet insurer, Direct Line, discovered that one in five pet owners worry about whether they are feeding their dogs the right diet while just over two thirds were worried their pets were not getting the right nutrition. With many foods often associated with good health for humans such as raisins, grapes or onions being potentially lethal to dogs, Direct Line has opened the ‘K9 Cafe’ with TV chef and dog lover ...

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  • Is A Meat Diet Good For Dogs?

    Meet Bluey, he was an Australian cattle dog, born June 7, 1910, who worked among sheep and cattle for 20 years, and survived until Nov. 14, 1939, when he was put down. He had lived for 29 years, five months and seven days. His secret to extraordinary longevity? Well, according to his owner Bluey lived on a diet of...wait for it....Kangaroos and Emus. He was the world’s oldest dog, a record that has never been beaten. If ...

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  • Is My Dog Underweight?

    As pet owners we're conscious to make sure our dogs are as happy and healthy as they can be, good citizens of the canine world, and do our best to repay them for the unconditional love and fun moments they bring to our lives. According to the Butcher's Pet Care Healthy Happy Hound report, over a third (37%) of dog owners don't know how much their dog should weigh. By this definition, if an owner doesn't ...

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  • Do Certain Breeds Require More Exercise Than Others?

    Exercise is similar to diet. Ultimately each dog is an individual and will have specific, individual needs independent of their breed and more relative to their age and individual character. It goes without saying that breeds such as a Saluki will require a different regime to that of a Bulldog, however, don't be too caught up with some of the breed myths about exercise requirements for some of the more misunderstood breeds such as Greyhounds and ...

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  • Is My Dog Overweight?

    Can Your Dog Pinch an Inch or Two? Ever met a dog with the innate ability to be self critical? A dog with an acute introspective view of him or herself? No? It's unlikely our dogs would ever wake up on a Monday morning and question whether they'd overindulged at the weekend and needed to cut the calories in order to get down to their ideal body weight. By and large, we are 100% responsible for what ...

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  • Help! My Dog Has Canine Osteoarthritis, Should I Change His Diet?

    If your dog has just been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may be confused and worried about the effect of his condition on his enjoyment of life. Fortunately there are several things you can do to slow the progression of the disease, and keep him happy and mobile. Lifestyle changes, anti-inflammatory/anti-pain medication and nutritional supplements are the cornerstones of treating osteoarthritis. Lifestyle Changes The great thing about making lifestyle changes for your dog is that they are within ...

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  • Gluten Free Dog Food UK

    Gluten free dog food UK options are more popular today than ever. Following international pet food recalls and a wider awareness of dog allergies related to nutrition (caused by gluten, corn and other stimulants), more and more UK dog owners are seeking gluten free diets for their canine companions. Feeding gluten free dog food to your canine friend would ...

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