Dog Nutrition Tips

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Importance of Portion Control & Dog’s Food

    K9 Magazine addresses a really important issue - obese dogs = shorter lifespan.Ultimately, you'd be hard pressed to find any dog owner who didn't agree that giving their pet the longest, happiest, healthiest life is their single greatest aim. Well, poor portion control of food could be the single biggest contributor to causing a dog to gain weight and, as we all know, obesity is a silent killer.

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  • Small Breed Dog Food

    Small Breed Dog Food - Is A Specialist Diet For Small Breeds Worthwhile? Small dog breeds have specific, specialist nutritional requirements. In the case of a small breed puppy, their stomach is not large enough to hold sufficient food in one feeding to provide his daily nutritional needs without causing stress to their system, so smaller, broken down meals are advised. This is why some commercial dog food suppliers are now providing dog owners with the ...

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  • BARF Diet For Dogs

    ‘Natural approach to feeding can improve behaviour according to some experts’ Raw dog food, natural dog food, the BARF diet – all gaining in popular appeal amongst dog owners. In this detailed report Carol O’Herily examines the impact of feeding raw on your dog’s health, behaviour and more. To BARF or not to BARF – that’s the bone of contention at the moment in the dog world.

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  • Proper Dog Nutrition Defined

    Here at Dog Nutrition, we often receive enquiries from people who are keen to understand what exactly 'proper dog nutrition' means. The dog is not a true carnivore in the same sense as, for example, a cat. This means a dog's diet can be more varied and still produce positive health. Whereas a cat MUST eat meat in order to be truly healthy and for proper nutrition to serve its goal. So what does proper nutrition ...

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  • Feeding Human Food To Dogs

    Could feeding dogs table scraps and other human food be harmful? You may know…. 9 million people in the UK suffer from joint problems* 44% of men and **35% of women in the UK are overweight** But did you know…. 40% of the UK's large breed dogs live with joint problems too Similar to the human population, up to 50% of the UK's pets are overweight. To a dog, one human biscuit has the same calorie equivalent as a whole ...

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  • Food Intolerance In Dogs

    Food intolerance in dogs is an often overlooked factor in a wide variety of health and even behaviour problems in our canine friends. We're all used to hearing about the link between diet, nutrition and overall health and well-being. Humans have the unique ability to speak up and, of their own volition, go see a medical professional if they feel unwell if something is just not right in their health. Dogs rely on us for ...

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