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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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  • Fat, Protein & Carbs in Your Older Dog’s Diet

    Food is a highly significant factor in your older dog's health. The broadest food classifications are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The three classifications help us in assessing the major components of a food. Foods are generally considered to be of the category that predominates in their composition. But this does not mean that a carbohydrate such as wheat contains no protein because it does. Or that a protein such as liver contains no carbohydrates because ...

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  • My Dog Is Overweight, What Can I Do?

    My 2 year old lab/collie cross is about 10lbs overweight. I need to get her weight down quickly as she suffers from dysplasia and now has a problem with a luxating patells, which need to be operated on. She is having very limited exercise at the moment and obviously none for a few weeks when the operation takes place. I have recently started her on IAMS low fat dry food, and an amount to help ...

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  • Best Food For an Arthritic Dog?

    I have a 16 year old red Collie. He is in very good health apart from some arthritis in his front legs, and rather odd looking bowel movements. Quite often he produces faeces which is bright yellow and runny. I changed his diet some months ago to Senior tinned dog food as I thought his food might be too rich for him. The problem still occurs. He will not eat dry food. Please can you ...

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