7 CommentsWednesday, 13 February 2019 | Kate
By the time your dog reaches the age of 3 there's an 80% chance they will have gum disease and tooth decay. A dental at the vet can easily cost £600 but there are easy and really cheap ways to keep on top of your dog's dental health, without stressing you or the dog out
1 CommentWednesday, 24 October 2018 | Kate
All dogs need to chew, itís part of a dogís normal behaviour. Chewing relieves anxiety and stimulates your dog. A good chew can occupy a happy dog for hours, and save your beloved shoes or soft furnishings from certain death. But are rawhide chews the answer or is there a safer alternative?
28 CommentsMonday, 22 October 2018 | Kate
In order to know how worming products work itís best to understand how worms themselves operate internally and externally. There are various types of worms that can infest your pets; both dogs and cats can get worms and pass them between each other. Itís important to implement a regular worming programme for your pets so they can maintain a healthy inside.
6 CommentsFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
Deer antlers start life as cartilage which grows from the tip upwards and is mineralised to become bone. They attach to a point on the skull known as a pedicle. While they're growing the antler is covered by skin known as velvet, which supplies blood and nutrition to the bone. Once the antler has reached its full size the velvet falls away and the antler bone dies.
1 CommentWednesday, 6 June 2018 | Kate
Chewing is vital for dogs, and most dogs like to do it. It stimulates the mind, occupies them, alleviates stress, and helps to prevent boredom. But which ear dog chew is right for your dog?
16 CommentsSunday, 4 March 2018 | Kate
Pedigree Dentaflex dental treats are expensive, their strapline "see what good food can do" is misleading and their ingredients are terrible. Too much? I don't think so. Read on to find out why.
9 CommentsThursday, 22 February 2018 | Kate
A few months ago, Pooch & Mutt, an independent dog food and healthy dog treat maker, hauled Purina over the coals for the quality and ingredients of their Bakers dog food. They did quite the number on Pedigree's Dentastix too, owned by Mars. And good on 'em, I say. These giant companies spend way too much money on marketing and far too little on ingredients to make them nutritionally worthwhile to your dog.
35 CommentsTuesday, 6 February 2018 | Kate
This is a rich, healthy broth you can make using chicken, lamb, beef or pork bones. The result is an unctuous, nutritious and incredibly cheap way of getting a lot of nutrition into your dog or cat in an easily digestible form.