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Dog Nutrition: Essential Nutrients for Health and Feeding Basics

Dog Nutrition: Essential Nutrients for Health and Feeding Basics Let’s talk nutrients! Just like humans, dogs need an array of nutrients to keep them healthy and active. Water, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals are all necessary for your dog to survive. Carbohydrates are also included in this list because they are a large source of nutrients for most dogs but...
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Want your German Shepherd to have Upright Ears? The Facts!

Everything you need to know about why, and how to help, your German Shepherd Dog have upright ears. The German Shepherd Dog was first bred just over 100 years ago, and in that time it has become one of the most stunning, distinctive and recognizable breeds. And perhaps the most noticeable feature of a German Shepherd is the ears. An adult...

Is Homemade Food the Best Option for Your Dog?

We live in a world where we are more and more aware of the food we consume, and we have become increasingly cautious and selective about the quality of the food we eat. The same is now true about the food we give our dogs. The traditional favourites, canned food and dry food, no longer cut it for some dog...

10 Fruits or Vegetables That Dogs Absolutely Love

Dogs eating fruit and vegetables? Doesn’t seem like a match made in heaven does it! Well that might just be wrong. Dogs don’t need to be eating just meat, in fact throughout their history they have been omnivores, and as I am sure many of you will have noticed, your dog will eat anything! It is your job to make...

Top 5 Dog Breeds That Definitely Require Pet Life Insurance

Taking out pet life insurance or health insurance for your dog is becoming an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, at least according to the RSPCA and similar organizations. Yet only 3% of dogs are insured in the US, compared to 20% of dogs being insured in the UK. These figures are made even worse by the fact that 50%...
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Health and Happiness: Should you Neuter your Dog?

The second of our special guest blogs on dog neutering by veterinarian Sam Westhead of the Energetic Panacea Clinic of Dubai asking whether you should neuter your dog. Find the first part right here. … Congratulations! Your new family member has arrived and as a 4 month old puppy that means nothing but fun and games. Well not quite- there’s going to...

The Healthiest Time to Neuter: An Expert Opinion!

The first of our special guest blogs by veterinarian Sam Westhead of the Energetic Panacea Clinic of Dubai. Spaying and castrating bitches and dogs is done for many reasons which I’ll not discuss in this blog but will return to at a later date. However one of the first questions asked by the owners of a new puppy is when...
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Does Your Dog Need a Diet?

Dieting is a long established phenomenon, with obesity a widespread problem in the modern world. But it sadly doesn’t stop with us humans, our dogs are getting fat too! This is no longer an isolated problem, reports put the proportion of overweight dogs in the United States alone at over half the canine population! The time has long passed for...

Feeding your Dog Raw Poultry Necks: Tasty Treat or Health Hazard?

It might not seem appetising to us, but feeding dogs raw meat and bone is growing in popularity with owners. This is mostly thanks to the health benefits involved, but also because of increasing distrust of commercial pre packed dog food. But along with this burst of popularity also comes the issue of whether feeding your dog raw meat with...

Twisted Stomach. What All Dog Owners NEED to Know

We are all aware that cancer can affect our dogs just as much as ourselves, sadly it is the most common illness that dogs can die from. But do we know enough about the second most common? Bloat, leading to a Twisted Stomach is almost as common as cancer, and the terrible results are far more rapid and life threatening....