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The BARF Diet and Healthy Bones

What is a BARF diet???? With its rather descriptive name, it conjures up interesting images. All is not what it seems! Euro Puppy has looked into what is becoming so popular today: the BARF diet… The word BARF is an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Every living animal on earth requires a natural and healthy, biologically appropriate diet. If...

5 Effective Ways to Improve your Dog’s Health and Wellness

Dogs deserve to live a healthy and happy life, the same way humans desire to maintain a balanced life filled with strong relationships with others, and physical and mental stimulation to keep our minds and bodies in good form. A dog is a man’s best friend and their loyalty and companionship can be repaid by providing our dogs with the...

How Long Do Golden Retrievers Live?

  One of the first decisions a person wanting to have a dog needs to make is the breed – and if you are reading this article, you are most likely considering getting a Golden Retriever (or already have one). There are plenty of reasons why this breed is a great choice – they are loyal, intelligent, and their friendly...
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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...
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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 technically they could survive without them. For an idea...

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...

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...
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The dangers of Inbreeding – Dalmatians and hearing loss

Inbreeding of dogs is quite a significant problem. In the quest for getting the "Perfect Dog", breeders try and wipe out variations within breeds, and this leads to a progressively smaller gene pool to choose from. What this means, is that the pups that are born are more likely to have "defective" genes that manifest themselves as congenital conditions. That...
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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...

Dog Food Toppers: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a pet parent, then you know the feeling when you see your dog not eating enough food. Just like any other member of your family, seeing your canine friend not being able to eat is disheartening. This shouldn’t be the case, though. You can help your dog eat enough food and remain hydrated using dog food toppers....