Pet Food

Tips for Choosing the Best Pet Food for Your Dog

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It would be easy if we could pinpoint exactly what kinds of pet food in what quantities are best for dogs generally. However, just like humans no one dog is the same. In fact, because of extreme differences between breeds, one dog might be very different to another.Did you know that you can get pet food that is formulated for different breeds of dogs, for example formulated for smaller breeds like Yorkshire terriers? It’s OK if you didn’t, and perusing the supermarket aisles might give you a wrong impression. Continue reading

Pet Food

Three Tips for Choosing the Best Dog Food

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Obviously all pet food that you may buy through reputable commercial channels will be safe for your dog to eat and will provide them with the nutrients they need to thrive, however we can say that not all pet food is created equal. Some will be better for your dog than others. Here are some tips for choosing the healthiest food for your dog:The ingredients in dog food are obviously what counts. It’s important, therefore, to familiarise yourself with what kinds of ingredients are most suitable for your dog in particular. Generally speaking, you should be looking at ratios of about 50% meat and 50% vegetables. Continue reading

Pet Health

Pet Supplies for Dog Health

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It is important to have the right kinds of pet supplies. Because dogs are domesticated animals they do require our intervention if they’re to remain in good health. One aspect of pet care is making sure you have the right equipment and other supplies to facilitate a healthy lifestyle.

You’ll need a lead and a collar. A collar is used to identify your pet, although micro-chipping is now ubiquitous. Using a collar also allows you to use a lead. Dogs need outside exercise and the most controlled way of delivering this is to put them on a lead, especially in areas like parks where there can be lots of distractions.

Grooming can be an important aspect of pet care. Not least, because grooming your dog allows you to check for various health conditions, such as arthritis (you can look for swelling around the joints.) A well groomed coat is less likely to harbour germs and parasites like fleas and ticks. You can get various kinds of equipment to help you groom your dog, such as dog shampoo, flea collars and brushes.

Finally but arguably most importantly there’s dog food, plus food and water bowels. The nutritional demands of dogs are notably different to our own and so you need to ensure you feed your canine a high quality pet food, which will help protect it from various health conditions further down the line.