July 20, 2017

Chicken and Rice Diet

SERVINGS: Provides 6,645 kcal total – 10 serves, suitable for a 10kg moderately active adult dog DESCRIPTION: The following diet is based on Strombeck’s Home Prepared Diets for Dogs and Cats. This recipe is ideal for making up a batch of meals for the freezer. It may be necessary to add in a pet multivitamin to ensure your dog’s micro-nutrient needs are being met. Alternatively continue feeding your pet’s usual dry food diet and incorporate a portion of this diet to add variety, for example you could use 50% dry food and 50% home-cooked food. To estimate your dog’s total caloric requirements, a useful […]
July 20, 2017

Feeding Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones: Is it safe?

Feeding Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones: Is it safe? The trend toward holistic, more natural pet diets seems intuitively better for our pets. But is it safe and what are the pros and cons of these raw diets? There is no easy answer to this question. The simple answer is that it depends on the dog. Many dogs thrive on a diet of raw meaty bones, but there are also numerous stories of dogs with fractured teeth from chewing hard bones. Another risk is oesophageal or intestinal obstruction from eating bones and perhaps even more commonly, a nasty bout of […]
July 20, 2017

Food Allergies

It is estimated that 10-20% of allergies in dogs are related to food ingredients. If your pet licks his feet, gets ear infections and scratches, you might need to consider whether he has food allergies. WHAT DOES A FOOD ALLERGY LOOK LIKE? Pets with food allergies commonly lick  their feet and may have itching around the face, ears and bottom. They may just be generally itchy and may or may not have gastrointestinal signs like occasional vomiting and diarrhoea. This type of allergy develops at around 1 year of age and is not associated with a diet change. When your […]
August 22, 2018

Feeding Overweight Dogs

One of the most common pitfalls dog parents should watch out for is overfeeding. Attempts to shower our dogs with love by means of big meals and lots of tasty treats are sweet, but misguided. In dogs, as with humans, extra weight can lead to health problems. Be sure to indulge your four-legged friend with affection, not food! Causes of Obesity in Dogs Obesity is an extremely common problem in pets and, as with humans, it can be detrimental to the health of a dog. The overweight pet has many added stresses upon his body and is at an increased […]