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It’s time to end the hypocrisy of ‘Big Pet Food’

It’s time to end the hypocrisy of ‘Big Pet Food’

By Guy Blaskey, founder Pooch and Mutt. The pet food market is a prime example of the hypocrisy of the large, multinational ‘Big Food’ companies. Yet another multinational, Mars, is trying to claw back some of the decreasing market shares of its brands like Pedigree with the launch of Nutro in the UK. Nutro claims to have a “commitment to clean”. They say that a pet’s food “energizes them from the inside out” and that the recipes are “simple, purposeful and trustworthy - made of real, recognizable non-GMO ingredients”. This stinks of hypocrisy. Nutro is not an independent company, it...

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How a professional dog walker's Lab keeps up with her 4 hours a day regime

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How a professional dog walker's Lab keeps up with her 4 hours a day regime

Professional dog walker Jo Joyce guides us through her business essentials and how her 8 year old Labrador Bessie, keeps up with her intense 4 hours a day walking schedule. How long have you used Mobile Bones for?  We've been giving Bessie Mobile Bones for at least three years, since she had a few lumps removed. Initially it was to help aid her recovery and then we continued, due to the fact she is getting to a stage in life where we think it advantageous. Bessie has dog walks that can be up to 4 hours a day and still runs around, chasing...

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How can I encourage my fussy dog to eat?

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How can I encourage my fussy dog to eat?

Many customers talk to us about their dog being a fussy eater. It’s  particularly common in smaller breed dogs that spend more time on the sofa than in their own bed! We know it’s hard for dog owners to imagine eating the same meal everyday is any form of fun, but it is fundamental to your dog's health. Here are our tips for encouraging your fussy dog to eat a high quality food twice a day. Dogs can eat the same dry food everyday It is important to remember that your dog won’t get ‘bored’ of eating the same food at...

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Side effects of NSAIDs

Side effects of Metacam (Meloxicam) and Rimadyl (Carprofen) NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Metacam (Meloxicam) and Rimadyl (Carprofen) are unfortunately the first choice of many traditional vets. However, the possible side effects of Metacam and Rimadyl are often not made clear by the vets. The side effects of NSAIDs such as Metacam and Rimadyl include: Kindey/ renal failure Liver failure Ulcers Appetite (increase or decrease) Vomiting Diarrhoea/ bloody stools Behavioural changes (aggression, seizure, coordination, activity levels) Skin (redness, scabs, scratching) Urination (change in colour/ smell/ frequency) Aneamia (manifested as pale gums) Jaundice (yellowing of gums, skin and whites of eyes) DEATH* *Because...

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Dog Diarrhea: Causes & Information

Dog Diarrhea: Causes & Information

Dog diarrhea is most commonly associated with colitis in dogs, which is essentially caused by an inflammation of the colon which results in soft stools. Dog diarrhea can be a distressing for both dog and owner and can mean frequent trips to the vet. What causes diarrhoea in dogs? Diarrhoea in dogs can be caused by a number of factors. Buying poor-quality and cheap pet food can have an adverse effect on a dog’s digestion system which in turn leads to dog colitis. Overeating can also leave you with a dog colitis problem. This can occur when dogs are fed...

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