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5 simple truths of how cartons are more environmentally friendly than cans

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5 simple truths of how cartons are more environmentally friendly than cans

Studies have proven the environmental benefits of cartons vs cans, and it’s such an easy change for customers to make that we feel we need to let everyone know about it. So, why are cartons so much better than cans?

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The ad that the Big Pet food companies are trying to ban

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The ad that the Big Pet food companies are trying to ban

The environment is the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, and rightly so. For far too long big companies have put profits ahead of the planet and we are all becoming increasingly aware of how unsustainable this is. We need new approaches in a lot of industries to start fixing these issues and it tends to fall to smaller, more innovative, caring companies to develop these products and get them to market. These companies then need to promote these products. The new products and marketing are a threat to big, established companies, who have been resting on their...

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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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