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Superfood for super dogs

Superfood for super dogs

 As is true of humans, the brain and the body of our canines are closely intertwined. It is rarely possible for one to be healthy when the other is not. More recently in veterinary medicine, we are focusing on a pet’s mental well-being rather than just their physical health, as our understanding of how the two are closely connected grows. We all know that what we eat can affect our mood as well as our long-term health. Of course, the same holds true for dogs. Feeding your pet one of our Superfood diets can go a long way towards keeping...

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Everything you need to know about fleas

Everything you need to know about fleas

Dealing with fleas is every pet owner’s worst nightmare. Left unchecked they can wreak havoc on our pets, our home and our health. We asked the experts at Itch to give us the lowdown on fleas. Read on to find out about what they are, where they come from, and most importantly, how you can get one up on fleas once and for all. What are fleas? There’s more to fleas than just making our dogs itchy. They’re tiny, blood-sucking parasites, who survive by sucking the blood of other mammals. They have long legs (perfect for jumping) and can range from...

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To feed Wet or Dry Dog Food

To feed Wet or Dry Dog Food

-Whether opting to feed wet or dry, be sure to opt for a high-quality diet packed with natural ingredients. -Wet food has many benefits including improved general hydration, softer foods can be easier for those with dental disease to manage and it is easier to digest for dogs with sensitive stomachs. -Feeding dry food has many benefits including improved dental hygiene, easier portion control and for long-haired breeds, it can keep fur clean and help prevent skin disease around the mouth.   One of the first things you may ponder when you bring your new pup home is what they will be...

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Celebrating Mother's Day with your pooch

Celebrating Mother's Day with your pooch

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our pooch mums!Why not celebrate Mother’s day with your favourite four-legged friend? What could be better than a day full of fun doggy activities!? Breakfast in bedWhat better excuse for breakfast in bed than Mother’s Day?! To keep your pooch entertained while you do this, you can give them a lick mat which can be spread with peanut butter (one which does not contain xylitol which is toxic to dogs), cottage cheese, natural yoghurt or sweet potato mash. To make it last longer, you can freeze it.Another option to keep them entertained would be...

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Why do Dogs Lick Themselves?

Why do Dogs Lick Themselves?

-Reasons why dogs lick themselves include grooming, boredom, injury, chronic pain or skin issues.-While some licking is a harmless habit, excessive licking can be indicative of a skin or coat issue that needs addressing. -To help maintain a healthy skin and coat, it is a good idea to offer your dog a supplement such as Pooch & Mutt's Bionic Biotic or a high quality dry food such as Pooch & Mutt's Health & Digestion.We’ve all been there. It’s late at night and you’re trying to sleep when suddenly you hear an incessant ‘Lick, lick, slurp!’. Your dog is merrily licking its...

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