UK Dog Food Reviews and Articles
This website started off as a place where you could find
reasonably impartial reviews of the UK pet food market - but
it has grown to become something much bigger, mainly as
people have asked questions about the ingredients that go
into pet food and the differences between the various
brands. Questions such as:
Why is there such a difference in price between one dog food
at £10/15kg and another at £48/15kg and is the difference
Are artificial preservatives healthy?
Why is salt added to pet food, isn't it harmful?
What's a food intolerance or allergy?
Dogs eating poo - Coprophagia!
It is a simple fact that some dogs do eat
poo! It's not a nice habit and one that needs to be discouraged, but
why do they do it and how can it be discouraged or stopped?
all to do with poor diet or are there other explanations?
Aggression in UK dogs
How prevalent is agression in our dogs? New research has
estimated the prevalence of human-directed aggression in
different situations, and examined the potential risk
factors for dogs showing aggression towards people.
New Killer Dog Disease Reported in UK
A veterinary surgeon who has seen dogs with a disease is
warning owners to be aware of any signs of wounds on their pets' legs as these
could be the first indicators of the condition, which is lethal for the animals.
Dogs with Sensitive Skin or Digestion
If your dog or cat has a prolonged or
recurring period of digestive upset, or suffers from
excessive itchy skin, is constantly licking paws red raw or
has hot spots or balding patches due to excessive grooming
you need to take veterinary advice as there might be an
underlying medical condition...
Feeding the Active or Working Dog
One of the problems with discussing the feeding of active
or working dogs is deciding just what is a working or active
dog – in other words, defining our terms. One pet food
company famously announced that all dogs are working dogs –
even the couch potato pooch who barks when someone comes to
the door is working as a guard dog. However, this was mainly
to justify the labelling of their food as a ‘working dog
food’ which they could sell as VAT free for all dogs, be
they ‘resting’ or ‘active’. ..
Overweight Dogs and Cats
statistics show that human obesity has reached crisis point, with
around two-thirds of people living in Britain either overweight
or obese. The problem extends to our pets, one in three household
pets is now overweight, which equates to a staggering seven million
animals. Read More
The History of the Pet Food Industry
Today's pets owe a great deal to a certain American, James Spratt
who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, towards the end of the 19th century.
Before the advent of pet foods, most dogs and cats lived off of
grains, meats, table scraps and homemade food from their owners.
Basic Pet Nutrition
It has been said that you are what you eat – and the same
that is true for us also goes for our pets. Good nutrition is a
key element to ensuring a happy, healthy pet.
Pets are no different to ourselves, in needing a regular supply
of food in order to maintain the the very complex processes that
go on in body cells, enabling growth and suplying energy.
There is one basic difference between cats and dogs that needs
to be understood. The cat is considered by scientists to be a strict
carnivore and the dog an omnivore (can digest and utilize plant
and animal food sources). Read More