High carbohydrate dry foods linked to kidney failure in dogs?

06 Feb

A recent hypothesis released by The University of Melbourne builds a tenuous link between a rare debilitating condition in dogs known as APN, the bacteria campylobacter as a suspected trigger, and raw chicken necks in which the bacteria may be present. The bacteria campylobacter can be transmitted by means other than raw chicken, such as […]

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How to stop your dog eating too fast

24 Jan

Some dogs don’t eat food, they inhale it. I’ve seen dogs devour food faster than a Dyson would. It’s not a good thing as (1) it can lead to choking, and (2) it can lead to gas. Many people ask me which foods offer a larger-sized biscuit, so here’s a shortlist of highly rated large […]

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“Phantom Brands” – Adding Glam to Homebrands

28 Oct

Consider your typical homebrand supermarket dog food. They don’t look appealing do they? Homebrands are typically very cheap to buy. The reason they’re cheap to buy is they’re even cheaper to make. Consumer awareness has grown, which has seen a shift away from homebrands in favour of more commercial brands like Purina and Eukanuba. This isn’t acceptable for the supermarkets, they […]

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Are by-products bad?

25 May

If you search the web about by-products as part of a canine or feline diet, you’ll find reams of negative information which can be summarised as “Do not feed your pet by-products”. This is misleading. By-products aren’t bad for our pets! Kidneys, liver, brains, and so forth, are all “by-products” and provide vital nutrients which […]

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