The Dog Man’s Blog

Why is Scottish Salmon the best?

Did you know that Scottish Salmon is the UK’s largest food export? With a huge demand from overseas, the popularity of this fantastic fish continues to grow. A total of 72,155 tonnes was exported last year that led to £451 million in export sales. Scottish Salmon was awarded the Label Rouge accreditation that signifies extremely […]

Food Allergies and Intolerances: Is there any difference?

A variety of dogs suffer from allergies or intolerances, but large sums of pet owners are confused by the difference. The below outlines the difference between pet food allergies and intolerances. Pet Food Allergies A pet food allergy involves the immune system. This can be triggered by a dog’s response to a certain ingredient such […]

Do dogs have a strong sense of taste?

The answer to that is Yes! But why do some dogs seem to prefer some flavours of food in comparison to others? In this blog, we will look at how your dog experience food flavours and why some dogs are picky eaters. Taste in dogs Humans have on average 9000 taste buds on their tongues, […]

Dog owners are paying closer attention to their dog’s health and welfare. 

Recent surveys show dogs are 15% more popular than any other pets within the family home, interestingly, the mental health benefits of owning a companion animal, such as a dog have been identified by several scientific studies and the trend is growing. Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, many people have also been taking a closer […]

Be on the lookout for scammers 

Scammers are stepping up attempts to benefit from vulnerable people over the coming months and taking advantage of additional Christmas and coronavirus panic We have recently been made aware of a payment fraud scam requesting payment for the delivery of a parcel. Although this appears to be from DPD, the sender is a telenet email […]

When to switch a puppy to adult dog food?

Adult dogs and puppies have completely different nutritional requirements and levels of energy. But how should a pet owner know if they should be feeding their dog a puppy food or adult food? Puppies vs Adults Puppies nutritional needs are much more expansive than an adult dog. The reason for this is because puppies need […]

Healthy Grain Free Puppy Food

Puppies require an appropriately high level of protein to support growth and development through this crucial phase in life. This is usually higher than an adult’s requirement as this is the fastest development phase within a dog’s lifetime. During this phase, they also require an appropriate and controlled Calcium and Phosphorus level to ensure correct […]

Joint Care for Dogs

Most dogs live an active life that can often take its toll on their joints, this can lead to arthritis which can cause discomfort. It is estimated that up to 50% of dogs will be affected by arthritis at some point in their lives. What can lead to joint problems? Arthritis is usually the source […]

Skin & coat health, why is it important?

The skin is the single largest organ of a pet’s body and is the first protective barrier from the outside. Together, the skin and coat provide protection for the body and is a key component of their overall health. What contributes to healthy skin? To ensure that a pet has a healthy skin and coat […]

Food for thought

Dogs and Anxiety Dogs are very much susceptible to some of the emotional struggles that humans can have anxiety is very much one of these struggles. There are a few types of anxieties that a dog can suffer from separation anxiety is the most common form and can occur with examples such as when the […]