There is a dog point to this story so bear with.
I try to eat well throughout the week: no cake, biscuits or pasta, that kinda thing. And for the most part that works well for me. I also train twice a week, a new activity, which while masochistic is doing me the world of good both physically and mentally. And I have more energy to get through the week. Yeah I know I’m a flippin saint. Don’t worry the total honesty bit is coming up right now.
It is wintertime once again and we have already had some sharp frosts and the first ice on the roads and paths (well we have up north!). Winter walks can be lovely and bracing especially if the sun is shining and the sky is blue but the colder it gets the more care we have to take out and about with our dogs.
Medical issues such as obesity have a direct impact on how a dog feels and therefore how he or she behaves. Overweight dogs tire easily and can even be grumpy due to fatigue or aches and pains which are a direct result of excess weight. Joint pain is common in obese dogs and this can lead to pain induced aggression.
Kate Bendix worked for many years in television documentaries. In 2009, she jacked it all in, embraced poverty, and started her own business ‘My Itchy Dog’. Being an experienced broadcaster and journalist Kate loves the sound of her own voice and features on radio shows and in dog magazines whenever she can get past security!
As a company we are passionate about pets. Our raw food ranges are packed full of the best human grade, DEFRA approved meats and bone with added fruit and vegetables and supplements. We are keen supporters of British produce and only use 100% British meat, poultry and fish. Our food is also frozen to retain all the natural goodness. We give you the assurance that you are feeding your puppies the very best.
Dreary, cloudy, damp days, with the Christmas glitter behind us and all those New Year resolutions just about hanging in there is the classic time for starting the next fitness regime. So let’s get launched into 2018, eat healthy food and get you and your dogs fit, celebrating that the longer days are returning. I can already just about see on my morning walk with Tali rather than guessing where the path is and hoping it hasn’t moved!
Christmas is the time when we all want to treat friends and family and that of course includes our dogs and cats! To help your pets have a healthy Christmas and not have it spent at the vets, read labels carefully and avoid giving foods that your pets are not used to and especially treats that are full of E-numbers, sugars and preservatives, which may have enticing pretty coloured packaging but may not necessarily be healthy choices for your dogs and cats.
For many years the word bacteria has usually been associated with something bad i.e. something needing an antibiotic to get rid of. More recently however, the understanding that animals and humans also have ‘friendly’ bacteria, has become accepted and most of us are familiar with the use of probiotics to replace ‘friendly’ bacteria in sick animals or animals that have had antibiotics.