Discover: Dogs


Puppy Insurance

Find the right cover for your dog Every owner wants to do the best for their dog, and vets try their hardest to keep costs reasonable, but there is no denying that accidents or long-term illnesses can cause the veterinary bills to mount up. Insurance offers peace of mind that you will be able to…
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Your Puppy’s Growth

How long it takes for a dog to reach adulthood differs widely. Small breed dogs are classed as adult at 10 months old, while other breeds can take 18 months or even two years until they are fully grown. 1st stage of growth Growth is generally divided into two phases. The first stage of growth…
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Breed Health Nutrition

The inventor of Breed Foods In 2002, ROYAL CANIN® developed the first nutritional answer dedicated to the Yorkshire Terrier. Since then, over 20 breeds have their own nutritional solution. Knowledge in the service of nutritional precision This knowledge has allowed ROYAL CANIN® to reveal the particular sensitivities of each breed, far beyond merely its size.  It has also enabled the launch…
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Size Health Nutrition

Nutritional answers ROYAL CANIN® Size Health Nutrition provides dogs with nutritional answers to their individual needs, not only in terms of their size, age, physiological stage and activity level, but also in terms of the specific sensitivities of each group of dogs. The differences between different sizes of dogs go beyond the way that they look.…
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How Our Food Is Made

Deserving the best All our food is made to the strictest quality requirements to ensure absolute safety. Because cats and dogs deserve the best nutrition to remain in the best of health, ROYAL CANIN® is committed to: Select the suppliers of raw materials in accordance with very strict specifications Test the quality of the ingredients…
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Objectives of Health Nutrition

The four objectives of Health Nutrition Thanks to scientific and veterinary developments, the traditional concept of nutrition (i.e. developing, sustaining and providing energy to the body) now has many added benefits. These new benefits mark the birth of Health Nutrition. Nutrition has two objectives: Body development and maintenance: Amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fatty…
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Allergic to Your Dog?

Allergies to dogs are most commonly caused by the dog’s skin flakes (dander), saliva, urine or the actual fur.  Some people will experience an allergy to their pet as soon as they bring them home, whilst others will be unfortunate enough to develop an allergy months to years after first owning their pet. Once you…
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Basic Training Tips for Puppies

A few puddles and a bit of chewed furniture might be inevitable, but initiating some simple training tips now will help avoid too much upset and give your puppy some guidelines to build on later. With a little help they will soon start to realise what is good behaviour, and what is not allowed, and…
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Canine Sports

Your dog’s exercise doesn’t have to stop at walking. There are many different types of fitness that could benefit your pet. Agility is not only a fun and stimulating activity for your dog, it can also help to strengthen the owner-dog bond. The structured but rewarding training can also help to build confidence in a…
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Rehoming a Rescue Pet

Thinking about taking on a new pet? Why not rehome a rescue animal?  There are many in desperate need of a good home and it’s easier than you’d imagine. Please consider your local rescue centres when thinking about a new canine or feline companion.  If you aren’t sure where your nearest reputable rescues are based,…
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How to Socialise Your Puppy

The more different experiences, people and places your puppy sees, the better! Puppy socialisation, as it’s called, means getting your puppy used to the great wide world, and teaching him his place in it so that he knows how to behave and doesn’t get frightened or even worse, aggressive, in certain situations. His mum should…
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Feeding Your Dog According to its Lifestage

WHAT DOES "LIFESTAGE" MEAN? In summary, there are three key stages when it is vitally important to support your dog by providing them with the appropriate tailored nutrition. These three lifestages include: Growth Maintenance (and there will be a difference in maintenance depending on whether your dog is neutered or not and depending on how…
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