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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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Dog Grooming Guide

Many owners decide to take their pets to the local dog groomers for the provision of coat care. This is a great option but if you are new to dog ownership, make sure you go to a groomers that has been recommended by your friend or dog breeder – you may even want to pay…
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