Knowledge Centre Topic: dog


How to Choose Your Puppy

The decision to have a dog as a pet has long term consequences and should not be taken lightly. A dog lives more than ten years on average and therefore you should aim to choose a dog whose specific requirements and needs (e.g. exercise, training, grooming etc), you will be able to meet, but you…
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Dog Body Condition Check

Please note that some breeds and different lifestages may have different ideal body condition scores. Always consult your vet if you are unsure. Click here to check your dog’s body condition.
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Preventing Excess Weight in Dogs

Keeping your dog in shape Excess weight corresponds to an imbalance between energy intakes and energy outputs. Excess food consumption (greater than an animal’s requirements) is usually central to this problem. If the trend continues, weight gain will lead to obesity: a recognised disease. A weight-loss plan which includes a specifically adapted diet will best…
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Dog Care & Maintenance

Looking after your dog This includes dedicating time daily to outings and activities. It also includes a couple of regular practices in hygiene and observation which will ensure good health and identify any possible problems. Outings Social outings and providing physical activity is one of the first considerations when caring for a dog. As a…
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Feeding Your Dog

To each dog, their own diet The nutritional requirements of a dog vary greatly from that of man; you shouldn’t be tempted to feed your pets as you feed yourself! Your dog’s daily intake should include not only the energy they require but a balance of all of the nutrients essential to health. The best…
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Neutering Your Dog

A decision you need to make Neutering is one of the most responsible decisions any dog owner can make. Neutering not only protects against unwanted pregnancies, helping to keep down the number of dogs in rescue, it also offers protection against various diseases including cancers. It can also help with some behavioural problems, although this…
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Oral Health for Puppies

Milk teeth Good oral hygiene starts off when your puppy is young. When he comes home, he will still have his milk teeth – little shiny white ‘needles’ which he enjoys testing out everywhere! These baby teeth are quite fragile, so his kibble needs to be softer and easier to break open than an older…
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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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