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Which are the Best Dog Foods to Buy?

Which are the Best Dog Foods to Buy?

If you have never had a pet dog before, then it is important to know the very best way of feeding him/her.  After all, one of your basic duties as a responsible owner is to make sure that your new pooch stays in as healthy a condition as possible.  You may think that it is a simple case of buying any old tin of dog food, but there is a little more to it than that…

One of the first things to bear in mind when choosing your pet supplies is to buy good quality foods.  There are plenty of cheap and cheerful dog foods on the market, but are they really going to be the best choice for your woofer?  If you want your pet to stay in good health then it is always advisable to buy him/her the very best.  Stick to well known types such as; Eukanuba, Beta Dog Food, Pro Plan Dog Food, Burns Puppy Food, Purina Pro Plan and Autarky.  These are all respected brands and they will contain all of the necessary nutrients for your pet.

Of course, some animals are fussier than others (just like people!) and you may need to switch between several different products.  This is not a problem, and as long as you are buying good quality products from your dog food supplier, then you are making sure that your pet gets all the goodness that he/she needs.

The old saying of ‘you are what you eat’ is very true and the same logic can be applied to a canine diet.  If you just buy cheap, tinned food that is lacking in proper nutrients then your pet is not going to feel particularly healthy.  He/she will feel much the same as a human being would if all they ate was greasy food which lacked any real goodness.  A dog’s diet needs to be varied and balanced, just like ours and it will play a major role in the health and happiness of your pet.

No dog should only be fed on a diet of tinned food because of its high water content (usually between 60 and 90 percent!).  There is nothing wrong with giving tinned food to your dog, but it needs to be balanced out with a dry food (this will normally only have around 6-10 percent of moisture by volume).

Those are the first and most important considerations when you are choosing the right foods for your dog.  However, a proper dog food supplier will soon be able to advice on exactly which brands are the best for your particular breed.

It is often worth looking for a supplier of pet accessories and foods online.  They can be a lot cheaper than offline suppliers and they will normally have a far better choice of products.  But wherever it is that you decide to get your dog food, put a little thought into what you buy.  After all, your pet is special to you and they deserve the very best!

GJW Titmuss have extensive experience selling high quality pet supplies and pet accessories to the British market. Founded in 1870 by George Titmuss, today the business has grown to become the UK’s leading family owned wildlife pet food and pet accessories suppliers.

My dog’s “problem” is making my mom get rid of him?

Question by C.a.g: My dog’s “problem” is making my mom get rid of him?
For a while now, my dog has been waking up in the middle of the night and is getting sick all over our dining room floor. It’s not vomit, it’s diarrhea, and this morning my mom said she’s getting rid of him. Does anyone know about a health problem my dog might have that makes him go? Please; I really love my dog and would be heart broken to see him be put in a shelter. If there’s a treatment that might cure him of this unfortunate habit, please tell me.

Best answer:

Answer by DJ B
the poor thing might have worms. and it can be corrected with a simple medication. i would take him to the vet before getting rid of him.

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What Type of Dog Gate is Suitable for Your Pet?

What Type of Dog Gate is Suitable for Your Pet?

Not all the time your pet dog can room around the house. There would be spaces in your house that you cannot just let your dog go. Dog gates can be essential in your house to keep your pet confined in an area without having them feel abandoned. Being able to see you past the confined area, make your pet less likely to feel alone and isolated. This often reduces the chance of your pet the feeling of anxiety that can lead to unwanted behavior. Setting areas where they can only access is like letting your dog understand who the master of the house is. You can use dog gates to keep dog from rooms, stairways, carpeted area and kitchen and dinning room. Sometimes, we need also to confine dogs when we have visitors, especially when your dog is active.

So, what are the types of dog gates to use? There are several types of dog gates that are available in the market. Dog gates come in different size, colors and designs that will suit the interior designs of your house. There are three basic types of dog gates; the pressure-mounted and hardware-mounted. Pressure-mounted is easy to install and does not require tools. This type of gate relies on the pressure to keep them in place so it requires a solid frame wall. This type of gate should never be used on top of stair due to its mobility. Hardware-mounted gates are installed on walls using screws. In choosing for stairway gates make sure that it is has a design feature that prevents the gate from swinging out over the stairwell.

After carefully reviewing models of dog gates you can be certain how will they suit your preference and needs of your pet. Here are some additional factors to consider in choosing dog gates. In choosing a dog gate, make sure that the gates are durable, sturdy, safe and easy to use. Good quality of hard plastic or wood would be an ideal gate since these both can be safe and durable. Make sure to measure the area or hallway first before purchasing a dog gate or pet gate.

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ADOPTING A DOG – Step-by-Step Successful Adoption Guide

ADOPTING A DOG – Step-by-Step Successful Adoption Guide

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