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What Does the Nutritional Information on a Pet Food Label Mean?

Understanding a food label and being able to decipher what it means is a really helpful and easy way to determine if a certain brand of food is suitable for your pet. Details on a food label give you the power to understand the difference between complicated advertising jargon, and knowing what is really in the food. In this blog post, we’ll show you exactly what each section of a pet food label means and how to choose the best...

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How To Tell If Your Puppy Is Growing Okay

One thing you’ll notice the few weeks after bringing home your new puppy is how quickly he is growing. Puppies grow very fast, and after the first week they have already doubled in size from their birth weight. Knowing how big your dog is going to be can help you accommodate for a lot of his needs, such as how much you should be feeding him and finding well-fitted collars. This of course is all essential information that guarantees your...

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Food Allergy in Dogs

Food Allergy in Dogs Just like us, dogs can be affected by a food allergy or intolerance. It often causes itchiness and stomach problems, but can also manifest itself into something more severe and dangerous. Food allergies most commonly reveal themselves when dogs are less than a year old, but they can develop at any stage in their life. Even if your pet has been eating a particular food for months or for years, they can still develop an allergy to...

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5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Pet Food

5 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Food for Your Cat or Dog Choosing a food for your dog or cat will need some careful consideration, but with our Top 5 Tips, we will help you choose the right pet food every time. 1. Choose a Food That Suits Your Pet's Age The age of your pet is a vital factor when choosing her food. Under 1 year, and your puppy or kitten will be growing rapidly and will needs lots of...

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Food Diary for Dogs

Keeping a Food Diary for Your Dog Keeping a food diary can help you monitor the food and treats you are feeding and understand where your dog is getting extra calories from, and helping you to set your pet on the right track to maintaining a healthy Body Condition Score and weight. Download Our Food Diary Download our food diary and use it to record all of your dog's meals and treats to help find a pattern for when and why your...

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What Should I feed My Adult Dog?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. Choosing a Food for Your Adult Dog As your dog moves from puppy to adult, her growth and...

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What Should I feed My Senior Dog?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. What's the Best Food for Your Senior Dog? As our canine friends get older, they tend to gradually...

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What Should I feed My Puppy?

Carol Doyle, BSc VN DVM Carol DoyIe is a small pet veterinarian in a practice in Ashbourne, Co. Meath and is the human companion to her cats, Nala and Donal, two horses - Indie and Bella, and her dog Phoebe. As a guest blogger and advisor, Carol shares her professional advice with pet owners, answering many of the questions that she gets asked regularly in-clinic. What's the Best Food for Your Puppy? New puppy owners often ask me how do they know their...

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Your Dog’s Christmas Dinner

What's on the Menu for Your Dog This Christmas? Delicious festive flavours available for your dog’s Christmas dinner As we plan our Christmas menu, it’s important to remember that the scrumptious human food that we will enjoy over the festive season isn't suitable for our dogs. When it comes to Christmas dinner however, there’s no reason why your dog should be left out! We've taken a look at some of the most delicious festive flavours that have been lovingly prepared for...

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60% of Dogs are Over-weight

Petmania Launches Operation TransPAWmation as survey reveals worrying statistics [Thursday 6th February, 2020] Today, Petmania Ireland has launched its annual Operation TransPAWmation campaign in association with Royal Canin. The campaign runs throughout February and March in Petmania stores nationwide. It aims to reduce obesity in pets, encourage healthier habits and transform pet’s lives.According to Royal Canin experts, obesity in dogs is a growing epidemic with three in five dogs now overweight1. Likewise 40 per cent of cats are overweight2. Obesity can...

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