Dog Nutrition

Picture this - your dog looks up at you with those begging eyes, rests his head on your knee and lets out a little whine. It’s just so hard to resist giving into your pup’s demands and treating him to his favourite food! Read more

Dog Nutrition

The Right Food for Overweight Dogs

Who could resist those begging eyes? A few treats or leftover food from the table won't be too bad, right? Although many dog owners know that obesity harms their pets, they often only take action much too late. Perhaps because a few rolls of fat don't bother them or because they simply can't recognise the onset of obesity. However, obesity is a health problem affecting dogs that should be taken seriously. It can be countered with a sensible diet plan and a suitable exercise schedule. But what measures help to counteract excess fat and how does a change in food contribute to weight loss?

Dogs with Diabetes – The Right Food

All dog owners are initially shocked when “diabetes mellitus” is diagnosed. However, the good news is that your dog can nevertheless lead a long, healthy and happy life with an adapted diet and the right care and rearing.

The Right Dog Food for Joint Disorders

Dogs love exercise, be it going for walks with their owner or even dog sport. But what's the score when exercise suddenly causes pain? Joint disorders are nowadays one of the most regular ailments suffered by dogs. Read here how to prevent joint disorders and what you can do with your dog's diet to counteract them.

The Diet of a Pug

Check out Royal Canin dry dog food especially for pugs in our shop. “A life without Pugs is possible, but pointless.” This saying comes from Loriot, one of the most famous Pug devotees. Loriot wasn't the only fan of this breed though; stars like Jessica Alba or Mesut Özil are also Pug lovers. Pugs can become famous themselves too, such as in the case of Sir Henry, the Pug belonging to society lady Uschi Ackerman with its own Facebook page and Pug collection. Uschi Ackermann's maxim is: “You don't own a Pug, you fall for it.”
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Bengal Cat

The Bengal is a truly unique cat breed. A 'house tiger' in the truest sense, Bengal breeders go for a bit of wild cat blood, with wildcat hybrids like Bengals or Savannahs proving the latest craze in the world of breeding! Just what is a hybrid cat, and what needs to be taken into account when giving a home to a wild cat cross? Our breed description provides answers.

Big cat hybrids could be found in the zoos of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century. This ultimately didn't prove practical for zoos, but transferred well to the world of small cats, with ever greater enthusiasm shown for so-called wild cat hybrids being developed from the pairing of wild cat breeds with domesticated indoor cats. The most well-known example is the Bengal, which resulted from crossing a tame black domestic cat with a wild Asian leopard cat. The result was a cat breed that proves a real hit thanks to its elongated body and extraordinary fur colouring. However, its proximity to its wild relatives sometimes requires an experienced hand.

Dog Dog Health and Care

Contraception for Dogs

Dog owners should give thought to contraception for their beloved pets at the very latest when females enter heat for the first time and males suddenly prey on females in the neighbourhood. But what methods actually prevent females from getting pregnant and what forms of contraception are there for males?

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Sit, stay and paw – most dogs can master these commands with minimal problems! But dancing?! Alongside agility and obedience, dog dancing is another popular pastime in the canine community.
Dog Dog Nutrition

The Right Food for Overweight Dogs

Who could resist those begging eyes? A few treats or leftover food from the table won't be too bad, right? Although many dog owners know that obesity harms their pets, they often only take action much too late. Perhaps because a few rolls of fat don't bother them or because they simply can't recognise the onset of obesity. However, obesity is a health problem affecting dogs that should be taken seriously. It can be countered with a sensible diet plan and a suitable exercise schedule. But what measures help to counteract excess fat and how does a change in food contribute to weight loss?

Most people believe that dogs evolved from the wolf. In the wild their diet would have consisted almost completely of meat, with just a little fruit, herbs and botanicals. Evolution has not changed this, and the domesticated dog is still mostly carnivorous.

Now, feeding your dog a completely raw diet of freshly hunted prey isn’t exactly possible now and would likely make you a bit squeamish too, but we can somewhat replicate it with wet and dry food. Your dog’s diet should provide it with essential proteins, carbohydrates and fats as well as vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

High-quality dog food contains all these nutritional ingredients and protects your dog from becoming nutritional deficiencies and their associated health problems.

Catering to your dog’s specific nutritional needs is also important, so if they have food sensitivities or require a specialised diet for an ailment, then feeding them a diet designed for these health problems will help them lead happier lives!

We have a great range of wet and dry dog foods, including some extremely healthy and nutritious brands, and a wide selection of foods for dogs with special dietary requirements – finding the right food for your dog has never been easier!