Welcome to Butcher’s Pet Care blog, a space where you can read up on the latest pet-news, share and learn fun facts and tips on nutrition, behaviour, health and training provided by experienced pet owners and qualified nutritionists. Butcher’s loves cats and dogs and we want to share our love and knowledge with you.

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Benefits of wet dog food

Hungry dog eating food from bowlButcher’s Healthy Happy Hound report* shows that only 14% of dogs are being given a complete meaty wet dog food diet on a daily basis, while twice as many owners (29%) say they actually think their dog prefers it?

Today’s dogs, like their ancestors and their wild cousins, are carnivores. Meat should play an essential part in their diet and is food they will eat with real pleasure. Read more

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Dog care: advice on leaving your dog home alone

Aussie Puppy Dog Australian Shepherd 01We can’t be around our dogs 24/7 so there will be times when you have to leave your dog home alone. If you have to leave your dog alone for long periods of time, follow our dog care advice on how to make them feel secure and happy whilst you are out.

Introduce your dog gradually to spending time home alone, rather than all of a sudden. Read more

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Dog care advice in the summer

image002As the hot summer weather approaches, we all want to get out in the warm weather go for those extra-long walks with our dogs and encourage our dogs to be adventurous through the long grass and jump into the rivers and lakes to cool down. You may also be planning time away. Read more

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