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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Top tips on how to help your dog lose weight

shutterstock_123969814As a nation of dog-lovers, we all want our faithful four-legged friends to stay happy, healthy and fit for as long as possible, but making sure weight doesn’t creep on can be a challenge for some. Read more

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The truth behind your cat’s behaviour

A stray cat walking on a wallHow do cats communicate?

Cats are not a lot different to us in that they use their voice and body language to communicate with their family, both human and feline. The challenge is that their owners need to learn to interpret what they are saying, and this takes practice.

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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 summer approaches, all we want to do is get out in the warm weather for those extra-long walks with our dogs. At this time of year, your dog will be enjoying running through long grass and jumping into rivers or lakes to cool down. We’ve put together some helpful dog care advice on what to look out for and how to manage your dog during the summer, including advice if you are planning time away.
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