The best way to any dogs’ heart is through their tummies! Learn how to feed your dog in our latest infographic.
When it comes to our favourite furry friends, we dog-owners want to do all we can to keep them happy and healthy. Central to this is the maintenance of a healthy, well-balanced diet. Feeding a dog is no longer as simple as pouring a can of dog food into a bowl and leaving it for them to eat at their leisure. Rather, we need to follow some key guidelines to ensure that our pets get the exact nutrition they need.
Generally speaking, a well-balanced doggie diet is rich in certain nutrients such as fibre, protein and vitamins. Good sources of these include dry, wet and raw dog food. You can also complement these with scraps of human food such as chicken meat, green beans and salmon. Mixers are also a good option. It’s also crucial to keep your canine well-hydrated so you will need to make sure that water is always available to them.
However, each dog’s nutritional needs depend on a range of factors such as age, breed, size and activity level. For example, a diet for a small breed like a Chihuahua or a Westie would not be suitable for a large breed like a Great Dane or St. Bernard. What’s more, puppies grow 20 times faster than adult dogs and as such will have very different nutritional needs.
In addition to this, responsible dog owners should take the time to get familiar with the foods that are toxic to dogs. There are a number of common foods that could have potentially lethal consequences for our four-legged friends, examples include: onions, raw egg and chocolate.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn more essential dog-feeding tips.
The National Greyhound Adoption Day will be held this Sunday at Wentworth Park, Glebe.
Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) are putting the final touches on their preparations for the day, with 50 greyhounds making their way to the event looking to find their forever home.
GAP Re-homing Manager Kyle Maher is preparing for a busy day. “50 greyhounds will be the most we have ever had at an adoption day and I can’t wait to see the atmosphere that this creates. These days are always filled with such positivity, it’s always really pleasing to see so many dogs find new loving families” Kyle said.
With the event having so many greyhounds available, and with so much interest in the day from prospective adopters, GAP have released the ‘Dog-a-log’ of greyhounds available on the day. This document contains the profiles of all 50 dogs attending on Sunday, allowing you to establish which greyhounds may be best fit with your family and lifestyle.
The great news is: your greyhound greyhound is most likely to have a great set of teeth. After all, with that well-sized jawline, there’s plenty of room for them to grow and thrive. But just like we humans, our four-legged friends need to clean their teeth regularly. Read more
Toni Barnes’ love of greyhounds happened swiftly, and when she fell, she was in for the long haul. It all started in 2013 when she undertook a greyhound assessor course, which lead to her adopting Elly the greyhound just one week later! Read more
Today is the last day of a huge two weeks at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for Greyhounds As Pets. Nearly 900,000 have come through the gates and many of those have come and visited our stand to see our gorgeous greyhounds. Read more
Easter is fast approaching and as always, there will be plenty of chocolate consumed in households all over the country. For humans, chocolate is a tasty treat and the only danger it poses is to our waistlines. However, the risks it poses to our furry friends is much greater. Read more