The saying goes “you are what you eat” and this is also true for dogs, who need a carefully balanced, wholesome diet to lead a long and healthy life.

Your dog’s diet not only plays a key role in keeping their teeth, bones, coat and internal organs healthy, but can also have a significant impact on their energy levels. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you’re feeding your dog the right sort of food, as well as the right amount of food, based on their life stage, general health and lifestyle.

Here you can learn all the basics of canine nutrition, including what constitutes a healthy canine diet and information around toxic foods, dog treats and obesity.


Healthy diet for dogs

A complete and balanced diet will not only help your dog lead a long and happy life, but it can also help reduce the risk of your pet developing diet-related diseases or health problems.

Obesity in dogs

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) estimates that 42 million dogs in US are obese and this number is increasing every year. It’s important to know when your dog is obese, and the steps you can take to help them lose weight and prevent future complications.

Toxic foods for dogs

It may surprise you to learn that letting your dog have an occasional ‘human food’ treat or feeding them scraps from the table could be harmful to their health. Some types of food can even be fatal to dogs, so it’s important to know which foods should be kept well out of reach.