Berriewood Wholesale Blog - Recent Posts

The pros and cons of neutering your dog Image

The pros and cons of neutering your dog

Unless you plan on breeding your dog, it is common practice to spay or neuter. Doing this has many advantages, but there are still things to consider when making that decision. In this blog, we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of having a dog ‘fixed’ to hopefully help you make an informed choice. Pros of spaying/neutering: Pr...

Read More...

How to protect your dog from ticks Image

How to protect your dog from ticks

Besides being unsightly, spider-like parasites, ticks pose a very real health risk to our animals, sucking their blood and transmitting disease-causing microbes. Fortunately, they are big enough to spot and feel (more so when engorged with blood), so as long as you check for them regularly, you minimise your dog’s risk of infection. Ticks can...

Read More...

Preventing bloat and gastric torsion Image

Preventing bloat and gastric torsion

When it comes to serious canine conditions you should be aware of, bloat and gastric torsion are high on the list. Though the cause of this disease is often a mystery, the signs and symptoms are easy enough to recognise, despite being fairly consistent with other conditions. It is important that you do take the time to familiarise yourself with the...

Read More...

Is your dog getting enough exercise? Image

Is your dog getting enough exercise?

Do all dogs need the same amount of exercise? All dogs need exercise, but knowing how much exercise is enough will depend on various factors including your dog’s breed, age and health. Even within breeds and age groups there will be variations as no two dogs are the same. Sporting and herding breeds, for example, will need more exercise than...

Read More...

The benefits of a raw food diet for dogs Image

The benefits of a raw food diet for dogs

Feeding dogs a raw, or BARF – biologically appropriate raw food or bones and raw food – diet is becoming more commonplace as some people choose to seek an alternative to the processed and dried foods. By following a few simple and common sense guidelines regarding hygiene (always scrupulously cleaning preparation surfaces and washing ha...

Read More...

RSPCA warns that many pedigree dogs still suffer Image

RSPCA warns that many pedigree dogs still suffer

The RSPCA has warned that many pedigree dogs are suffering despite the production of a documentary five years ago which highlighted that many premium canines were at risk. According to the documentary, the Kennel Club and dog breeding world still need to take action to make sure that the health and welfare of pedigree dogs in their care are being a...

Read More...

How much time to spend with your dog Image

How much time to spend with your dog

Dog ownership is a wonderful experience - but it's also one that takes up a lot of time. Before buying a dog, it's crucial to consider whether you actually have enough time to dedicate to them; after all, as well as the hours you will need to spend walking them, they also need near-constant companionship for their overall wellbeing. If you have a d...

Read More...

Poisons in the home: A checklist for dog owners Image

Poisons in the home: A checklist for dog owners

From making sure they eat well and get plenty of exercise to organising regular vet check-ups and vaccinations, you do a lot to keep your dog happy and healthy. But did you know that a lot of common household items can actually be poisonous to your pet? So, it's important to keep certain foods, cleaning products and medications well out of their r...

Read More...

Dogs Trust calls on Kenilworth to foster pets Image

Dogs Trust calls on Kenilworth to foster pets

Sometimes, even the most ardent dog lover just doesn't have the time to take care of a pooch of their own. Missing the companionship of a dog can feel like a large hole in your life - but fostering might provide the solution. Dogs Trust rescue centre in Kenilworth is encouraging locals to consider fostering a dog to give them a break for life in t...

Read More...

New project aims to raise tick awareness Image

New project aims to raise tick awareness

Ticks could be a growing problem in the UK, according to research, potentially spreading illnesses like Lyme disease not only to humans, but also to your dog. So, to help gather more information and at the same time raise awareness of the dangers of ticks, the University of Bristol is launching the Big Tick Project, which is being supported by wild...

Read More...