We’re increasingly living in a food obsessed world right? Paleo, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, macrobiotic diets.... the list goes on with an increasingly growing number of diets and nutrition regimes that we try out to see if we, as humans, “feel” the difference. But what about when it comes to our beloved four-legged friends and their diet?
As a loving dog owner, we only want to provide our doggy’s with the best that nature has to offer (and that is still affordable of course). But let’s face it, there are A LOT, and we mean A LOT, of different options out there on the shelves that could be on the menu for your dog’s daily meals. What is best though? A rising trend right now in the doggy culinary world is raw dog food. Not surprising considering it’s also a hot topic in regards to human diet and nutrition as well.
The Bones and Raw Feeding Diet (funnily enough abbreviated to BARF) was first brought to the table in 1993 by Australian vet Ian Billinghurst. Centred on the concept that...
1. Fill Kongs with delicious treats and freeze them to give your pup while you are out. It will keep them entertained for hours, and give you piece of mind they are occupied (and not destroying the house!) while you are out.
2. Horrified by the price of some toys? Get inventive. A tennis ball with a small slit will turn it into a delicious treat dispenser. And dogs can see the yellow colour, which makes it stand out even more to them as an exciting treat time.
3. Protect your pup’s paws with Vaseline. Paw balms will set you back around £8+, but Vaseline will provide the same protection and for a quarter of the cost. You probably already have some lying around in the house...bargain.
4. In fact, if it can be used on a baby it is usually dog-friendly. This includes Sudocream that can be used for rashes and small cuts. And baby wipes for when they need a quick freshen up are much cheaper than dog wipes.
5. Home is where the dog hair sticks to everything but the dog? Use washing up gloves to r...