Dog Nutrition advice from Dragonfly.

  • What is a Yak Bar?
    Dog Nutrition

    What is a Yak Bar?

    Are you looking for a natural treat for your dog that’s long lasting, healthy and doesn’t smell? Look no further than the yak bar! This 100% natural treat will give your dog hours of fun. Free from preservatives and rich in protein and calcium with nothing added and nothing taken away, the yak bar is the perfect dog chew or treat for your four-legged friend.

  • What is tripe?
    Dog Nutrition

    What is tripe?

    Have you wondered about feeding your dog green tripe and if it is any good for them? We explain what green tripe is, where it comes from and what the benefits of feeding it to your dog are, plus we share with you some of the products we have available containing green tripe.

  • What is a slow feeder?
    Dog Nutrition

    What is a slow feeder?

    So many dogs are given their dinner and within a few seconds, it’s gone! They eat it so fast that you haven’t even had chance to turn on the kettle for a cup of tea! So, what do you do? If your dog does this, don’t panic and definitely don’t give your dog more food as this would increase the correct portion size for your dog and potentially lead to weight gain.  Thankfully, there are a few options you can try out. 

  • What is an 80:10:10 diet?
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    What is an 80:10:10 diet?

    When starting raw feeding, many people opt for food broken down into an 80:10:10 ratio. This ensures that your dog gets all the required nutrients to maintain their health and wellbeing.  But what does 80:10:10 actually mean?

  • Long lasting, low odour chews for dogs
    Dog Nutrition

    Long lasting, low odour chews for dogs

    Natural chews are notorious for been slightly on the smellier side. If you want to try natural chews but don’t want the smell that goes with them, we’ve chosen our lowest odour chews for you to try.

  • Raw Dog Food Subscription
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    Raw Dog Food Subscription

    Our raw dog food subscription takes the hassle out of remembering to order.  Choose how often you want a delivery, save 10% and we’ll do the rest!

  • What is an elimination diet for dogs?
    Dog Nutrition

    What is an elimination diet for dogs?

    Elimination diets are a great way to look at what may be causing skin and digestions issues with your dog.  If you suspect your dog is intolerant to something, an elimination diet will help to pinpoint the suspect.

  • How often should I give my dog treats?
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    How often should I give my dog treats?

    Treats are great for a lot of things; they make a tasty snack between meal times and are a great reward for when you are training your dog, but how many treats are too many?

  • Collagen for dogs
    Dog Nutrition

    Collagen for dogs

    Collagen can be found in so many things and is as important for dogs as it is for humans. It can be found in skin care products, shampoos, supplements and much more. But what is it?

  • Pizzles for Blog
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    Pizzles for Dogs

    Pizzles (also known as bully sticks) are available in various sizes, so are suitable for all dogs. They are a natural and healthy long-lasting chew, so are great for the more powerful chewers (you can even freeze them for a tougher chew!)

  • Supplements for Dogs – Does your dog need them in their diet?
    Dog Health

    Supplements for Dogs – Does your dog need them in their diet?

    Does your dog suffer with skin allergies? Joint pain? Is their cognitive function not what it used to be? Supplements are a great source of goodness to help your dog overcome these problems.

    Whilst feeding your pooch a healthy, balanced diet is a great source of vitamins and nutrients, you may find that your dog could benefit from some additional supplements as well.

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    Is garlic safe for dogs? The benefits of your dog eating garlic

    Is garlic safe for dogs? There are many health benefits when considering introducing garlic to your dog’s diet. Here we discuss what they are and what you should consider.

  • How soon can I change my puppy’s food?
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    How soon can I change my puppy’s food?

    You have your puppy, the breeder sends you home with a bag of the food they weaned your pup onto but how quickly can you switch to a different food or diet without causing problems.

  • Are Dental Chews Bad for Dogs? Choose Healthy Alternatives
    Dog Nutrition

    Are Dental Chews Bad for Dogs? Choose Healthy Alternatives

    There are many so called ‘dental chews’ on the market at the moment including ones developed by very popular brands. These chews claim to be an easy and healthy way for you to keep your dog’s teeth clean and minimise plaque. Unfortunately these chews are often filled with not so healthy ingredients including derivatives, fillers and additives. 

  • Choosing a Raw Food Supplier of Dog Food and Treats
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    Choosing a Raw Food Supplier of Dog Food and Treats

    As dog owners ourselves, we understand the importance of feeding your dog a good quality, balanced diet. Many of our customers choose to feed their dogs a raw diet. We stock a wide range of raw dog foods which can be delivered anywhere in the UK. Our local delivery costs just £4 and there is no minimum order value.

  • What Dog Treats Are Suitable For A Dog On A Low Purine Diet?
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    What Dog Treats Are Suitable For A Dog On A Low Purine Diet?

    Have you been advised by your vet to put your dog on a low purine diet or do you have a breed of dog that is particularly susceptible to developing bladder stones?

    Purines are a specific type of protein, which includes uric acid, and in normal dogs, the liver converts them into allantoins, which are passed out in urine. If your dog  can't convert purines to allantoins, they excrete uric acid in their urine. Because uric acid isn't really water soluble and doesn't pass through readily in urine, it's easy for stones to form in the susceptible dog's bladder.

  • Are Pigs Ears Safe For Dogs? A Healthy Alternative To Rawhide
    Dog Nutrition

    Are Pigs Ears Safe For Dogs? A Healthy Alternative To Rawhide

    Pigs ears are a healthy, nutritious and tasty natural dog treat. They are a completely natural chew so do not contain any derivatives or fillers and are perfect to feed alongside your dog’s balanced diet. 

  • Can dogs eat peanut butter – dog safe, natural and healthy
    Dog Nutrition

    Can dogs eat peanut butter – dog safe, natural and healthy

    Can dogs eat peanut butter? What to look for (and avoid) when feeding your dog this popular treat.

  • What is the difference between small breed dog food and standard dog food?
    Dog Nutrition

    What is the difference between small breed dog food and standard dog food?

    Not all breeds of dogs are the same; this is why different sizes of dogs have different diets. Pet owners must understand the key differences when choosing the best food for their fur babies.

  • ​New Product Alert - Chicken Chew Pack
    Dog Nutrition

    ​New Product Alert - Chicken Chew Pack

    By popular demand, we have now introduced single protein chew packs! One of our most popular so far, is our chicken variety. 

  • What to feed a poorly dog?
    Dog Nutrition

    What to feed a poorly dog?

    Chicken and Rice has always been the recommended bland diet for poorly dogs.  We explain why there are much better alternatives. 

  • What can I feed a dog with Pancreatitis?
    Dog Nutrition

    What can I feed a dog with Pancreatitis?

    Pancreatitis can be a devastating illness for your dog.  Whether acute or chronic, adaptations to your dog's diet must be made.  We discuss the various options from within our range that are suitable.

  • Is Rawhide Dangerous For Dogs?
    Dog Nutrition

    Is Rawhide Dangerous For Dogs?

    Rawhide chews remain incredibly popular in the UK, with many unsuspecting dog owners realising what horrors lurk within these innocent looking chew sticks.

  • Choosing a healthy dry dog food for your dog
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    Choosing a healthy dry dog food for your dog

    There are many ingredients that are beneficial to your dog’s health and wellbeing and equally a wide number that should be avoided as they can cause allergies and health problems.

  • What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?
    Dog Nutrition

    What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?

    What vegetables can dogs eat? Do they need to be raw or cooked?  Is it safe to give vegetables to my dog and do they need it?  Read our suggestions on introducing vegetables to your dog's diet.

  • How to make Bone Broth for your dog!
    Dog Nutrition

    How to make Bone Broth for your dog!

    Bone broth is an all round amazing tonic for dogs of all shapes and sizes.  Learn how to make your own with our easy recipe guide.

  • Safe Chews for Puppies
    Dog Nutrition

    Safe Chews for Puppies

    We have rounded up the safest, best puppy chews and treats we have to offer in our range and what age they are suitable from.

  • Are Deer Antlers Safe For Dogs?
    Dog Nutrition

    Are Deer Antlers Safe For Dogs?

    Deer Antlers are a popular choice of long lasting chew for many dog owners. Our naturally shed, ethically sourced antlers are the perfect way to keep your dog occupied alongside some other surprising benefits.

  • Training Treats For Dogs - The Lowdown
    Dog Nutrition

    Training Treats For Dogs - The Lowdown

    Grain Free Training Treats For Dogs and Perfect Puppy Treats - the lowdown on choosing the best Training Treats for your four legged friend.

  • Is fish beneficial for a balanced doggy diet?
    Dog Nutrition

    Is fish beneficial for a balanced doggy diet?

    Fish has amazing health-promoting factors and is key to a balanced meal and a healthy dog. 

What is the best food for my dog?  Raw vs Dry food. How do I know which brand to choose?  We answer a range of diet related questions.