Dog health and nutrition advice from Dragonfly.

  • Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

    We explore the possible reasons as to why dogs eat grass, what we can do about it and whether it is cause for concern.

  • What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?
    Dog health and 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.

  • Why Is My Dog Sick In A Morning?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Why Is My Dog Sick In A Morning?

    Does your dog sometimes vomit in a morning before breakfast?  A common phenomenon called 'The Hunger Pukes' could be causing this very common problem.

  • Are Deer Antlers Safe For Dogs?
    Dog health and 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.

  • Is Rawhide Dangerous For Dogs?
    Dog health and 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.

  • What can I feed a dog with Pancreatitis?
    Dog health and 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.

  • Christmas Dangers for Dogs
    Dog health and nutrition

    Christmas Dangers for Dogs

    As exciting as Christmas is, there are many things that are about at Christmas, that are potentially dangerous for your dogs, we wanted to highlight these for you so that you can remove the potential danger and not have to spend time at the vets with your dog(s) over Christmas.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar For Dogs
    Dog health and nutrition

    Apple Cider Vinegar For Dogs

    Apple Cider Vinegar is a great natural supplement that has so many benefits for dogs internally and externally.

  • Dog's Dental Health
    Dog health and nutrition

    Dog's Dental Health

    Our dog’s dental health is so important to keep on top of. Bad dental hygiene and care can lead to plaque and tartar build up causing poor breath, tooth loss and potential high vet costs from having teeth cleaned and/or surgery.  There are many ways we can help keep their mouths and teeth in tip top condition to help prevent any issues and keep their breath fresh.

  • Yeast Infection in Dogs
    Dog health and nutrition

    Yeast Infection in Dogs

    Yeast infections in dogs are more common than you think. When your dog starts scratching it is time to find the best way to ease the itch and discomfort.

  • UK Law and Dog Tags – The Importance of Dog Tag Identification
    Dog training advice

    UK Law and Dog Tags – The Importance of Dog Tag Identification

    The Control of Dogs Order 1992 is a law in the UK which covers how dogs must wear collars and tags when they are in a public place. If you fail to abide by the law, you could face a hefty £5000 fine.

  • How do I keep my dog cool during summer?
    Dog health and nutrition

    How do I keep my dog cool during summer?

    With the temperatures rising and the sun finally shining, your dog may be starting to feel the effects of the warmer weather.  Read our tips on how to keep them cool.

  • What to feed a poorly dog?
    Dog health and 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. 

  • When is it too hot to walk my dog?
    Dog health and nutrition

    When is it too hot to walk my dog?

    Many well meaning owners walk their dog when it is just too hot for them.  Heatstroke is dangerous for dogs – know what the signs and symptoms are.

  • The Benefits of Turmeric for Dog’s Joint Health
    Dog health and nutrition

    The Benefits of Turmeric for Dog’s Joint Health

    Turmeric has so many benefits for dogs and is a fantastic natural supplement to include in your dog’s diet.  Most popularly used to support joint health.

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

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

  • Travelling with dogs – what to pack for your staycation?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Travelling with dogs – what to pack for your staycation?

    Travelling with dogs in this country for a staycation? Our ultimate guide of what to pack to keep your dog happy and healthy.

  • Choosing a healthy dry dog food for your dog
    Dog health and nutrition

    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.

  • The signs and symptoms of Travel Sickness in Dogs
    Dog health and nutrition

    The signs and symptoms of Travel Sickness in Dogs

    Travel sickness is very common in dogs and is probably one of those things that is often overlooked  from a dog owning point of view, unless you regularly travel in a car with your dog. 

  • Lungworm in Dogs Causes Symptoms Treatments
    Dog health and nutrition

    Lungworm in Dogs Causes Symptoms Treatments

    Lungworm is becoming a lot more common in the UK these days and is classed as an ‘emerging disease.’ It is a very serious condition which if left untreated can rapidly spread through canine communities and can prove to be fatal.

  • Are Pigs Ears Safe For Dogs? A Healthy Alternative To Rawhide
    Dog health and 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. 

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

    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.

  • Are Dental Chews Bad for Dogs? Choose Healthy Alternatives
    Dog health and 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. 

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

    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.

  • How soon can I change my puppy’s food?
    Dog health and nutrition

    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.

  • What are the health benefits of owning a dog?
    Dog health and nutrition

    What are the health benefits of owning a dog?

    Have you wondered what the health benefits are to owning a dog?

    Whether it be mental or physical, the health benefits to owning a dog are plentiful.  From combating loneliness to reducing stress levels, from improving social lives to making us more active, owning a dog makes us healthier.

  • Should my dog wear a coat in winter?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Should my dog wear a coat in winter?

    Have you ever considered getting your dog a coat? Are you worried that during the winter months, they will be feeling the cold?

    There are many factors that result in dogs feeling the cold and a coat could benefit them by giving them some extra warmth when the temperature drops.

  • How Healthy Is Your Dog’s Poo?
    Dog health and nutrition

    How Healthy Is Your Dog’s Poo?

    You will probably be surprised at how much you can tell about your dog’s health and diet from the type of poo that they produce. Although probably not one of the most enjoyable things to do, a quick look, whilst you are scooping that poop can provide you with a wealth of useful information that you can use to help ensure that your dog is being fed the right amounts of food to the presence of worms or parasites.

  • Dog health and nutrition

    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.

  • Allergy Testing for Dogs. Does Your Dog Need an Allergy Test?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Allergy Testing for Dogs. Does Your Dog Need an Allergy Test?

    Is your dog itching, biting their paws or just generally ‘not well’? Are you concerned that your dog may have some form of allergy and aren’t sure what to do next? Have you been recommended allergy testing?

    Allergy testing in animals can be painful and costly and not necessarily yield the needed results. An elimination diet is a great alternative to help identify your dog’s allergies in a controlled, safe and cost effective way.

  • Supplements for Dogs – Does your dog need them in their diet?
    Dog health and nutrition

    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.

  • Natural Flea Treatments for Dogs – are they more effective than chemicals?
    Dog health and nutrition

    Natural Flea Treatments for Dogs – are they more effective than chemicals?

    Fleas are a nuisance and need to be dealt with. But what is the best way to do this? Some chemical flea treatments can be linked to health issues from chronic itching to more worryingly, heart disease and cancer in our pets.

    There are so many natural options for us to consider which are not only better for our dog’s health but also for us. Toxin-free and natural remedies are kinder to our pets and can be just as effective at preventing and getting rid of fleas.

  • Anal gland problems in dogs – signs and symptoms
    Dog health and nutrition

    Anal gland problems in dogs – signs and symptoms

    Anal glands are a very stinky problem which can easily be sorted. If left untreated, this can become a far more serious problem than just an unpleasant smell.

    Read on to find out how to identify if your dog is suffering with their glands and what you can do to help.

  • How often should I wash my dog? Dog grooming maintenance tips
    Dog health and nutrition

    How often should I wash my dog? Dog grooming maintenance tips

    Bathing your dog is often a labour of love. That wet dog smell and the mandatory shake as the shampoo and water goes on, all becomes worth it when you have a fresh smelling clean pooch at your feet.

    But how often should you bath your dog? There is no right answer here as it all depends on factors such as breed, lifestyle and health.

  • How to keep your dog safe in winter – helpful tips
    Dog health and nutrition

    How to keep your dog safe in winter – helpful tips

    As the temperature starts to drop, there are many hazards that become apparent for our dogs.

    From salt and ice on the pavements to dark winter walkies, there are many things to consider, to ensure your dog’s health and safety are looked after.

    Have a read of our advice and tips this winter

  • Furry Rabbit Ears - a natural wormer!
    Dog health and nutrition

    Furry Rabbit Ears - a natural wormer!

    Feeding fur is a natural way to approach worming your dog.  We give you the lowdown on this more holistic approach to worming.

  • How to make Bone Broth for your dog!
    Dog health and 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 health and 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.

  • Is fish beneficial for a balanced doggy diet?
    Dog health and 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. 

  • Feclab Wormcount for Dogs a natural worming solution
    Dog health and nutrition

    Feclab Wormcount for Dogs

    Feclab Wormcount for Dogs are a natural worming solution taking a holistic approach to regular worming tablets.

  • Training Treats For Dogs - The Lowdown
    Dog training advice

    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.

Whether you want to know what is the best healthy dog food, natural ways to treat and prevent worms, what is the best dog chew on the market or maybe you want to discover the best natural chews for puppies.  Our articles and guidance will help you find a solution to most of the common dog diet related questions.