A Rant About Pet Food

The Rant Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking we’ve finally figured out a good diet for Nix, only to find out that the kibbles we’ve chosen are not so great as I thought they were. I’m tired of writing a post, praising the food, and then realising it may …

Feed Your Best Friend Better: A Review (kind of)

Feed Your Best Friend Better is a book about dog food by Rick Woodford. Although it contains 85 recipes, it also explains the nutritional requirements of dogs, which foods are dangerous, and gives some advice on managing food-related behavioural issues. The book is availabel as a paperback or in digital …

Top 10 Canine Superfoods!

Ever since I read Canine Nutrigenomics (see my review here) I’d wanted to create some posters / sheets to illustrate some of the book’s main points.  However, I found it difficult to find the time to sit down and do it. You see, I have zero drawing skills, so this …

Dog Food for Upset and Sensitive Stomachs

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that Nix regularly suffers from stomach issues. She’s been through gastroenteritis, random bouts of vomiting, and several episodes of diarrhoea. She’s recovered mainly by eating special food and sometimes with the help of antibiotics. In today’s post I’ll talk …

Canine Nutrigenomics: A Review

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that Nix has had several stomach issues in the last year. We had apparently found a kibble that worked for her, the Brit Care Lamb & Rice (see our review here), but at the end of June she had …

Pet Fooled: A Documentary on the Pet Food Industry

Last week Manel and I decided to watch Pet Fooled, a documentary on the pet food industry which is available on Netflix.  Most of what Pet Fooled explained didn’t surprise me: I already knew that a great quantity of dog food is made of low-quality ingredients which in many occasions …

Another Lesson Learnt: We’d Better Avoid Cheese

As I explained in last week’s post, Nix has been having some stomach issues of (so far) unclear cause. Last Tuesday we stopped giving her any kind of medication. Fortunately, it seemed like she had recovered, as she didn’t throw up… until Friday night. On Friday we invited my aunt …

Broken Toys: Why You Should Get Rid of Them ASAP

Currently Nix is taking medication. Again. The whole thing started about a couple of weeks ago, when she threw up various times on different days. The curious thing was that she wasn’t vomiting immediately after eating nor was she vomiting whole amounts of food. It was either bilis or a …

And at Last We Found It! Nix’s New Food: Brit Care Lamb & Rice

As I mentioned in previous posts, finding a good kibble for Nix was quite an odyssey. She’s tried at least five or six different types of kibble until we’ve found one that works for her and that we don’t have to mix with any other foods: Brit Care Junior Large …

Nix’s Top 3 junior dog food

So far we have been describing the different food properties and their strong and weak points in regards to dog nutrition. However, there is an important aspect that we want to focus, what Nix likes the most. This article focuses on what Nix’s favourite food based on her own criteria. …