New (Temporary) Food: Advance Veterinary Diets Diabetes Colitis

As I’ve mentioned previously, Nix has had many issues with food and we’re constantly searching for a new one that sits well with her. I’d say that, of all the different kibbles that she has tried, the cotecnica maxima grain free has been the worst: she scratched more and her …

Nix’s Food Experience So Far

I thought I had talked about my personal crusade to find a good kibble for Nix, but after going through the posts I realised I hadn’t. To give you an overview of the situation, Nix is almost 10 months old, she’s been with us for 5 months, and she has …

Issues with Pet Food Feeding Guidelines

In the last months I’ve been very disappointed with pet food manufacturers, and if there is something I’ve learnt, it is you cannot trust pet food manufacturers to do their job properly. There are two things that need to be taken into consideration when feeding your dog: the ingredients of …

Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d

Last week we tried for the first time the canned meat Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d. Nix had caught a stomach bug, and the vet recommended giving her this food after she threw up again on the second day, when she was supposed to start getting better. I have to say …

Getting the Right Food Bowls

Today’s post will deal with a topic which may seem completely unimportant, but which has more to it than it may seem: food bowls. We learnt this the hard way, when we found that the bowls we got for Nix were prone to get knocked over. You can read more …

Getting a New Dog: Basic Supplies

Once you have decided to add a dog to the family, it is time to start thinking about getting the necessary supplies to take care of it in its daily life. I thought it would be helpful to have a list available for you to check. I’ve divided it into …

The Quality of Dogs’ Food

A few years back,  when my dog Syd was still alive, I became interested in dog food. At the time I  was unemployed (I had recently left my job) and was doing a course on dog training and dog behaviour correction. I believe someone at the course must have mentioned …

Royal Canin Breeder’s Kit

The day we picked up Nix, the breeder gave us a kind of “starter” kit, called the Breeder’s Kit, by Royal Canin. Be aware that the contents of the Breeder’s Kit depend on where you live and your dog’s breed. For example, I’ve seen that in some cases it also …