Some Tips That May Make Your Life (and Your Dog’s) Easier

I owe the idea for today’s blog post to Manel. I wasn’t feeling inspired, and he kindly suggested that I could write about tips that have made our lives easier when it comes to Nix. Of course, they may not apply to you, but you never know when they may …

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 …

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 …

Nix Turns One: Some Reflections

Last Tuesday it was Nix’s first birthday. To celebrate it, we gave Nix some grilled chicken (see pictures below) and we got her a new toy, a Kong Squeezz bone, made of the same material as the Kong Squeezz ball, which she really enjoys. Since she’s turned one, I think …

The Golden Rules to Avoid Separation Anxiety

One of the most important things that a dog needs to learn is to be able to stay at home for a few hours without having separation anxiety and wrecking chaos in the house. If you’re not familiar with the term, separation anxiety happens when your dog gets anxious after …

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. …

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 …