Pet Nutrition Information

A balanced diet

It is obviously important that your pet receives a nutritious and balanced diet. This will ensure they achieve their optimum possible state of health. But what is a balanced diet? More about a balanced diet for your pet.

Dogs

Weaning Your Puppy

Weaning is the process whereby a young mammal moves from suckling their mothers milk to eating solid food. Click here to read the puppy weaning information page.

Could a grain free diet be the key to optimum canine health?

We all know that wolves and other wild canines do not eat large quantities of grains and cereals daily, but our canine companions are often fed diets with large amounts of these ingredients. Click here to read the full article on grain free diets for dogs.

Changing your dog onto MayfieldVet Nutrition food

However good the food which you are changing to, the process of change should always be gradual.

I recommend adding a tablespoon of the new diet for a couple of days. Then change about a quarter of the food ration to the new food while reducing the old food by the same amount for seven days. The following week aim to use a 50;50 mix of the old and new food. Three quarters of the food can be MayfieldVet Nutrition by the third week and by the end of this week you can probably be feeding 100% of the new kibble.

I always recommend a slow change over for dogs with sensitive tummies, but the process could be shortened to about 2 weeks in fit and healthy dogs without dietary sensitivities or other digestive issues. Just follow the same procedure as above but allow 3 to 4 days for each step above rather than a week.

Dietary Sensitivities and Your Dog: Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Vomiting and diarrhoea can have a variety of causes and if your dog is suffering from either a severe short term problem or more chronic long term issues you should seek veterinary attention for your pet. For more information about diarrhoea and vomiting in dogs click here.