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Thank dog it's Christmas

My Animal launches it's Super Santa Sacks just in time for Christmas. We have lovely selection of our treats for all dogs.

Essential Dog Sack - A selection of our 4 most popular dog treats perfect for christmas

Doggie Fish Bag - Only the best fist treats for dogs in a lovely gift bag

Grain Free Dog Sack - A selection of our favourite dog treats perfect for christmas, plus all our grain free treats

Low Fat Doggie Bag - Delicious yet low in fat, perfect for some of the golden oldies our there. Or those dogs who just need to lose some weight but still love treats this christmas.

 

 

Does Your Dog Food Contain any of these 6 Vegetables?

Does Your Dog Food Contain any of these 6 Vegetables?

6 Nutritious Vegetables Found in our Dog Food.

Veggies are a top food group for people, but do they have the same value for pets? The answer is YES. Here’s a list of some of the best vegetables to look for in dog foods today.

Now you know why we use them in our Super Grain Free Dog Food. We have an extra special offer, use our Pet Butler Service and you can save money of every order.

CHECK OUT OUR RANGE OF SUPER GRAIN FREE DOG FOOD

We have so many great flavours your dog will be fit & healthy in no time with a healthier skin & coat, no more smelly stools that will be so easy to pick up & put in the bin. Use our Pet Butler Service and you can swap between the life-stages and flavours with the click of the mouse. 

1. Sweet Potatoes

These sweet spuds are often added to pet foods and treats because they are a good source of carbohydrates as well as fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese. Sweet potatoes can also provide extra energy so that the proteins in the diet can be spared for use as energy and can complete the many important tasks that proteins must accomplish to keep your pet healthy. We use sweet potatoes as the main veggie is all our super grain free dog food including our puppy, adult and senior foods.

2. Potatoes

Like sweet potatoes, potatoes are a carbohydrate-rich food that is great for providing extra energy. However, it's important that potatoes—like any other food or ingredient—be included as a balanced part of the diet.

3. Carrots

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene as well as a number of other vitamins and nutrients. They are also low in calories, which is why they are often used in dog food or as healthy treats. Carrots are included in our puppy food

4. Peas

Peas contain a number of nutrients, including vitamin K, C, B1, A, B6, B3, and B2, as well as manganese, fiber, folate, phosphorus, protein, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium. They are also a relatively low-calorie food with high dietary fiber, which is great for dogs that need to manage their weight. Peas & Carrots are included in our puppy food to give them the best start in life.

5. Apple

Apple is a good source of vitamins A & C including Fiber. Apples can help to clean residue off a dog’s teeth, which helps to freshen a dog’s breath. A good choice for most dogs.

6. Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the healthiest vegetables you can offer to a dogs diet. With good anti-aging and cancer preventing properties as well as this food’s ability to reduce inflammation and arthritic joint pain.

Duck for Dogs. To quack or not to quack?

My Animal is proud to announce the launch of our new Grain Free- Adult Duck, Sweet Potato and Orange. Many of you have contacted us to request a Duck variation of Grain Free, it is quickly becoming a very popular alternative to traditional protein sources. Duck provides quality protein, highly digestible iron + mineral sources and is low in fat, but what are the benefits over other protein sources such as Lamb, Turkey or Pork? Let's find out?

  • Allergies to other Protein Sources
    Duck is often recommended by Vets when dogs show signs of allergies or intolerances to other meats. It is gentle on their tummies while providing all the nutrition a dog needs to grow and stay happy and healthy
  • It's delicious and very tasty
    Dog's love variety, your furry friend will love to taste something new and Duck is a great choice. Get your free sample now! Select a sample of duck from the product page and use code DUCKSAMPLE at the checkout!
  • Orange- Great source of Vitamin C
    Duck and Orange is not only extremley tasty, your pooch will get an added boost to their immune system
  • Sweet Potato & Amino Acid
    Amino acids are essential in your dog's diet to maintaining healthy and strong, lean muscles. The amino acids also increase the bodies’ antioxidant activity

 

Is Fish Good For Dogs?

Is Fish Good For Dogs?

The Good, The Bad and The Fishy

You may have heard about the benefits of feeding your dog fish, you may have even tried it and are able to testify your dogs delight or you may never have considered feeding it to your furry friend. We have put together some fun and interesting facts that may help you decide if you should introduce Fish into you Dog’s diet. 

The Good

  • Omega 3

    Fish is a natural source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid that aids in joints, mobility and visual development. From growing pups, to active adults and to golden oldies Omega 3 can contribute to the longevity of a dog’s live. For dogs prone to joint problems such as hip dysplasia Omega 3’s natural ability to reduce the inflammation response can be a great aid to their happiness and wellbeing.


  • Amino Acids

    The quality of a meat source can be judged scientifically using a Biological Value score (BV), it measures a protein’s ability to absorb amino acids. Fishmeal has one of highest BV scores of all meat sources, at 92% Fish is extremely digestible meaning your Dog gets more healthy nutrients compared to the equivalent weight of almost any other food. All together this means your dog will likely have a stronger immune system and healthier skin and coat.

  • Weight Control

    Trying to loose a few pounds? Been on a diet recently? No doubt you will have seen that nearly all diet plans contain a good amount of fish. Not only is Fish low in saturated fats and empty calories; it is also high in protein keeping us fuller for longer. Salmon can be a great choice when maintaining weight, while white fish such as Trout is an excellent choice for your dog when trying to shed a few pounds

The Bad

  • Balanced Diet & Preservatives

    Dogs cannot survive on Fish alone, many kibbles lack the necessary nutritional requirements for dogs. Dual protein sources, sweet potato and a variety of veg are important when ensuring your furry friend gets all the vitamins and minerals they require. 
    Ethoxyquin is a controversial preservative used in many commercial Fish based kibbles. Despite being used as a pesticide and when making rubber, it has been deemed safe by food regulation authorities, which is fine in human diets when we have so much variety, in dogs, especially when eating the same food day in and day out it can be controversial. There is no Ethoxyquin in My Animal's Grain Free!

The Fishy

  • Taste

    Can we have a show of paws- who thinks fish is tasty?
    There are a huge variety of healthy treats to add a touch of variety to your dogs diet, they can be a great training aid and will be certain to get your dog’s mouth watering. From fish skins to tiddlers, Herring to Plaice, the variety is amazing and fun for both you dog.
  • Smell

    Before they see it, they’ll defiantly smell it and don’t they say 75% of what we think we taste is actually the smell and it’s one your dog will love. Use it to create great games, find the treat, follow the scent trail, be imaginative.


Smartphones now the most popular way of using internet.

The smartphone is now the top device for getting online for UK web users, overtaking the laptop and desktop computers. The increased coverage of super fast 4G in the UK has lead to an explosion of mobile internet use over the last 12 months.

So we have made sure you can access our website wherever you are on the go.  We have optimised our site for laptops, mobiles, and tablets to ensure the the best possible experience for our users. 

Never run out of dog food again

So never run out of dog food again. Get your smartphone out, visit our site, and order your dog food on the go. We will delivery your large bag directly to your door.

Even better why not signup to our subscribe & save service, you can get your dog food delivered to your door between 1 and 8 weeks apart. You have access to your own control panel (available on your mobile) to update, change or cancel your subscriptions on the go. You are in complete control.

Why Not Join Now : Just search for your dog food, and select the subscribe & save option and follow the onscreen guidelines.

 

Using our Subscription Service is as easy as 1-2-3.

We all love simplicity and look for it whenever we can. When it comes to subscriptions, it can appear daunting at times, especially when you need to fill out a bunch of forms.

What happens after I subscribe? When will I be charged? What happens if I change my mind? These are just some of the questions that may be running through your mind.

We built our subscribe and save service with this concept in mind. Making the process as sample as possible, giving you complete control with your own access to your own control panel. (View Image of control panel

    • Change your date for your dog food
    • You will receive a 5% discount on all future orders.
    • Hold or cancel a delivery
    • Update your contact details including your card details
    • See your complete delivery dates for the next 12 months
    • Even change your dog your type (puppy, adult, senior) or flavour

Below we will showcase the simplicity of our subscription by clearly explaining to you what you should expect.

Receiving fantastic dog food to your door every month is as easy as 1-2-3!

1 – Choose your type of dog food and how often you want to receive a new bag.

2 – Enter your shipping & payment information.

3 – Wait for your dog food delivery to arrive every month!

Making the process simple for you to subscribe, and remember you will save a little each month with access to your own control panel.

Select your dog food type and sign up today.

 

Below is an example of your control panel.

Give your dog a new chew - Chewroots, grab yours quickly.

ChewRoots are an alternative dog chew to an antler but still provide a long lasting chew which is enjoyable for your dog.

Harvested by hand from tree roots, in protected areas to ensure there is no damage to the roots system of the tree's or forests, only the tuber of the root is harvested which then sprouts again, making them eco-sustainable.

For increased safety ChewRoots almost crumble into small pieces as your dog chews them rather than splitting and splintering like normal wood making them a safer option for your dog to chew. They really are extremely durable and provide a great alternative to the more well known antler dog chew.

Due to the size and shape of the root it is also significantly harder, if not often impossible, for your dog to get their jaws fully around the root preventing them from being able to grip onto it and really bear down as they chew with their jaws. This means the chew will not only last longer but also means your dog is likely to be able to apply less pressure when chewing.

This is a natural products which comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures but we know that dogs love the new ChewRoot as a fun and exciting chew.

FEATURES

  • 100% Untreated
  • Will Not Splinter
  • Extremely Durable
  • Long Lasting
  • Fun Natural Chew Toy
  • Natural Toothbrush
  • Naturally Present Vitamins and Minerals
  • Suitable for All Sizes - Including Puppies

SIZE GUIDE

ChewRoots are suitable chews for all sizes of dogs. Each chew is reasonably sized and the most notable difference is in the weight of the product, being a natural product the sizes are determined by weight rather than actual product dimensions.

As a rough guide we would select a medium or large size for our labrador retriever Kirk depending on how long we wanted the chew to last, however the large would probably be most ideal.

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How to keep you dog cool during the summer.

With record temperatures around the country, it is important to keep your dogs in mind when it comes to keeping cool. Here are My Animal Top 10 Tips for beating the summer heat!

1) Exercise your dog early in the morning or late at night
Since these are the cooler parts of the day, this will make the walk more comfortable for both you and your dog.

2) Fresh, cool water
It is essential that you keep fresh, cool water available to your dog at all times. In hot weather, this is even more crucial. Make sure you keep the water dish in a shady location and change the water frequently.2) Watch for signs of dehydration.

3) Dogs can't sweat.
They cool off by panting, so an overheated dog will drool excessively. It will become lethargic, its eyes will be bloodshot, and it may appear a little pale. If you lift its skin, it will take longer than usual for the skin to fall back into place.

4) Keep your dog hydrated!
Different dogs have different needs when battling the heat. Keep in mind that darker coats absorb more heat than lighter coats. Also, overweight dogs are at higher risk for dehydration. Carry a bottle of water when going on a walk with your dog. Better yet have your dog carry it for you in a backpack. The water in the bottles will keep the dog cooler and also give the dog a sense of purpose.

5) Find innovative ways to cool your dog
Find a spot in the shade and set up a kids pool. Lay down a wet towel for your dog to lie on. Or spray the dogs with a gentle mist of water.

6) Dogs cool from the bottom up
Make sure to spray the paws and stomach, not just the top of the dog, when spraying it with water. A wet towel does more good on the bottom of your dog than when laid on the top of its coat.

7) Use hot weather as an excuse to swim more often!
The best activity you can do in summertime or hot weather is swimming.

8) Never leave your dog in a parked car
The car retains more heat than an open area, even if it is in the shade. Plus, a dog may get overexcited in the car due to passersby or panic from claustrophobia, making dehydration more likely. On longer trips, make sure you have water for the dog and keep the AC running.

9) Don't give your dog a haircut
You may be tempted to shave your pup's thick hair in an effort to cool him off for the summer, but it could do more harm than good. "A dog's coat provides a buffer to help him regulate his body temperature. A trim won’t help him handle the heat.

10) Have fun during the summer
Keep you dog entertained with a new toy, ideally in the shade.

 

Why we use Sweet Potatoes in our Grain Free Dog Food.

Why we use Sweet Potatoes  in our Grain Free Dog Food.

1. Sweet Potatoes: One of nature's nearly perfect foods, sweet potatoes are so healthy they should be fed to your dog daily! That's why we use sweet potato in our grain free food.

Theydon’t call it “sweet” because it will rub Fido’s belly, or give him treats for good behaviour (that’s what you’re for!). It’s “sweet” because of all the added benefits and nutrition. . .  read on, you might be yelling “SWEET!” when you’re done. Your good dog deserves good health! 

Health Benefits Include:-

  • Sweet potatoes contain the highest amino acid content of any of its cousins in the starch family.
  • Amino acids are essential in your dog's diet to maintaining healthy and strong, lean muscles. The amino acids also increase the bodies’ antioxidant activity.
  • Antioxidants are essential for ridding the body of free radicals that can cause cancer and other harmful diseases. Research has shown that sweet potatoes help rid the liver of fatty cells and keep vital organs healthy and at their best.

DIGESTIVE HEALTH

  • The high fiber content of the sweet potato makes it great for the digestive system and help with loose stools.

See our range of grain free dog food with sweet potato

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