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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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Dog Food- Grain Free, Natural, Premium. Check out our ranges and find out more

Your pet’s health and happiness depends on you and the food you choose

Choosing a food for your dog is one of the most important decisions you make for your furry friend, before we got Kirk we spent a long time researching different brands and food type; wet food, dry food, grain free. The food you choose can have a massive impact on their health, growth, development and even temperament, and sometimes it can seem that the choice is overwhelming and confusing.

At My Animal we have tried to simplify that choice by offering three ranges of great high quality foods, having worked with an expert Dog Nutritionist our foods are specially formulated to provide you loved one with a perfect and balanced diet. Our dog food is made in the UK in Europe’s most advanced and environmentally sustainable pet food manufacturing facility.

Switching dog food is not only easy it can be important to give your dog variety, often dogs are fed the same food day in day out, can you imagine only eating one food all of your life? It is important to remember to mix some of your old food in for the first couple of days to ensure a smooth transition.

Premium Dry Dog Food

Our Premium range is hypoallergenic (formulated without wheat and wheat gluten) and is therefore suitable for dogs with sensitivities to these ingredients. The range comprises of the very best nutrition for all sizes, lifestages and lifestyles of your pet – however sensitive they may be.

We believe than you cannot find a better value dry pet food. Let your pet be the judge.

15Kg Bags start at just £24.74 when you use Voucher Code LAUNCH

Grain Free Dry Dog Food

For dogs who are sensitive to grain, our grain free food comes with a high meet content and added omega 3 which supports cognitive function, visual development and helps reduce the inflammation response which causes sensitive tummies. Grain free offers your pet a much more natural diet, dogs wouldn’t eat grain in the wild, choose grain free and give your dog the best.

We changed our dog Kirk to this range 4 months ago and we are so impressed with the results! He has a sensitive tummy and his old dog food would cause him to have very soft bowel movements, since swapping his tummy has been much better!! You only have to look at him to see how shiny his coat is and how content and happy he is!

15Kg Bags start at just £37.79 when you use Voucher code GRAINFREE

Naturals Dry Dog Food

Our Platinum range of dog food, only the finest of ingredients are used with no artificial colours or preservatives. Using single source animal protein it is designed to be gentle on your dog’s tummy and hypoallergenic using no ingredients that are common causes of food allergies in dogs, if you want the best for your dog look no further, go natural!

15Kg Bags start at just £26.09 when you use Voucher code LAUNCH

Dogs and Robbers

10 Signs Your Dog Loves You!!!

I'm sure if my dog Kirk could speak one of the first words that would come out of his mouth would be 'I Love You', right after 'Is it dinner time yet?' and 'can we go for a walk?', but Kirk, much like your little furry friend has a lot of other ways of showing his love. Let us know if you agree or if you’re little loved one does the same or if they have any funny ways that make your heart melt

1- Singing
Kirk has a very special way of greeting Glenn and I when we return home, for him those couple of hours we are out may as well be a life time!!! Kirk waits for us to sit on the couch before serenading us with the song of his people, a very gently purr like song he sings as he slowly twirls around looking strokes and cuddles from his beloved parents!

2- Sleeping on their back
Dogs sleep in all sorts of odd positions, but they will never sleep on their back with their belly on display if they are not with people or dogs they truly trust. Their natural instinct is to protect their belly from attack, so I know that every time I see our boy on his back, with his belly out while he is fast asleep and snoring away, he not only loves us he trusts us implicitly.

3- The Nudge
Whenever I'm feeling down Kirk always knows, if I'm lying on the couch after a hard day’s work he is there nudging my arm with his wet nose to get underneath it for a cuddle and a stroke. Petting your dog is medically proven to lower your heart rate and release endorphins in your brain, not only is it therapeutic it always reminds me of his unconditional love

4- Tail wagging
Almost a given, but there is a greater furore in his wag whenever he sees us, people are great and it's always great to see people you love but no one’s greets you with so much enthusiasm after such a short trip to the shops as your dog

5- Following you around
You’re never alone when you have a dog, they enjoy your company as much as we enjoy theirs, Kirk is always by our side when we are at home, he always wants to know what's going on and he always wants to be involved. There is nothing more heart breaking then when we have to tell Kirk to stay, he listens but you can almost see the heartbreak in his eyes when we tell him he can't follow us, I mean we are only going up and down the stairs to do chores and he should just stay down and rest but he doesn't understand that! He just wants to be with us!

6-Kisses
Gross right? I mean we all know it's gross but my god give me a million more kisses pooch! I can’t get enough! It's my guilty pleasure, people who don't own a dog will never understand how heart-warming it is to get a big slobbery kiss from a dog who loves you with all their heart! Experts say there are social reasons why a dog licks your face, part of it may stem from the instinctive signal puppies use to indicate to their mother they want food, or it may be to groom you, but we reckon it's just a simple way of expressing their love

7- Jumping
No one likes a jumper, most dog owners try to discourage their dog from doing this, it can be dangerous and cause visitors to be fearful, however our dogs aren't doing this to upset us, they are doing it to be closer to our faces, their sheer excitement sends them into overdrive and they just can’t wait to be close to our faces to lick us. We have successfully trained Kirk not to do that to us and greet us in a calm manner, however we have been less successful with visitors. Keep an eye on our blog for our next article that will cover how to tackle jumping and the different techniques you can use and which ones we found successful

8- Wrestling
I don't know where Kirk got it from, or if all dogs do it, but Kirk has a very particular way of initiating play, he often wanders over to us with toy in his mouth and gives us a big snort! The moment we snort back at him the game is on, Kirk will crouch down with his bum in his air and want us to do the same! There’s nothing he loves more than a bit of rough and tumble and loves us for playing too

9- Smiling
Dogs don't smile- who are they kidding! This is our boy giving us a massive smile! Nothing I love more than seeing him happy!

10- He's always there for us!
Having a dog is not easy, it requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice if at any moment I think I can't be bothered going for a walk at 7am, or I would rather chill out than play tug all I have to do is think of any of the above and it reminds me how much I love him

 

Why not show your dog how much you love them by getting them a Treat Box! One off or subscriptions availible all delivered through your letter box starting from £3.49- Click here or on the image below!

 

Pets food with in-build natural parasite control

We now stock an exclusive range of pet foods (Dog, Cat and Small Animal) with the added Verm-X,  which is a natural herbal internal pesticide control.

Classified as a complementary feeding stuff, Verm-X in food offers a simple and easy option to pet owners. No prescription is required for Verm-X and as it can now be available in our range of food, This makes it easy for your customers to buy an internal parasite control off-the-shelf.

Read more about Verm-X

View our range of pet foods with added Verm-X