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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

Healthy Dog Treats - What To Look For

Whether you’re looking for treats to assist with training or something to help keep them occupied for a while, when it comes to selecting healthy dog treats that are right for your dog, there are few things to consider.

What you need to consider when looking for healthy dog treats

The best way to work out which treats suit your dog best is to grab a range and test them out, here are a few things to keep in mind.

What are you using the healthy dog treat for?

When looking for training treats it can be useful to find ones that are easy to break apart as this allows you to use less treats, overall, in any given training session.

If you are looking for treats that help keep your dog occupied, then longer-lasting treats like lambs ears or a bone these rawhide treats, will keep your dog busy. Make sure to supervise them with these treats.

If you're looking for a puppy treat, we'd recommend our Milky Sticks or Soft Chicken Tenders for something longer lasting.

What treats does your dog enjoy?

If you have a new puppy you may not know its preferences yet, so trying a range of treats to see what they like will help, but it never hurts to mix up their diet a bit. Plus if you keep mixing things up, your puppy won’t get bored and will stay engaged when training.

Does your dog have any dietary restrictions?

Dogs can have allergies or reactions to foods or ingredients, and as a pet parent, it is good to get into the habit of reading the ingredients to keep an eye out for things that may affect your pup.

Some things you can look out for are:

  • Make sure the first ingredient is meat.
  • Check there isn’t too much of what is called filler ingredients like grains, wheat, sugar or salt.
  • Check if there are ingredients listed you don’t recognise, and research what they are.

If your dog does react to certain food or ingredients, you may need to be on the lookout for grain-free, chicken free, beef free, wheat free, corn free dog treats or whatever the component may be.

Some great alternatives to chicken or beef are duck, fish or kangaroo. You will often find a mix of meats in most dog treats which is why checking ingredients is essential.

Whenever you are shopping for healthy dog treats for your furry family member, no matter what they are for, it’s always good to get a variety.

 

Written by Jodie Jumphries, Dog Lover

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