Betta fish are popular aquarium fish, sometimes known as Siamese fighting fish but scientifically known as Betta splendens. Being a labyrinth fish, they possess a special organ which allows them to extract oxygen from the air, which is a great adaptation to living in water without much oxygen. Sadly, this very adaptation means they can… Continue reading Best UK betta fish foods!
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The old adage, ‘you are what you eat’ is very true when it comes to the health and longevity of our small pets. It is vitally important that your pet is fed an appropriate good quality diet to ensure it remains happy and healthy. There is a truly mind blowing variety of commercially available pet… Continue reading You are what you eat
The small animal market is laden with all different kinds of bedding to choose from. For the new or novice small animal keeper the choice can be mind blowing. However, the suitability and the effectiveness of the different types of bedding are questionable. For a start, many claim to have odour neutralising properties. To be… Continue reading The great bedding debate
Gerbils originate from arid areas, just like hamsters and, therefore, are designed to eat a very dry seed and grain based diet. Along with with mice, traditionally gerbils have traditionally been fed hamster food, but this really is not suitable for their dietary needs. Traditional hamster foods tend to be high in sunflower seeds and… Continue reading Feeding gerbils
Guinea pigs can be fed in a very similar way to rabbits with one very important exception. Guinea pigs, just like us humans, are unable to produce their own vitamin C and therefore must consume this important vitamin in their diet. Without Vitamin C, they will develop an illness called scurvy and become very ill.… Continue reading Feeding guinea pigs
We love to spoil our pets, rabbits with their doleful eyes have an ability to melt our hearts, and you can’t help but want to make them happy! On visiting any pet shop you are bombarded with a huge variety of different treats for your rabbit with bright packaging telling you how good they are… Continue reading Finding a safe rabbit treat
Rabbits LOVE to eat, this is a fact; however as carers, we must ensure what we feed is the best for them. A rabbit is designed to eat grass first and foremost and this should be the basis of their diet in the form of hay or specially prepared dried grass, straw doesn’t have the… Continue reading Rabbiting on about rabbit food
As facultative or scavenging carnivores, our canine companions have evolved to eat a diet of primarily meat and choosing a wholesome, species appropriate food for your pet can be one of the best ways to keep them fit and healthy. But what about treats? There are many treats on the market that contain a host… Continue reading Sea treats
Omega 3 oils are the new trendy supplement in both the pet food and human market, but unlike many dietary fads, Omega 3 oils are a true ‘super supplement’. Dogs are facultive carnivores and evolved from wolves (in fact they now share the same name, Canis lupus). Their wild ancestors would have thrived on a… Continue reading Omega 3 – the super oil for brainy dogs
I’m fascinated by the field of epigentics and for a few years now I have been wondering how we can use our new knowledge of epigenetic processes to help our pets live longer, healthier lives. I was therefore extremely pleased to get my hands on a copy of Dr Jean Dodds and Diana Laverdure’s new… Continue reading Nutrigenomics – your pets really are what they eat