All posts by Sam Bainbridge

Crate training: Why it can help your dog

Crate training is simply the process of getting a pet to accept a crate as a safe and comfortable location. At first glance, crate training may seem like a form of punishment to your dog, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. For sleeping and resting, dogs enjoy having a comfortable and secure place which they can call their own. A dog crate is a perfect way to do this. However,...

Adult Dog Food: When To Switch From Puppy Food

Adult dog food is specially designed for dogs that have already grown - so how are you supposed to know when to abandon puppy food? As a dog owner myself, I decided to find out. Luckily these days I have the expert help of Karren, Swell Pets' in-house advisor to lend a hand and explain why getting the best food for your puppy can play a key part in their healthy development. What’s the differen...

Which is The Best Dog Food For My Pet?

Taking your dog for walkies, teaching them to do their business outside and showering them with affection are all part of the job description - but when it comes to feeding man’s best friend it’s a common mistake to think that one dog food offers the same levels of nutrition as the other. Why are there so many types of dog food? One reason why there is such a great variety of great quality d...

Why Do I Need Cat Toys?

That’s why it is so important to provide them with plenty of toys, including scratching posts and pads, to occupy their minds and bodies. Cat toys can come in many shapes and sizes but just remember that your average cat is a natural hunter. Items such as the Jolly Moggy Catnip Fun Selection incorporates cat nip which is an old favourite for cats. The Hessian covered material is rugged e...

Benefits of Dog Clothes

With this in mind here are a few basic reasons why you should deck out your doggie in their very own coat. High visibility dog coats are not only great for keeping your dog safe and seen when going for the night time walk but are also useful for keeping the bad weather off your pet. The Petlife International Flecta Hi Vis dog jacket comes in a variety of sizes to suit any size of dog, and ...

The Difference Between Dog Foods

In this post, we list a basic rundown of the types of dog food that are available to you and how they differ. You will usually find that each type of dog food is available in a variety of flavours to suit your dog’s individual tastes. Adult dog food – to support the needs of an energetic dog, adult dog foods need to contain a variety of ingredients. However, the quantities of ingredients...

Common Dog Health Symptoms To Watch Out For

In this post, we have outlined some of the most common health symptoms that dog owners would be wise to watch out for. •    Fleas – Fleas are a common concern for any dog owner and can result in serious injury even death to young puppies. If steps aren’t taken to treat fleas they could even end up taking residence in your house. The best way to prevent fleas is to make use o...

Orijen Dog Food That’s Good Enough To Eat

These days we realise the importance of using natural ingredients that are free from preservatives and additives in our meals. But the Orijen pet food manufacturer has taken this belief to the next level. Straight from the heart of Canada Orijen pet foods have enjoyed years of award winning acclaim and cater for everything from puppies, to adults and senior dogs. All of the ingredients...

A young soldier’s welcome home from man’s best friend

This YouTube video shows how Chuck is so excited to give his master, a currently serving soldier, a big welcome home that he can barely contain his excitement. Leaping out of the back of his master’s car after hearing those magic words, "Daddy's home", Chuck can be seen skidding in circles around young squaddie Nick's feet, then kissing and licking Nick's sunglasses. But after eight mo...