The first six months are the "main growth phase". They require high quality protein and nutrients.

The next 6- 12 months require a reduced protein content to help prevent any growth disorders.

Now fully grown, finding the right diet to match their energy requirements is key. 

Now in old age, diets with a lower fat and phosphorus are needed.

Christmas Competition Time

The shops are packed to the rafters, the radio is playing Christmas music on repeat and everyone has so much to do that we thought a little light relief from the Christmas chaos was just what we all needed!

So, we would like you to send in photos of your Happy Dog! Whether your faithful friend is doing what he loves best, playing with the children or in the park, or smiling at a programme on the TV we’d love it if you would share your snaps with us.

Submit them via our Facebook page @Happy Dog UK and we will choose the top five which will then be voted for by our Facebook family. The winner – the one of the five with the most ‘Likes’ and Shares’ - will receive <strong>£100 worth</strong> of points to spend on our products, which should keep you and your dog happy!

Anyone can join in by following Happy Dog on Facebook so don’t forget to tell your friends and get your dogs to spread the word too!

Only thing we’ll need to do is share your pic on our website and other social media pages so please don’t enter if your dog is shy!

Images should be submitted between today and 16th of December.

The final five will be posted on Facebook on Saturday 17th December with the winner being announced at midday on Friday 23rd December.

Happy Dog snapping!

The Happy Dog team