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.

How To Heal Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

There’s not much more distressing than seeing your beloved doggo struggling with an itch - the endless scratching, the skin irritation and the discomfort can be hard to watch. So what causes them to scratch?

The most common causes of itchy skin in dogs are flea bites, environmental allergens and food intolerances. Leaving your dogs itch untreated can not only be painful for your pup, but can also lead to infections. We suggest if you’re dig’s suffering from an endless itch, the first port of call is the vet, but it’s also worth looking at their food. 

The skin is often the first sign that something isn’t right with your dog’s diet, this could include allergies, overfeeding or chemicals in their food. 

The right food and the right ingredients can help combat itchy skin. Look for foods with fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 which are vital in helping to reduce dryness and irritation. 

So if your doggo is suffering from itchy skin, why not try...

OurIreland andGreece range of dod food, these containOmega 3 & 6 fatty acids which are vital for a healthy skin and coat.

OurAfrica range, this is ideal for dogs with extreme allergies thanks to its unique and single protein source, which makes this dog food perfect for an exclusion diet.

 Happy Dog In Action:

We recently visited Happy Dog customer Mary and her amazing dog Rodney to hear how our dog food has alleviated his dry, itchy skin. Find out more about Rodney’s story by watching the video below…