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.

Why We're Helping To Safeguard Our Forests

Dog in the forest

Here at Happy Dog, we love nature just as much as we love our dogs, which is why we’re committed to taking steps to protect it. That’s why support several projects to help nature, people and animals alike.

From participating in the “ECOPROFIT” project to investing in our photovoltaic system for green electricity, we believe our environment is too valuable to measure it with money alone.  

We also believe that trees are one of the best natural weapons in the fight against climate change, which is why we offset the carbon we produce with tree-growing initiatives. But why are trees so important?   

They help keep the planet cool

Trees help keep the earth cool though a process called ‘'transpiration cooling', but they also absorb planet-warming carbon dioxide, which helps to lower global temperatures.

In fact, research has suggested that if we were to plant 1 trillion trees we could remove two-thirds of greenhouse gases from our atmosphere (Live Science). Trees are the cheapest way to fight the climate crisis, and as they grow they absorb and store this carbon dioxide, helping to lower the emissions driving global temperature rises. 

They help combat air pollution 

Did you know that air pollution kills 4.6million people a year (WHO)? Trees are vital in helping clean up our air by cathing polluting particulate mater with their leaves and absorbing certain gases, including nitrous dioxide, meaning there are fewer nasty pollutants in the air. 

They help crop yields 

Trees are used across the world to help improve agriculture and enhance the yield of food crops. They are used as windbreaks to shelter crops from the wind and they’re also used to bind the soil and prevent erosion. This helps protect and enhance crops to ensure more sustainable food supplies acrossthe developing world. 

This is just a few of the reasons why we love trees.

Since the start of 2011, we have invested five cents for every pack of dog food we dispatch in the replanting of woodlands. This has allowed around 2,500 trees to be planted every year. So far, we’ve planted 23,841 trees. 

To find out more about our tree growing initiatives clickhere.