Newsletter – July 2020
It is essential for us to produce products of consistent quality, bag after bag, tin after tin and boxafter box by using only optimum ingredients. Complete has a NO COMPROMISE policy when itcomes to the ingredients used in the Complete product range. Many years of scientific research andpractical, hands-on experience has gone producing our top quality range which will meet all yourpet’s needs and requirements. Complete offers you a range of products that are fully balanced,supplying your dog or cat with all the nutrition needed for a healthy, balanced lifestyle at anaffordable price. This leaves your best friend and your bank balance happy and healthy!
Dogs form an important part of our family. They require time and energy but the rewards you receive in returncan be huge. They are good company and are a source of limitless unconditional love. In order to make themost of this valuable relationship and prevent stress and problems, it is essential to consider your situationand do your homework with regard to the breed, type and age of dog that you want to adopt. If you livealone and work twenty hours a day, adopting a dog may not an option.
WHAT SIZE IS YOUR HOME?
Any dog you get should be suitable to not only your lifestyle, but your surroundings. If you live in a shoeboxflat, then a very active or very large dog is not a good choice. You don’t want your dog to develop healthissues, be bored, start stressing or destroy things. Very active and very large dogs really belong in largerhomes with lots of outdoor space. Keeping a dog in an upstairs flat is not really fair on the dog, unless youtake him or her out on walks every day. Dogs require an adequate amount of yard space for running andplaying and need to be taken out in order to be stimulated. Examples of very active dogs include Jack RussellTerriers, Border Collies and Huskies.
PUPPY OR ADULT?
Puppies require the most work when it comes to house training. If you (a) don’t want your things chewed up,or (b) don’t have the time or money to train the puppy, consider adopting an already housebroken, adult dog.
You need to do a lot of research on the breed before getting a dog as different breeds have differentcharacteristics and needs as well as potential health issues. Often a particular breed of dog ismisunderstood for being ‘naughty’ – some are runners, some are diggers, some are yappers and some areescape artists. For example – everyone loves Bulldogs, but if not looked after properly or fed the right foodthey can have multiple health issues.
CAN I AFFORD A NEW DOG?
Please remember to budget for vaccinations and sterilisation. Sterilisedpets are much happier and have less behavioural issues. It’s also a goodidea to put your pet onto a medical aid.
Question – How Often Does My Dog Need to Eat?
Answer – Most experts agree that twice-daily feeding is best for most adult dogs. Once-a-day is a long timefor a dog to go between meals. Puppies should be fed three to six times per day (small puppies need foodmore often to prevent low blood sugar). Talk to your vet about an appropriate feeding schedule for your dog.
Question – What Type of Dog Bowl is Best?
Answer – Experts recommend avoiding plastic bowls for a dog’s food and water. This is because your dogcan develop an allergic reaction or sensitivity, resulting in a rash or type of acne on the chin and face. Not onlyis the plastic a potential irritant, but the bowl may harbor bacteria or other microbes that affect your dog.Plastic bowls are harder to keep clean because of microscopic nooks and crannied where germs can live. It’sbest to use metal or ceramic bowls for dog food and water.
Question – What’s the Best Way to Store Pet Food?
Answer – Pet food is best stored in the original bag, folded or clipped for freshness, and kept inside an airtightcontainer up until the best before date. Opened cans should be stored in the fridge and used within two days.