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Healthy Pet Food

Like most humans, Cats and Dogs are essentially carnivorous and hence require a daily diet of food containing meat; they need a balanced diet based on enzymes, minerals and other nutrients. According to the latest researches, many skin and coat problems are a direct result of a lack of raw animal fat in the diet. Pets need at least 30% raw fat and it should be avoided feeding your pet cooked meat or fat, excess of nutrients is not good for the health of the Pet and ready made dry food or processed food should also be avoided. A balanced combination of raw vegetables and raw meat should make for a perfect meal for your fury friend.

Pets should be fed according to their nutritional needs based on the age, health and activity level and puppies should be fed based on what they can consume in 5 to 10 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day depending on how many weeks old they are. For certain large breed of dogs it is recommended that several smaller meals be fed rather than one large meal.

These tips should be helpful in keeping your furry friend fit and happy every day!

Hypoallergenic Food

What product will provide the best nutrition for my pup? Are all pet-food products safe? What product contains the healthiest ingredients?

These are just a few burning questions that many of us pet owners have. Here, at Elm Tree Kennels, we want to provide our little guests with the best of the best! Therefore, our pet food brand of choice is James Welllbeloved.

Wellbeloved is a range of natural hypoallergenic dry food that will provide your dogs and cats with a fully balanced diet. Their speciality is to avoid using many ingredients which are renowned for causing food intolerances – so their cat and dog products do not contain beef, wheat, wheat gluten, dairy products, eggs, pork or soya. Instead they use the finest natural ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

This brand is definitely a good choice if you are worried about your little friend having allergic reactions to some ingredients used in commercial pet food.

If you want to know more about Wellbeloved pet food, head on over to: www.wellbeloved.com


How to make Pupcakes.



We just came across this picture – how cute is he? Looks like he’s having a wonderful birthday!

This got us thinking, no dogs birthday should go unnoticed, and we think that maybe this special ‘pupcake’ recipe might help you give your pet friend a day to remember!



Pupcake Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 large apple
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup water

Frosting Ingredients:

2-3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
8 oz Neufchatel Cheese (low fat cream cheese)
2 tablespoons honey

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease the muffin tins.

Core, slice and mince the apple.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and baking soda all together.

In a separate bowl, blend together the yogurt, water, oil, eggs, honey and honey before stirring in the apple and cheese. Finally, add the two mixtures together and stir until well mixed.

Spoon the final mixture into the muffin tins and bake for about 20 minutes in the center of the oven. Let the cakes rest in the tins for a few minutes before removing them and leaving them to cool further.

To make the frosting, simply combine the Neufchatel cheese, yogurt and honey until the mixture is all smooth! Add a bit of flour to thicken the frosting until it’s a good spreading consistency.

Finally, frost the pupcakes, and voila! You’ve got yourself a great start to a wonderful doggy birthday!