Feeding a youngster from weaning into adulthood without problem, is some challenge.
Certainly native youngstock left to grow naturally on hillsides do not develop the same problems of over-excess as fast-growing Thoroughbred or Warmblood breeds, but they will be subject to nutritional challenges of a more traditional deficiency kind.
Get the balance right with our top 9 feeding tactics for Foals and Youngsters,
Feeding Chickens needn't be problematic with our handy guide on the basics of Feeding Chickens. How much should you feed Chickens? When to feed them? Which is best...Layers Mash or Layers Pellets?
All the answers are in our handy guide.
Modern processed dog foods are generally exposed to high temperatures during production. Some micro-nutrients are very sensitive to heat and deficiencies of these micro-nutrients can lead to skin and coat problems, poof performance, a lack of stamina and may other issues.
The VetSpec range of Dog Supplements has been designed to ensure that your dogs diet is fully balanced and to ensure that dogs performing at the highest levels have the available nutritional support for optimum condition and performance.
Choosing the right Brush for your Dog
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 | Admin
Which Brush / Comb is best for your dog?
Our quick guide to the various dog brushes and combs will make it easier to find the right type of grooming equipment for your dog.
Dog Coat types
The following gives an explanation of the various types of dog coats
|Type || Coat Type || Description || Dog Breeds |
| 1 || Curly Hair || |
Soft, curly, is clipped regularly
Poodle, Bichon Frise
| 2 || Long Hair/Silky hair || Medium-long to long, silky or thick top hair either with fine or soft, thick undercoat || |
Collie , Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Border Collie, Yorkshire Terrier, Setter, Longhair Dachshund, Spaniel, Maltese Dog
| 3 || Shaggy Hair ||Top hair and undercoat long, lush and shaggy || |
Bobtail, Tibetan Terrier, Bearded Collie
| 4 || Short hair / Straight hair || Short to medium-long, smooth, shiny top hair and fine, soft, thick to very thick undercoat || |
Labardor Retriever, Rottweiler, Beagle, Pug, German Shepherd, Husky
|5 ||Smooth Hair ||Short, smooth, shiny top coat without undercoat || |
Dalmation, Mastiff, Doberman, Boxer, Pinscher, Greyhound
|6 ||Wire Hair ||Hard, thick and wiry top hair with short, soft and thick undercoat, has to be trimmed regularly || |
Wire-haired Dachshund, Airedale Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Fox Terrier, Schnauzer
The folllowing table gives a guide to the various brushes and combs available, what their function is and what coat type they are suitable
| Type of Dog Brush || What does it do? ||Coat Type |
Double sided brush
Gentle care for the top coat and base coat
| 2/3/4/5 |
Designed to penetrate a thick top coat and remove loose hair from the undercoat
| 2/3/4 |
For easy detangling and thinning
| 1/2/3 |
Long synthetic bristle penetrates for deep coat grooming while shorter bristles help smooth and polish the coat.
| 1/2/4/6 |
Round polished pins for safety - gentle care for the top coat and base coat
Ergo Coarse comb, designed to be comfortable in the hand. Suitable for curly/long and silky coat types.
Long teeth penetrate the coat while the shorter teeth, gather up any loose hair.Suitable for curly/wiry/long and silky coat types.
De-shedding Moutling Groomer
Removes excess base coat and for excess base coat