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Bella the dog and Butternut Box pouch

Nutrition

How Often Does a Dog Need to Eat?

The frequency at which dogs need to eat varies depending on things like their breed and activity level. Most dogs eat twice a day, in the morning and evening.

Freya the dog awaiting her Butternut Box meal

Nutrition

What's the Best Time of Day to Feed a Dog?

The ideal feeding times very much varies from to dog. Most people find that feeding their dog twice, in the morning and evening, fits in well with their own routine.

Insurance for your dog

Lifestyle

Nourishing Your Pet's Health & Why Pet Insurance Is Essential

Insurance is an essential part of being a pet parent. Insurance providers, such as Waggel, can give you peace of mind and help to minimise financial stressors.

How to Introduce a Puppy to a Dog

Puppies

How to Introduce a Puppy to a Dog

Puppy's first experiences are crucial for their development, and being introduced to a dog is no exception.

Butternut Box Beef It Up recipe and it's ingredients

Nutrition

The Effects of a Poor Diet in Dogs

A poor diet in dogs can have detrimental consequences to their health, affecting not only their physical well-being but also their overall quality of life.

Butternut Box Beef It Up recipe and it's ingredients

Nutrition

Do Dogs Need Fibre in Their Food?

Yes, dogs need fibre in their diet. Vegetables, fruit and legumes can all contribute to your dog's fibre intake, helping to promote healthy digestion.

Lenny the Whippet

Customer Stories

Butternutters Competing at Crufts 2024

We have two Butternut box customers competing at Crufts this year in a series of different events. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them. Go Team Butternutters!

Why Do Dogs Sit On Your Feet?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sit On Your Feet?

Sitting on your feet is often a dog's adorable way of showing affection, seeking comfort or as part of their natural pack instinct to stick together.

Why Do Dogs' Ears Go Up and Down?

Behaviour & Training

Dog Ear Positions: What Do They Mean?

Different ear positions are one of the many ways that dogs communicate. Pinned back, perked up or floppy, ears position can tell us how a dog is feeling.

Why Do Dogs Drool?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Drool?

Drooling is a natural physiological response that helps dogs moisten and lubricate their mouths, aid in digestion, and regulate body temperature.

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Through sniffing, dogs exchange vital information about each other, such as age and health. This behaviour is essential for dogs to navigate their environment.

Why Do Dogs Chatter Their Teeth?

Behaviour & Training

Why Do Dogs Chatter Their Teeth?

Most often, teeth chattering in dogs is nothing to be concerned about. They could be just cold, a little stressed out or even excited.

Where Should Dogs Sleep?

Lifestyle

Where Should Dogs Sleep?

There is no right or wrong answer when considering where your dog should sleep at nighttime, it is about finding whatever works for you and your pup.

Can Dogs See in the Dark?

Lifestyle

Can Dogs See in the Dark?

While dogs cannot see in complete darkness as some animals can, their eyes can adapt to make the most of minimal light.

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

No, dogs should not eat cat food. Cat food is formulated specifically to meet the nutritional needs of cats, which differ significantly from those of dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Salt?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Salt?

In moderation, small amounts of salt are generally safe for dogs. However, excessive consumption of salt can lead to health complications and salt poisoning.

Can Dogs Eat Pork?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Pork?

Yes, dogs can eat pork provided that it is fed in the correct form and in controlled quantities. Pork is rich in protein, contributing to a healthy coat.

Can Dogs Eat Gravy?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Gravy?

No, dogs should not eat gravy that is intended for human consumption as it typically contains ingredients such as onion and garlic, which are toxic to dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?

No, dogs cannot eat chocolate. Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines, namely theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Biscuits?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Biscuits?

No, dogs should not eat human biscuits. Certain ingredients found in biscuits, such as chocolate and nuts, can be highly toxic to dogs if ingested.

Can Dogs Drink Tea?

Nutrition

Can Dogs Drink Tea?

No, dogs should not drink tea. Whilst it may seem harmless, tea can cause digestive upset in dogs. It is always best to opt for water as their source of hydration.

Dog sleeping and dreaming

Lifestyle

Do Dogs Dream?

Yes, dogs can dream. You might notice your dog twitching, moving their paws, or making sounds while asleep, these are all signs that they're deep in dreamland.

Dog looking at himself in the mirror

Lifestyle

Do Dogs Recognise Themselves in the Mirror?

Dogs’ reactions to mirrors vary from dog to dog. Generally speaking, most dogs do not recognise themselves in the mirror.

Maple the dog looking jealous

Behaviour & Training

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

Yes, dogs can get jealous. Dogs are known for their strong bonds with their family and protection against their possessions, such as food and toys.

Teddy the Pomeranian

Breeds

Toy Dog Breeds

Toy breeds are small-sized dogs that are characterised by their petite stature, generally weighing around 5 to 15 pounds and standing at 6 to 12 inches tall.