April 3, 2019

Happy 13th birthday to this little boy! I can’t believe he is 13! We’ve been through quite a bit, him and me, some of which has not been easy. At some point, when he was quite young, he became fearful of most other dogs and this has got worse over the years. Add in chronic pain and you have a dog who is pretty difficult to handle. I’ve lost count of the times people have shouted at me that he needs to be put down. Dogs teach us so much about them and ourselves. I won’t hesitate to shout at another dog owner whose dog charges up to him saying, ‘it’s okay, he/she just wants to play”, “he’s only a puppy, he’s not going to hurt him”, “he/she just wants to say hello” in order to protect him. I will walk out of my way to keep him safe and will tolerate behaviour from him that other dog owners feel is le...

March 10, 2019

It’s the final day of the ultimate dog show – Crufts! How many of you went? It is such an amazing show and we are really lucky that it is held here in the Midlands. We were also incredibly lucky to have our treats there, thanks to our lovely friends at Foszies (www.foszies.co.uk). 

If you went to the show, we hope you managed to put a few treats in your pocket to take home for your dogs to try. If you didn’t get there, you can still try a sample by ordering through our website (www.pontandpierce.co.uk/shop). The samples are just £1 including postage and have one of each flavour and size that we make. 

We are hoping to have a stand there in the future so that we can meet our lovely customers. In the meantime, who’s your favourite for Best in Show? I have a soft spot for the petit Basset Griffon Vende...

February 6, 2019

Looking after elderly dogs can be tough. They can no longer run and play as they did and it’s heartbreaking to see them slow down. However, the key to keeping them with you for as long as they can stay comes down to keeping them healthy and comfortable.

The Pont & Pierce team are now all 12 years old, with our little terrier coming up to 13. We have had to adapt our home to cope with aching joints (lots of bits of non slip carpet on the wooden floors and tiles) and add in supplements to help keep them all mobile. We have found the legendary Golden Paste to be an absolute godsend! This paste is made with turmeric, coconut oil, black pepper and boiling water and, I can honestly say, has made a huge difference to our creakiest girl. We also have a wonderful lady, called Debbie Waters, who comes once...

April 18, 2018

The one thing that you can control which will directly affect your pet’s health and wellbeing is nutrition. The power of good (or bad) nutrition cannot be underestimated as it has such a massive immediate impact. Cells are being made every second of every day and the raw materials that they use can only come from what you feed your dog. Cells also (naturally)die every day and the body needs an efficient way to get rid of that debris which, again, relies on having the correct raw materials.

Dogs love variety! Different meats/offal/raw bones, maybe some raw/cooked eggs now and again, fruits and vegetables. Can you imagine feeding yourself, or your child, the same dry food, twice a day with no liquid added and just water to drink? How quickly would you be bored of that? And how quickly would you miss...

April 7, 2018

Here we are!

We are back! 

We took a little time out during March to sort out some new labels for our packaging and to just take stock of everything. It’s really important to take a step back now and again which we, as dog owners, know all too well. Going for a walk with our dogs gives us the time to think and appreciate our surroundings, no matter how busy we are. It also gives our furry friends time to check up on who’s already been out on a walk (one of our lovely girls insists on sniffing practically every blade of grass so that she is fully informed of the local dog traffic!) and to exercise both their minds and bodies (much like ourselves).

So we are now back from our extended walk and are raring to go! Lots of shows are coming up and we will keep you up to date with all of those as well as lo...

February 19, 2018

Well, it’s been a little while since we uploaded a blog post so Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Chinese New Year! Which, incidentally, is the year of the Dog – how fabulous is that? Hopefully, this will mean a year of good health, happiness and prosperity for all.
Good health is a favourite subject of ours, here at Pont & Pierce. We do everything to keep our chief tasters in the best health we possibly can and that includes keeping them comfortable and warm. Sadly, our lovely tribe suffer in varying degrees with the bane of all senior’s lives – arthritis. As well as giving them a fabulous raw food diet (thanks to Paleo Ridge Raw www.paleoridgeraw.uk ), they also have some extra help in the form of green lipped mussel supplements and the Paleo Ridge Raw Joint Aid (minced poultry feet & t...

November 16, 2017

Natural everything – our much preferred choice.

We’ve had a busy few weeks with lots of lovely orders! It is really apparent to us, from the lovely comments we’ve received, that dog owners really do want to feed their dogs the most natural food they can, which is great news for dogs!
As a Nutritional Therapist, the first thing I do with my human clients is to get the diet right. The same applies to our dogs. Their digestive process is support by the probiotics and digestive enzymes in raw meat. Their teeth are supported by chewing on raw bones and their joint health is supported by the digestion of chickens feet and tracheas, providing the dogs with a fabulous natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin. As well as feeding our dogs a raw food diet, we use natural remedies as much as we can. I saw...