February 1, 2020

Love My Pet

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have teamed up with Protect My Pet who are all about keeping your dog’s healthy and happy. Their vet has shared some top tips to treat your dog this Valentine’s Day.

We may be starting to think of ways to treat those special people in our lives, but what about our dogs?! Surely they deserve some special attention too. The usual chocolates, flowers and fancy restaurants may not be appropriate, so how do we show our furry friends how much they mean to us?

Doing something new together is a great way to strengthen your connection with your pet. Exploring somewhere new together, such as your local National Trust grounds or visiting the coast is a really fun way to bond with your dog. You will both be discovering together and getting some ex...

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