The Dog House - Horsham

The Dog House - Horsham We are One-Stop-Dog-Shop based in the heart of Horsham, West Sussex. Parking outside the front
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🕷 THE HAUNTED DOG HOUSE 🕷HOWLOWEEN IS UPON US, IN TRUE DOG HOUSE FASHION OUR WITCHES HAVE WAVED THEIR MAGIC WANDS! 🪄OUR ...
29/10/2023

🕷 THE HAUNTED DOG HOUSE 🕷

HOWLOWEEN IS UPON US, IN TRUE DOG HOUSE FASHION OUR WITCHES HAVE WAVED THEIR MAGIC WANDS! 🪄

OUR GHOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS WILL BE OFFERING SPICED PUMPKIN PUPPACHINOS FOR ALL PAWS ENTERING OUR DOORS.

SWIPE A PAW TO SNIFF JUST A FEW OF OUR SPOOKY SURPRISES IN STORE.





📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEW!INTRODUCING THE NEW “OUT OF THIS WORLD” LICK PAD AND PAWTABLE TRAVEL BOWLS! INTERACTIVE LICK PAD: ...
28/10/2023

NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEW!

INTRODUCING THE NEW “OUT OF THIS WORLD” LICK PAD AND PAWTABLE TRAVEL BOWLS!

INTERACTIVE LICK PAD:
🐾 HELPS TO STIMULATE SALVIA AIDING IN DIGESTIVE HEALTH
🐾 SUCTION CUP FEET TO STABLE YOUR DOGS SUPPER
🐾 DISHWASHER FRIENDLY
🐾 BPA AND PVC FREE

COLLAPSIBLE TRAVEL BOWL:
🐾 IDEAL FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
🐾 SIMPLY CLIP ON AND GO
🐾 BPA AND PVC FREE

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

26/10/2023
POSE ✔️ SPRAT SNIFF ✔️ DINNER NIBBLE ✔️ TALLULAH THOROUGHLY QUALITY CONTROLLED AND SUPERVISED AT THE CHECKOUT, REST ASSU...
25/10/2023

POSE ✔️ SPRAT SNIFF ✔️ DINNER NIBBLE ✔️

TALLULAH THOROUGHLY QUALITY CONTROLLED AND SUPERVISED AT THE CHECKOUT, REST ASSURED SHE LEFT WITH ALL HER PAWKET MONEY.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

We adore Boil and Broth!
25/10/2023

We adore Boil and Broth!

Oops... Let's start again.... This week is not Q&A week 🙈
(I blame Conor.... not sure why, but let's go with it..)

We have a special guest!

This week, we welcome Rachel Down - founder of Boil and Broth - bone broths for pets and humans, and Water Kefir Juice.

Dr's Brendan, Nick & Conor will ask Rachel about her fantastic business, how bone broth and kefir can benefit our dogs (and us!) and much more!

See you there - Tuesday the 24th October - 7pm (BST)

NICK NACK PADDY WHACK! NEW GNAWS FILLING OUR FREEZERS:🐾 BEEF PADDY WACK - X2🐾 LAMB PADDY WACK - 1KGPADDY WACK IS A GREAT...
24/10/2023

NICK NACK PADDY WHACK!

NEW GNAWS FILLING OUR FREEZERS:

🐾 BEEF PADDY WACK - X2
🐾 LAMB PADDY WACK - 1KG

PADDY WACK IS A GREAT LOW FAT, LOW ODOUR AND LONG LASTING BONELESS TASTY CHEW. PADDY WACK IS THE NECK LIGAMENT OF AN ANIMAL. PADDY WACK CONTAINS AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL GLUCOSAMINE, CHONDROITIN,TYPE 3 COLLAGEN AND OMEGA 3’S.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

MONDAYS = QUAIL OF A GOOD TIME! THE LONG AWAITED RETURN OF EVERY DOGGOS FAVOURITE DOZEN. DID YOU KNOW…QUAIL EGGS ARE PAC...
23/10/2023

MONDAYS = QUAIL OF A GOOD TIME!

THE LONG AWAITED RETURN OF EVERY DOGGOS FAVOURITE DOZEN.

DID YOU KNOW…
QUAIL EGGS ARE PACKED FULL OF PROTEIN, HIGH IN VITAMIN B AND E, A GREAT SOURCE OF ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS AND HIGH IN RIBOFLAVIN AND SELENIUM!

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

HAVING A HARD TIME CHEWSING?THE SUNDAY SNACK SELECTION HAS JUST GROWN!WE ARE BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE WITH THESE NEW TR...
22/10/2023

HAVING A HARD TIME CHEWSING?
THE SUNDAY SNACK SELECTION HAS JUST GROWN!

WE ARE BARKING UP THE RIGHT TREE WITH THESE NEW TREATS AND BACK AGAIN FURVOURITES.

🐾 NEW - JUMBO BUFFALO ROLL - 9/10”
🐾 BACK AGAIN - OSTRICH METATARSUS BONE
🐾 BACK AGAIN - JUMBO OSTRICH TIBIA BONE
🐾 NEW - GOAT SKIN
🐾 BACK AGAIN - EXTRA LARGE VENISON LEG
🐾 BACK AGAIN - JUMBO CAMEL ROLL
🐾 BACK AGAIN - BUFFALO WRAPPED TRACHEA

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

SOUND THE ALARMS…CAN YOU HEAR THE SALE BELL RINGING?HUNGRY HOUNDS, DINNER IS SERVED. BULMER RAW IS REDUCED TO £1.00 A CH...
21/10/2023

SOUND THE ALARMS…CAN YOU HEAR THE SALE BELL RINGING?

HUNGRY HOUNDS, DINNER IS SERVED.

BULMER RAW IS REDUCED TO £1.00 A CHUBB! WHILE STOCKS LAST.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

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WINSTON THE WESTIE HAS SECURED HIS SOUTHCLIFFE SUPPERS! WHAT FINE TASTE HE HAS! WINSTON’S BASKET IS BRIMMING WITH A RANG...
19/10/2023

WINSTON THE WESTIE HAS SECURED HIS SOUTHCLIFFE SUPPERS!

WHAT FINE TASTE HE HAS!

WINSTON’S BASKET IS BRIMMING WITH A RANGE OF PROTEINS FROM BONELESS BEEFS, TO THREE BIRD FEASTS AND EVEN ENSURING HIS ESSENTIAL DOSE OF OMEGAS!

🐾 HUMAN GRADE MEATS
🐾 BRITISH SOURCED
🐾 SINGLE SOURCE PROTEIN
🐾 WITHOUT THE HEFTY PRICETAG

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

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WOOF IF YOU ARE HUNGRY! A NOMNOM NEWNESS AND A SNIFF OF BACK AGAIN FURVOURITES. DRUMROLL PAWLEASE…FOR THE NEW MEATY BONE...
17/10/2023

WOOF IF YOU ARE HUNGRY!

A NOMNOM NEWNESS AND A SNIFF OF BACK AGAIN FURVOURITES.

DRUMROLL PAWLEASE…
FOR THE NEW MEATY BONE BROTH FROM MERSEY RAW!

🐾 MEATY BONE BROTH - BEEF, PORK, LAMB AND CHICKEN - 500ML
🐾 BACK AGAIN GOAT AND GOOSE 80/10/10 - 500G
🐾 BACK AGAIN MEATY MINCE AND TRIPE 80/10/10 - 500G
🐾 BACK AGAIN VENISON BONELESS - 500G
🐾 BACK AGAIN MEATY MINCE 80/10/10 - 500G

HAS YOUR DOGGO DEVOURED A MERSEY RAW DINNER YET?!

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

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LATHER THEM UP AND LETS GET SUDDY! AS YOU KNOW WE LOVE TO SUPPAWT OUR LOCAL CUSTOMERS SO HAVE A SNIFF OF THIS FURBULOUS ...
16/10/2023

LATHER THEM UP AND LETS GET SUDDY!

AS YOU KNOW WE LOVE TO SUPPAWT OUR LOCAL CUSTOMERS SO HAVE A SNIFF OF THIS FURBULOUS RANGE OF SHAMPOOS, OILS, BALMS AND BEARD WASHES FROM

🐾 THE RESTORE AND REBALANCE SHAMPOO - HONEY AND COCONUT - 250ML
🐾 THE CALM AND CLEAN SHAMPOO - HONEY AND NEROLI - 250ML
🐾 THE BALM - HONEY AND MANGO BUTTER - 100ML
🐾 THE EAR OIL - 50ML
🐾 THE BEARD WASH - MANUKA HONEY AND SHEA - 250ML

DID YOU KNOW…
THE BEARD WASH FOR FURRY FACES IS A UNIQUELY FORMULATED NO RINSE GEL, CREATED TO CLEANSE AND MOISTURISE YOUR DOGS BEARD AND MUZZLE WHICH AIDS TO NEUTRALISE ODOURS. MADE USING A BLEND OF MANUKA HONEY, WITCH HAZEL, OATMEAL AND CAMELLIA LEAF EXTRACT.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

WE SPY WITH OUR LITTLE EYE SOME NEW TOPPERS AND TREATOS! THE RAINFORESTER RESTOCK HAS BROUGHT A NEW SPRINKLE ON SOIL AND...
14/10/2023

WE SPY WITH OUR LITTLE EYE SOME NEW TOPPERS AND TREATOS!

THE RAINFORESTER RESTOCK HAS BROUGHT A NEW SPRINKLE ON SOIL AND A FEW NEW SNACK BONE BARS.

🐾 NEW - WILD VENISON OFFAL KULI KULI PEANUT BARS - 10 PACK
🐾 NEW - RAINFOREST MEDLEY KULI KULI PEANUT BARS - 10 PACK
🐾 NEW - HAIRY WILD VENISON KULI KULI PEANUT BARS - 10 PACK
🐾 NEW - CRAYFISH KULI KULI PEANUT BARS - 10 PACK
🐾 NEW - WILD CRAYFISH SOIL - 65G
🐾 NEW - HAIRY WILD RABBIT KULI KULI PEANUT BARS - 10 PACK
🐾 BACK AGAIN - HAIRY WILD RABBIT FLOSS - 65G

SOIL AND FLOSS MEAL TOPPERS ARE PERFECT FOR ADDING AN ABUNDANCE OF BIOAVAILABLE NUTRIENTS TO YOUR DOGGOS DINNERS.

DID YOU KNOW… THAT 50% OF ALL PROFITS MADE ARE USING TO SUPPAWT THEIR CONSERVATION PROJECTS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

A NEWBIE TO OUR SUPPLEMENT SELECTION…INTRODUCING  PUMPKIN PURÉE POWDER TO OUR PAW-STORE RIGHT IN TIME FOR AUTUMN. THIS P...
12/10/2023

A NEWBIE TO OUR SUPPLEMENT SELECTION…

INTRODUCING PUMPKIN PURÉE POWDER TO OUR PAW-STORE RIGHT IN TIME FOR AUTUMN.

THIS POWERHOUSE PACKET CONTAINS A HOST OF GOOD GUT GOODIES SUCH AS VITAMINS C&E, ALPHA AND BETA CAROTENES, MAGNESIUM, POTASSIUM AND FULL OF FIBRE.

POORLY TUMS AREN’T ANY FUN SO THIS BLEND IS A PERFECT ADDITION TO SUPPAWT DIGESTIVE FUNCTION, DIARRHOEA, A**L SCOOTING.

🐾 EASY TO PREPARE
🐾 HUMAN GRADE INGREDIENTS
🐾 100% NATURAL - NO GMO, FILLERS OR PRESERVATIVES
🐾 CUPBOARD STORE SAFE

PUMPKIN PURÉE IS A GREAT EXTRA INTO YOUR UPSET TUMMY TOOLKIT. SIMPLY MIX WITH WATER OR BONUS POINTS WITH A BONE BROTH TO AID IN THE RECOVERY AND TO SOOTHE THE GUT LINING.

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

WHAT DO WE WANT?…NEWNESS! WHERE DO WE WANT IT?…IN THE BOWL! INTRODUCING OUR NEW OFFERINGS:🐾 THE DOGS BUTCHER - WATER BUF...
11/10/2023

WHAT DO WE WANT?…NEWNESS! WHERE DO WE WANT IT?…IN THE BOWL!

INTRODUCING OUR NEW OFFERINGS:

🐾 THE DOGS BUTCHER - WATER BUFFALO CHUNKS - 500G
🐾 THE DOGS BUTCHER - PRIME VENISON CHUNKS - 500G
🐾 PREMIUM RAW - GOOSE FEET - 1KG

DID YOU KNOW…
WATER BUFFALO IS A LOVELY AND LEAN, NOVEL PROTEIN. WATER BUFFALO BOASTS HIGH LEVELS OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS.

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

TRANSITION TUESDAY SPOTLIGHTA SELECTION OF SNOOTS WHO HAVE TRANSITIONED ONTO A FRESH SPECIES APPROPRIATE DIET…A.K.A THE ...
10/10/2023

TRANSITION TUESDAY SPOTLIGHT

A SELECTION OF SNOOTS WHO HAVE TRANSITIONED ONTO A FRESH SPECIES APPROPRIATE DIET…A.K.A THE GOOD STUFF!

A SNIFF OF DOGS FROM PUPPIES TO SENIORS, OF ALL BREEDS AND ALL DIFFERENT SHAPES,SIZES AND VARIETIES. IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO SUPPAWT THE HOUNDS AND THEIR HUMANS AND WELCOME THEM WITH OPEN PAWS TO THE DOG HOUSE FAMILY!

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

OOOPS…ANOTHER SNACKCIDENT! PUT YOUR PAWS TOGETHER FOR THE NEW RANGE OF GNAWS AND NIBBLES. A BOUQUET OF RATHER LARGE SKIN...
09/10/2023

OOOPS…ANOTHER SNACKCIDENT!

PUT YOUR PAWS TOGETHER FOR THE NEW RANGE OF GNAWS AND NIBBLES.

A BOUQUET OF RATHER LARGE SKINS, UDDERLY DELICIOUS STEAK,A NEW DANGLER, AND SOME BACK AGAIN FURVOURITES.

🐾 EXTRA LARGE VENISON SKIN
🐾 BEEF UDDER STEAK
🐾 LAMB DANGLERS - TESTICLES
🐾 BEEF GULLET STRIPS
🐾 BACK AGAIN COW HORN
🐾 BACK AGAIN BULLY DANGLER

WHO IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST DOG TO DEVOUR THESE🤤

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

WE HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY STITCH! BEST BIRTHDAY NEWS 🐾🤍🐾Holbrook Animal Rescue
08/10/2023

WE HOPE YOU HAD AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY STITCH!
BEST BIRTHDAY NEWS 🐾🤍🐾

Holbrook Animal Rescue

DRUMROLL PAWLEASE…BEHOLD, NEW FRUITY PAWZ, A DUCKING BONE BROTH, A SNIFF OF SORBET AND A BEEF AND FENNEL BLEND.🐾 ALEXAND...
08/10/2023

DRUMROLL PAWLEASE…

BEHOLD, NEW FRUITY PAWZ, A DUCKING BONE BROTH, A SNIFF OF SORBET AND A BEEF AND FENNEL BLEND.

🐾 ALEXANDER’S NATURAL - BANANA KEFIR PAWZ
🐾 ALEXANDER’S NATURAL - DUCK BONE BROTH PAWZ
🐾 THE DOGS BUTCHER - RASPBERRY AND ROSEHIP SORBET SWIRL - 125G
🐾 THE DOGS BUTCHER - BEEF BONE BROTH WITH FENNEL - 125G

KEFIR IS LOADED WITH GOOD GUT BACTERIA THAT SUPPORTS DIGESTION. KEFIR ALSO BOASTS ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI FUNGAL PROPERTIES.

BONE BROTH IS PACKED FULL OF JOINT AND MICROBIOME GOOD GUT GOODIES. BONUS POINTS FOR ADDRD HYDRATION.

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

SATURDAY SHOPPERS IN SEARCH OF SNACKS… WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! THE EVER EXPANDING TREAT EMPORIUM IS BRIMMING WITH NATURAL...
07/10/2023

SATURDAY SHOPPERS IN SEARCH OF SNACKS… WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

THE EVER EXPANDING TREAT EMPORIUM IS BRIMMING WITH NATURAL GNAWS, CHOMPS AND TRAINING TREATOS.

WHAT IS TOP OF YOUR DOGGOS SHOPPING LIST?

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

BIG SLOBBERY KISSES FROM US! A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR ALL THE RECENT LOVE SHOWN, WE ABSOLUTELY ADORE EVERY SINGLE ...
06/10/2023

BIG SLOBBERY KISSES FROM US!

A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR ALL THE RECENT LOVE SHOWN, WE ABSOLUTELY ADORE EVERY SINGLE TWO AND FOUR LEGGED FRIEND THAT IS PART OF THE BARKING MAD DOG HOUSE FAMILY!

TO ALL THE OG’S AND ALL THE NEWBIES THANK YOU FOR THE SUPAWT, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU ALL. THANK YOU ALL FOR OUR FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES AND OUR OWN CUSTOMER APPRECIATION AWARD! WE LOVE IT! THANK YOU EMMA K9-conduct.

🤍🐾🤍

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

SIT…STAY…GO! GIVE A PAW FOR THE FURSDAY NEWNESS FROM THE DOGS BUTCHER. AN EGGCELLENT ADDITION TO YOUR BOWL, A BONELESS B...
05/10/2023

SIT…STAY…GO!

GIVE A PAW FOR THE FURSDAY NEWNESS FROM THE DOGS BUTCHER.

AN EGGCELLENT ADDITION TO YOUR BOWL, A BONELESS BANQUET AND SOME WILD RABBIT OFFERINGS.

🐾 DUCK EGGS - HALF A DOZEN
🐾 BOAR MINCE - BONELESS - 1KG
🐾 2X WILD RABBIT HEADS AND 4X WILD RABBIT FEET

DID YOU KNOW… DUCK EGGS CONTAIN A CRACKING AMOUNT OF OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS, VITAMIN A, VITAMIN K2 AND VITAMIN D JUST TO NAME A FEW. DUCK EGGS BOAST DOUBLE THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CHICKEN EGGS AND CONTAIN HIGHER LEVELS OF ALBUMEN (PROTEIN FOUND IN EGG WHITES). THESE LITTLE POWERHOUSES ARE A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO YOUR DOGS MENU AS THEY CONTAIN A WIDE NUTRIENT PROFILE.

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

RAW, PAW AND GNAW! AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG CHIEF IS SAVOURING EVERY LAST CHOMP OF HIS GIANT OSTRICH CAVEMAN BONE, THIS LON...
04/10/2023

RAW, PAW AND GNAW!

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG CHIEF IS SAVOURING EVERY LAST CHOMP OF HIS GIANT OSTRICH CAVEMAN BONE, THIS LONG LASTING TREAT DEFIANTLY PASSED THE POWER CHEWER TEST.

BEAUTIFUL BELLA THE ROTTWEILER GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR WHILST TUCKING INTO HER ALFRESCO PHEASANT.

WE LOVE BEING SENT SNAPS OF OUR HAPPY CANINE CUSTOMERS!

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

LITTLE PAWS STARTING RAWS! A BUNDLE OF THE CUTEST CANINE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY BEGUN THEIR TAILOR-MADE RAW DIETS A...
03/10/2023

LITTLE PAWS STARTING RAWS!

A BUNDLE OF THE CUTEST CANINE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY BEGUN THEIR TAILOR-MADE RAW DIETS AND LOVING EVERY LICK AND SNIFF OF IT!

WE APAW MEETING ALL BREEDS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES!

📍THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEWSOME NEW REGGIES RAW GRACING OUR FREEZERS! 🐾 CHICKEN WING TIPS - 200G🐾 WILD BOAR BONELESS CHUNKS - 1KG...
02/10/2023

NEWNEWNEWNEWNEWNEW

SOME NEW REGGIES RAW GRACING OUR FREEZERS!

🐾 CHICKEN WING TIPS - 200G
🐾 WILD BOAR BONELESS CHUNKS - 1KG

CHICKEN WING TIPS - PAWFECT FOR THE LITTLE CHOMPS THAT ARE NEW TO THE WONDERS OF RAW MEATY BONES.

WILD BOAR CHUNKS -
THESE MEATY MORSELS WILL HAVE THE HUNGRY HOUNDS DRIBBLING, FOR SURE. WILD BOAR IS A GREAT AND LEAN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL MEATS, BOASTING HIGH PROTEIN LEVELS AND A GOOD SOURCE OF HEALTHY FATS.

📍 THE DOG HOUSE HORSHAM, NIGHTINGALE ROAD.

YES! Hozho Hounds!
01/10/2023

YES! Hozho Hounds!

DID YOUR VET TELL YOU YOUR DOG "NEEDED" GRAIN FOR HEART HEALTH?!...VITAL POST FOR ANYONE STILL CONFUSED OVER DCM IN DOGS...

Got your morning coffee in hand?! Good. I put my rant pants on for this one.

A post two days ago highlighted a strange uttering that has been heard in vet clinics across the land for the last few years.

Apparently dogs, an animal that doesn't eat grain and won't choose it in food trials, NEED grain for the health of their hearts.

Does that seem right to you?

No, me and you both. So, where the hell did this one come from?!

Dogs have has ZERO physiological need for carbs. Even the pet food "regulators" AAFCO/FEDIAF agree with us there. They also have zero physiological need of the near impossible-to-digest protein that comes with it (wheat and corn gluten) let alone the anti-nutrient compounds therein (phytic acid sure but also tannins, saponins, gossypol, lectins, protease and amylase inhibitors and goitrogens!).

I wonder what magic compound is in grain that isn't in their normal diet (normal being meat, organ, bone, bit of veg maybe). .

Answers on a postcard.

At this point, if you think hard, you might come up with "heart healthy" plant oils, which is yet another harmful nutritional myth stubbornly perpetuated by health and heart organisations alike.

Aside large doses of omega 6 throwing out the crucial omega 3:6 ratio resulting in inflammation, something that most of us are now familiar with, we're pretty clear that plant oils are not the saviours we thought they were, in fact, they're more dangerous than sugar. If you or your doctor are under any illusions there, please check out "Diseases of Civilization: Are Seed Oil Excesses the Unifying Mechanism" on Youtube. Everyone NEEDS to watch that video and needs to remove all products containing refined plant oils from your life, certainly if cancer and heart health are your concern.

So when your vet says dogs NEED the grain, what are they talking about?! Honestly, ask them to elaborate. What exactly were they missing?!!

Because here's what they're talking about - for the last 6 years the FDA and pet food producers (the ones that use grain, which was most until recently) COLLUDED to repress the growth of the "natural" pet food market. They began by attempting to slow the growth of "grain-free" pet food.

Now, we can't have a product going around boasting about NOT containing our most profitable junk food ingredient, so they contrived a plan to slow them down and came up with 600 cases (in a population of 90mil US dogs...) of POSSIBLE Dilated Cardio Myopathy (DCM) that MAY have been linked to a handful of grain-free pet food companies which the FDA dutifully named straight away so the public could be alerted and AVOID the POSSIBLE suspects.

They then did their thing, getting on their microphones to alert the public via the usual outlets - in this case The New York Times and the Washington Post, who dutifully picked up on the ‘link’ and spread the concern to worried dog owners throughout the nation. Very quickly, a Facebook group ‘Taurine Deficient (Nutritional) Dilated Cardiomyopathy’ popped up and had more than 60,000 members.

It was another terrifying pandemic being fought by the worlds most trusted regulator...after just 600 unverified cases.

It was just strange the way it happened. I mean, compare this to the melamine scandal just a decade earlier (still going on, btw) where GRAIN-BASED PET FOODS were killing tens of thousands and the FDA wouldn't name a single manufacturer even when it became clear they KNEW WHO WHICH BRANDS WERE AT FAULT and congress had to step in.

There was another scandal most are forgetting about. Back in the 1970's tens of thousands of dogs but mainly cats started dying from DCM as GRAIN-BASED PET FOODS stopped putting meat (and therefore taurine) in pet food. This was where the "cats need taurine" bit came from. They do but they actually need MEAT, meat being the best source of taurine (ta**us is the latin for bull).

This was the start of the NRC / AAFCO - they were brought in to get pet food off the floor so this may never happen again.

So how are they doing, if just on the DCM front?

Well, today there are still between 500,000 and a million cases of DCM in the US (90mil dogs) EVERY year.

[I can't bog down this already-lengthy piece with studies, all this has been covered in my book, Feeding Dogs The Science Behind the Dry V Raw Pet Food Debate, available from many independents and Amazon].

But the FDA are particularly concerned about just these 600 here.

6 years on, what have we learned. To summarise,

- no such issues popped up in EU grain-free-kibble-fed dogs
- no manufacturers found an issue, no recalls occurred
- despite heavy media advertisement, no more than 600 cases were found

Many issues in kibble can cause DCM in pets, including a lack of taurine but also methionine and cysteine (taurines' precursors / building blocks) as well too much plant fibre (think "light" pet food) which perturbs both digestion and reabsorption of bile (and thus taurine) from the intestines.

For that reason, there's no reason grain-free pet food, being high carb, low protein, ultra-processed and full of plant fibre, would be any better or worse than cereal-based pet food for causing DCM in dogs. They are a tiny step better in that they don't include wheat or barley and thus gluten, but few are better where it matters for DCM (meat).

Back to this case, the FDA charged that the new fillers being used in pet food (potatoes, peas etc) were "ingredients of concern" and highlighted two previous works that appeared to highlight such a link, neither were published and today, both "studies" are in the bin, disproven by the likes of Mansilla et al. 2019 who clearly showed neither study addressed the lack of taurine, methionine, cystine or excess fibre in their test foods.

Lack of supporting evidence aside, this tiny handful of DCM cases was enough to prompt a group of American veterinary nutrition specialists from major research universities - Dr Lisa Freeman, Dr Josh Stern and Dr Darcy Adin - to put together a piece entitled “Diet- Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs: What Do We KNOW?”. In fairness to them, they all declared interests to the big 3 cereal-based pet food producers (Hills. Royal Canin, Purina). Their piece remains today the seminal work linking DCM in dogs to grain-free pet food. It is certainly the most popular. Published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, it has been downloaded more than fifty times more often than the Mansilla et al. (2019) showing no correlation. With more than 80,000 downloads in just six months (Dec 2018 to July 2019), it had three times that of any article published around the same time in that journal. In fact, with those sort of numbers, it is likely the most widely read canine nutritional science article ever written, which is quite a remarkable feat for Freeman who ALSO HAPPENED author JAVMA’s other most popularly downloaded articles, this time a piece on raw dog food in 2013, titled “Current Knowledge About The Risks And Benefits Of Raw Meat-Based Diets For Dogs And Cats” which today lies in ruins, revealed for the industry-loaded, heavily biased nonsense that it was. But my, my it was effective.

Like their 2013 hatchet job on real food, this piece too is replete with errors. Again in point form for brevity:

- it states ‘over the past few years, an increasing number of DCM cases involving dogs appear to have been related to diet’ although they provide no evidence of this.
- they repeatedly implicate ‘BEG diets’ (essentially grain-free pet foods) with DCM in dogs without using a single reference
- they rely heavily on the two unpublished studies (by them) that made no such association. In fact, the Adin study was caught with its pants down when they found it had been published previously and their findings were not nearly as dramatic as their new findings reported the issue to be.
- the article was not peer-reviewed (hence they could get away with such vagary...despite saying "what do we KNOW" in the title, but it would be enough to slip it past the worlds vets who are too busy to get into the details).

Long story short, the whole debacle is being hammered out in the courts as grain-free pet food companies were not happy. They said it was bad for sales (which was the objective). While "natural" pet foods were now 50% of the market, in 2019, Statista confirmed a significant drop in their sales in the US. Where previous years, it had enjoyed year-on-year growth of nearly 10%, in 2019 sales had fallen to just 0.3%.

If by this stage you are wondering why the US government appears so willing to step in and assist the plight of the poor, suffering cereal-based pet food sector, then consider the fact that US pet food, now wiser and "naturally driven" are no longer happy feeding hazardous food waste to their pets.

Cereal-based pet food is historically a profitable endpoint for the waste of the human food industry. It is an outlet for poor-quality grain, as well as indigestible leftovers from the likes of the beet, corn and grape industries. Most importantly, it is the dumping ground for the meat industry.

Today, Americans are eating a LOT of animal protein in the form of meat, eggs, cheese and milk. The problem is this sector produces a lot of hazardous waste. Typically, less than half of a slaughtered cow is consumed by humans. The rest, much of the head, brain, carcass, much of the organs, innards, feet and tail, is waste, as far as the human market is concerned. Nor is it just the good stuff. They also have copious amounts of 4D meat (dead, diseased, dying, disabled) stuff (which has to be cremated here in the EU), along with road kill, euthanised cats and dogs (honestly) and truly toxic ingredients like left over restaurant grease.

Now, in the US, producers have two options available to them at this point – sell their waste to rendering plants which will stew it with all other meat waste and sell it to big pet food and other animal feed groups...or dump it.

Here are some throw away figures on that latter option, to give us some context: the US produces more than 50 million tonnes of meat each year (beef, chicken, turkey and pork, combined, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) figures). That is potentially 25 million tonnes of animal waste each year (or 25 billion kilos). If we estimate that the producer asks for just $0.10 per kilo of their product (in Ireland, chicken and duck carcass is worth €0.30/kg when bought by the tonne, beef organs €0.70/kg), that’s a market value of $250 billion.

This shifts our focus immediately. No longer are we talking about a $30 billion US pet food market. Now we are talking figures of a quarter of a trillion. In fact, we could easily double that figure, considering now we are asking the meat industry to adapt its supply lines and storage facilities and start paying to dump what was once a profitable commodity. Maybe half a trillion dollars? That is 1.5 times the size of the US entire prescription drug market, and we all now know how the FDA "regulates" those guys.

So, either the producers pay or the home of unchecked capitalism, currently $33 trillion in debt (to who?!!!), will be picking up the tab to manage it for them.

They could insist meat prices increase significantly but this would result in less US meat being consumed, which is equally bad news for the economy and heavily lobbied governments as a whole.

There is simply no profitable way out of this, so they dig in and continue to relentlessly drive consumption by any means necessary.

There is one more sting in the tail. The FDA continued their completely unsupported and repressive line of inquiry until Dec 2022. Why did they stop then? Mars acquired Orijen, the worlds largest and most successful grain-free pet food company the month before. Bet they got it a significantly better price.

DCM from grain-free pet food is now no longer mentioned.

Talk about a conspiracy!

So there you have it. Your vet is still parroting the same confused, utterly unsupported and today completely disproven nonsense invented by Big Pet Food, fuelled by the FDA, supported by morally bankrupt (albeit highly effective) whitecoats like Freeman et al. and shat out repeatedly by your ever-caring mainstream media.

That's how effective this sort of nonsense is - years later, with zero evidence in support, our vets still believe it is GRAIN-FREE pet food that causes DCM in dogs so therefore the GRAIN must have been protective to heart health in dogs...despite it historically being a cereal-based pet food issue.

A shocking endictment of the state of nutritional nouse deployed by the industry today.

Now, I'm off to change my pants before I have a heart attack.

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