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Vale Pet Foods: stay safe and seen on winter walks

Pre and probiotics are extremely beneficial for keeping the digestive tract healthy and functioning as it should. But what actually are pre and probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms, such as ‘good bacteria’ which live in the gut and help to keep it healthy and functioning properly. If bacteria are ever lost, consuming probiotics can be beneficial as they can help to replace them and reset the balance of good and bad bacteria, which in turn helps to keep the digestive tract healthy and working as it should.

Good bacteria in the gut are essential for immune system health, preventing disease, and digesting food, but in order to do so, they also need a food source. These are called Prebiotics. Prebiotics are comprised of non-digestible, fibre-rich foods and are a source for probiotics to feed off. They are essential for digestive regularity, immune health, and they help to increase the production of vitamins in the body.

Walking our dogs during the winter months can be difficult sometimes, less daylight hours, icy and slippery paths, and not to forget the freezing temperatures. However, it is still important to ensure that our furry friends get the right amount of exercise that they need every day, and there are precautions that we need to take to keep both ourselves and our dogs safe whist out and about during winter.

Firstly, try to plan walks during daylight hours so you can easily be seen by drivers and cyclists etc. If you cannot walk them during the day when it is still light, then you need to ensure that you take some necessary precautions beforehand. One of these includes investing in some hi-visibility clothing and accessories for yourself and your 

Walking our dogs during the winter months can be difficult sometimes, less daylight hours, icy and slippery paths, and not to forget the freezing temperatures. However, it is still important to ensure that our furry friends get the right amount of exercise that they need every day, and there are precautions that we need to take to keep both ourselves and our dogs safe whist out and about during winter.

Firstly, try to plan walks during daylight hours so you can easily be seen by drivers and cyclists etc. If you cannot walk them during the day when it is still light, then you need to ensure that you take some necessary precautions beforehand. One of these includes investing in some hi-visibility clothing and accessories for yourself and your dog as it will make sure that you are easily seen by others, which is incredibly important especially when crossing roads. You could purchase a flashing collar and lead to use for walks in the dark, for extra visibility. It is also vital to keep your dog on a lead at all times when walking in the dark, as it can be dangerously easy for your dog to run away after something they’ve seen and get lost, which can be devastating.

In addition, if your dog is relatively short-haired or not very active, then it could be worth purchasing a dog coat to put on them when the temperature really starts to drop, as this will ensure that they stay warm and can enjoy their winter walks! Also, be mindful of ice on the pavements, especially if grit has been scattered, as it can burn your dog’s paws when combined with the ice which can be quite uncomfortable for them. If your dog’s paws do become sore, then you should take them to a vet to get checked over as soon as possible and apply some paw balm daily to soothe the affected area.

I hope the information in this article is useful, adopting these strategies will ensure that you and your dog can stay safe, seen, and most importantly enjoy your winter walks!

dog as it will make sure that you are easily seen by others, which is incredibly important especially when crossing roads. You could purchase a flashing collar and lead to use for walks in the dark, for extra visibility. It is also vital to keep your dog on a lead at all times when walking in the dark, as it can be dangerously easy for your dog to run away after something they’ve seen and get lost, which can be devastating.

Walking our dogs during the winter months can be difficult sometimes, less daylight hours, icy and slippery paths, and not to forget the freezing temperatures. However, it is still important to ensure that our furry friends get the right amount of exercise that they need every day, and there are precautions that we need to take to keep both ourselves and our dogs safe whist out and about during winter.

Firstly, try to plan walks during daylight hours so you can easily be seen by drivers and cyclists etc. If you cannot walk them during the day when it is still light, then you need to ensure that you take some necessary precautions beforehand. One of these includes investing in some hi-visibility clothing and accessories for yourself and your dog as it will make sure that you are easily seen by others, which is incredibly important especially when crossing roads. You could purchase a flashing collar and lead to use for walks in the dark, for extra visibility. It is also vital to keep your dog on a lead at all times when walking in the dark, as it can be dangerously easy for your dog to run away after something they’ve seen and get lost, which can be devastating.

In addition, if your dog is relatively short-haired or not very active, then it could be worth purchasing a dog coat to put on them when the temperature really starts to drop, as this will ensure that they stay warm and can enjoy their winter walks! Also, be mindful of ice on the pavements, especially if grit has been scattered, as it can burn your dog’s paws when combined with the ice which can be quite uncomfortable for them. If your dog’s paws do become sore, then you should take them to a vet to get checked over as soon as possible and apply some paw balm daily to soothe the affected area.

I hope the information in this article is useful, adopting these strategies will ensure that you and your dog can stay safe, seen, and most importantly enjoy your winter walks!

Most other dog food brands contain only prebiotics in their fibre-containing ingredients. We are different as our recipes have an added probiotic called ‘Enterococcus Faecium’. This bacterium is extremely beneficial as it flourishes in the gut and helps to eliminate harmful organisms by competing for biological resources, and binding to adhesion sites on cells that the harmful bacteria also need to survive. It is because of this that Enterococcus faecium is classed as a ‘multi-tasking’ bacterium. The addition of this probiotic in our recipes makes Vale Pet Foods a unique brand and we stand out from the rest.

 In addition, several of our fibre-rich ingredients that are included in our recipes contain natural prebiotics which help to feed the probiotics and keep the good bacteria flourishing in the digestive system. It is important to have both pre and probiotics present in your dog’s diet, as they work together to create a biologically beneficial environment in the digestive system, which in turn ensures that food is digested efficiently.

 In conclusion, when our food is consumed, it creates the perfect environment in the gut for good bacteria to thrive, break down food efficiently and prevent harmful organisms from developing and causing issues in the digestive system.

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