Dogs

Feeding your Dog

There are numerous foods available for dogs and sometimes it is difficult to know what is best for your four legged friend. Here at Burgess we only make foods that are healthy and contain the best of ingredients to make sure your dog stays happy and healthy.

Quick Tip

Dogs will love to play with other friendly dogs and will require lots of love and attention from their owners, socialising them at an early age is very important.

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We would always recommend that you purchase the best possible food within your own budget and to make this a simple choice we have two brands of dog food.

Burgess Wholesome Dog

As well as being Supatasty, Burgess Wholesome Dog is also great value, and contains all the vitamins, minerals and nutrition your dog needs. We have products for every life stage, as well as a tasty range of recipes including delicious Beef and Chicken. We even make a product which is made exclusively for Greyhounds and Lurchers, so we really do have a product for every dog.

Burgess Sensitive

Burgess Sensitive is great for all dogs, but is particularly suited to those with a sensitive digestive system as the recipes are free from the usual ingredients that can upset your pet’s stomach.   The recipes contain just simple, high quality ingredients like tasty British Turkey, Scottish Salmon and British Lamb.

Did you know?

Dogs are incredibly sociable. They are capable of forming relationships with other dogs and can also form strong bonds with humans.

Did you know?

Dogs can become extremely ill after eating chocolate due to an ingredient called thembromine.

Feeding Notes for When Your Dog is a Puppy

Introduce Burgess Wholesome Dog or Burgess Sensitive in the early days gradually over a week, by mashing a little down with hot water to create a paste and cooling to room temperature.  Gradually add less water until your puppy is eating the dry kibbles.

If your puppy is already eating dry food, transition them slowly, over the course of a week, by gradually mixing in more of the new kibbles until the puppy is just eating the new food.  This should help prevent unwanted upset stomachs.

Always feed to appetite but reduce the amount if your puppy becomes overweight. Increase food levels according to growth but on average your puppy will need 4 meals a day at 6 weeks, reducing down to 3-4 at 3 months, 2-3 a day at 6 months and 2 a day at 12 months.

Different breeds and sizes mature at different ages but we recommend that by 12 months you can change to an adult product, however, if in doubt please check with your vet.

Always ensure your dog has plenty of clean fresh drinking water, available at all times. When changing your dog’s diet introduce the new food gradually over 5-7 days, until it completely replaces the old food

Feeding Notes for When Your Dog is an Adult

When starting to feed Burgess Wholesome Dog or Burgess Sensitive, it’s best to do so slowly by gradually replacing the old food over 5 to 7 days. The amount of food any dog needs varies according to its breed, size and level of activity. All the packs carry detailed feeding instructions.
However, as a guide, feed at a rate of 90g per 5kg of body weight (3oz per 10lb) or, if your dog is over 32kg (70lb) at a rate of 70g per 5kg (2.5oz per 10lb). Lactating bitches may eat up to three times as much as the indicated serving.

We recommend when feeding a complete dry food, to serve the daily requirement in two or more meals, especially if feeding dry. It’s important not to over feed your dog, particularly if feeding household scraps or treat items.  Treat items should be taken into consideration when working out portion sizes.   Fresh clean water should always be available for your dog and something hard, such as bone or chews, should be given on a regular basis to help keep teeth clean.

To help you find the right food for your pet have a look at our product range.

Alternatively you can call our free consumer care line on 0800 413 969 between 9am and 5pm, where our dedicated team of pet experts will help you make the right choice.

If you should have any concerns about the health of your dog, always consult a vet

Quick Tip

A dog will invite you to play by crouching on its forelimbs and will bark and wag its tail, this is called the 'play bow'.

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Have a question?

If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.

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