Archive for February, 2014

  • 25
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in Burns Pet Nutrition

Burns awards

Burns afficianados may be aware that Burns recently received several accolades from the readership of Your Dog magazine.  The company hoovered up the awards for Best Dry Food, Best Moist food and Best Specialised Food. They have pride of place alongside the Powell Dyffryn Cup, awarded for best leeks at Kidwelly Horticultural Show.  Oh I […]

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  • 25
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in Pet health and Nutrition

Dog nutrition

Adam Henson on Countryfile the other night interviewed a dog trainer (whose name I missed) about dog nutrition.  I didn’t agree with everything which was said but it was still a welcome change from the nonsense broadcast in the film “The Truth about Pet Food” on Channel 5 recently.  On that note, my comments which […]

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  • 21
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in environment - Tagged

Kellogg’s and palm oil

  The Guardian newspaper notes that Kellogg food group has “caved in” to public pressure and agreed to buy palm oil only from suppliers who actively protect rainforests and show respect for human rights. I can claim a small share of that public pressure as I signed the online petition organised by a campaigning group […]

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  • 21
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in Pet health and Nutrition

Do dogs really understand us?

A study published by Hungarian researchers in the journal Current Biology suggests that the brains of dogs react to sounds in the same way as humans.  The dogs were trained to lie still in an MRI scanner which detected that the parts of the brain which reacted to voices were the same in dogs as humans.  […]

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  • 05
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in Pet health and Nutrition

Dogs and wolves

Are dogs just domesticated wolves?  Chris Packham’s TV programme “Inside the Animal Mind ” the other night came up with some intersting findings. He demonstrated how dogs use vision as well as their sense of smell, whereas wolves rely much less on sight and depend more on their sense of smell to find food.  Dr […]

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  • 05
  • Feb
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Article by John Burns
Posted in Pet health and Nutrition

PDSA Animal Welfare (PAW) 2013 Report

The third annual PDSA PAW report makes for interesting reading, not all of it reassuring. The percentage of dogs having daily off-the-lead exercise has decreased from 73% in 2011 to 66% in 2013. Only 17% of dog owners take into account body shape before deciding how much to feed. (For cats the figure is 5%)  […]

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