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    Our Blog — Dog supplements

    Happy 1st Birthday Buddy & Lola!

    Happy 1st Birthday Buddy & Lola!

    When the happy birthday song is the only thing standing in between us and our cake! Happy 1st Birthday Buddy & Lola! We celebrated in style with balloons, candles and a cake!

     

     

    12 months ago we launched a little business out into the world dedicated to the conscientious care of dogs called Buddy & Lola. We had an idea (and a hope) of what it could become, but really no idea of what it would become. 12 months on we hear from happy customers every single day about how Buddy & Lola products are making a difference to dogs and their owners all over the US. Having been so well-received stateside we’re now going back to our roots and expanding into the UK market – eek – we’re so excited! We’re also expanding our product range – brand new ‘treats with benefits’ in super cute pouches (just like our Probiotic Treat Pouches) coming in May – watch this space!

    BUDDY AND LOLA 1ST BIRTHDAY

    We’re eternally grateful to all of you who have supported us through buying one of our products, those of you who continue to shop with us and act as our brand ambassadors and all of our followers and fans on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    The year has flown by, it went so fast. But we’ve had fun; it’s truly been a blast! It’s been a very exciting year full of joy, love and fun and we hope you’ll join us and give us a ‘like’ as we turn one!

    Lots of love from the whole gang at Buddy & Lola - Love them like family, treat them like family.

    PS. We had such an awesome birthday party!

    It’s a Dog’s Life !

    It’s a Dog’s Life !

    Animals living “in the wild” naturally have much higher activity levels.  After all, they have to find their own food.  Our pet dogs, however, may spend much of their day lazing about as they don’t have to hunt and catch their own food and they don’t have to escape predators.  But, of course, this was the life of the ancestors of our pet dogs and they still have those survival instincts and problem-solving ability which will come to the forefront in working dogs in particular. 

     Dogs living with us in our homes may get regular walks and play time but our busy modern lifestyles mean that we cannot always be there to provide mental stimulation.  Sometimes, this can lead to unwanted behaviors – such as chewing, barking or digging or even obsessive tail chasing or licking – simply due to boredom.

     You can help to keep your dog busy and happy and here’s some of our favorite ideas.

     BUDDY AND LOLA HEALTHY DOG TREATS

    • First, make sure they get plenty of walks (all that exercise is good for you too don’t forget) - a tired dog is a happy dog.
    • Hide their food to make them work for it.  Stuff food into toys, divide meals into separate spots around the house, or even scatter dry food out in the garden. You can also buy high-tech feeding devices that release just a little food at a time.
    • Of course, there are lots of interactive puzzle-type toys on the market too that will help your dog use all their problem-solving skills to get to that treat.
    • Give them something to really get their teeth into – instead of your furniture – check out the options at your local pet store – from natural ram horns or antlers to strong nylon toys.
    • Make sure they have the opportunity to be social with other dogs, ideally off-leash at the dog park.
    • Best of all, spend time with your dog.  Spend some quality time every day on teaching your dog a new trick, play tug-of-war or a simple game of fetch.  Why not check out local classes – Agility, Flyball and more.
    • Dogs are smarter than we think – the only limitation is your imagination!

    Making sense of supplements for your dog

    Making sense of supplements for your dog

    There are a number of different things that your dog needs to stay healthy, and it is important that you know what they are. With all of the different types of supplements for dogs, it can be difficult choosing the right ones to give your canine companion. Buddy & Lola aims to make the process of finding and choosing which supplements your dog can really benefit from easy. After all, they could extend the life of your pet by keeping it extra healthy.

    Supplements for your dog