We are now offering late night dog grooming on Thursday nights – open until 9.30. Play and groom options available.

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Our sister company In The Raw is now offering free local delivery of raw dog and cat food for orders of 5kg +. Free delivery is to: BN11, 12, 13, 14 15 AND BN16. Order must be placed online at In the Raw. Remember that everyone at Unleashed is trained and knowledgeable about these amazing, super healthy and natural foods if you would like to discuss switching.Free dlivery

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Dogs Trust Classes at Unleashed

 
New training classes with Dogs Trust Dog School taking place at Unleashed Dog Daycare. 5 Week training courses for Puppies, Adult and Rescue dogs. For details please contact Dog School directly on 01273 466 977 or email SussexDogSchool@dogtrust.org.uk. Classes start Tuesday 12th September.
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Let your dog to try our fabulous, complete Raw Dog Food. It’s packed with amazingly healthy super foods and locally sourced, high quality human grade meat.  There is no filler, no wheat, chemicals or nasties of any kind.  Our dogs love it and are thriving on it.

As an enticement, for first time purchasers  we are offering a 5kg  mixed pack (10 x 500Gram packs) for just £15 and for the hot weather we are including two free, fabulous Fozzy’s – lickable dog yoghurt.  A saving of £8.20 The offer is for dogs, puppies and cats too!    Regular customers who buy over 5KG can pick up a free Fozzy too.

At Unleashed we have super new dogs scales so we can tell you exactly how much to feed your dog.  Everyone has been on Raw food training courses so are happy to help with information and support.  We have a full range of products including complete meals at different sizes, bones, healthy snacks.  We stock options for small dogs, large, old dogs and puppies.  We also have low purine foods for dogs with health issues.

The Nutriment Raw Food Starter Pack      

The Nutriment Raw Food Puppy Starter Pack 

The Nutriment Raw Food Cat Starter Pack ** We will need a weeks notice to supply a cat starter pack

Offer ends when the Fozzies run out!

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Getting your puppy on a raw diet is perhaps the best health investment you can make; both long and short term. It is of extreme importance to feed the correct nutrients in order to support healthy growth. 

For many, changing a puppy to a raw diet comes with questions; When can I feed a meaty bone? Why does my puppy not eat? Etc… Below we list some of the common queries our nutritional advisers at Nutriment deal with on a regular basis.

 

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HOW MUCH TO FEED?

Puppies need a lot of food! We recommend feeding 6% of their current bodyweight. This means weigh your puppy regularly.

Always bear in mind that ALL puppies are different, some need more, some less so keep a close eye how your puppy is looking. Puppies shouldn’t carry excess weight but do need to have enough fat to allow for their growth spurts. Equally don’t keep your puppy too lean – you should not be seeing ribs.

Stay flexible and don’t fall in the trap of comparing your puppy to their littermates. All puppies are individuals and will grow at their own pace and size – like with humans it’s unlikely you grew exactly the same as your sibling or parents.


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WHEN CAN I START FEEDING MY PUPPY A RAW MEATY BONE?

It’s a good idea to first let your puppy get accustomed to a raw minced diet first for a few weeks. After 2 – 3 weeks of having been fed, for example our puppy formula, start thinking of trying a chicken wing. Always supervise when you give meaty bones of any kind. Sometimes it can help to hold the wing whilst your puppy can chew it gently. It is best to follow this up with a boneless meal, for example some Beef formula.


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WHEN CAN I PUT MY PUPPY ON THE RAW ADULT FOOD?

Our puppy food is for young puppies from 6 weeks. We also have a Weaning Paste for 3-6weeks. Our puppy formula is ground finely. At around 3 months we recommend you start introducing new proteins eg Turkey formula, Beef Formula and Lamb Formula (click here for the range).

As with any change, do it slowly – mix some of the Puppy food with the food you are introducing initially.


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MY PUPPY ISN’T EATING?

This generally can happen when puppies are teething, self regulating or going through hormonal changes.

When puppies are teething it can be a good idea to offer food a little sloppier by adding luke warm water to the food. This also releases the smells and flavours more without cooking away any nutrients.

If your puppy is in the phase of needing to really chomp then offering food frozen in a stuffable toy is a brilliant way to feed. Another idea is to make to make bone broth from our marrow bones and soak an old tea towel in it, wring it out, tie a knot, freeze and serve frozen – so they can mouth it, cooling their gums.

Self-regulating; many dogs will start to self-regulate around 5-6 months. This is when you will want to drop 3 meals times to 2. Many will indicate this by not eating a third meal.

Finally all dogs go through hormonal changes; for bitches this is around the 6 months and for dogs around 8th months. It’s quite common for dogs to go off their food during this age. You can make food a bit more appealing with a little bone broth (we have recipes here).

Read our “Fussy Eaters” article with further hints and tips.


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WHEN TO REDUCE FOOD?

Once your puppy is no longer growing in height that’s when you slowly reduce the food and start feeding your puppy as an adult, which is around 2-3%.

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Just a reminder that normal day care is closed. We do have one or two spaces with the hotel residents if you need care.Just let us know so we can make the reservation for youBank holiday closed

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At Unleashed we want to make sure we stock the best. Some of the care team went to visit Wolf Tucker raw dog food and were very IMPRESSED. It’s based in Chichester, uses all local produce and is absolutely top 18010792_1399266003493643_7401239298377266670_ngrade for your dog. All the day care team have been on training courses about whole raw meals so don’t hesitate to test them. We are stocking this food because our dogs love it and it is the best you can feed your dog!

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Raw Food for Dogs FAQ

What is the Raw Food Diet (BARF)

Our BARF recipes, (Biologically, Appropriate Raw Food) are painstakingly prepared meals consisting of top drawer meats, veg and minerals, meticulously mixed to accurately replicate what your pet might have eaten in the wild, and what your domestic carnivore is meant to thrive on today!

Raw, unlike their cooked or over-processed rivals, provides extra nutritious goodness, enhanced vitality and stamina and a natural shield against all manner of unfortunate afflictions.

What are the benefits of Raw Food

BENEFITS OUR CUSTOMERS MOST COMMONLY LIST:

  • better overall health
  • better digestion and less digestive upsets such as colitis, runny stools
  • fewer and better formed stools
  • better smelling breath, less tartar, cleaner teeth
  • glossier coats
  • more stamina
  • no itchiness
  • food enjoyment
  • a calmer, yet more focused, nature

As many of us have long suspected, nature tends to always know best

Is a Raw  Food diet more expensive?

It costs about £1.50 per day to feed a 25kg dog*. With a healthier pet, trips to the vet will be reduced too. The variety of package sizes at Unleashed allows you to pick the most economical size for your dog.

 

How much should I feed my dog or puppy? 

Variable factors like lifestyle, appetite and temperament can all impact on a pet’s eventual weight, which is why there’s no substitute for knowing one’s pet. We recommend that a healthy dog should have a natural waist and that you should be able to feel (but not see) its ribcage.

 

As a rule of thumb, an adult dog should eat around 2-3% of its ideal body weight per day (e.g. a 10kg dog should eat roughly 200g of food per day).

At about 8 weeks of age puppies will need approximately 5-6% of their body weight per day, spread across 3-4 meals. This will be required until the puppy reaches around 6 months of age. At this point you may wish to reduce the number of meals to two, until they have reached maturity and are well placed to switch to the recommended adult diet.

 

 

How do I transition to the Raw Food Diet

There are two schools of thought.  The first is to have a final kibble meal in the evening and then start directly onto the Raw Food in the morning.  It is very rare that a dog does not love it straight away. Because it is very natural and easy to digest your dog will soon adapt to the food.  You will soon notice that your dog’s stools are drier. Keep an eye out for constipation in the first few weeks or so until your dog’s system adjusts.

 

If your dog seems to struggle with the transition we recommend Initially starting your dog on one protein source for a three week period. This allows your dog’s digestive system to adapt and makes it easier to spot if your dog has a particular intolerance to a certain protein. Ensure over time you introduce a range of different proteins to your dog to maintain variety in their diet.

 

Easing your pet in to a high protein raw meat and bone diet is easy and convenient. Simply follow the steps below:

  • Day 1– Substitute a spoonful of kibble (or high carbohydrate, wet processed food) for a spoonful of raw diet. The spoon size will depend on the size of dog or cat. For example, a teaspoon for a toy breed dog and a tablespoon for a large breed dog.
  • Day 2 Onwards– Each subsequent day substitute slightly more of the diet until full transition is achieved.

Things worth noting;

  • If your pet has a loose stool at any stage, we recommend reducing the amount of raw food for three days to stabilise the stool prior returning to increasing the raw food levels. If your pet is elderly or dealing with any complex chronic disease e.g. end stage cancers, animals on antacids or high levels of immune-suppressive drug therapy, then we would recommend you get expert help prior to beginning the transition to a raw diet.
  • For the first month of feeding raw, digestive enzymes and probiotics can be added to the diet for dogs or cats that have any dietary issues or that have been prone to diarrhoea or constipation.

 

Should I feed kibble as well as raw food? 

We do not advocate feeding pets a diet of both raw food and processed kibble on an ongoing basis. This is due to the differing ways and speed the diets are digested (see above), which in turn will compromise your pet’s digestion. If you feed a high carbohydrate food (kibble) alongside a high protein diet, any excess calories will be readily converted to fat and thus can lead to obesity.

 

Kibble is not necessary in either a cat’s or dog’s diet. In nature both dogs and cats get variety in the texture of their food components and have a means of maintaining healthier teeth. This variety in texture is not however achieved with starchy, grain based kibble, but with crunching and chewing on raw meaty bones, as nature intended.

Are bones dangerous for my dog to eat?

The simple answer is no, provided they haven’t been cooked first. You should never feed your dog cooked bones as this makes them brittle and therefore sharp which potentially could cause serious damage to the gut. Dogs need to learn how to chew bones. Chewing on raw bones also helps to clean a dog’s teeth. It is important when giving your dog anything to chew that you select an appropriate sized bone according to the size of your dog. You must supervise your dog to ensure no problems occur. Do not allow your dog to eat bones which have dried out as these can also splinter like cooked bones and become dangerous.

 

When feeding bones, remember the three S’s

Supervise – Always supervise your pet when feeding bones.

Separate – If you have a multi-dog household separate them when feeding bones to avoid fights.

Size – You may initially have to teach your pet to eat bones, especially if they like to gulp   their food. Start with a bone larger than the size of your pet’s head to ensure it can’t   be swallowed e.g. a cow femur (knuckle end) for giant breeds.

 

How should I handle Raw Dogfoods?

As with handling any raw meat and before you touch anything else, you should ensure that your hands are washed with soap and water. Clean any juice spills to ensure safety for both you and your pets. Do not allow cross-contamination between surfaces of raw food and cooked meats. Always make sure that your pet’s bowl is washed clean before and after each meal.

 

Do I need to cook Raw Food before I feed it to my pet?

No! Our raw food should be served raw, as nature intended, preventing the loss of nutrients. Further more, cooking the food means you will be cooking the bone contained in the recipe, which even though it has been ground and minced, may cause even small fragments to become brittle or sharp.

How do I introduce raw treats & bones?

For any dog or cat that has never eaten raw meat before, we recommend allowing a month to adjust to their new diet before introducing any additional bones. The reason for this is to allow the gut to stabilise and adapt to handling the breakdown of bone in their new raw meat and bone diet. Excessive bone in their diet can lead to constipation.

Dogs must learn how to chew bones. When introducing a bone to an adult dog that has never learnt how to handle carcasses it is better to give a bone with sinew and fascia attached in larger pieces that cannot be swallowed whole e.g. play bones. The dogs learn to use their back crushing teeth to break down the bone before swallowing. We advise avoiding small chicken wings for larger dogs until they have learnt to handle bone correctly to avoid them attempting to swallow the bones whole.

 

Enjoy a healthier, happier dog!

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