When changing your dog’s food always do so gradually by replacing a little of the current food with Walker & Drake, and increase the proportion over a two week period until Walker & Drake is the only food offered. Remember to always weigh your dog food portions, cold pressed food is naturally more dense than extruded kibble so it is easy to overfeed your pooch.
Getting fussy eaters onto a new food can sometimes be a problem. Here are a few tips to help you along the way. 1. Don’t be bossed by the dog! 2. Let’s assume your dog is happy and healthy? If not check with your vet before changing foods. 3. Transition slowly from the old food to the new food. Dogs often don’t like a change to their routine. 4. Try adding warm water and making the food into a porridge like consistency. Sometimes the novelty of a change in texture can work wonders. 5. Remove the food. If your dog refuses to eat the new food, remove the bowl after 15 minutes and try again several hours later. 6. Exercise – make sure your dog is well exercised, a tired dog is a hungry dog! 7. No table scraps or human meals!
By it’s very design cold pressed food creates a great quality poop! Sorry, it had to be said!Because the fibre content is quite high and that fibre is natural (as opposed to extruded food where much of the fibre and goodness is lost due to the manufacturing process), it promotes some great gut action. The plant fibres are really important as they allow water to be absorbed into the large intestine and make the poop more mobile and easier to pass.The result is you will find a poop that is easy to pick up and you will often have plenty of it! This might take some of you raw feeders by surprise! Just relate this to humans, we only need to look at vegetarians, vegans and people who follow a predominantly plant based diet, the volume of their stools is far higher than a person who is a committed carnivore!
Yes, Walker & Drake is a complete nutrition dog food. If your dog is a worker you may have to feed it slightly more than a dog that is less active. Check the feeding guide for daily amounts. Remember to always weigh your dog food portions, cold pressed food is naturally more dense than extruded kibble so it is easy to overfeed your pooch.
No, all the meat/protein elements are cooked and dried before blending with the other ingredients. The majority of vegetables are raw but dried and either flaked or ground before blending and pressing.
Walker & Drake cold pressed should always stored in a cool dry location away from direct light.DO NOT STORE IN AN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER. Our bags have tiny perforations in them to allow the food to breath.
While the general technique of making it is the same that can’t be said of recipes. At Walker & Drake we have developed our own recipe with good meat content and great mix of vegetables and botanicals. Specifically, our recipe is great for ease of digestion and joint care.
We use DPD as our delivery partner for orders of our food and 98% of deliveries are made next working day (Mon-Fri). If you place your order before midday on a weekday you are likely to receive your order the next day (Mon-Fri). DPD do not generally deliver on weekends. DPD will text you when your delivery is due, you can then manage your delivery preferences if required. For smaller orders you can chose a Royal Mail 48 hour service. For sample pack deliveries we use Royal Mail – deliveries can take 2-5 working days. Find out more here https://www.walkeranddrake.com/pages/delivery-details
Yes, but we can only accept returns of unopened and undamaged bags of our food and within 14 days of delivery. If you return the bag(s) back to us you must pay for the delivery. We will refund you on receipt minus a 10% administration fee.
We sometimes get ask why we use chicken oil in our Duck and Ocean Fish recipes when a customer has a dog with a chicken intolerance. Chicken oil does not exhibit the same properties, and should not be confused with chicken protein (meat). As it is primarily the protein fraction of the antigen causing the allergy issue, the fats and oils used in pet food no matter of their origin do not carry antigen proteins. This is a common misconception, but should allow you to use our food.
We manufacture our food with a best before date of 9 months so by the time a customer receives it there is usually at least 8 months of that time remaining. If stored in a cool dark place and NOT in an airtight container it should last fine opened for most of that time period. In our homes we decant some into a container with a flip top lid so it does not create an airtight seal. The rest we just keep in a cupboard, still in the bag and roll the top of the bag over. Our bags have tiny perforations down the sides to let them breathe a bit.
They are about the size of a 50 pence coin and shaped like a dog paw. They can be fed in one piece and are also soft enough to break into smaller pieces and used as a training treat.
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