Nutrition & Advice

Canine & Feline Nutrition Advice 


Ness Bird is a registered veterinary nurse, and holder of the Certificate in Canine and Feline 
Veterinary Health Nutrition. After 15 years practical experience as a veterinary practice nurse, 
NVQ assessor and technical writer, and over 13 years experience at Arden Grange, Ness has 
an in-depth knowledge of the practical aspects of feeding dogs and cats. She and the team 
are always happy to help provide guidance should you have any queries, and we can help 
with a very wide range of topics.

Although we have an extensive library of fact sheets, individual circumstances and needs 
can be very variable. Completing our questionnaire will help us to provide a tailored response. 


Here are just a few of the many subjects we can offer help with:

What to feed (e.g. when to change from a growth diet to adult food, or from adult to senior/light, 
and which of the Arden Grange treats are suitable for puppies or kittens).

How to make the change to Arden Grange from another dry food brand or from fresh food, and
how to transition from one Arden Grange product to another.

How much to feed / how frequently to feed.

Helping dogs and cats with sensitive skin and / or a delicate digestion (especially those passing 
loose, inconsistent or excessive stools).

Nutrient, ingredient, manufacturing and storage queries (e.g. meat source queries and the shelf 

Diet & behaviour queries (e.g. whether high protein diets cause hyperactivity in dogs).


Seek your vet's advice first

If your cat or dog is unwell, we always recommend that you seek your vet's advice first. We do not 
supply prescription diets, and whilst our recipes may be beneficial to many animals, we must highlight
that they are not a substitute for veterinary intervention in the case of a sick animal. We are however 
very happy to liaise with your vet and offer guidance (if safe and appropriate to do so) in the event of 
your pet suffering from a nutritionally responsive medical condition. 





Whilst every effort will be made to assist as quickly as possible, please be aware that a response may take up to 3 working days. Please address urgent enquiries to enquiries@ardengrange.com or call us on 01273 833390 (option 3). 



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Whilst every effort will be made to assist as quickly as possible, please be aware that a response may take up to 3 working days. Please address urgent enquiries to enquiries@ardengrange.com or call us on 01273 833390 (option 3). 





Canine and feline obesity in the UK is now a pressing issue. Arden Grange are committed to reducing

pet obesity and are proud to announce the launch of our Diet Club. 


Why?

UK pet obesity is steadily on the rise and many dog and cat owners are receiving slapped wrists from their veterinary practice because of this. It is entirely preventable and Arden Grange are here to help.

The PDSA found that 5.7 million UK pets are fed treats daily, often including crisps, cakes, chips and even chocolate which is highly toxic to dogs and can be fatal! Furthermore, 2.4 million dogs and 1.5 million cats are fed table scraps and leftovers as their main meal, as opposed to a suitable pet food, providing them with crucial nutrients. Here at Arden Grange we understand the damaging effects this can have on cats and dogs. Like us, if our pets snack frequently and rarely exercise, their weight quickly increases which often comes hand in hand with health implications.

How?

Joining our Diet Club entitles you to free specialised and personalised advice from our registered Veterinary Nurse and holder of the Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Health Nutrition, Ness Bird.

With over 25 years of experience, Ness will be with you every step of the way, ensuring the necessary steps are taken to get your pet back down to their ideal weight. After an initial assessment, Ness will formulate a plan, taking into consideration the required food and portion size needed for your pet. You'll receive valuable information about nutrition and diet to help your pet lose weight. In addition to this, your pet will receive certificates of achievement for reaching milestones in their weight loss journey and will have a chance to feature on Arden Grange's social media to celebrate their progress.

At Arden Grange, we recognise the importance of tackling the growing issue of pet obesity, so there is no cost to join the Diet Club. Whether you have been advised to make changes by your veterinary practice, or have noticed weight gain in your pet unprompted, we want to help.


Canine nutrition



Whilst we always welcome your questions via our contact form, you may find this section particularly useful outside of normal office hours. 

Here you can access our fact sheet library (which is full of interesting diet related articles – covering a wide array of topics ranging from choosing a suitable diet to managing certain nutritionally responsive conditions), our guide for new puppy owners, FAQs & answers and information about our products for dogs.




Feline nutrition



Whilst we always welcome your questions via our contact form, you may find this section particularly useful outside of normal office hours. 

Here you can access our fact sheet library (which is full of interesting diet related articles – covering a wide array of topics ranging from choosing a suitable diet to managing certain nutritionally responsive conditions), our guide for new kitten owners, FAQs & Answers and information about our products for cats.



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