Real Good Food

Putting our minds at ease about DCM and grain-free diets

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Co-founder, Dave, talks about a recent FDA report on grain-free diets for dogs and how Butternut plans to move forward with the facts.

The Butternut Customer Experience Recently

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A note to our customers from co-founder Kevin Glynn

Small Changes, Big Impact: Our Pouches

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A few words about our new pouches.

Why it's impawtant to #ReadTheLabel

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We de-mystify some confusing terms that can end up in your dog's bowl

A word about 'home-cooked'

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A word about a recent ASA ruling, growing up and moving away from saying 'home-cooked'.

Love at first bite? Transitioning your dog to natural food

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How to transition your dog from dry food to natural food

Does my dog drink enough?

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Today we're chatting a little bit about the good stuff; H20!

Top Tips For Keeping Your Canine Cool

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Summer heat can also cause plenty of problems for our dogs. In this article, Butternut's own vet gives us the info needed to make sure that our dogs stay safe in the sun.

Feed Your Way To A Healthy Heart

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Maintaining good heart health in dogs is incredibly important! In this article, you'll discover how feeding your dog good food leads to a good heart.

What Is Alabama Rot?

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Alabama rot can be deadly for dogs. But what is Alabama rot? What exactly does it do? And how can you prevent your dog from getting it?

Obesity in dogs

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New research shows that up to half of the UK's dogs are overweight or obese. In this article our in-house vet explains why this obesity is so bad and how you can prevent it.

Lean green doggy machines

No, we’re not talking about Conor McGregor. We’re talking about all the super green foods in your dog’s Butternut Box. Here's why it's so important for your dog to eat greens.

What’s In Your Dog Food?

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Ever wondered what all those labels on your dog's food mean? Wonder no longer! Join our in-house vet as she explains what goes into the average packet of dog food.

The Different Food Needed For Large Breed Puppies

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As puppies develop, their rates of growth, metabolism and bone development vary depending on their breed. This means that different breeds need different food.

Showing Love To Your Puppies

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There’s lots to think about when becoming a pet-parent to these small fluff-balls of perfection. In this article, we take a look at the best ways to show love to your puppies.

Human Treats That Are Poisonous For Dogs

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They may be tasty for us, but there are plenty of human foods that are toxic for dogs. From grapes to macadamias and everything in between, these treats aren't for dogs.

The Problem With Feeding Processed Dog Food

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Dog foods are highly processed, but the issue is with the procedures used and their consequences. But what exactly are problems with processing? Let's find out.

Leptospirosis: What you need to know

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Some insight into Lepto, to help you keep your pooch healthy!

What is a ‘restricted’ diet?

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A ‘less is more’ approach is sometimes thought to be beneficial for dogs, but we must not compromise on nutrition

All about Preservatives

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How preservatives are used in dog food

Food and Behaviour in dogs

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Could food be partly responsible for your dogs’ bad behaviour?

Vegetarian and Vegan diets for dogs


The lifestyle being considered for pets

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It may be difficult for some owners to admit that their dog is obese; because you guessed it, it’s probably their fault!

Sweet Potato: Superfood for Thought

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The revolution behind this delicious vegetable goes beyond fries and mash.

Why do dogs eat their poop?


Scientifically known as ‘coprophagia’, this phenomenon is surprisingly common in the animal kingdom.

How much should I be feeding my dog?

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Have a sneaky suspicion that you are not feeding your loved one the right amount?