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Specialist Dog Food That’s Worth its Weight in Gold

Award-winning pet food company Burns Pet Nutrition has scooped first prize at the Your Dog Magazine Awards for their tasty and healthy Weight Control range, with a highly commended in a separate category for their Hand Cooked Wet Food range.

Winning best specialist food, the Weight Control range has been specially formulated with wholegrain oats, peas, seaweed and yummy chicken. This popular hypoallergenic food is high in fibre, low in calories and provides a steady release of energy to help dogs feel fuller for longer.

Burns is on a mission to end the current obesity crisis many veterinary professionals have seen increase over the last few years. According to PDSA, the well-respected UK veterinary charity, it is believed that over half of all pets in the UK are overweight or obese. In a survey of veterinary professionals, most UK vets identified obesity as one of the top five welfare issues of the UK dog population.

It’s believed to be an issue that has grown significantly over the last two years, but staggeringly, only 26% of UK dog owners can identify a possible weight issue with their pets. This means that the growing size of our pets is setting a new, worrying norm for pet waistlines, and one that’s making it impossible to identify what a healthy weight actually looks like.

Burns Weight Control range

The weight control range, and all of the award-winning food from Burns, was created by Veterinary Surgeon John Burns back in the early 90s, and since then, Burns has released a variety of healthy and hypoallergenic pet food ranges, all using a single source of high quality protein, and hand selected ingredients that are as healthy, wholesome and sustainable as possible.

With the beginning of the year being the optimal time to start a healthier lifestyle, and many of our dogs still carrying that extra lockdown weight, Burns Pet Nutrition’s Weight Control Range offers a great solution to owners who are worried about their oversized dogs.

Dog being fedAlongside the Weight Control range, Burns also offers a low calorie treat for dogs who are always looking for a little extra throughout the day. Burns Bites were developed by veterinary surgeon John Burns as a delicious and healthy alternative to unhealthy snacking. An ideal occasional accompaniment to the Weight Control food, Burns Oatie Bites are low in fat, high in fibre, and contain a selection of healthy ingredients such as oats, chamomile and apple, designed to give dogs a nutritional boost and make them feel fuller for longer.

Their highly commended achievement from the Your Dog Magazine awards was awarded to their most sustainable food to date; their new and improved wet food range. This tasty and healthy wet food is hand cooked in Wales and made with responsibly sourced ingredients from British and Irish farms. Recently relaunched, this food is now available in a new and improved recyclable tray and has been developed in several tasty varieties, such as wild fish, organic chicken, free range egg, and lamb. It’s suitable for adult and senior dogs of any breed, and perfect for even the most sensitive digestion.

Sensitive digestion, Itchy skin, and bad odours could likely mean that a dog has an intolerance to certain ingredients, and just as the Burns Weight Control food is designed for weight loss, their Sensitive range is tailored for dogs with sensitive digestion and allergies.

Burns Weight Control dog foodBurns Sensitive is a high quality, hypoallergenic dog food range formulated without ingredients that commonly cause intolerances and allergies, such as artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, as well as wheat, soya and dairy. This sensitive diet naturally helps to maintain a healthy coat, skin and digestion, while still being lipsmackingly tasty and full of wholesome goodness. Available in several gentle and delicious varieties, this range can get even the most sensitive tails wagging for dinner time.

Burns also has a grain free diet made exclusively for dogs who are extra sensitive to grains such as brown rice. Burns signature grain free dog food was carefully crafted without grain, gluten and dairy. Inspired by popular demand, the Burns healthy and wholesome grain free diet is made with natural ingredients and novel carbohydrates, such as buckwheat and potato.
Alongside their specialist food offering, Burns also supports owners with dietary related queries through their online nutritional advice hub, and informative online articles. A pioneering pet food brand, Burns has been at the forefront of the healthy pet food market since the company was founded by veterinary surgeon John Burns in 1993. They specialise in using simple, healthy and wholesome ingredients to create award-winning recipes that pets love.

With the creation of their Original Chicken and Rice recipe almost 30 years ago, they’ve released a variety of healthy and hypoallergenic pet food ranges, all using a single protein source and ingredients that are as healthy, wholesome and sustainable as possible. Since their humble beginnings, they’ve won numerous awards, sold over 2 billion bowls of healthy and wholesome pet food to date and have continued to support shelters, charities and community projects across the UK by donating a large portion of their profits every year.


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