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New Dogs on the Block

Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

You don't have to be barking mad to work at Burns, but it certainly helps. In recent months the team have gone gaga for pets with new arrivals spreading their paws across most departments. From Gregory the Border Collie cross to Charlie the Cavachon, discover the latest dogs (and cats) on the block at Burns:


12 week year old Charlie the Cavachon hasn’t taken long to mark his territory. The little scamp has been having a turf war with the family cat. Charlie is willing to share but the car is having none of it. You can’t live with ‘em..


When Oscar came to visit the office we thought there must have been an emergency as half of the office disappeared. Thankfully it turned out to be a cute emergency- just look at his little face! Although, judging by the size of his paws at 8 weeks, he’s not going to stay little for very long.

Squeaky and Phoebe

In the feline department we have Squeaky and Phoebe. These kittens may look like butter wouldn't melt, but they don't half get up to some mischief when the parents are away.


Gregory belongs to the big cheese John Burns himself. 9 months after John's daughter had a litter of puppies, Gregory was still waiting to be snapped up.

And as luck would have it, John Burns decided to take a chance on the loveable mutt. As far as dogs are concerned, Gregory has hit the jackpot. What dog wouldn't love an owner in posession of a warehouse full of tasty dog food? We're almost jealous. 


And last but not least we have rescue girl Amber who is a Staffie Shar Pei. Our nutritionist Laura got her when she was 7 months old and now Amber is almost 1. Energetic and clever, Amber is a bit of a challenge but Laura has already noticed improvements and plans to write future blogs on Amber's progress. Watch this space! 

Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time but it can also be nerve wracking as naturally you will want to do what is best for your prized pooch! Here are a few tips from the Burns Nutritionists for bring home your new puppy:

  • It's important to find out which food your puppy is eating and how much food they have before you get them so you can stick to this routine whilst they are settling in 
  • When you are ready to wean them over to their new food this should be done gradually over 10-14 days by mixing the Burns food in alongside their current food. Take out a quarter of their previous food and add in a quarter of the Burns food and stay at this level for a few days before moving to 50/50 and doing the same again etc
  • For puppies 6 months and under we recommend feeding them 3 times day, but the total amount of food over the day is also important
  • You will probably also need to adjust their feeding amounts when moving to Burns- this should be done gradually
  • There is a feeding guide on the back of the bag and we base their feeding amount on their current weight but if you do need any help don’t hesitate to contact our nutrition team!
  • Introduce any new treats one at a time so you can make sure they suit your puppy. If you do give any treats please reduce their feeding amounts to account for them.

That’s all for now but keep checking back for updates on how our new arrivals are getting on at Burns HQ.

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