5 Reasons to feed your dog vegetables

In the last few years, healthy eating has reached all new heights. Its impossible to log onto your social media without being bombarded with images of clean eating jumping out at you, urging you to eat your greens and put down that carrot cake (apparently it doesn’t count as one of your five a day!) […]

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs

What is it: The pancreas produces insulin, which regulates the body’s blood sugar levels, and digestive enzymes, which aid in the digestion of starches, fats, and proteins in an animal’s diet. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, develops when the pancreas fails to produce enough of these digestive enzymes. Both environmental and genetic factors are believed to cause […]

Get Fit With Your Dog

  Getting in shape is hard… But sometimes there is no better motivator than your furry friend. They seem to have boundless energy so are always up for a walk, and if you feel the need to snack, they are more than happy to distract you by sitting on you or getting belly rubs for […]

Christmas Safety Tips for Pets

We all love Christmas. It is a magical time of year between all the yummy food, great gifts and wonderful company. But there is always the potential for trouble, especially if puppies and kittens are involved. Follow our simple tips to ensure that everyone in the family has a happy (and safe!) Christmas.   General […]

Dangerous Christmas Plants and Foods

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but there are always hidden dangers for our four legged friends. Here is our Soopa handy guide to dangerous foods and plants to be mindful of this holiday season.We don’t mean to scare you, but it always good to know what you can and can’t feed […]

Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. They also contain the following important nutrients: 1. Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free […]

Micro-chipping – FAQs

I’m sure you’re aware by now of the new legislation that requires all dogs to be micro-chipped and their correct details registered by April 1 2016. Soopa is 100% behind this legislation as it really is the cheapest, easiest way to reunite pets and their families should should something happen. The Minister for Agriculture, Food […]

Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are listed as one of the healthiest foods in the world due to their high content of nutrients and antioxidants. 50 grams of cranberries only contains 25 calories so they guilt free too. Cranberries have been linked to lower risks of developing urinary tract infections, prevention of some cancers, improved immune function and decreased […]

Benefits of Carrots

As a kid you were probably told to “eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes”. We have also known carrots are healthy and good for us, and it is the exact same thing for dogs. Carrots are crunchy and naturally sweet, making them a favourite snack among dogs. This vegetable offers several health […]