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TV Chef Teams Up With Direct Line To Launch K9 Cafe

UK Dog News

Direct Line Pet Insurance has teamed up with James Martin and vet Marc Abraham, to launch four brand new cooking films with a twist.

The four videos see the duo turning their hands to some canine cordon bleu, to showcase a range of expertly-crafted recipes for dog owners and their dogs. The show’s very own four-legged experts are then invited to sample the results once the recipe is complete.

Dog–related topics such as best practice and harmful food types are discussed in the films, giving owners the opportunity to learn about their dog’s nutritional needs whilst promoting responsible dog ownership.

This more pawsitive take on dog nutrition, comes as new research published by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that one in five pet owners worry about whether they are feeding their dogs the right things.

A third of those surveyed (31 per cent) were concerned about their dog’s diet, 68 per cent of whom were worried their pets were not getting the right nutrition. With many foods often associated with good health for humans such as raisins, grapes or onions being potentially lethal to dogs, ‘K9 Cafe’ educates dog owners on exactly what they should and shouldn’t feed their pets.

Vet and Animal Nutritionist Marc Abraham, commented: “It’s very important that pet owners pay attention to their dog’s health needs, particularly with regards to nutrition. Owners may think they’re being kind giving their dog leftovers, but this could have a detrimental impact on their pet’s health if the wrong foods are given. ‘K9 Cafe’ will provide an excellent opportunity for owners to learn about their dog’s dietary requirements to make sure their pet is happy and healthy.”

Edward Barclay, head of pet insurance at Direct Line, commented: “We receive claims for so many cases of animals suffering from toxic ingestion. Dogs are very much an important member of the family, but foods that are a treat or even healthy to humans, can be very harmful, even lethal to our furry friends. Working with the James and Marc, we hope dog owners up and down the country cook and share these delicious recipes, without it ending in a trip to the vets.”

To find out more and enter the competition K9 Magazine has launched to celebrate the opening of the K9 Cafe, visit:

You could win £100 of vouchers to spend on your pet, now wouldn't that be a great way to treat your pet!

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