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Welcome to our RAW REVOLUTION!

READ ALL ABOUT IT! We’ve written a fab guide to raw feeding!

“It’s fair to say that Poppy has completely changed my life – and in turn the lives of many dogs just like her. I first fed Poppy on a premium processed food, but I soon started making raw meals for her because it was obvious she needed better quality, healthier food. It took a long time, research and every utensil in my kitchen, but it was worth all the effort. From this simple beginning, Poppy’s Picnic was born, and with it an ever growing number of dogs across the country are now enjoying a healthier, nutritionally balanced and tasty raw diet made from 100% natural ingredients.

By choosing a raw diet you have made the best feeding choice for your dog. This biologically appropriate diet is the closest to what a dog would eat in the wild – quite simply, it’s what they are designed to eat.

In this guide I wanted to provide you with a little bit more information about the many benefits you will see from feeding raw and how to switch your dog to the best food they’ll ever eat.”

Happy feeding!

Love Dylan and Poppy x

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Poppy Says: Stay Cool

Summer may have been a washout so far, but the atmosphere has often been oppressive and the temperatures high. If we feel uncomfortable in these circumstances, imagine what it’s like wearing a fur coat, while at the same time being 100% reliant on others to ensure you have a shady place to rest and plenty to drink.

The one place that it certainly isn’t advisable to leave a dog is inside a locked car – even with the windows open. We’re not talking about those brief moments when filling the car with petrol or picking up the kids from school, but prolonged periods left unattended.

An outside temperature of 22 degrees can easily translate into an unbearable 47 degrees inside a car – that’s as hot as an oven, and at that temperature a dog can develop potentially fatal heat stroke in just minutes.

While we’re sure the vast majority of people wouldn’t dream of leaving their best friends in these circumstances, it’s good to know the signs to look out for if you think a dog may be suffering excessively from the heat:

  • lethargy, drowsiness and uncoordinated movements
  • heavy panting, difficulty breathing and excessive drooling
  • very red tongue
  • raised pulse rate

And if a dog does develop heat exhaustion, there are a number of ways to help them cool down:

  • move them to a cool area
  • douse with cool (not cold) water – the best way is to use damp towels
  • place in front of a fan if possible
  • provide small amounts of cool (again not cold) water to drink
  • once cool, it is advisable to visit the vet to ensure there is nothing further to worry about

Bottom line, the only sensible advice is not to leave a dog in the car – even with the windows open – for any long period of time. There so many great dog friendly places, where the whole family can enjoy themselves, there’s really no excuse for it.

Poppy's Picnic Raw Dog Food

Welcome to Poppy’s Picnic

I started Poppy’s Picnic to share the advantages of feeding a nutritionally balanced raw diet with other dog carers, having seen great improvements in my own dogs Poppy and her daughter Slipper.

Knowing processed foods are bad for humans, it wasn’t a massive step to realising they were bad for dogs too, so I decided to feed them healthy meals made from wholesome ingredients (stuff you and I eat) to provide the goodness they deserve. Poppy and Slipper love it and I’m sure your’s will too .

Enjoy your dog enjoying our food 😊

Dylan and Poppy