Because life is better with pets

They’re family. We love them. And having them in our lives boosts our own health and wellbeing every day. Yes, having a pet is good for our health. In fact, 80% of pet owners believe having a pet has helped us get through lockdown. All the more reason to look after them as best as we can. And we’ve got lots of nutritious foods, fantastic toys, tasty treats and top tips, to help you do just that.

Super scrummy treats and rewards

We know exactly how to keep those doggie tails wagging and pussy cats purring with some delicious and nutritious treats. They’re also a fun way to train and reward your pets. Lucky for you we have lots of pet treats to choose from, from healthy chews for teeth and gums, to little pockets of deliciousness.

 

  

 

Did somebody say din dins?

We know that pet nutrition is key for your pet’s growth and development, ensuring a happy, healthy life. That’s why our pet food range has something for everyone from hypo-allergenic, high-protein and grain-free recipes to a choice of dry, canned or pouch.

  • Dry Food
    Reward your pet with a special meal from our improved healthy dry food range, including Langhams 26% turkey, Earl’s Worker Complete, high protein options and Vitacat’s Healthy Balance.

  • Canned Food
    Choose from Jelly and Gravy in the Aldi tinned food range. All easy to serve and deliciously tempting meals, complete with all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your pet need.

  • Pouches and Pate Trays
    Try our premium new tender pate range for cats and dogs. Meals rich in all the nutrients your pet needs, now with 100% recyclable packaging.

Top gifts for that special some-pawdy

A luxurious bed, a scratchy post, a new brush and a new favourite toy. Just a few of the great pet products coming in to store and online at Aldi all year around that you can spoil your furry friend with. Have a look below to see if you can find something pawfect from our Specialbuys range.

 

 

 

Why having a pet is good for your health

There are so many health benefits of owning a pet, from getting everyone out for a walk to improving social skills and learning about responsibility.

  • How pets help us cope
  • A study from the University of York and the University of Lincoln found having a pet was linked to better mental health. Over 90 per cent of respondents said their pet helped them cope with the lockdown and 96 per cent said it helped keep them active.
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How to take care of your pets

Having a pet is like having a best friend, so you need to look after them. Keeping your cats and dogs happy and healthy is top priority. So, help them reach their potential with a few top tips about how to take the best care of your pets

  • Give them a healthy diet
    Ensure your pet has a healthy diet with lots of nutritious and healthy options to ensure they grow and develop as healthily as possible. Check out our pet food range.

  • Avoid toxic foods
    Some foods aren’t great for pets, e.g. onions, raisins, chocolate, garlic and avocado. If your pet is sick, remove their food & leave water out. See a vet if they continue to be ill.

  • Make sure they can explore
    Dogs need regular walks and love to play. So, make they get lots of fresh air. And if you’re a cat lover, make sure they have easy access to come and go as they please.

  • Make time for playtime
    Pets need to be stimulated as well as exercised. Cats enjoy regular grooming and love things like scratching posts. Choose a special toy just for them in our Specialbuys range.

  • Get regular check-ups
    Annual vet visits will help you stay on top of everything from fleas and worms or other nasty bugs. If you have any problems with pet health or wellbeing, see your vet.

  • Reduce anxiety
    Cats get anxious if they don’t feel good which means ensuring a stress free environment – such as great places to perch or hide. Cat trees and scratching posts are a good start.

Everything you want to know about cats and dogs

Look no further. We have all the answers you need when it comes to caring for your animals.

  • Lots of dogs chew on grass. In fact, eating grass is quite a common behaviour for a dog. Nibbling on grass might be because they like the taste or texture. Or they may be a little bored or even anxious – like we chew our fingernails. The main thing is not to worry, it shouldn’t be harmful. If you are concerned about them chewing on the grass from a behavioural point of view, or maybe because the grass they are chewing on may have pesticides on, then try to distract them with new toys and treats. You should also ensure they are protected against lungworm which can be passed on by slugs and snails.

  • It depends on the dog. High-energy dogs will need a couple of hours or more per day. Most healthy dogs will need between 30 minutes - 2 hours a day.
  • Puppies will need flea treatment from an early age but might need a different product or dose to begin with. They are normally given every month. You can buy regular flea and worming treatments from your vets. You can choose from injection, tablets or spot-on treatments.
  • Knowing when or how to groom your pet isn’t always straight forward, simply because different breeds need different things. Shorthaired breeds like Staffies and Labradors don’t need regular haircuts, whereas long-haired breeds like Collies and Yorkshire Terriers should be brushed every day. Long-haired cats need brushing a few times a week. Whereas cats with shorter coats may only need brushing once a week. As long as you know what you need to do to groom your pet and have the right tools, you should be fine! Check out our Specialbuys for great value grooming equipment.
  • Yes, you should. In fact, many pets enjoy the added attention while many owners look forward to close quality time spent with their companion. Be patient, however, because it will take time for them to get used to it and make sure you give them lots of praise. You can also try some of our dental treats and chews.
  • Even if it’s super cold outside, cats will still want to brave the elements so make sure they can get in and out easily. Give them somewhere warm and comfy to sleep. If it is too cold, then just keep them indoors and entertain them with toys and feeders.
  • New puppy? The bad news is it can take between 4-6 months to house train thoroughly. But, if you are consistent, patient and positive, it will be totally worth it. You can start when they are about 12 weeks’ old. It helps to have a regular feeding schedule. You’ll have to take them out regularly (for example every 30 minutes to an hour) after meals, after a nap and last thing at night. Most puppies will have a spot they like to go. Make sure you stay with them outside and give them a treat immediately after they perform.
  • Weight gain can cause heart disease and high blood pressure. It's also linked to breathing problems. If you can’t easily feel the bones below your cat’s fat, then it could be a sign they are overweight. View your pet’s shape from above, when they are standing – if you can’t see their waist around the hips, they are overweight. Every breed of dog is different so weigh them at the vets.