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November 2020

Alpha Ferret Sponsorship Call Out!

By | Ferrets, Sponsorship | No Comments

Could your working or pet ferret be the face of Alpha Feeds in 2021?

We are now on the lookout for an adventurous, feisty, friendly, photogenic superstar(s) of the ferret world to represent our brand next year.

Whether you have a handsome hob, a pretty jill or a cute kit, we want to hear from you. This opportunity is for individual ferret owners and ferret clubs, we’re also happy for more than one ferret to represent our brand, so if you own a couple or even a business of them, please get in touch.

Michaela Armstrong, Sales Manager at Alpha Feeds says of this opportunity

“Ferrets are so unbelievably popular amongst many of our customer here at Alpha and we feel it’s about time we represented them more prominently on our social media channels and in our blogs.

Sponsorship is open to everyone, from excellent ferreters to pampered kits and anything in between. Sponsorship is our way of helping an individual ferret owner or even a ferret club with their exciting journey.

In addition to our generous sponsorship package, we will also provide in depth nutritional support for the ferret(s) that become #PartoftheAlphaPack”

Our Sponsorship Package

We feature our sponsors on our website and will write a blog all about you, which will really put you in the spotlight. We are also happy to support your news and successes on our social media channels.

In addition, our package includes:

  • £500 worth of sponsorship
  • 36 bags of food of their choice
  • Branded clothing for up to three people

Sounds good? We think so too. All we ask is that you remember us from time to time, proudly show you are sponsored by us on your website (if you have one) and share any joint content that we create together over social media.

How do I apply?

Please tell us – in no more than 200 words – why you or your club deserve our sponsorship. Please provide information about your ferret(s) and your ambitions for the future. If possible, it would also be great if you could attach a photograph of yourself and your ferret(s).

Submissions need to be made via email to info@alphafeeds.com.

The deadline for entering our sponsorship search is 20th December 2020.

How much protein does your working dog need?

By | Dog Welfare, Health, Nutrition | No Comments

It’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet for humans and canines alike. We both need to watch our calorie intake, ensure we are eating enough of the right fats, take our vitamins and for those who exercise regularly, get enough protein in our diet too, so we can keep healthy and active for longer.

Protein packs a punch.

Proteins are essential macro-nutrients that act as building blocks in living tissue such as muscles and organs, producing energy when digested. Proteins also have functional roles (e.g. enzymes, hormones and antibodies) in vital processes in the body and therefore need to be consistently replaced. This can be accomplished by regularly consuming foods that contain protein.

All dogs, whether working or not, need protein as part of their diet. Highly active dogs use protein’s essential amino acids. Functions of these amino acids focus on muscle condition, tissue repair, and hormone synthesis.

Recommended Protein levels

The minimum recommended Protein Levels for Dogs are outlined by the PFMA – Pet Food Manufacturing Association, as below:

Unit: Grams per 100gr dry matter

A moderately active dog only needs about 21 to 26 percent crude protein. Working dogs however, need higher levels to maintain their health and energy whilst active.

Protein for working dogs

Working dogs need a good quality, sustainable diet to keep up their strength for the long working days ahead of them. By providing calories, protein enables them to keep up their energy to stay active, whilst also building strength.

Protein provides your dog with:

  • Stronger muscles
  • Greater bone and body mass
  • Improves nerve function
  • Aids the creation of cells
  • Can help in healing your dog’s wounds.
  • Your dog will even benefit from having a shinier coat and healthier skin due to the higher level of protein.

All dogs need protein in their diet but choosing the right food for your working dog is essential even from a young age, as this will help to build their strength and energy through to adulthood.

At Alpha, we offer a range of different foods for both active puppies and adult dogs, which are nutritionally balanced and formulated for health and vitality. Our foods range from 19% to 32% protein, helping you to choose the right food for your dog depending on their purpose and high performance.

Choose Alpha, The food of champions

Here at Alpha, we have a highly dedicated and skilled team of people who care about the quality of the products they make and the service that they provide. Alpha products are now more in demand than ever, with scientifically formulated recipes to suit all breeds.

Your animal’s health and vitality is our passion and we are committed to providing exceptional service and outstanding value.

Nutritional excellence is at the heart of everything we do and we expect your pet to thrive on our food, as much as we thrive on making it.

From our range, Alpha Worker Maintenance has the lowest percentage of protein, at 19%, as it’s a “maintenance” diet, so it’s ideal for dogs in off season, or for those who are retired.

For those busy working dogs however, Alpha High Performance has 32% protein, to ensure they can maintain their activity levels all day long. Most of our Dog food averages at 25% protein, offering your dog a quality feed that will keep them working for longer– please visit our website to view our full range.