February 12, 2019

How much sugar does the average person consume on a daily basis? We are told up to 22 teaspoons. How much sugar does the average dog consume daily? You might be surprised.

Over the past few years more and more sugar has been finding it’s way into processed pet fo...

September 11, 2018

What Is Kennel Cough?

  1. Infectious Bronchitis - A persistent infection of the throat with a bacteria and a virus.

  2. Causes a dry, repetitive, choking cough and fever.

  3. Mild cases often have sneezing, runny eyes and noses.

  4. Highly contagious wherever dogs me...

August 10, 2018

Can Digestive Enzymes really help our pets and what exactly do they do?

The four main Digestive Enzymes are protease, amylase, lipase and cellulase. The first thing that I found interesting when researching about these enzymes and what they do is that dogs in the wild t...

July 25, 2018

Heat wave getting your Dog down?

For some dogs it doesn't take much to put them off their food. A change in habit, less exercise than usual, that and the hot weather can all contribute to your Dog losing their appetite for a while. In fact it's more common than you thin...

July 12, 2018

It's been a busy Summer already and while my new puppy has a sleep I'm finally getting around to a quick blog on a subject a couple of clients asked about last week....Sunscreen!

We all know (or should do by now) SPF is a must especially at this time of year  - but what...

May 15, 2018

There are so many joint products on the market for pets these days and it's great to have a choice. But have you ever wondered exactly what makes a joint support supplement effective, what is in it and why?

Usually they will contain one if not all of the following ; Glu...

April 17, 2018

One thing I can't stand about social media is - scaremongering, especially when it comes to dogs.

I hate these posts that make you feel guilty for trying to do the best for your pet or are based on purely anecdotal (he said or she said) remarks. However it's always good...

April 3, 2018

With Spring FINALLY just around the corner, horrid little hotspots will soon once again be rearing their ugly heads and plaguing many of our dogs.

The term “hot spot” refers to a condition that vets usually call acute moist dermatitis. Warm, damp and red, hot spots are...

March 19, 2018

We all have our little bug bears and things that get under our skin, well one of mine is any of these words - NATURAL, HEALTHY or FULL OF GOODNESS being used in adverts when the items being advertised are not any of those.

We all know that advertising com...

March 5, 2018

Everywhere we look we see products that include probiotics or prebiotics. They can be in supplements, known as nutraceuticals, over-the-counter foods or therapeutic diets.

According to many claims about probiotics and prebiotics, they can improve the immune s...

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