Doggy Daily Blog

The health and healing properties of Flaxseed

The health and healing properties of Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a powerhouse of body-essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and antioxidants which are all linked with reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
Saving Ruby

Saving Ruby

Meet Ruby, a gorgeous, healthy golden retriever living the dream on a lifestyle block in sunny Wairarapa. Four months ago, however, Ruby’s quality of life couldn’t have been more different.
Doggy Diets are a balancing act

Doggy Diets are a balancing act

Just like their owners, dogs need a balanced diet to keep them healthy and prevent inflammation and chronic disease. More specifically, they need macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) for energy and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to support the healthy functioning of their body.
The lowdown on Canine Superfoods

The lowdown on Canine Superfoods

Superfoods are a headline act when it comes to human nutrition, but what about dogs? Do they also have a role to play in canine nutrition? In a word, YES.

The key to a dog’s health and happiness is through its stomach

The key to a dog’s health and happiness is through its stomach

As a pet-owner and veterinarian for over twenty years now, I’m naturally curious about anything that impacts the health and wellbeing of our pets. However, if I had to zoom in on one area that I think deserves a little more attention, it would have to be gut health.

There are Super Foods for Cats Too!

There are Super Foods for Cats Too!

What we used to think was normal for our cats diet has certainly changed over the years and there are a lot of “human” foods that are beneficial to your cats health.
The 10 Scary Food Truths for your Dog

The 10 Scary Food Truths for your Dog

Just like us, dogs are what they eat. learning the truth about your dog’s diet and making simple can prevent you and your pooch from a lot of suffering, and also save yourself a fortune in vet bills. Here are 10 important and scary truths you may not know about what your dog’s diet.
5 Superfoods that are Great for Dogs

5 Superfoods that are Great for Dogs

Your dog’s diet is the focal point of ensuring their good health and quality of life. Paying attention to what and how you feed your dog will not only benefit their overall healthy but will boost their immune system and help them to stay active.
Top 5 Causes of Death in Dogs

Top 5 Causes of Death in Dogs

It is said that owning a dog is making a commitment to heartbreak given their significantly shorter lifespans. The sad reality is that so many dogs pass away prematurely from preventable diseases and illnesses.
Are You Shortening Your Dog’s Life?

Are You Shortening Your Dog’s Life?

Dog obesity is one of our most prevalent problems. Excessive portion sizes and the type of food you feed has a huge effect on your dog’s health and lifespan. The dangers of a dog being overweight from a poor diet are similar to human lifestyle illnesses and include diabetes, cancer, liver kidney, and thyroid disease. All of these may be preventable.
Doggy Daily

Doggy Daily

As we struggle to maintain optimal wellness ourselves, I can’t help but think that we have simply transferred these poor choices onto our pooches. Whilst I understand our difficulty in breaking our own addiction with sugar and the preoccupation with fast and often delicious foods, our dogs are not humans and do not need to join us in the consumption of these marginalised foods.