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Anxious Dog

Top Vet Tips for Treating Pet Anxiety

Pet anxiety is a very real issue for many pet owners these days so here are some tips on what causes it, how you identify it and what you can do a...
Potted Herbs

Are you feeding grain-based pet foods to your pets? Read this

Pet food companies from all around the globe are struggling to control mould levels in dry and canned pet food which is putting our pet’s health a...
8 reasons why you should include pumpkin seeds in your dog’s diet

8 reasons why you should include pumpkin seeds in your dog’s diet

  The humble pumpkin seed offers a treasure trove of nutritional benefits when it comes to the health and wellbeing of our pets.  Discover all abo...
Why a healthy gut matters

Why a healthy gut matters

Dogs have hundreds of different types of bacteria and other microbes (such as viruses, fungi, etc) in their gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract), whi...
Can you feed your puppy healthy food scraps?

Can you feed your puppy healthy food scraps?

According to world-renowned veterinarian and author Dr Karen Becker*, what we feed our puppies can literally impact their health and wellbeing out...
Where can you find a free superfood for your pet?

Where can you find a free superfood for your pet?

One of the healthiest and easiest superfoods to add to your dog’s food bowl is the humble Dandelion. As long as you don’t use any spray, fertilize...
MCT Oil for Dogs.

Can I use MCT Oil instead of Hemp Seed Oil?

Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are fatty acids derived from various plant-based oils, including coconut oil. MCTs are “good” fat that provide s...
High quality nutrition is an investment in pet health

High quality nutrition is an investment in pet health

High quality nutrition is an investment in pet health Dr Heidi Ward-McGrath As both a veterinarian and pet parent, finding the right nutrition for...
Is your dog licking their paws …. a lot?  Find out why?

Is your dog licking their paws …. a lot? Find out why?

What your dog is trying to tell you when they lick their paws? If you have a dog that is constantly licking their paws, it’s a sign that something...
Human food to avoid feeding your pets

Human food to avoid feeding your pets

Can dogs eat avocado? Can dogs eat grapes? What about garlic? Find out which foods are genuinely toxic to our pets and what foods are good for gut...
Time to Get Canine Cancer-Wise

Time to Get Canine Cancer-Wise

As the leading cause of death in dogs, it’s time to get canine cancer wise Even though a dog’s risk of getting cancer is roughly the same as human...
Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Is it safe for dogs to eat popcorn? The answer is Yes and No. Yes, plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. No, huma...