Tag: canine

Itchy Skin: What can you do?

7 February, 2020

Itchy Skin: What can you do? One of the most common questions we get asked is – My dog or cat has itchy skin and its not fleas: What can you do to help? OR My horse is scratching on everything until he or she is bleeding and causing injury. Is there anything that can help? Well, the answer is YES, natural therapies can greatly assist dogs, cats and horses with itchy skin conditions. Skin problems and allergies are becoming increasingly prevalent among domestic animals today and using drugs to relieve the itch is not the answer for long term relief from…

Anal Gland Problems in Dogs

19 February, 2019

Anal Gland Problems in Dogs can affect all ages and breeds leading to blocked or infected anal glands.  These two small glands are located on either side of the anus, and are scent glands used for marking territory and recognition. They would normally empty naturally when the dog has a bowel movement, but when stools are too thin or soft, then they may not express fully and can become impacted, which may lead to an infection if left untreated. Blocked or impacted anal glands may be caused by – Constipation from lack of fibre or roughage in the diet. Infrequent…

Why do dogs eat grass?

4 April, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered…. Why do dogs eat grass? Well, there are a few reasons and we have outlined some of the common reasons below: 1.. Dogs may eat grass to purge their system Dogs will occasionally eat large amounts of grass to make themselves throw up. If they seek out any type of grass or weeds frantically then this is most often due to – ·         Gastrointestinal upset ·         Nausea ·         Gas or bloating ·         They have eaten something they shouldn’t have ·         A virus or bacteria After they consume a large amount of grass, they will vomit. It’s…

Is Your Dog Gluten Intolerant?

20 October, 2015

These days, gluten intolerance is a well-recognized condition in humans and there are shelves full of products designed to help sufferers manage the condition and avoid unpleasant symptoms, but did you know some dogs suffer gluten intolerance as well? What causes gluten intolerance? In general the canine digestive system has no issues digesting grains such as wheat, rye, barley and oats but, as with humans, some dogs can’t tolerate gluten. If a dog is gluten intolerant/sensitive their small intestine becomes inflamed when they consume gluten as a result of abnormal protein reactions in the small intestine. This allergic reaction to…

The Link Between Behaviour and Nutrition

20 October, 2015

The links between nutrition and animal behaviour have been poorly researched, and still to this day, are quite unclear. It is quite apparent in the human population that what we feed ourselves and particularly our children, will have quite a dramatic impact on behaviour – modern food colourings, preservatives, and flavourings have all been demonstrated to have close links to certain behavioural syndromes like ADD (attention deficit disorder). I personally have seen many dogs respond in an extremely favourable way to the removal of processed dog food from their diet. Whether this is due to the removal of chemical colourings…

BioCompatibility Testing For Animals

9 September, 2015

BioCompatibility Testing For Animals is a great tool to help with many health issues. Does your animal suffer from any of the following – Diarrhoea Digestive problems Eye and ear conditions Skin rashes Itchy skin Lung conditions Sinus infections Eczema or hair loss Arthritis Hot spots Find out which foods are making him/her unwell Many animals suffer from allergies and this can be the result of eating bio-incompatible foods over a period of time. Allergic reactions are accumulative and a visible reaction may not take place for up to four days. Often animals will crave the very foods they are…

Healthy Fast Food For Your Pets

8 September, 2015

You can provide Healthy Fast Food For Your Pets with little fuss to ensure they stay healthy and happy. We all know the old saying ‘you are what you eat’, and if this is the case, then it is no wonder that our loyal companions are suffering from such a variety of acute and chronic health complaints. Can you imagine living on take away food your whole life? Some animals have never eaten any fresh food, living on processed foods totally. It is certainly possible to do, but you could not expect to be feeling fantastic all the time on this…