Tag Archives: dog

Superfood or superhype?

The internet has revolutionised how we access information and the speed at which we do so. Never has it been easier to get tips and recommendations on what you should be feeding your dog and what you should avoid. But as with most things, the internet has its downside too. Namely, that people can and […]

A gift guide of my favourite products – for your dog and you

It’s that time of year again – there’s a chill in the air, it gets dark in the afternoon, and Christmas is here! Right about now, we’re all racking our brains as to what gifts we should buy for our loved ones – including our dogs. So, to help make your life easier, I’ve pulled […]

Coconut oil for dogs and when to use it

It seems like every other week, there’s a new ‘super food’ that we – and our dogs – should be adding to our diets. And I’m sure you’ve heard the many claims about the health benefits of coconut oil too. Everywhere we look; someone is singing its praises. So, what’s in coconut oil, and how might […]

A key balance: Calcium and phosphorus in chronic kidney disease

The kidneys are a vital organs. This means that your dog cannot survive without them. Small but mighty they play many roles in keeping your dog happy, healthy and alive. One of these roles is maintaining the complex, delicate balance between two very important ions – calcium and phosphorus. Calcium and phosphate are both minerals that […]

The importance of fruit and vegetables

We’ve all heard the mantra ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Often, it’s dismissed as an old wives’ tale, a proverb without much meaning or substance to it. But what if there’s truth to it? What if an apple – in fact any kind of fruit or vegetable – could in fact keep […]

Your dog’s kidneys & how they work

I’ve written about kidney failure on a few occasions in the past – what it is and how it can be treated. But what I haven’t spoken about is what the kidneys are. What exactly do these bean-shaped organs do and why is keeping them healthy so important to your dog’s overall health? Though they […]

Analysis of a generic home-prepared dog diet

Are you already cooking for your dog or are you considering it? Feeding your dog a standard, generic recipe from online or a book can carry risks, and sometimes, can be detrimental to their health. This is particularly the case if your dog has an underlying health issue like heart problems, chronic kidney disease or […]

What’s the best diet for a dog with cancer?

Anyone who’s dog has had cancer will know the fear and feeling of helplessness that comes with the diagnosis. Fear of the unknown and what will happen to them. Helplessness because you have to entrust their care and wellbeing to the professionals. Nonetheless, upon hearing the words ‘your dog has cancer’, a lot of people […]

The ‘Dirty Dozen’ and the ‘Clean Fifteen’ – what you need to know

More and more we’re bombarded with advertisements selling organic produce. Food that has been grown or produced without using any pesticides or chemical fertilisers. But should you only feed your dog an organic diet? And are there other ways you can make sure your dog consumes fewer pesticides while not spending a fortune? The answers […]

Dogs and fur stains

Updated March 2019 Most people who own a dog, particularly one with white fur, will be familiar with the issue of fur staining. Patches of fur in certain areas of the body turning red or brown and growing darker in colour over time. Thankfully, this discolouration itself doesn’t cause your dog any harm – it’s […]