Tag Archives: dogs

Microbes and your dog’s health

More and more, we’re hearing about how we should be taking care of our ‘gut health’ and making sure that the foods we eat can help support a healthy microbiome. But what exactly is a microbiome; why is gut health important; and why is it relevant to your dog’s health? What are microbes? Microbes (or […]

Choosing the best fish oil for your dog

Fish oils are rich in EPA and DHA (the good stuff). But with so many choices and brands to choose from it’s important to remember that fish oils are not created equally and there are a number of important things to consider when buying fish oils. 1. Dose and strength Fish oil products vary widely […]

CBD oil for Arthritis pain in dogs

It’s been a long-held notion that cannabis – and its many forms and derivatives, including cannabidiol (CBD) – can function as a medicine, or even cure, for various ailments. And not just in humans, but in animals, including dogs, too. One illness where cannabis is often lauded as a curative treatment is canine arthritis. There […]

Elimination diets: what, when and how

Updated January 2021 Not all dogs are created equal. While in a lot of ways this is obvious – dogs come in all different shapes, colour and height – there are less obvious ways in which dogs differ, including their ability to digest and process certain foods. Put another way, not all dogs can eat […]

How do dogs digest differently from us?

Often when we feed our dogs, we model it on our own diet and think about what’s good for us. However, it’s important to remember that cooking for your dog is not the same as cooking for yourself. The nutritional needs and digestive process of dogs are somewhat different from ours. Diets that aren’t balanced to […]

Should you boost your dogs immune system?

Updated August 2019 You’ve probably heard claims that we can boost our immune system by taking supplements, vitamins or eating certain foods. And if that’s true for us you may be wondering if that’s also true for your four legged friend. The purpose of this post is to clear up a few misconceptions about ‘boosting […]

Tips for a healthy dog during the summer months 

Summer is here! A time for BBQs, outdoor fun and games, ice-cream, and long, lazy evenings. During these warmer months, it’s important to look after your dog’s health. Here’s a few tips on how to keep your dog happy and heathy over the summer months, while still allowing them to have a good time. 1. […]

Easy ways to save money on your dog’s home-prepared diet

There is no denying that preparing your dog’s food at home typically work out to be more expensive than a commercial diet but it may surprise you to see the difference is not that much. Just follow these top tips and hidden gems to save yourself some cash. 1. Feed grains Controversial as they may be, […]

Bone broth for dogs

Updated August 2019 When it comes to deciding what to feed your dog, it’s easy to get caught up in trends and the latest craze that’s sweeping the doggy-nutrition world. All too often we hear claims of various foods and supplements – some old, some new – being able to cure all manner of aliments, […]

Could a ketogenic diet cure your dogs cancer?

For decades, dog owners have been following one new diet trend after another. From grain-free to raw and limited-ingredient diets, there’s always something new to try. More recently, people have begun to feed their dogs a ketogenic diet as a way to treat or cure their cancer. There is no question that what we feed […]