6 CommentsFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
Deer antlers start life as cartilage which grows from the tip upwards and is mineralised to become bone. They attach to a point on the skull known as a pedicle. While they're growing the antler is covered by skin known as velvet, which supplies blood and nutrition to the bone. Once the antler has reached its full size the velvet falls away and the antler bone dies.
1 CommentFriday, 19 October 2018 | Kate
Your dog's hair requires a constant supply of nutrients to remain anchored in the skin and reduce moulting. Nutrients that support healthy hair are the same as those that support healthy skin: vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
44 CommentsThursday, 27 September 2018 | Kate
As autumn approaches, a lot of dog owners might find that their pets are itching more than usual. This is commonly due to Harvest Mites which are particularly active during the seasonal change. Harvest Mites, in their six-legged larval stage, feed on warm blooded animals, swarming as an infestation.
4 CommentsThursday, 29 March 2018 | Kate
What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is a potentially fatal disease in dogs. Tragically 70-80% of cases prove to be fatal. At least 29 cases have been confirmed in the UK so far in 2018, in addition to the 40 cases in 2017 and 19 cases in 2016.
16 CommentsSunday, 4 March 2018 | Kate
Pedigree Dentaflex dental treats are expensive, their strapline "see what good food can do" is misleading and their ingredients are terrible. Too much? I don't think so. Read on to find out why.
1 CommentTuesday, 27 February 2018 | Kate
Chewing is great for dogs. It relieves boredom, stimulates their brains and strengthens the jaw. It also helps to keep teeth clean and freshens the breath. But what makes a good rawhide alternative dog treat?
30 CommentsMonday, 26 February 2018 | Kate
While fleas and ticks are common, other parasites such as mites or mange could be what are causing your dog to itch. They live and breed on your dog's skin and some kinds can create severe problems for your dog if left untreated.
28 CommentsTuesday, 6 February 2018 | Kate
This is a rich, healthy broth you can make using chicken, lamb, beef or pork bones. The result is an unctuous, nutritious and incredibly cheap way of getting a lot of nutrition into your dog or cat in an easily digestible form.
4 CommentsTuesday, 3 October 2017 | Kate
For phobic dogs and cats terrified of fireworks, thunderstorms and loud noises preparation is everything. A little forward planning can go along way to reducing the anxiety and distress.
2 CommentsTuesday, 3 October 2017 | Kate
Most dogs and cats hate fireworks, thunderstorms and loud noises. They all come out of the blue to an animal. Following these simple tips will significantly reduce your pet’s anxiety until the perceived danger has passed. If your dog or cat is particularly phobic you might want to prepare a few weeks or days ahead.