Why are sprouts are the number one best plant you can feed your dogs? Find out in this blog post.
In this article we explore why and what exercises are important for dogs with joint and muscular issues.
Dog diarrhoea getting you down? Have you tried feeding cooked green bananas??? This article looks at the use of green bananas as a treatment for persistent diarrhoea and discusses the therapeutic benefits of green bananas.
What are the signs your dog is in pain? Does your dog have a muscular injury? How can you avoid muscular injuries? We address these questions here.
Are you confused about the whole mercury and heavy metals thing when it comes to feeding fish to your dogs? Here we discuss 3 of the most dangerous fish to avoid and 3 of the safest fish to feed your dogs.
I am always on the lookout for foods I can add to my dogs’ diets to make them healthier. 70% of your dog's immune system resides in its gut. In this post, I explore 5 wholefoods we can feed on a daily basis to support gut health.
Enzymes in food help the digestion process by breaking down carbohydrates, fats and protein. Raw fresh food contain live enzymes. Food processed at high temperatures (such as kibble) are depleted of enzymes. So what are the consequences of improper food digestion? They may have a stressed digestive system.
A senior dog needs daily outings and exercise. Many people think that as a dog reaches his or her senior years, there is no longer a need to walk them because they don’t require much energy draining.
The ancient physician Hippocrates first taught that virtually, 'all disease begins in the gut.' Feeding foods rich in probiotics, the “good” bacteria that live in the gut and aid digestion, is one way to ensure that your dog's gut is functioning optimally. The 4 probiotic-rich foods listed here are easy to make and buy.
You know that core exercises are good for you. But did you know that they are good for your dog too? A strong core goes beyond the doggy equivalent of a 6-pack. Daily tasks like sitting, standing, bending to pee and poo all require core muscles. The stronger they are, the more comfortable your dog and the less likely he will suffer a muscular injury.
I see many dogs with groin or iliopsoas muscle issues in my practice. It is a common source of injury, chronic pain and lameness in a dog’s hind limb. Learn when injuries can occur, which dogs are prone to injury, treatment options and how to avoid injury.
Old age sucks. My 14 year old Golden Retriever, Krug, is not able to run as fast and jump as high as he once did. His once golden face is now gray and he sleeps so deeply that I sometimes worry that he might stop breathing.
It can be very distressing if your dog loses interest in food. If your dog’s loss of appetite is caused by illness, don’t despair. Animals will abstain from eating solid food when they are injured or ill
While the benefits of probiotics have become widely known in recent years, prebiotics still remain under the radar. As well as a daily dose of probiotics, did you know that your dog should also be receiving prebiotics? So what is the difference between PRObiotics and PREbiotics?
Did you know that jello can be a health food? Conventional jello is filled with sugar and colouring. But if you make jello our way, it will transform that junk food into a superfood for your dogs. The gelatine used as a thickener in jello is the prized ingredient we are concerned about.
If your dog suddenly stops wagging its tail and its tail looks broken it might have Acute Caudal Myopathy. Commonly known as dead tail, learn all about the causes, symptoms and treatments for it.
As a general, use ice for fresh injuries, and heat for chronic muscle pain and stiffness. Cold helps numb sharp pain and reduce inflammation. Heat helps soothe stiff joints and relax muscles
The Onnetsu Far-Infrared Heat therapy has been described as "moxibustion without smoke and smell" and "acupuncture without needles." It has the same effect as moxibustion, acupuncture and massage. Learn about its long list of benefits here.
Neuromyofascial Release is an alternative to the traditional form of chiropractic adjustment. It is an effective way to relieve muscle pain and improve movement.
High drive, athletic dogs are prone to injuries that can take them out of training and competition. Learn proactive ways to help reduce injuries in your sporting dog.