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Love is Blind!

1100358451_7c36a93cea_2    By Linda Harding / The Squashed Tomato

They say that love is blind, and they're right. Have you ever looked at two people and wondered just how they ended up together? Thought that they just seem like the world's unlikeliest couple? It's usually when you smile, shrug and say "Hey, love is blind" and it happens more often than you think. When it comes to choosing pets, however, this saying couldn't be truer! Read more...


Apple Cider - Natural Wonder Weapon

dog_eating   Read what Paul Jacobson a Pet Food Nutritionist, qualified chef and owner of Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition recommends: 

Supplementing your pet's diet is very important. Last week we discussed the benefits of Omega 3 Fish Oils. Over the next few weeks I will discuss other important additives which I deem to be most important for the well being of your companion animal – Apple cider vinegar, Spirulina and Rosehip & Devils claw.

Apple cider vinegar is a remedy with multiple uses for dogs: alleviating allergies, arthritis, establishing correct pH balance. If your dog has itchy skin, the beginnings of a hot spot, incessantly licks its feet, has smelly ears, or is picky about his food, the application of Apple Cider Vinegar may change things around. For poor appetite, use it in the food - 1 tablespoon, two times a day for a 20 kilo. dog. Read more...


Saying Goodbye - Dealing with the Loss

leashes    By Claire Lai Lam

Death and loss is an inevitable part of life and losing a beloved pet is no less painful than losing a member of the family or a close friend. Our pets form an attachment bond with us and we, with them. A pet often offers us one of our most consistent and comforting relationships. They accept our quirks and love us unconditionally. Pets become a member of the family; they often go on holiday with their people and some are even known to attend family weddings!

When your special FurKid dies, it makes sense that you will experience a wide range of emotions. I have counselled individuals who would say things like "I feel silly, you probably don't want to hear about my dog, she wasn't a person". My response? No, your pet wasn't a person (and that might be part of the reason you loved them so much!), but your pet was important and special to you and your relationship was, and still is meaningful. Give yourself permission to feel your feelings, you are entitled to grief – don't forget that. Read more...


Delicious Doggie Treats: Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies


dog-treats-2   Enjoy our selection of delicious, drool-inspiring recipes. Each treat has been tested and certified as deeeeelicious! 

Share your oatmeal with your dog! Your dogs will love the taste of oatmeal dog treats. Oatmeal treats help your dog from the inside out. Oats can help lower cholesterol which means reduced risk of heart disease. The high fiber in oats may also contribute to colon health and help keep your dog regular. These tasty grains also provide high protein levels and good sources of magnesium, iron, zinc as well as several B vitamins. Read more...


Riding in Cars with Pets - Motion sickness

dog-car-window   Traveling with pets can sometimes be a trial! While some dogs and cats adapt easily to car journeys, others hate the motion and feelings of confinement.

Travel or motion sickness is caused by movement in different directions, particularly when the animal is sitting or standing still in a moving vehicle, boat or plane. It can also happen when there is a loss of visual contact with the outside horizon or due to pressure changes in the inner ear during air travel. Read more...


Flaxseed or Fish Oil

dog_eating   Read what Paul Jacobson a Pet Food Nutritionist, qualified chef and owner of Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition recommends: 

Almost every Vet will recommend an Omega 3 when treating skin disorders and inflammation. My preference, especially when treating skin ailments, is high quality fish oil, preferably salmon oil. Read more...


Three Woofs for no more Quarantine!

right1imgBy Linda Harding / The Squashed Tomato

For many years, people emigrating to the United Kingdom were faced with a horrible decision to make with regards to their pets – either to subject them to the soul-breaking 6 month quarantine period, or to try and re-home them (or worse) before leaving.

Why six months, you ask? The law was severely outdated and had been in place since the 1800's (yes, that long ago!) to control and prevent the occurrence of rabies within the United Kingdom. Thanks to the miracle of science, today's rabies vaccines are vastly improved and have significantly reduced the threat of this dangerous and highly contagious disease. Read more...


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