A-Z of dog wellbeing: Stress

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Stress

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Stress

We all experience stress differently in different situations. Sometimes you might be able to tell right away when you’re feeling under stress, but other times you might keep going without recognising the signs. Stress can affect you both emotionally and physically, and it can affect the way you behave. The same goes for your dog.

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Rainbow bridge

When I lost my first dog, Calli, to cancer in 2012 she left a huge hole in my heat and to say that I was devastated would be the understatement of the year.  I was broken, bereft and inconsolable. if you know that the time for your pet to leave you is drawing near, there

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Quiet time and sleep

Sleep helps a dog’s brain development, memory, and learning capacity.  All day long, electrical activity is happening in their brains, with information stored in disorganised places. Sleep helps them sort through those thoughts -it’s very therapeutic, and if you deny dogs that, they’ll suffer for it.

Trick or Treat!

In our house Halloween used to be a very stressful time as Zen’s autistic tendencies mean that she is very unsettled when we get multiple visitors to our front door. This is even worse when then come dress as witches, ghosts or skeletons! To help her out, last year I created a poster asking my

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Old(er) age

If we are lucky, our pets will be with us until they reach ‘old bones’ and this is such a wonderful time of their lives.  An old dog is wise, loving and needs your attention and love just that little bit more now. The sad fact is that our dogs age far too quickly than

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Neck

Your dog’s neck may be a ‘useful’ part of their form that allows you to tag them with a collar and provide somewhere to clip a lead on to, but a dog’s neck is a delicate piece of machinery and it’s not as tough as you think. Chronic pulling on a dog’s neck from their

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Motion sickness

It’s lovely to take our dogs in the car for days out and holidays, having our furry companion by our side on our adventures, however not all dogs do well in a moving vehicle.  Many pet parents make this unpleasant discovery the first time their dog ‘redecorates’ the interior of your car during your first

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Immune system

A healthy, properly functioning immune system operates like the world’s most omnipotent drug. A malfunctioning immune system in dogs can open the door to a host of diseases, such as infection, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and cancer. Find out how you can help your dog stay healthy.

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Healing

When an animal suffers disease, physical or emotional injury, the healing process works to restore the normality we know as health where the body is currently unbalanced, diseased, damaged or lacking in vitality. Thinking of injury or dis-ease as a body out of balance, rather than broken or faulty is a far more gentle way