A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Grief

Our animals form strong emotional bonds with members of their family – the humans, cats and other dogs – and often suffer grief when a loved one dies or moves away.  They feel the loss as much as we do and the sudden change in house can be as traumatic to your pets as it

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Family

Any dog can make a wonderful family pet providing the whole family are consistent in the training and socialisation of the dog, and there are boundaries introduces for everyone to follow, including the dog. In these circumstances you’ll have a dog that’s a joy to be around, and that teaches your children respect for animals,

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Exercise

Big or small, young or old, dogs need to exercise daily in most cases. Exercise tones the muscles, helps the body and metabolic system to function properly, and engages the mind. Dogs that don’t get enough physical activity or mental stimulation will often go ‘self-employed’ to find entertainment which results in what we consider to

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Coat and skin

Your dog’s general coat appearance is a good indicator of their general health. A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky or bumpy.   What options are there to help improve your dog’s coat? Why is the coat and skin so important?

A-Z of dog wellbeing: Anxiety

If you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, then you know how scary some situations may be, but have you considered that your dog may also suffer from anxiety? What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal physiological reaction to the anticipation of potential (real or imagined) dangers that triggers the ‘fight or flight’ response.

Adder bites – symptoms and treatment

The Adder (Vipera berus) is commonly found in the south west of England and is the only venomous snake native to the UK, most active in the afternoons between April and August. Adders are 40-70cm in length, and range in colour from pale grey to dark brown, olive green, yellow or reddish brown. However, in

Is YOUR stress making your pet sick?

Stress, whether physiological or emotional, acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), is the root cause of illness for humans as well as pets. Have you ever considered that your dogs and cats would pick up on this, and that your stress might make them ill, or at least stress them out too?

Missing you already!

As i left home today for my ‘day job’ (the one that’s paying for me to learn about healing with energy!), a thought struck me… The dog’s don’t care that I’m going off to work. This is a revelation to me – not because I think they don’t love me any more; I know they

Introducing… Calli

The first Rottie love of my life. Callista, aka Calli was born in 2005 and was a stunning girl. Amazingly photogenic, she was a beautiful soul who taught me a purity of love and affection that I didn’t know existed. At the age of one, she was side-swiped by a chocolate Labrador called Charlie while playing

Introducing… Skye

At the time of writing this post, Skye is about to turn 5 years old.  It feels like she’s been with us forever, and also no time at all.  If I had to pick three words to describe Skye, I’d have to go for: cuddly funny loving She loves nothing more that a snuggle on