Blog articles categorised 'Health':

Common Health Issues in Dogs: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Labrador getting teeth brushed.

As devoted dog owners, we want nothing more than to see our furry companions happy and healthy. However, just like humans, dogs can experience various health issues throughout their lives. Understanding the common health issues that affect dogs, along with their symptoms, prevention methods, and available treatments, is essential for providing them with the care […]

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The benefits of fresh feeding for your dog (with Lyka!)

Brown dog looks wishfully at a bowl of food being prepared on kitchen countertop.

Finding the right diet for your pup can be overwhelming (not to mention a lot of pressure)! A balanced fresh food diet full of human-grade wholefoods can help your pup live a healthier and happier life. From the benefits of fresh feeding to how we’re revolutionising the pet food industry, we’ve partnered with our friends […]

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Did you know that dogs have no minimum dietary carbohydrate requirement?

Who’d have thought your dog’s ancestors were prey-hunting carnivores? It’s hard to believe that your dog descends from a long line of hunters. But it’s true.  Dogs are partial carnivores (known as facultative carnivores) now, but their ancestors were true carnivores. This genetic inheritance means that they still efficiently use animal fat and, if needed, […]

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Does your dog really need their own shampoo?

Do dogs and humans react differently to shampoo? Yes. Human skin has many more layers than dogs’, and is more acidic, with a normal pH balance of 5.5-5.6 compared to dogs, whose pH balance sits around 6.2-7.4. While we have 10 to 15 layers of skin, dogs have just 3 to 5, making them much […]

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POLLUTED PETS – The toxic burden our pets are carrying


POLLUTED PETS The toxic burden our pets are carrying   Research continues to reveal the extent to which high levels of toxic chemicals are contaminating our much-loved family pets. Most cat and dog owners are aware that substances such as snail bait, rat poison, garden pesticides and human medications are toxic to our pets and […]

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5 Specialist vet services you didn’t know existed

As great as veterinarians are at their job, it is impossible to know everything about everything. This is the reason why some vets choose to specialise into specific fields which they enjoy and excel at. Verterinary specialisation is a difficult process, requiring around 10 years of training, combined with examinations and clinical research. This ensures […]

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Canine Enrichment and Engagement

Article by Jen Martin at Wildhunde. Dogs are a smart and interactive species that spend every day using their keen senses and instinctual drives to learn, explore and play. They use their nose to sniff out and explore the world around them, keeping themselves aware of potential dangers and hunting for food. A keen sense […]

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Dogs and Christmas leftovers

Article by Lara Shannon, Host of Channel 10’s Pooches at Play. As a certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist, I am all for feeding our pets human-grade food, but we do need to be careful when feeding our dogs the Christmas leftovers that we aren’t feeding them toxic ingredients, foods high in salt or fat, or […]

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