Now this is something that dogs are commonly known for doing but why do they bury their bones? Maybe not so much now due to commercial foods available and less dog owners are feeding Raw Meaty Bones... 😦 Now I've seen many websites, books etc state such things as a natural instinct based on survival, … Continue reading Why do dogs bury their bones?
Now before you think this is a yoga blog piece and I'll start talking about the balance of the mind (which is important btw) however I'm refering to the balancing of your pets meals! Now everyone who knows me, should know I'm a firm believer of "balancing over time" and a great advocate for "intermittent … Continue reading Is balance bogus?
Now this is something that's currently getting allot of controversy recently between Nutritional/Veterinary Professionals. But what do I think? (Again my view, please do your research, this is basic to remove confusion, if you want an advanced answer please contact me) Do the guidelines apply to Fresh Foods? Nope they do not apply in respect … Continue reading NRC/AAFCO/FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines- Do they apply to fresh foods?
First thing I'd like to clarify is that I am not a Veterinarian, Do not take anything you read on this blog in replacement of Veterinary Advice. What are Boosters? Boosters are a "Top Up" of a vaccine already administered, some core and some non-core depending on your individual circumstances. (Geographical Location Typically) Here's a … Continue reading Annual Boosters- Needed or Pointless?
What is Apoquel? Apoquel is a pharmaceutical drug that is often prescribed to help combat inflammation and itching (in result of an allergy). How does Apoquel Work? Apoquel works as is part of the Janus kinase inhibitors. Janus kinase (JAK) is a family of intracellular, nonreceptor tyrosine kinases that transduce cytokine-mediated signals via the JAK-STAT pathway. Cytokine signaling is an … Continue reading Has your dog ever been on Apoquel?
Formally known as HGE (Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis) AHDS in dogs is a disorder that causes vomitting and bloody diarrhea, now this as a pet owner/parent to witness is awful, the worst goes through your mind! HGE can be fatal, how ever this isn't due to blood loss , this is due to Dehydration kicking in quickly … Continue reading Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome(AHDS) in Dogs.
Stock Image taken from Google Well what are these drugs? They're known sedatives right? Prescribed for things like stress/anxiety , epilepsy, muscle relaxants etc... serious drugs! Why would they give these to dogs? Well believe it or not, it's actually becoming more common, allot of dogs are developing things like separation anxiety and end up … Continue reading Is there natural alternatives to Diazapam/ Valium?
The pancreas, what does it do? Well in respect of dogs, the pancreas is involved in regulating blood sugar levels and secreting digestive enzymes to the small intestines to help break down nutrients such as starch and fats. Now when the pancreas is overworked It can become inflamed, this is known as Pancreatitis, now there … Continue reading Pancreatitis- Carbs Vs Fats