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Why bone broth is a healthy boost for dogs

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Bone broth is increasingly in the headlines in the context of human nutrition, but did you know it can be hugely beneficial for our canine friends as well? Cheap and…

Using diet and nutrition to help support dogs and cats with cancer

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Cancer is now a leading cause of death in dogs and cats, and will affect about one in three pets, along with kidney failure being the next most common cause…

How to stop your dog’s urine ruining your grass lawn

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Are you a frustrated gardener faced with constant brown patches on your lawn thanks to your four legged friend? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are 3 reasons your dog’s urine…

Can dogs eat raw eggs and how is best to feed them

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Eggs are the staple of a classic Australian brunch menu but dog owners are sometimes cautious about feeding them to their four legged friends. Well the good news is they…

How to stop bloat in dogs

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Gastric Dilation-Volvulus complex (GDV), commonly known as bloat, is a complex, life threatening condition. It occurs mainly in large breed, deep chested dogs such as Great Danes, Dobermans, Wolf Hounds…

Boron deficiency in dogs and supplementation

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Bone is a matrix of living cells, fibrous material, and calcified minerals (mainly calcium). Boron is one of the micronutrients required for optimal health and is involved in maintaining good…

Natural remedies for dogs and cats

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At my Vets All Natural clinic, as with my Vets All Natural range, we take a natural, holistic approach to animal care and welfare. Immediate veterinary care is the only…

5 natural home remedies and medicines for dogs and cats

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Since deciding to focus on natural holistic solutions to pet health more than 25 years ago one of my stated objectives has been cutting down the number of times my…

First aid for dogs and cats

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At some stage during their life your pet may experience a medical emergency or health problem and, if they do, you are likely to be the person they rely on…

Gluten intolerance and gluten free dog food

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These days, gluten intolerance is a well-recognised condition in humans and there are shelves full of products designed to help sufferers manage the condition and avoid unpleasant symptoms, but did…

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The best food for active and working dogs

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If you’ve an active dog, whether it be one that simply shares your active lifestyle on runs and walks, or if it its a working dog on the farm, its…

Grass seed caught in your dog’s or cat’s ears, throat or nostrils?

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Every year as the weather warms up and the spring rain and sunshine accelerates grass growth I see many dogs and cats presenting every day at my clinic with grass…

Can dogs eat yeast?

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Yeast can occasionally be linked as a cause of allergies, but in my experience, this is not common. What I do see quite often in clinical practice, is the situation…

Allergies to chicken in dogs

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Chicken meat has long been lauded as the best choice of meats for a dog or cat with allergies or gastro-intestinal upsets. Whilst the latter is quite true (boiled chicken,…

How often should I feed my dog? Once, twice or three times a day

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One of the questions I’m asked most in my veterinary clinic is how frequently dogs should be fed. It’s an understandable area of concern for dog owners. A dog that…

How to keep your dog or cat calm in a thunderstorm

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While many humans enjoy a good thunderstorm; dark skies, high winds, heavy rain and thunder claps can strike terror into the heart of our pets. Here’s some tips for alleviating…

Treating hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in dogs and cats

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Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid gland, and is a condition almost exclusively seen in dogs. Hyperthyroidism refers to an overactive thyroid gland, and is controversially seen almost exclusively in…

What plants are poisonous or toxic to dogs and cats?

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When planning your garden or purchasing indoor plants, take care to avoid plants that can be poisonous or toxic to your pets. The list compiled below is by no means…

Treating Cushings disease in dogs and cats

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Cushing’s disease, medically known as hyper-adrenocorticism, is a disease that results in overstimulation of the adrenal glands, and the excessive production of natural levels of corticosteroids. This condition used to…

Treating and preventing ear infections in dogs

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One of the most common causes for visiting the vet is ear infections. Signs of ear infections are hot, red, inflamed or itchy ears and discharge from the ear. Pets…