Category Archives for "Food & Nutrition"

Can I give my dog Valerian. Herbal help for anxious dogs

Being the owner of an anxious dog presents very unique challenges. It can be distressing, can’t it? Watching your dog pace up and down,  trying to hide under the bed, or even howling as you leave for work. Whether it’s fireworks, the vet, separation anxiety or thunderstorms, trying to comfort a distressed dog is tough. So […]

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Are almonds bad for dogs? Fact or fiction?

Sharing food with our dogs is a great pleasure for many of us. But it can be challenging to know what we can and can’t split with our dogs. Almonds belong to this camp. There is a lot of debate as to whether almonds are toxic to dogs or not. So we’ve uncovered the facts […]

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Can I give my dog Melatonin; Embracing the dark side

If you own an anxious dog, you may already know about melatonin and its benefits. Although still very much in an experimental stage the growing interest in its health and behavioural benefits is gaining momentum. So, what is it, how does it work and can I give my dog melatonin? What is melatonin? Melatonin is […]

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Safe herbs for dogs, Herby healthcare for happy hounds

Whether you’re a green-fingered gardener or a dried herb devotee,  you’ve probably got a pot or two lurking in your pantry. Herbs not only enhance the flavour of food, but they also have nutritional and medicinal properties. But can we use these aromatic herbs to boost the health of our dogs? The answer is yes […]

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Can dogs eat kale – The King of cruciferous veg

Love it or hate it, kale has become the poster vegetable for super-foods. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, it’s hard to beat kale regarding nutritional benefits. Not only does kale have a proven record in cutting cancer risk but it also helps prevent heart disease. As a member of the cruciferous family that includes broccoli […]

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Are Acorns Toxic to Dogs?

Autumn has to be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. But did you know that it can present unexpected dangers to your dog? As the leaves change colour and begin to fall, they are joined by nuts and seeds looking to find a fertile place to take root and grow. Acorns, the […]

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Halloween Dog Treats for Creepy Canines

If your dog is more of a homebody than a social butterfly leaving them behind while you go trick or treating is probably best. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the festivities and enjoy their own tricky treats. Baking healthy Halloween treats for your dog doesn’t need to be complicated. What’s more, if you […]

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Brown rice for dogs and it’s surprising uses

It can be difficult, can’t it? Choosing a good quality dog food only to find that one of the ingredients is a carbohydrate that according to some reports shouldn’t be part of a dog’s diet. There is so much confusion about whether dogs should eat carbs like rice, wheat, corn and barley that many of […]

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Ginger for dogs, say no to nausea

Love it or hate it, there’s just no getting around the fact that ginger has long been considered a spice with a lot of medicinal muscle. Ginger is well known for easing stomach upsets as well as reducing morning and motion sickness. What’s more, ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. And it’s these anti-inflammatory […]

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