What are probiotics? Before looking at the mechanisms of probiotics it is important to understand what they are. Probiotics are a relatively new health phenomenon. In 2001 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)and the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined a probiotic as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer […]
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Natural Cancer Treatment for Dogs
Why are so many of us seeking natural cancer treatments for our dogs? Cancer is the most pernicious of all the diseases our dogs are likely to be afflicted by, in lets face it, lives that are already far too short. Unfortunately, like us, almost 1 in 3 dogs will get cancer in their lives […]
Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Dog Food
What makes a dog food eco-friendly and sustainable? Should your dog’s environmental footprint matter? To better understand why it matters we need to first look at the facts behind the environmental impact feeding our dogs has. It is estimated our dogs currently consume approximately 20% of all animal meat produced annually. (1) Agriculture, and livestock […]
Adaptogens for Anxiety in Dogs
Before we discuss how adaptogens can be used to reduce your dog’s anxiety it is important to understand the causes of their anxiety. Dogs experience anxiety just like we do. While unpleasant, it is a normal and healthy emotion. Dog anxiety can affect all breeds but may affect each individual dog differently. Although it is […]
What Vegetables Can Dogs Eat?
Although the vast majority of vegetables and fruit that we consume, can safely be fed to dogs there are some notable exceptions which can be toxic for dogs. So, what are the best vegetables for dogs to eat? What vegetables are good for your dogs health and which vegetables are not safe for dogs and […]
What are the Healthiest Fruits for Your Dog?
WHAT FRUIT CAN DOGS EAT? The following article will outline the healthiest, and safest, fruits for dogs and their associated health benefits as well dangers of those fruits, and parts of fruit, they shouldn’t be fed. Fruits are not only delicious but also nutritious for both humans and dogs. They provide various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that […]