Even the healthiest of people get sick occasionally, but by looking after yourself and getting some healthy habits into your life, you give yourself the best chance possible to dodge colds and flu, when everyone else is coughing and spluttering around you. — Read Article
Your pup becomes like part of the family and just like kids growing up, dogs can injure themselves running and jumping about, trying to get rid of some of their energy. And because you become so close with your dog, it can be heartbreaking to see them hurt themselves or limp about in obvious pain. — Read Article
If your dog’s immune system is not working well, he can be more susceptible to a host of diseases like; diabetes, cancer, infections, osteoarthritis and general stomach and coat problems. A strong immune system will detect and work to protect the body from harmful pathogens like bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses. — Read Article
Although most quality pet foods should include all the daily fat and other nutrients required for optimal health, the inclusion of omega-3 supplements can have many benefits for your pet. Omega-3 aids in the reduction of inflammation, therefore pain and supports the development and growth of nerve cells. This is why supplementing puppies and kittens with omega-3, will provide with the optimal support for prime development.
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Although cats are natural predators and we associate them with roaming the outdoors, they can live a very happy life indoors if given the right stimulation and can even live longer due to not being exposed to car pollutants, other predators and possible diseases passed from other wildlife. — Read Article
Reaching the age of 25 is the milestone point that your body starts to produce less collagen. This means that not only will the quality of your skin start to decline, but you may start to notice changes in your joints and the ability to recover from injuries.
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Maybe you’ve decided the times right to make a big move and you’re excited to start your new life. This is all well and good, but your pet may not be feeling the same way! Some animals take time to adapt to their surroundings and feel safe when things are familiar and they’re in a routine. Taking all this familiarity away from them, can mean a huge amount of stress and could take them a while to get used to the new home. — Read Article
Christmas, the holidays, the long drive with pets or maybe the kennels, our pet’s world is turned upside down through the holiday season, unfamiliar visitors including children and other pets all add to the stress and anxiety for our pets who like us are happiest with a familiar routine and surroundings. — Read Article
The history of white willow bark as a natural treatment dating back in recorded history to the Egyptian times of the Pharaohs through Arab, Greek and Roman history, right up to the beginning of the 20th century. — Read Article
Kiwifruit despite the name they are not native to New Zealand, Mary Isobel Fraser returned from China in 1904 with seed she had gathered while visiting. They were planted in Wanganui in 1906 by Alexander Allison and the first crop was harvested in 1910, people described the flavour as gooseberry hence the initial name of Chinese gooseberry. — Read Article
For many years bone broth and gelatin have been recognised for their healing powers on the gut, but it’s never quite been understood why. After many studies, scientists have finally uncovered that collagen is the key element. With a unique amino acid profile and structural property, collagen can help in healing stomach ulcers, reducing gut inflammation, improving digestion and normalising stomach acid secretion. Through extensive research, collagen has been shown to be vital in repairing the intestinal lining, showing that collagen and gut health are surprisingly linked. — Read Article
Depending on your dogs breed, they can be considered ‘’senior’’ from the age 6 and upwards. This may seem like nothing to the average human, but a small dog may start showing signs of ageing from this age onwards which can affect the quality of their lives if not addressed. — Read Article
Nocturnal noises and suspicious moving shadows, may cause your pup to bark and this is understandable. This is also good to know he is alert and letting you know of any unusual goings on around your property. — Read Article
Just as humans are taking care of themselves better and living longer, our dogs are also living longer. On the flipside, this longer life may mean they’ll suffer from some sort of degenerative joint disease. There are several types of canine arthritis, but the most common seen is age related. — Read Article
While there are several factors that cause collagen to break down, the repetitive motion of smiling a lot can cause collagen loss in those specific areas, thus creating lines and creases. Collagen makes up about 25 to 30 percent of the total protein in our bodies and it helps to keep our skin firm, supple and elastic.
If you’re repeatedly smiling, laughing and squinting, these motions will cause the skin to crease in the same area and subsequently wear down the tissue in that area. This can create an ingrained line in the area which eventually doesn’t go away after the muscles relax.
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Your dog sees you as part of their pack and you see them as a family member and when they get ill it can be upsetting to watch them suffer. Dogs are prone to illnesses just like we are and there are many common ones to look out for, but should not be ignored. The quicker you take action, the less they will suffer and there are many ways you can help prevent a recurrence of the same health problem. — Read Article