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Wednesday, 10 June 2020
If your dog has always been a picky eater, you’ve probably had many battles. But if he has suddenly started turning his nose up at your offerings, there could be a few simple reasons. While you may think canines like variety, they are actually quite happy to eat the same thing for their whole lives. — Read Article
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Your dog needs a full array of vitamins and minerals to live a happy, healthy life. Just like us, if they are deficient, this could lead to signs of poor health. Some of the most important nutrients your canine needs are essential fatty acids like omega 3, 6 and 9. — Read Article
Thursday, 04 June 2020
With the onset of winter we must be mindful of our personal needs and our pets. We have a tendency to consume fewer fluids over this period, this can result in an imbalance of body fluids and metabolism which may have an adverse overall effect on our health, it’s as important for our pets as it is for us. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Monday, 11 May 2020
Many dog owners have reported that hemp seed oil given to their dogs has shown positive benefits for; pain relief, seizures, arthritis, anxiety, cognitive function and coat lustness. Hemp seed oil is full of powerful nutrients and healthy fatty acids. Due to the richness of the oil, make sure you check with your vet before starting a new hemp seed health supplement routine for your pup. — Read Article
Monday, 27 April 2020
Just like humans, if your pooch is eating a diet too high in processed garbage it’s likely to have a negative effect on his mood and behavior. Dogs benefit from a balanced, fresh diet and especially if your dog is hyperactive already, a bad diet can just exacerbate the problem. — Read Article
Friday, 21 February 2020
To follow on from our piece on anxiety and depression it is generally accepted that pets are a significant part of our lives; we see where pets have been introduced to aged care facilities handled by residents with a positive soothing affect for residents and caregivers alike. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
If you’re a dog owner, I’m sure you want to do everything possible to keep your furry pal in the best shape. If he has a shiny coat, this not only looks good, but it’s a reflection of his health on the inside. — Read Article
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Green lipped mussels are one of the largest in the mussel family and are found in the waters around New Zealand. The edges or ‘lips’ of the mussel, have a green tinge which is where they get their name from. — Read Article
Friday, 06 December 2019
Dog anxiety can affect all breeds but if left unchecked it could turn into a more serious disorder. Always check with your vet if you notice signs of anxiety in your pup to ensure you pinpoint the cause. — Read Article
Thursday, 05 December 2019
As we approach the holiday season our pets are exposed to disruption of their routines, very often a change of scenery, strangers visiting and the general hustle and bustle at this time of year; PetCalm is a product that has been supporting our pet’s well-being for many years and is a great standby. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Thursday, 31 October 2019
If you’ve got a big road trip planned, just you and your pooch, you may have imagined it’ll be a dreamy time with Fido poking his head out of the car window and enjoying the air rushing through his fur. In reality, he may get super stressed, constantly whine and may even vomit all over your nicely vacuumed car seat. — Read Article
Friday, 27 September 2019
Pets can suffer from allergies just like humans and if you notice symptoms, you should check out your pet’s diet and environment to eradicate triggers. Silberhorn has a range of health supplements to help keep your pets in tip-top shape. — Read Article
Monday, 02 September 2019
It can take a lot of time, money and effort to get a working dog trained to the peak of his profession. Make sure you look after him with a healthy diet, supplement and exercise regime. — Read Article
Monday, 19 August 2019
There are a number of considerations to be taken into account as we approach spring. Number 1 must be the health risks and it appears rodents have been an issue throughout New Zealand this year. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Monday, 19 August 2019
The very nice aspect of the Silberhorn way of conducting business is the very close relationship people form with staff. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Dogs can’t tell us if they’re not feeling 100% but other factors may become apparent like; a dull and lifeless coat, your pup isn’t eating his food or maybe he just doesn’t seem to have as much energy as usual. As a doggy parent you’ll learn to notice these signs as not normal when they arise and once you know what to look for, you can do something about it. — Read Article
Friday, 17 May 2019
There’s been a lot of buzz in the health industry lately over the benefits of hemp seed oil supplements for humans, but you may have never thought of adding it to your beloved dog’s diet? Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and is rich in nutrients like fatty acids, antioxidants and phospholipids. — Read Article
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Our pets needs have much in common with our own, a healthy diet, ample exercise to maintain strength, mobility and support healthy body mass especially at this time of year. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Just like humans, dogs are starting to live a bit longer thanks to advancements in health and nutrition. Better health care and an improved diet mean your pup can live out his senior years hopefully in good health and with good mobility. — Read Article
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
As your dog gets into his senior years, his body will produce less glucosamine, which may cause him to experience stiffness and joint pain. Glucosamine helps to support the molecules that form cartilage in joints and as this deteriorates, joints will lose their shock absorption capabilities. — Read Article