Jack is my 15-year-old Jack Russell. He is incontinent and has kidney disease, but it’s not the end of the world. Supporting Jack has been significantly helped by integrated vet care which treats him as an individual with his own specific needs. As well as a mix of conventional and complementary treatments such as herbs, homeopathy and nutraceuticals, this individualised medicine approach has included tailoring his diet. Jack’s excessive drinking and incontinence have become much reduced. We have also incorporated several tricks into making life as easy as possible for him and for us.
Many animal owners and guardians dread the onset of firework season whether it’s Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve or random celebrations. There are many things you can do to help prepare your dog – or any other animal – and enable them to cope with these potentially traumatic situations. We asked canine behaviourist Julie Moss to tell us more. This article largely relates to dogs, but a lot of information is applicable to any animal that is distressed by fireworks.
“Twas the night before Christmas….”
Well, it wasn’t so much “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”!
More like cat flaps that go bump in the night ….
We asked vet Dr Carole Parsons of Pet Therapy Mobile Acupuncture to tell us about Frieda the rabbit who was faced with being put to sleep when her arthritis worsened and acupuncture was tried as a last resort
We’d like to mark the enormous sacrifice people and animals have given in times of war, sometimes without choice and often above and beyond the call of duty. This blog honours the many animals who have helped and continue to help safeguard our future.
As ghoulish faces grin from bright orange pumpkins in celebration of Halloween, we thought it would be good to highlight what to do with them once the lantern Spook Fest is over. As the Woodland Trust points out, 18 thousand tonnes of pumpkin get chucked away in the UK after Halloween each year! It would be a shame to just let them rot or be thrown in the dustbin when they can be so beneficial to the health of our dogs and for wildlife! Isobel Hunt takes a look.
Who better to write the definitive guide to Pet Bereavement Counselling than Dawn Murray? I discovered Dawn through my work at CAM4animals when she wrote us a wonderful blog about living with pet bereavement for our website which people have found very comforting.
Everyone at CAM4animals was deeply saddened at the passing of renowned vet, Dr Chris Day. He was considered one of the godfathers of veterinary homeopathy, taking it into the 21st century as he continued to use it successfully in his own practice and inspire several generations of new integrative vets. We take a look at his life and legacy and how he helped us at CAM4animals.
We asked aromatherapist and master herbalist Nayana Morag of Essential Animals to explain the significance of animals mirroring our actions or moods and how our emotional or physical state can affect them