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Seasonal Feeding: Making the Most of Fresh Ingredients

Seasonal Feeding: Making the Most of Fresh Ingredients

Nature’s larder provides us with a huge variety of produce at the perfect time when it will be of most benefit to us nutritionally. With a few small changes, we can all benefit from eating seasonally which is better for us, our dogs and the environment. Canine expert Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds explains the benefits of feeding fresh seasonal produce as part of your dog’s diet with some suggestions for spring, summer, autumn and wintertime.

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Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

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.

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Keeping Animals Safe in Hot Weather

Keeping Animals Safe in Hot Weather

With temperatures soaring once again across much of the UK, we thought it a good idea to pass on some of our supporters’ top tips for keeping your animals cool in hot weather. Animals may get uncomfortable and stressed and this might quickly lead to heatstroke. It’s important to avoid this at all costs. This blog looks at the signs to look for, what to do if it happens and how to avoid heatstroke.

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The Complete Book of Cat and Dog Health by Lise Hansen DVM ~ Book Review by Morag Sutherland

The Complete Book of Cat and Dog Health by Lise Hansen DVM ~ Book Review by Morag Sutherland

There is so much information made available about diseases and illnesses in our pets, but much less about how to maintain their health. Lise had me hooked very early on with the statement: “Being healthy means so much more than simply not being ill”. Canine behaviourist and nutritionist Morag Sutherland reviews this book written by an integrated vet qualified in CAM treatments including homeopathy.It is a complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments.

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Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow Dysplasia is a common cause of lameness in dogs. It can affect one or both front limbs. We asked veterinary physiotherapist and TTouch Practitioner, Julie Moss, to describe the possible symptoms, causes and various treatments that are available as part of integrated veterinary care.

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Monty the magnificent

Monty the magnificent

When Sue Maclennan received the devastating news that her dog Monty had a form of bone cancer which had few conventional treatment options, it set her on a course to find an alternative. Two years on, she shares the story of his remarkable recovery and how homeopathy helped give Monty a new lease of life.

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Fostering Vinnie the Elderly Rescue Cat

Fostering Vinnie the Elderly Rescue Cat

Vinnie was a street cat rescued later in life. His fosterer explains how she restored him to health using a nourishing diet, herbs and botanicals. Read about the adaptations she made to help him build up his strength before being well enough to move to his forever home.

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