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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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Fireworks: Tips for Terrified Dogs

Fireworks: Tips for Terrified Dogs

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.

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The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

The Christmas story – in common with similar tales from around the world – is full of hope and healing, and the bond we have with animals shines though…..

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Supporters’ Tips for Winter

Supporters’ Tips for Winter

It’s nearly Christmas and winter has arrived with a vengeance after a very long, mild and pretty wet season. Many of us are experiencing minus temperatures, snow, ice and cold winds. So, we thought we’d pull together some information and share some of our Supporters Top Tips for winter!! 

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Jack’s Tick Journey

Jack’s Tick Journey

With a background in river and wetland conservation, Isobel Hunt was aware of the threats that pollution poses to the biodiversity of these precious habitats. As a user of integrative veterinary care, she also knew the importance of minimising the chemical load affecting her Jack Russell. This is an example of how it is possible to approach tick management to optimise health and environmental benefits.

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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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Living With Pet Bereavement

Living With Pet Bereavement

It’s important to be able to look after our pets and ourselves during what can be a difficult and upsetting time. We asked pet bereavement counsellor and founder of Living With Pet Bereavement, Dawn Murray, to take us through what to expect in dealing with end of life care and suggest ways of coping with the surrounding grief.

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Peaks for Paws: Helping Ex Service Dogs

Peaks for Paws: Helping Ex Service Dogs

How did the arrival of a boisterous German Shepherd Dog with hip dysplasia end up in a 200km Ultra Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Hero Paws and help the ex service dogs they look after? This blog looks at the immense problems ex service dogs can face when they get to the end of their working life through the experienced eyes of the charity Hero Paws. These dogs are heroes. Many have saved lives or kept us safe. They need a secure and safe life on civvy street.
It also highlights how German Shepherd Kane, who arrived in his new home in pain and a bit bewildered, was transformed by integrative vet care and able to step up to a huge walking challenge.

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Henry

Henry

An audio testimonial from Glen about Henry, his Yorkshire Terrier who was diagnosed with third stage kidney disease.
Glen is incredibly grateful to the holistic vet who used homeopathy and was able to ease Henry back to a good quality of life.

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