- Dog nutrition
- Gut health
How gut health affects our dogs
The micro environment in the gut influences our dog both physically, mentally and emotionally. Gut health is therefore important for overall health. Dogs have a unique collection of different types of bacteria, fungi and viruses in their gastrointestinal (GI) tract affecting everything from absorption of nutrients, the production of vitamins and other important substances to protecting the body from disease. In addition, dog's cognitive health and mood are also dependent on a well-functioning microbiome.
Dog sledder fuels up with Nala Health
My name is Sofi Nyström and I am from a small village called Köping in southern Sweden. In February 2018, I decided to move to Narvik, to follow my dream to learn the art of dog sledding and have my own team. My journey started with a husky, and today I have 7 adult dogs and 7 puppies. I also built my own kennel for the dogs.
Healthy treats for Valentines
Show your dog how much you love them on Valentine's Day with these pink Valentine's heart treats. The only contains 3 ingredients, and do not need to bake making it a healthy and easy treat to make for your best friend. The treat is especially great for hot February days as they are frozen and will keep your dog cool.
Zaffi’s journey with pancreatitis and IBD
Zaffi is one of many dogs in our country living in shelters. In 2017 he could finally move to his forever home. "We came across a scrawny little, nervous creature coming back to his pen from an outing. His minder introduced him as ‘Baby Butch’ and said that he was her favorite among all the dogs in the shelter. We knew how difficult it would be to only pick out one dog of all the hopeful souls, but in many ways Zaffi made the choice for us", says Bernhard.
Quality dog food for Baloo
I have always had a passion for nutrition and obtaining optimal health for myself and those I love. Knowing that it plays a key role in your health, your mind and spirit. I have since moved away from anything processed and always constantly learning about how much food affects your today and all your tomorrows. So when I heard about Nala Health and that their mission is to provide the same for dogs. It was a no-brainer. Equally knowing that it is supporting a local brand with a very minimal footprint makes the choice so much easier. Knowing how much care and attention was placed into cultivating all the unique ingredients to create one holistic and sustainable diet is exactly what I want to be able to provide my fur baby.
- Dog nutrition
Can dogs eat insect protein?
Black soldierfly larvae are the perfect source of protein for dogs as they contain all the 10 essential amino acids dogs require as well as healthy fats, fibre and minerals. There is a pressing need to find new, more sustainable sources of food. In particular, we need more environmentally-friendly sources of protein, as meat production accounts for approximately 60% of CO2 emissions globally. Marine sources of protein also put pressure on the environment with overfishing and unethical fishing methods. Insect protein provides one solution for complete, tasty and sustainable protein for both our dogs and us.
- Dog care
- Dog training
Adding a second dog to your home
When we bring a new dog into our home, it is an exciting time for us, but it can also be a stressful and even dangerous time for our existing dog. The decision to add a new dog to your existing dog’s life is, therefore, a big one that should not be taken lightly. Taking the proper steps before introducing a new dog to your existing dog is essential to ensure a successful and safe integration. It is important to consider all the. factors involved before introducing a new dog to your current dog’s environment.
- Dog nutrition
Veterinarian chooses insect protein
Dogs are a central part of life for veterinarian and Rhodesian Ridgeback breeder Kristine Steinsland. She knows good nutrition is one of the key factors in her dog's health and therefore gives her dogs only the best possible food. She lives with her 2 daughters, husband, 3 dogs and a horse In a leafy suburb just outside Oslo.
Fungal infection in the skin and ears
Dogs can get fungal infections of the skin and is an overgrowth of normally occurring yeast organisms. There are typically 2 fungal organisms found on the skin: Candida and Malassezia. A characteristic of a fungal infection is a yeasty body odour that will occur in addition to itching and discomfort.