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IBD and IBS in Dogs

IBD and IBS in Dogs

Most of our dogs have experienced the discomfort of diarrhoea and vomiting, but when the problem becomes chronic, it’s a cause for concern. Chronic diarrhoea, cramps, vomiting, weight loss, and gas are unfortunately issues that dogs can also suffer from, indicating an imbalance in the digestive system that a veterinarian should investigate. Both IBD and … Continued

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From a Vet’s Perspective: My Experience With Nala Health

From a Vet’s Perspective: My Experience With Nala Health

As a veterinarian, it's my passion to ensure our four-legged friends receive the best care and nutrition available. Over the years, I've seen many trends in dog food come and go, but it wasn't until recently that I came across something that really caught my attention - insect-based dog food from Nala Health.

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Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

Halloween is just around the corner and pumpkins are finding their way into our homes as decorations, delicious pies, and spooky lanterns. Perhaps you are planning to celebrate Halloween and carve out a lantern from a pumpkin to decorate your home. Did you know that pumpkin flesh can make a healthy, delicious and gut-friendly treat for your four-legged friend? You can use the flesh to make a tasty, healthy puree and add to your dog's meals providing a great boost to your dog's nutrition. In this blog you will learn about the benefits of pumpkin for dogs, a recipe for pumpkin puré and how to make a spooky pumpkin lantern.

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How to relieve constipation in dogs

How to relieve constipation in dogs

Constipation refers to hard stools that are difficult to pass. They will be infrequent and look like small pellets. If no stool is passed, your dog may have an obstruction in their stomach causing constipation. This is a serious condition that will need medical attention. However, common constipation can often be treated with home remedies.

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What normal dog poop looks like

What normal dog poop looks like

Your dog’s stool can say a lot about their general health and it is wise to keep an eye on your dog’s toilet habits. Frequency, consistency, shape, size and colour help determine whether it is a normal dog poop or not. Contact your vet if the stool is abnormal or changes suddenly. Note down some … Continued

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What is the best dog food?

What is the best dog food?

Selecting the right food for our furry companion is one of the most important decisions we make in regards to their health. Whether you provide your dog with dry food, wet food, raw food or home-cooked food -  the healthiest diet should ensure all the nutrients needed for growth, maintenance, repair and general well-being. Malnutrition occurs in cases where the dog receives an unbalanced diet. Prevention is better than cure, and a wholesome, balanced diet combined with regular exercise, love and care can maintain our dog’s health from puppyhood through to “the golden age”. 

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Digestive Issues in Dogs

Digestive Issues in 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.

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Zaffi’s Journey With Pancreatitis and IBD

Zaffi’s Journey With Pancreatitis and IBD

Zaffi, a kind-natured dog found his forever home in 2017 when Bernhard Weiss adopted him from a local shelter. Describing their first meeting, Bernhard recalls, "Zaffi was returning from an outing, looking a bit scrawny and nervous. His caretaker called him 'Baby Butch,' her favourite among the dogs. It was tough choosing just one, but Zaffi made the decision easy." From their first eye contact, a bond was formed, leading Bernhard to welcome Zaffi into his family, knowing well the challenges that lay ahead.

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Puppy With Diarrhoea

Puppy With Diarrhoea

It's not uncommon for puppies to get a case of the runs, especially since they're curious little explorers who nibble on just about anything they find during their outdoor adventures or in the yard. Even though diarrhoea is not always cause for alarm, it's important to keep an eye on this, as it could be a sign of something more serious, like parvovirus. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration, so keep a close watch on your furry friend, no matter how old they are. In this blog, we will cover common causes of diarrhoea, signs that the runs are serious and some home remedies to get your pup on the mend.

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