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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Applied ZooPharmacognosy

Applied ZooPharmacognosy Two weeks ago a lady asked me did I know of any Applied ZooPharmacognosy (AZ) practioners in Northern Ireland? In Northern Ireland?!!! I don't even know any in the South either. In fact, to be honest, I wasn't exactly sure what it was. Then I got to thinking. We recently added Holistic Hound's range of our products to our store as the reviews of her products are resoundingly impressive. Behind these products is Jo Arbon, and I seem to remember reading something about AZ on her website. Sure enough, [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|Health|

An Important Note on Fish Oil Supplementation in Dogs

Fish Oil Supplementation in Dogs I just read an interesting point on Patricia Gethin's excellent forum re fish oil supplementation in dogs. It concerned a dog owner in Australia who had been giving 8 capsules of fish oil tablets to her 3yr old, fresh fed, 80kg Neopolitan Mastiff (example above, what a dog!) every day for life. By anyone's reckoning, this would be seen as a very large dose of fish oil, considering a 70kg human needs only to take 1 per day. One day the dog began to exhibit [...]

By |January 6th, 2017|Nutrition|

They Might Remember More Than you Know…

Our dogs might remember a lot more than we have given them credit for... It has long been an old adage that dogs do not reflect on events in the recent past. For this reason you should never chastise them after an event such as a chewing of your chew or a little puddle on the floor. That body language you are seeing, whereby they look so incredibly guilty (head down, ears tucks, paw raised, eyes half closed and looking away) is in fact appeasing behaviour. He was most likely [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Behaviour|

Clone your dog for €100k?!

Welcome to the Clone Factory... Our fourth installation of the top 5 most interesting studies to come out on dogs in 2016, this one is about cloning and involves laboratories that are putting out 500 new animals a week, wolves born to dogs and an opportunity to resurrect the dead! In an effort to save the dwindling populations of Ethiopian wolf (only 500 of them left) a lab in Korea, Sooam Biotech, is cloning wolves. This is possibly a good thing, in that their intentions could be seen as noble, and will certainly make [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Oregano Oil for Kennel Cough

Lots of Folk Recommend Oregano Oil for Fighting Bacteria AND Colds, But Does it Work and who Says?! Oregano oil is recommended for treating kennel cough in dog by many websites, including Dogs Naturally Magazine. In fact every single natural-type website has it top of the list for all the anti's (antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial), including Mercola, University Health News, Dr Theresa Ramsey. However articles on it are very often very light on science, certainly in dogs. So I went looking for some studies in support of it's affects when administered [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Health|

A few Things Every Six Year Old Should Know About Their Dog…

A few Things Every Six Year Old Should Know About Their Dog... So I had a great time with the 1st classers last Thursday out in Clonsilla! There was around a million of them, split into 4 separate groups. I've never been in such a big school. After two hours, and without getting all political, all I can is fair play to teachers. I decided to focus on dog "feelings". There is a misconception that strange dogs are where the threat lies for kids but the fact remains most dog bites [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Kelp for Cancer…And Everything Else

Kelp for Cancer...And Everything Else So much disease in humans is the result of nasty, reactive baddies  called free radicles (oxidants) which whizz around inside us. They are responsible for most inflammatory and cardiovascular disease, cancer and ageing. How do they get in? For the large part we eat them (processed foods, unnatural food chemicals, biocides on our fruit and veg) , we absorb them through our skin (cleaning products, make up) and we inhale them (car exhaust, smog, smoking). Thankfully the consumption of plants high in antioxidant compounds alleviates the harm of these [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Health|

Influence of Big Pharma in Ireland: Uncovered

Influence of Big Pharma in Ireland: Uncovered Anyone see the article in the Sunday Business Post yesterday on the influence of corporate sponsorship in Irish surgeries and hospitals nationwide? It was a cracker, everything you hoped wasn't true but feared it was. The lead caption said it all: Big drug firms pay almost one-third of senior HSE doctors The article goes on to state that drug companies are funding dozens of medical and nursing posts in some of the biggest hospitals in the country with almost one third of the HSE's most [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Health|

Tell Your Boss: Dogs Make Offices More Cohesive and Stress-Free, It’s Official!

Tell Your Boss: Dogs Make Offices More Cohesive and Stress-Free, It's Official! While I was over in New York last week I was talking to a group of guys in a bar and thought to ask them about dogs in work. It's a big thing in the US at the moment. Around 20% of companies are now permitting staff to bring their well behaved pets in to sit at their desk. All the big companies are getting on board including Google, Amazon, Mashable. There's even a Bring Your Dog to Work [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Veterinary Nutritional Manual is Published by Colgate-Palmolive

Did you Find it Worrying That the Nutritional Manual for our Vets is Published by Colgate-Palmolive? A little (true) story.... Around 2010 I flew to Brisbane, Australia to see first hand the effects of switching a large group of dogs from dry to raw. The differences in the dogs were so obviously incredible on so many fronts (training to health to kennels to form) that it was like the clouds parting and bright sunshine pouring through. It was as close to a religious moment as I was ever going to [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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