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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.

This Is A Custom Widget

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.

Botanica, For Skin Conditions in Dogs

Botanica, Natures Healing Energy So, who's heard of Botanica?! As we're now stocking them! Botanica is an Irish company making natural products that target the heal and repair of a great variety of common skin conditions in dogs (as well as horses and humans). And by all accounts they do it very, very well. There are two lead products that I wish to talk about, a herbal wash and fast absorbed cream, which are used together to treat the affected area. Both products are packed with herbs knows for their antiseptic, [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Health|

Tips for Buying Dry Dog Food…

Top Tips for Buying the Best Dry Dog Food If you absolutely have to feed dry food, for whatever reason, then it really doesn't matter who is making or selling your "complete" dry food of choice, as there's so little between these brands, bar marketing budget. So here's a few top tips for buying the best dry dog food before you hand over that hard earned cash... 1. Avoid All Wheat-Based Dry Food Wheat is the number one antigen in dogs by FAR. Dogs are one of the most wheat gluten sensitive [...]

Check out the Number of UK Vets now Offering Blood Titres!

Check out the Number of UK Vets now Offering Blood Titres! For those of you who don't know already, the whole redundant concept of boosting ALREADY VACCINATED DOGS each year for viruses is now second only to the concept of promoting cereal-based dry food for carnivores on the list of "most erroneous veterinary practices being conducted today". Blood titres for dogs are clearly the answer. If you do not know what these are I urge you to read the following article and if at all possible, show it to your [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Health|

Biodegradable Poo Bags, The Inside Scoop!

Biodegradable Poo Bags, The Inside Scoop! Nice title, eh?! Seriously though, we know plastic is really bad for the environment. Plastic goes into landfill and doesn't break down. Or, it does, but extremely slowly, meaning it releases all it's chemical nastiness slowly through all the garbage into our water table. Not good. Thus we're being steered away from cheap, disposable plastic bags (via taxes which, in fairness, is a great way to modify people's behaviour towards caring for the environment) towards bags-for-life. However, a poo-bag-for-life in the pocket is slightly [...]

Do you have a license for your dog?!

Do you have a license for your dog?! I was approached yesterday with the question - how many dogs are there in Ireland? However, in trying to research the answer I came across a more interesting question, how many of you actually have a dog license?! Here's what we found... How Many Dogs Actually Are There in Ireland?! Do you know how many dogs there are in Ireland? The Irish Independent cites a study conducted by the Pawsitive Living campaign (Pedigree and Whiskas, a.k.a. Mars) that found 30% of Irish households [...]

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|
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