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A diet change stopped this dog’s seizures
A diet change stopped this dog's seizures

In our last newsletter we featured Marshall, a fabulous canine who suffers from extensive seizures. He is not the first dog I’ve encountered with this difficult & harrowing challenge. Chico, a darling dog very close to my pack, has suffered for years from terrifying grand mal seizures, but so far the super trooper keeps on coming good. It […]

3 ways to tell if your dog is well hydrated
3 ways to tell if your dog is well hydrated

Summer is certainly here! Some places in Australia have been experiencing consecutive days above 40 degrees Celsius! It’s time for a nice cool drink. Only, your dog isn’t easily able to let you know that she would like a drink too. So, you have done all the right things this summer…you are walking your dog early in […]

4 Quick Tips for a Sun Safe Summer with your Dog
4 Quick Tips for a Sun Safe Summer with your Dog

HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD? Sunnies for dogs? I remember how I thought about the sun 20 years ago. We’d go out and bask in it for hours on end… just soaking up the rays. Sometimes we’d rub oil on ourselves first to ensure a serious browning. Suncreen for dogs wasn’t even on the horizon. […]

4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!
4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!

Dogs are my superheroes. Who can lose a leg & move right on making the best of 3 legs with unflappable enthusiasm? Dogs! They face dark times with courage & humour. But there is one thing that can change your canine into a raving maniac. That thing is itchiness. Allergies are the kryptonite of the canine world. Unfortunately here in Australia they […]

3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame
3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame

We’ve all seen that hangdog look. When your dog has an injury the recovery period can be the most painful part. Wearing a big plastic cone makes things more traumatic. They’re cumbersome, collide loudly with obstacles and prevent your dog from eating & drinking and being in natural positions. Imagine trying to recover with all that working against you! Luckily there other […]

Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues
Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues

Ok… not the most appetizing topic. I hear you! But I have to admit  I’d like to know more about it – without having to ask. And you clicked on the link too! So let’s get educated about how these anal glands are impacting our dogs. Better to know what’s going on down there than not. Canine Naturopath […]

Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog
Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog

I’ve known Luciana from Sassy Treats for a good number of years. Her passion for canine nutrition is legendary! She’s also quite handy if your steel marquee is windmilling off in a windstorm by the ocean, but that’s another story. Proper canine nutrition is an area that is far too often misunderstood by people. Here’s some tips from an […]

Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries
Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries

At this time of year we get SOS calls each day from people needing to prevent painful & expensive paw injuries in their dogs. Usually the paws are already damaged. The Vet’s been paid. The dog is resting & recovering. Walks are at a standstill. People are desperately seeking to escape a repeating cycle of paw issues. We […]

10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate
10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate

We’re cruising toward that fresh start of a new year. And it’s a busy life! So we thought we’d energise you with some quick tips on making your dog’s life even better.  So here you go.. some great tips in a nutshell from Both Ends Of The Lead.  As dog owners and carers, we all share something in […]

Solve Your Dog’s Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs
Solve Your Dog's Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs

Poor digestion is the pits. We’ve all been there. A lot of dogs are suffering from it these days. Your life will be considerably less messy & fragrant, shall we say, if your dog is processing foods well. And digestive weakness can be a key factor in all sorts of canine health issues so it’s best […]

6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments
6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments

Has your dog ever give you feedback when you put a spot of flea & tick treatment on the back of his neck? The feedback I’ve received is pretty clear. This is not a comfortable experience! I can only imagine that putting a chemical strong enough to deter these parasites for a MONTH on my […]

Why you should never throw a stick for your dog
Why you should never throw a stick for your dog

Do you think that dog education classes should be mandatory? I do! And I don’t mean classes for canines. What we really need are classes to educate people aboutdogs. How is it that even people who love dogs with all their hearts, like myself, don’t have the facts straight? Here’s my confession. I was a […]

Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests
Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests

Raise your hand if you reckon dogs can swim. Hand up? Well… you would be right! And… well… wrong. Take my dog Pluto. Not only does she swim beautifully, but she took to the water like a pro the very first time we were near a creek. Splash!! In and swimming without a single lesson. […]

Treat your dog’s auto-immune disease naturally
Treat your dog's auto-immune disease naturally

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON IN DOGS Just like humans, more and more dogs are getting sick due to auto-immune disorders. What sets these health issues apart is that they are disorders where the body attacks itself. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them. They include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, a variety […]

Could your dog’s food be making him sick?
Could your dog’s food be making him sick?

COULD YOUR DOG’S FOOD BE MAKING HIM SICK? The answer is YES! The wrong foods could be making your dog sick with anything from allergies to diabetes to autoimmune disorders to obesity.  Lucky for dogs people are becoming more and more educated about what constitutes a healthy diet for dogs. Find out more in this […]

5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System
5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System

Want less trips to the vet? This is usually something both your dog & you can definitely agree on! My Pluto defies convention and loves nothing more than visits to the vet, but that’s another story. A rock solid immune system is a surefire key to maintaining excellent health. Here are 4 tips from canine […]

How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?
How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?

What treats should you give your dog? There certainly are a LOT of choices out there. Here’s some more canine dietary insight from small animal nutritionist Alla Keogh. With so so many treats available on the pet food market, sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is right for your pet. Taste, cost, ingredients, […]

Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.
Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.

It seems crazy to me now, but I was brought up with the idea that feeding dogs was a simple matter requiring a bag of kibble and a bowl.  They really have us fooled. I mean how could I believe it made sense that people require such a wide variety of foods & nutrients while […]

5 Safe Herbs To Turn Around Your Dog’s Health
5 Safe Herbs To Turn Around Your Dog's Health

Many of us regularly turn to herbal medicine to help treat a wide variety of health issues from minor to more chronic and serious conditions. But  what about our canine friends?  Are herbs a safe and effective option for treating their health issues? The simple answer is…. ABSOLUTELY! All animals will instinctively gravitate to plants […]

What does gut health mean for your dog?
What does gut health mean for your dog?

When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder two years ago I became super aware of just how much our overall health relies on our gut. From a naturopathic standpoint this condition is directly linked to poor gut health which is likely to be triggered by food allergies. As dogs are commonly fed diets filled […]

Healthy Liver….Healthy Dog!!
Healthy Liver….Healthy Dog!!

Livers play a giant role in keeping our bodies healthy and efficient. Have you every considered the health of your dog’s liver? Well, now’s a good a moment to do so! Here’s an informative article from our guest writer canine naturopath Lyndall Pinchen to bring you up to speed on how to keep your canine […]

Dogs Need Sun Protection too! Fur alone isn’t enough.
Dogs Need Sun Protection too! Fur alone isn't enough.

Summer means fun in the sun! Swimming, adventuring in the bush, galloping down the beach, bush camping… absolutely beautiful times! But this means a lot of slip, slop, slapping for us humans. We don’t call this a sunburnt country for nothing. But what about our loveable canine mates? Sun safety isn’t just for people. Read on to […]

Beware of BPA & Phthalates in your dog toys!
Beware of BPA & Phthalates in your dog toys!

With Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be a good time to chat about dog toys & safety. All our dogs will be sniffing out their parcels under the Christmas tree, right? What are they looking for? Toys of course! There have been a lot of changes in the market for baby […]

Obesity in Dogs – a Growing Problem…
Obesity in Dogs - a Growing Problem...

Canine obesity. It can be easy to overlook your dog’s increasing size. There’s just more to love, right? Aren’t our dogs lucky that they always look good to us? Well.. maybe not! We’ve become accustomed to seeing our dogs get larger and larger. Meanwhile canine obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing dogs. […]