The microbiome is the community of microbes that live and work together in any environment. Here we are going to discuss how the microbiome works in humans and other animals, and the wonderful role it plays.
Although these days dogs are man’s best friend, even after many generations of domestication their natural inclinations remain. Smelling, tasting, chasing, chewing scratching and scavenging are usually thought of by us as undesirable behaviours, but they are vital to your dog’s health and happiness. As such it’s important you make time to indulge them in these activities.
Dogs are intelligent, energetic creatures, and to be at their best they need near constant enrichment. In days of old, all of their needs were met through day to day living, hunting, stalking, exploring. But since we have domesticated them for our own purposes, work and companionship, their daily lives have changed.
There is, however, a quiet movement growing. Dog owners are increasingly turning to raw feeding for their buddies. They believe it’s the healthiest option available, and since their dogs are family they...
As the weather starts to warm up here in the Southern Hemisphere, spring time brings changes to our day to day lives, and this presents new issues for your pup. These dangers are largely avoidable with a little ....
As our best friends age, they can often begin to suffer with many of the same maladies we humans do. A dog is considered senior once they reach about the age of 7 years old. Large breeds like Danes will age faster while smaller breeds like Chihuahua's may not hit old age until they are around 9.
In the quest to keep our pets safe, it’s important to know what threats might exist in your environment. There are many common plants that can pose a risk to your dog. Because they are built closer to the ground, and the nature of their lives, dogs come into much closer contact with plants than we do. Reactions to these plants can vary from irritating allergies to serious, potentially fatal toxic outcomes.
Unfortunately for dog owners, they don’t speak human and we can’t speak dog. However, man’s best friend is still always communicating with us. If you pay a little attention you can figure out what your buddy is feeling through facial expressions and body language.