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Pancrea-what?

December 13, 2017 Heather Murphy

Pancreatitis - what it is and what causes it.  A little known fact that EVERY pet parent needs to know! Christmas is a time when we eat lots of foods and rich foods.  Eating leftovers is the symbol of Boxing Day!  Which are generally all-good for us humans but not so good for our pets. As it is the Christmas season, I wanted to bring to your attention the dangers of certain types of foods to our pets. This is not about the usual chocolate and grapes but something far more serious that can be fatal. Met Mia – the...


Mites in the Dust

November 01, 2017 Heather Murphy

We are surrounded by mites in this world, there are a whole variety of these tiny little creatures living around us and we usually co-exist with them fine. But when their populations overwhelm or when an internal system is stressed then an allergy can present.

Spring Time - Pollen Time

October 09, 2017 Heather Murphy

Spring time allergies are real  - pollens, grasses - learn tips to get you  and your dog itch free this spring.

 


Who Actually Adopts Who?

July 31, 2017 Heather Murphy

I'm not sure about you but the dogs that have come into my life have all been adopted. It's only with the recent addition of number three that got me thinking “Actually who adopts who?” I always thought I'd chosen my dogs but now I'm not so sure. Number three definitely adopted us that's for sure! We recently moved out of our Wellington house and upon 15 minutes of us arriving at our new house this dog turned up - a little Foxie cross. He was super excited to welcome in the new neighbours!       The truck left...


My Dog Is Allergic To Grass - Really?

May 23, 2017 Heather Murphy

How can that be – grass of all things! It seems odd but alas no, so many dogs these days react to grasses! Grass and grass seeds can cause immediate reactions on dogs. At the same time that grass is seeding there are many pollens around and these can also cause your dog to be an itchy dog!  The spores from the pollens are absorbed into the dog’s skin and a reaction can present. Often feet are the first to be affected –  becoming red, inflamed and itchy. Then the constant gnawing at the feet just makes matters worse –...