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The benefits of prebiotics and probiotics for dogs and cats

The benefits of prebiotics and probiotics for dogs and cats

It is a well-known fact that a healthy digestive system is essential for all-round health. The wellbeing of the digestive system affects the entire body. Having the environmental balance right in the gastrointestinal tract means efficient effective food processing to gain the nutrients needed, and has a big effect on how well the immune system functions. This means making sure that the levels of bacteria that live and work in the gut, the ‘microbiome’, is as it should be. This microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria. Although we automatically tend to think of bacteria as ‘bad’ (pathogenic) and that they...

 
Dry Skin In Dogs

Dry Skin In Dogs

A skin condition can be one of the clearest indications of just how well your furry friend is feeling and is an important factor in keeping them healthy. Just as for humans, there are a number of dog skin conditions, some of which can result in sensitive or dry skin. Anyone that has lived with dogs for a while is familiar with the sound of an itchy dog as they go to town with paws and teeth, often in the middle of the night while you are trying to get some sleep! If dog itchy skin is a problem, your...

 
Lumps Or Bumps In The Mouth Of Dogs

Lumps Or Bumps In The Mouth Of Dogs

Mouths are vital to our dogs. Not only do they eat and drink using their mouths, but the mouth is also an essential part of how they investigate and interact with their world. This is why it is important to make sure they have great oral health.
 
Loss Of Appetite In Dogs

Loss Of Appetite In Dogs

Dogs aren’t exactly known for turning their noses up at food, in fact, most of them devour anything they can get their paws on. So it can come as a surprise if your dog suddenly goes off his food, especially if he normally eats well.
 
Sensitive Skin In Dogs

Sensitive Skin In Dogs

Your dog’s skin is vital to their health and wellbeing. It works as one of the first parts of the immune system, creating a barrier between the vital workings of your dog’s body and the germs that can be present in the outside world.
 
Flaky Skin In Dogs

Flaky Skin In Dogs

There are lots of other names for flaky skin: scale, scurf, dandruff… whatever you want to call these little clumps of dead skin cells, they can spoil the look of an otherwise flawless, shiny coat. But is it all just a cosmetic problem?
 
Fatigue In Dogs

Fatigue In Dogs

Fatigue is a symptom that your pooch isn’t feeling himself rather than an ailment in itself, and it’s important to find out what’s causing it as although it might be something quite minor and easily treatable it could be something more serious too. So, if you’re sat there thinking my dog seems sad and tired all the time and wondering why he isn’t rushing to greet you at the door with his tail wagging read on to discover the common symptoms and causes of why he could be.
 
Oral Health In Dogs

Oral Health In Dogs

Oral health, the wellness of your dog’s teeth and gums, is central to their wellbeing. Making sure that the mouth is clean and healthy helps keep the entire dog in good condition, also reducing the likelihood of the unpleasantness of a dog’s bad breath.
 
Depression In Dogs

Depression In Dogs

Just like us, dogs can have days when they are down in the dumps. They may be lethargic, less willing to play than usual and may even ignore you when you call them. If this goes on for longer than 24 hours, it’s possible they’re not just having an ‘off’ day and may be depressed.
 
Dehydration In Dogs

Dehydration In Dogs

Your dog like any other mammal can become dehydrated when his body is losing more fluids than he is taking in or if he is not drinking enough water. Dehydration in dogs is not just a case of your pooch being thirsty, it’s actually a serious condition that can even be life-threatening. A dog’s weight is comprised of 80% water and when he is dehydrated, he not only loses fluids but also the electrolytes such as potassium, sodium and chloride it contains which are necessary for his body to function.