Vita Canis Blog

Loving Them Is Nourishing Them

July 14th, 2019

As you probably know, I’m a BIG advocate of raw feeding and I believe in and can see the benefits when it comes to my dogs as well as others. Raw food, in my opinion, is a species appropriate diet for our dogs as their whole digestive system is designed to process meat, bones, occasional… Read More »

Meeting Cherry

July 4th, 2019

This month is all about puppies coming and going. The little Scotties are old enough to go to their new homes. This brings sad and happy moments combined so it’s definitely bitter-sweet. It’s sad to see them go as they are such a lovely bunch of cuteness – even when they bite my shoelaces and… Read More »

Summer Memories and Magical Herbs

June 27th, 2019

I’ve always loved this time of year. Back when I was at school it meant holiday time because we used to finish school on the 30th of June. For me, the summer was mainly associated with holidays at my grandma’s cottage in Hrochot… beautiful countryside, playing outside all day long, long walks and hiking but… Read More »

The Astonishing Soap Nut

June 20th, 2019

I’m so excited to be offering you Soap Nuts on my website! You may be asking yourself what it has to do with dogs though? I often feel that we consider our dogs needs more than we do our own. We do more for our dogs than we do for ourselves, we buy them better… Read More »

Itchy dog? Why You MUST Bath Your Dog More Not Less!

June 13th, 2019

Over the last few decades, we’ve seen more and more dogs with allergic dermatitis, food intolerances and immune-mediated diseases. We can try to limit the causes to a certain point and we can give the dog prescribed medication, however, this usually only provides short-term relief or improvement. Inevitably they will rear their ugly heads again… Read More »

Do You Feel The Eco Guilt?

June 6th, 2019

You’ve probably seen our small gift boxes and bundles containing oil burners, scented stones and candles. They’re very pretty in their little boxes but what’s always bothered me is the plastic lid… Yes, you could say that one small, thin piece of plastic is not going to change the world. Perhaps not… but it makes… Read More »

Essential Oils Allergy Bombs

May 31st, 2019

Environmental allergies… what are they? In my previous blog, I explained what allergies are and gave you a few tips on how to look after your dog’s home environment. At this time of the year, we are surrounded by allergens from grasses and grains. In the autumn there’s a strong wave of allergens from weed… Read More »

Allergies: Nip Them in the Bud

May 22nd, 2019

In my blog last year March, I wrote how Skin Relief, Paw Butter, coconut oil, honey & raw feeding can help your dog combat allergies. Let’s remind ourselves what allergies are and how they’re demonstrated in dogs…  An allergy is an abnormal response to something in the environment. It’s very common in humans and it’s… Read More »

Puppy talk…

May 16th, 2019

The last two weeks have pretty much revolved around Martha’s puppies. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to them as they are two weeks old today! 😊 When puppies are born they are functionally blind and deaf. Have you ever wondered why? I have, and here’s the answer. It’s actually a part of the evolutionary trade-off. Because… Read More »

Martha is a Mom Again

May 9th, 2019

It’s been a bit crazy since Martha’s little babies arrived!   She had a c-section on Thursday morning and after that, she struggled to bond with her puppies. In some cases, mother dogs may not be accepting of their puppies after a c-section. Because the mother dog is prevented from naturally delivering the pups, the… Read More »