Vita Canis Blog

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 »

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.

May 2nd, 2019

What an amazing Sunday we had! I think the whole Universe conspired and supported our 2nd Vita Canis Style to Rescue. After a rainy and very windy Saturday, the sky calmed down and we had a dry, warm and beautiful day. I think everyone who came would agree with me that this year’s charity dog… Read More »

The time is now!

April 26th, 2019

THE TIME OF YEAR HAS ARRIVED! It’s the end of April which means Vita Canis Style to Rescue for me and many of my dog grooming friends! This Sunday it will be our second year and I truly believe it will be even better than last years one. 2018 saw Vita Canis Style to Rescue be… Read More »

Stress & aromatherapy

April 18th, 2019

National Stress Awareness Day took place on 16 April 2019. Much research has shown the negative effect stress has on the immune system. It can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, increase vulnerability to anxiety and depression, contribute to infertility, and accelerate the ageing process.  There’s no difference to… Read More »

Peppermint magic.

April 11th, 2019

In the next few blogs I’m going to be talking about plants that you can grow at home. You can eat them, make teas from them or use them for medicinal purposes. They can also be bought from the store in the form of essential oils for a variety of other uses. Today I’m going… Read More »

Richard is a Butternutter…

April 4th, 2019

Yip… Richard is a Butternutter. I bet this title confused you 😊 … or maybe not if you’ve also been seeing the Facebook adverts for Butternut Box dog food. I’d been seeing the ad for some time but hadn’t paid too much attention to it as my dogs are on a raw diet. They’ve been… Read More »

All Spring Creatures

March 28th, 2019

The days are getting warmer and the little creatures that were hibernating over winter are starting to appear – bumblebees, hedgehogs, frogs, and also the not so cute, ticks and fleas.   The first bumblebees you’ll see in March are the Queens which have survived winter. They’ll be very busy buzzing about seeking pollen from… Read More »

Spring has sprung

March 20th, 2019

According to astronomical definition, today is the first day of Spring 2019. How exciting is that! Finally! It’s felt like it’s been raining forever because of the last few weeks and don’t even get me started on the wind.   I’m really hoping the weather will be nicer over the weekend as I’m planning to… Read More »

The beautiful Lakey

March 13th, 2019

There are a few facts about this lovely breed that you might not know… I couldn’t help myself… I had to write about the Lakeland Terrier again. The reason is simple, we did really well with two Lakeys on Saturday at Crufts. Saredon This is England, aka Banjo, won Best of Breed and his daughter… Read More »