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Vita Canis Blog

Insect Repellents: Why to Avoid Commercial Ones.

April 2nd, 2020

When I decided to develop insect, flea and tick repelling products I wanted them to be safe. But not only for our dogs and us but also for the environment. Commercial repellents contain synthetic ingredients that repel insect, fleas, and/or ticks however many of them have been linked to skin irritation, negative respiratory effects and… Read More »

Natural Flea and Tick Treatments for Dogs

March 28th, 2020

Choose the Best Product – Part 2 We’re on lockdown while I’m writing this blog but we’re still allowed to walk our dogs. I hope that you agree with me that it’s the best therapy and hopefully, with warmer months coming, we’ll spend even more time outdoors. It’s all lovely until the insects and ticks… Read More »

Choosing the Best Product -Part 1

March 21st, 2020

I’m often asked if people should rather buy Calming Floral Spray or Comfort Blend and my standard reply is to ask what the problem or issue is. Both products are calming and relaxing but they aren’t the same. Some of the essential oils I’ve used are the same but most of them are different and have… Read More »

Keep Calm with Calming Floral Spray.

March 12th, 2020

Crufts is over now so life is pretty much back to normal. We had an amazing time, even though the show was considerably quieter this year because of the virus, and it was so enjoyable talking to people about my products and listening to their experiences, feedbacks and suggestions. The best seller? You guessed right…… Read More »

Vita Canis – We Are Here For You Too.

March 5th, 2020

As loving, committed dog owners and animal lovers, we all try to do our best to look after our pets the best we can, with the knowledge we have. We feed them specific diets using natural products for their skin, coat, and general wellbeing and we apply the same principles to our own self-care. 100%… Read More »

Natural, Plant – based, Vegan…Same, Similar or Not at All?

February 27th, 2020

I believe natural products are better for us, our pets and the environment which is why all Vita Canis products are plant-based, 100% natural and against animal testing. You may have noticed that I don’t have the leaping bunny and vegan product logo on my bottles… yet, but I’m always very conscious about what I… Read More »

Geranium is Magical!

February 20th, 2020

Skin relief has been one of our best sellers since the day I launched it.   I’m really happy about that, however, it shows how many dogs are suffering from itchy skin, and environmental allergies sadly. If you haven’t read my blog yet about bathing your dog, go and have a look over here >>> https://www.vitacanis.co.uk/itchy-dog-why-you-must-bath-your-dog-more-not-less/.… Read More »

3 Reasons to go Natural.

February 13th, 2020

Have you ever asked yourself what natural products actually are? The shortest description of a natural product, according to Wikipedia, is:A chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism that is found in nature. In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life. How simple is that, hey? That then means… Read More »

Dog Showing: Tips from John Averis

February 6th, 2020

Who would be the best person to talk to about dog showing and to get some advice other than the one and only, John Averis. John is a 3rd generation championship breeder and handler of terriers. His grandfather, Les Atkinson, won Best in Show at Crufts in 1963 with a Lakeland Terrier Rogerholm Recruit. In… Read More »

Senior moments – Part 2

January 30th, 2020

Alzheimer’s and dementia are the most emotionally-triggering degenerative diseases for humans and for our four-legged companions. We don’t know what’s going on in our dogs’ heads, what they think and how are they’re feeling about the premature ageing of their brain. Do they, perhaps, just go with the flow and it’s just a new normal… Read More »

What People Say...

“I have been grooming cats and dogs for over 35 years and followed with great interest developments in both areas, cat grooming has many challenges none more so than in keeping a cat compliant and calm throughout the groom, I have consistently found that remedies that claim to calm cats can also highten some behaviours making a groom more difficult, The Vita Canis calm cat spray has proved to be effective and versatile on all cats, from cats that travel badly which is a big problem for a lot of owners to cats that are especially lively and difficult to handle and groom, easy to disperse an area can be misted quickly helping to keep calm even aggressive cats. ” Julie Harris, UK