Vita Canis Blog

Meet our Vita Canis distributor in Finland, Pia von Koch

July 18th, 2018

  Pia is very well known in the dog show world. She is a very successful handler and groomer, and not only in her home country of Finland. She’s intelligent, tall, pretty and blond, and she has an incredible connection with every dog she shows. I’ve known Pia for a few years now. I used… Read More »

Sneaky and Dangerous Grass Seeds

July 11th, 2018

It’s the time of the year when we enjoy walking our dogs in the fields and meadows more than any other time of the year. We also all know to use some kind of protection, preferably natural, on our dogs for ticks and fleas and other little pests. But what about those sneaky grass seeds?… Read More »

Awesome Summer Activities to Do with Your Dog

July 4th, 2018

Paddling, swimming, diving This is the most obvious summer activity as you can imagine 😊 My Scottie, . Tank, loooooves water!! He loves his paddling pool so much and gets so excited that he starts to bite the walls of the pool to the point that we can’t use it anymore, so over the years… Read More »

There is no treat like a natural treat

June 20th, 2018

Modern dog food, including treats, are high in simple carbohydrates, low in protein, and full of unfavourable fats which is the perfect recipe for your dog to gain weight. So why not feed your dog a more traditional, natural diet, and natural treats? That’s a diet high in protein, low in carbohydrate and with the… Read More »

Dog Breeds for People with Allergies

June 14th, 2018

I found out I’m allergic to dog hair!! Me?! The owner of multiple dogs, dog groomer, boarding kennel owner?! My entire life revolves around dogs! Since I was about 5 years old I’ve suffered from really strong allergies to grass pollen. I’m happy to say it’s getting much better with age, however, I was always… Read More »

Are you ready for a dog?

June 7th, 2018

Having a dog was my childhood dream for as long as I can remember. I would dream about having a dog, I would walk my imaginary dog, buy treats for my imaginary dog. Even though I didn’t have a dog yet, I already had the dish, brush, collar and lead… just in case he/she appeared… Read More »

How to tell if your dog is overheated and what to do about it?

May 30th, 2018

Do you know the 5-second rule? No, not Mel Robbins (which, by the way, you should definitely check out here, if you haven’t heard about her lifechanging 5- second rule) I’m talking about the 5 Second Rule that says ‘on a hot summer’s day, if you can’t keep your hand on the pavement for 5… Read More »

Are you ready to rescue?

May 17th, 2018

When I first came to the UK, my English wasn’t very good. During that time I was improving my hand stripping skills in the Saredon Kennels and occasionally doing a few pet trims. One day a gentleman came in with a small fluff ball, very cute and a little unsure. He told us that she… Read More »

Tips for travelling with your dog

May 10th, 2018

Summer … The beautiful, sunny and hot bank holiday weekend is behind us, but let’s hope we will get more days like these! We have another bank holiday at the end of this month, so if you decide to travel with your dogs, here are few things you should know/consider before setting off. Travelling &… Read More »

What dog grooming taught me.

April 29th, 2018

I had a lovely time at Mastergroom , international dog grooming competition held in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire over the weekend. Seeing all the lovely work in the competition ring reminded me of the times when I used to compete. My first competition was Pragobest, Prague in 2000. I took my mini Schnauzer, Indy, and to be… Read More »

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