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Vita Canis Blog

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 »

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 »