Excitable Horse or Dog? Could This Therapy Help?

Hello 🙂 For many of us who keep animals, at some point or another we will have an over-excited animal.  Particularly if we have horses and go to a show/event – many horses, can find it an exciting experience – sometimes this can lead to them losing focus despite our best efforts and training. I’ve…

Would you love to work with dogs?

Hello There are many career opportunities if you’d like to work with dogs – including dog specific jobs such as dog grooming, dog walking to a complementary therapist for dogs (e.g. canine bowen therapy, canine massage, etc). Or you could be an all-round animal care professional such as a Veterinary Surgeon (specialising ultimately in small…

Remedy to “Rescue” an Upset Animal?

Hello As many of you know I love Bach Flower Remedies – as are simple yet helpful.  One of the most widely known remedies is Rescue Remedy – although I know some people don’t really know it is a Bach Flower Remedy – and instead just think it’s something useful to reduce stress and panic.  I…

What is Aloe Vera?

Hello 🙂 I love Aloe Vera healthcare and find it helpful for many reasons, and I love it so much I sell it too!  Despite my enthusiasm, I find many people don’t know much about it – except perhaps for it growing in hot countries and being helpful for sunburn.  So what is it? In…

Herbs for Your Pets

Hello Does your animal have herbs in his/her lifestyle – either as a food supplement or skincare?  They are incredibly popular and many equine tackroom and pet care department shelves feature different lotions and potions that contain herbs. Over recent years they have become particularly popular for a wide variety of occasions, throughout the year….

Motivation for Getting a Pet?

Hello 🙂 What are your views on getting a pet from an animal charity/rescue centre? Often the answer to this question can be mixed – and can be quite polarising – with people having opposing views. I had a flick through Facebook recently and seen (yet again) people posting ‘looking for a dog’, ‘looking for…

Preventing Dog Theft

Hello In this post i’m passing on some information from a national neighbourhood watch e-newsletter, which I thought was worth sharing. Having seen some awful stories of dogs being stolen recently, anything I think that can help spread tips to help pets has got to be good!   “For many of us our pet dogs…

Tara’s Web Snippet #1 – Is Your Website Responsive?

Hello 🙂 For this blog, i’m focusing on a quick tip to help any animal care business who has a website.  If this is you, read on (and please like below!). Generally I use my laptop to browse the internet, but recently I was using one of my mobile devices to do so. I was…

Flowers Safe for Pets?

Hello Many of you will be giving flowers to loved ones over the next week with it being Valentines Day, but if the flowers are going to be near a pet – think twice before you buy!  Unfortunately some of the most popular flowers to give, (and commonly found in the florists) are poisonous to…

Wishing Your Pets A Happy Christmas

Hello, Whatever type of animal you have, if you’re celebrating Christmas then it’s likely to impact on him or her.  Catching up with family or friends is great, but it can either leave your animal feeling over-excited with ‘joy’ or stressed out. As I said in a previous post, keeping your animal in their normal…

Does Your Dog Have Enough Exercise?

Hello, Whenever I hear of a dog who’s getting up a lot in the night, or who is “being destructive” I always question if he or she is getting enough exercise.  Of course there can be a variety of issues (including medical) that maybe causing these symptoms. But for many of us at this time…

Does Your Animal Find Fireworks Scary?

Hello 🙂 If you keep animals or just care for them, now that autumn is here, chances are you’re either relieved your animal doesn’t get bothered by fireworks (some don’t!), or are wondering how you can make sure your animal doesn’t get upset by them. I saw what seemed a brilliant idea by a complementary…