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…

Ancient Animal Care

Hello Have you heard of acupuncture? Chances are that you have as it is a commonly used therapy.  But did you know that it can be used to help animal health? & did you know that acupuncture is part of the wider system of therapies/approaches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)? TCVM has been used…

Tempting The Horse Patient

Hello Tara’s not been feeling 100% lately, with a recurring foot injury causing her some issues.  As well as having an increase in her aloe vera supplement, and poulticing to help, she’s also had to have some antibiotics. This led me to thinking about sharing a couple of tips to help tempt the “fussy eater”…

Smelling to Health & Wellbeing?

Hello, My first experiences of trying holistic ways to help my horse Tara were with physiotherapy and herbal remedies.  But after a while, I also discovered aromatherapy – at first I was a bit sceptical, can smelling something actually make a difference?  As I discovered, yes it can make a difference – IF it’s the…

Can Herbs Help Your Animal’s Health?

Hello 🙂 Herbs have been used for centuries, both for therapeutic and medicinal reasons. They have a long history of being used in Veterinary Medicine – in fact the logo for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s contains an Aloe Vera plant in its emblem! The principle of herbal medicine is to help the body…