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…

Our Dogs – Priceless Relationships

Hello 🙂 Over the last few weeks, there’s been a super programme on the BBC called “Me and My Dog”, you may have seen it? Before I saw it I wondered whether a TV programme could really hold viewer attention for 4 weeks – as a programme about dogs (and that isn’t veterinary, showing or…

How’s Your Animal’s Energy?

Hello 🙂 In this blog post, i’m focusing on Reiki – a gentle, holistic but potentially powerful therapy. Have you heard of Reiki? & if you have, did you know that animals can also benefit? Firstly, what is Reiki? It’s a quiet, non-invasive therapy, which can be used with many animals – including dogs and…

Protect Your Horse’s Back From The Rain

Hello 🙂 Does your horse, pony or donkey wear a properly fitting and “proofed” rug in the rain? If not, he or she maybe at risk from rain scald.  But what is it? Rain scald is commonly found on horses backs who are left out during wet weather (with no rugs and have inadequate shelter). Bacteria…

Bach Flower Remedy Focus – Gorse

Hello 🙂 This time I’m giving you a short introduction to the magnificent Gorse – a Bach Flower Remedy that can be used with our animals (and us!).  So what is it? Gorse is just one of the 38 different Bach Flower Remedies that can be used not only by you, but your animal. The…