Step 4: Herbal medicines for treating canine skin disorders

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What’s herbs got to do with it? Herbs in the form of carefully formulated and properly regulated medicines have proved over many years to often be the more permanent answer to many of the non-specific skin conditions that dogs suffer from. This shouldn’t really be a surprise as even today the majority of conventional medicines

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Step 3: Nutrition’s role in your dog’s skin health

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We always recommend reviewing your dog’s nutrition as part of the 4 Step Plan for managing your dogs skin disorder. How can a raw diet help skin diseases? The simple, fresh, nutritious nature of the raw diet, along with the flexibility to tailor diets to an individual, provides a useful tool in managing skin disease

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Step 2: Itchy skin, grooming for relief

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Step 2:  Your dog’s itchy skin, grooming for relief “My dog’s got bald patches – what can it be?” “We’ve been unlucky; her breed is susceptible to skin issues.” “He must have got it from a dog at the park, and now he never stops scratching! What can I do?” As a groomer, these are

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Step 1: Who’s been sleeping in my bed? Your dog’s bedding

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As obvious it may seem there are some really simple things to address if your dog suffers with itchy skin which can really prove really beneficial. In some ways when your dog is suffering it is easy to go straight down the route of medication but we always encourage customers to tackle the problem in

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Grow old with me – Your elderly dog

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The golden years of dog ownership are by far the most relaxing in many ways. Gone are the days of crazy puppy behaviour, although your oldie might have a few springy steps from time to time. Still enjoying their daily lives, our older dogs seem to have made their peace with the vagaries of human

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Travelling with your dog – safety and sanity!

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As the weather improves, we venture further afield with the family in the car or on the train, heading off to days out or a holiday, and often our dog comes too. Travelling any distance with your dog might be something they do not regularly do, so here are some handy ways to make the

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5 things that can upset your dog’s tummy and how to help

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Digestive upsets can occur in any dog from time to time, and although not usually serious or long lasting they can be upsetting for owners and may cause discomfort for the dog. Some breeds of dog, or individuals, seem to have more delicate digestions than others and so being aware of your dog’s individual sensitivities

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Why is my dog eating poo?

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Why is it that our dogs decide to eat the most revolting things, when we provide them with an excellent diet, devised by experts, and costing plenty? Of all the choices they could make, the most unpleasant one seems to be dogs eating poo. Their own, or that of other creatures, seems to be a

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5 Springtime dangers for pets

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Spring has officially sprung and it’s nice to be able to get out in the garden once again, and the best thing any pet owner can do is to be educated on potential garden dangers, as some of the plants and products we commonly use in our garden can be very toxic to animals. Plants

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Meet another expert, Verity the Vet and her Vizslak!

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Dr Verity Griffiths is the Senior Director at Southfield Vets in Dorchester, Dorset and looks after a number of our Dorwest Dogs!  She also owns 3 Hungarian Vizslak and a Border Terrier as well. Verity both works and shows her dogs and most recently made Ruban up into a Show Champion in 2016.   Are

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