6 Summer Dangers for Your Pet and How You Can Help

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Whether it’s piping hot or a touch cooler this Summer certain problems with our pets often arise. Here at Dorwest Herbs, we have put together some tips to help combat these common problems with the use of herbal pet remedies. 1. Fleas and ticks The population of both these parasites rise during the warmer months

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats Skin

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Cats can be tricky to read, if they’re flicking their tail, does it mean they’re happy or angry? It’s even harder to tell if something is wrong with them, which is why at Dorwest Herbs we’ve heard several customers ask, “why does my cat’s skin twitch?” and “why is my cat’s skin dry?” We share

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Is my dog getting enough vitamins and minerals?

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In recent years we have seen a growth in the availability of quality unprocessed raw foods being sold for dogs, and plant-based supplements are an important part of these regimes as dogs’ benefit from the essential nutrients they contain.  One of the most common questions we are asked at Dorwest is ‘What herbal supplement can

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7 Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool

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The Great British Summer is finally producing some of the very hot and sunny days we are sometimes fortunate to have in the UK! Whilst this is celebrated by us humans, for dogs it isn’t always so enjoyable. Feel more prepared and read our tips on keeping your dog cool in the summer. As the

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5 Ways to Help Your Dog’s Dry Skin

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In short haired dogs a little ‘dandruff’ or dry skin can quickly be very evident, however dry skin isn’t as easy to spot in longer coated dogs – if you part the coat you may see the odd flakes of skin flaking away. Dry skin can make your dog very itchy and this can get

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Herbie the baldy dog

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“After a few stressful knee operations, our poor boy lost a lot of hair. We were recommended to contact Dorwest, and with their help and advice and his raw diet, this is the transformation from September last year to this January. We can’t thank you enough!”     Just gone 3 years old, Herbie has

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Yeasty smelly skin? No more nasty niffs for Hamish

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Hamish, a 10 year old Westie, had an ongoing yeast infection which caused him to lose his fur and made his skin black, thick and smelly. Hamish came to his owner Pauline when she was a foster carer for Westie Rescue Scheme and after endless visits to the vets, trying and testing different products, there

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6 reasons why your dog may smell and how you can help

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‘Can you stop my dog smelling…. of dog?!’ It almost sounds like a joke, however this is quite a common problem our advisors get asked. Now we all expect our dogs to smell a little and of course that is entirely natural and it is certainly not realistic to completely stop your dog having any

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Pigmentation and Winter Nose

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Keeping good pigmentation throughout the year can be difficult and often issues such as a change in drinking water, lack of sunshine or a bitch following a season or whelping can be contributory factors. It is one of the more specific problems of particular concern in show dogs and affects some breeds more than others,

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