Animal Assisted Therapy – Do People Benefit?

The bond between humans and dogs has been well documented as having a positive impact on both our physical and emotional health and this is something that is being encouraged in the developing field of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). But what is Animal Assisted Therapy and do people really benefit from this approach? What is Animal Assisted Therapy? Quite simply Animal Assisted…

Dog owners warned about pests

You may have read recently a number of stories in the press and on social media sites about parasites, pests and diseases which are causing dogs to become seriously ill and in some cases having fatal consequences. Although these cases have affected relatively small numbers and tend to be in isolated areas as dog owners we should all be aware of the…

Gear Guide: 7 Summer essentials

Yes, summer is upon us once again. Long days, plenty of time to get out there and enjoy life to the full. Here’s our list of the top items that we recommend to enhance your enjoyment of walking or running with your dog across our glorious mountains and valleys. Swamp Cooler Dog Jacket by Ruffwear Dogs don’t sweat. They often overheat in…

Hurtta Hiker Belt

Getting fit and walking the dog – a perfect combination. There’s a mountain out there just waiting to be conquered, a long distance path ready to be explored – the sky is the limit. Hiking a trail with your dog by your side, racing across fells, cycling across rivers, the wind in your hair, muscles meeting the challenge you have set to…

Alternative to leaving your dog at home

Here at K9active we are very lucky to be able to bring our canine companions into work with us during the day. However in their 2015 PDSA Animal Welfare (PAW) report the PDSA discovered that some 2.3 million dogs are left alone for 5 or more hours on a weekday, that’s 25% of UK dogs. Further to that they discovered that 28%…

Planet Dog In Focus

With their fantastic range of toys and other products there are many reasons to love the manufacturer Planet Dog. K9active recently had the opportunity to find out more about the inspiration behind this eco-friendly company and hear about their waste-free manufacturing processes. What does your brand stand for? At Planet Dog we are an eco-friendly company and we have 5 core values…

Get dog-fit for spring

Some time ago we featured a blog by Rhona Warnock warning about “weekend warrior syndrome”. I was reminded of her piece when I started to think about getting out for some long walks with my dogs after seeing the first glimmers of Spring recently after what seems like a very long and wet winter. Rhona talked about the risks of suddenly partaking…

Dorwest In Focus

At K9active we have the pleasure of working with many great brands and with their range of veterinary herbal medicines and dietary supplements Dorwest are one of our favourites. We recently had the opportunity to learn more about their brand, products as well as their plans for the future and are pleased to feature the company in this month’s manufacturer interview. What…