Pet Supplements – Dorwest

Why and how pets benefit from being given supplements? Pets gain similar benefits from being given supplements in the same way that we do.  Millions of people in the UK, and indeed throughout the world, take vitamin and mineral supplements.  Some will take them every day to generally supplement the diet and others will take them for more specific reasons.  There are…

Should we vaccinate every Year?

Should we vaccinate our pets every year?

As responsible dog owners we want to do what is best for our companions but the information regarding vaccinations and more specifically how often we should be vaccinating can be overwhelming. So what should we be vaccinating our pets against and do we really need to vaccinate our dogs every year? Why vaccinate? In the UK it is recommended that our dogs…

Why the boom in Natural Dog Food

Why the boom in natural dog food? | K9active

Here at K9Active we have been noticing the rise in people looking to feed their dog a more natural diet and certainly the range of products dog owners have access to has grown hugely over the past few years. But why the interest and boom in Natural Dog Food? Access to information One of the main reasons I believe that we are…

Flower Remedies for Dogs

Flower Remedies for dogs | K9active

Flower remedies for dogs are a wonderful addition to every canine care kit. The initial designer of flower remedies Dr Bach did a wonderful job over many years of creating remedies from nature that absolutely heal the emotions. There are 38 flower remedies created by Dr Bach and the most popular one is Rescue Remedy. This is a five flower formula created…

5 Step Canine Health Check

5 step canine health check

5 Steps To An Easy Canine Health Check Would you like to know what the veterinarian or canine professional assesses when they health check your dog? Perhaps you are interested in learning the early signs of a problem? Read on and become aware of exactly how you can health check your own dog in 5 easy steps. Ears The dog’s ears can…

Coconut Oil, what is all the fuss about?

Coconut Oil for Dogs | K9active

For the last few years I have been hearing more and more about the wonders of Coconut Oil, not only for dogs but also for people and other animals but does it really live up to all the hype? For me, my interest really peaked when back in December 2014 I featured the amazing Tia in Off the Leash.  Tia, if you remember…

Does Your Dog’s Thyroid Work Properly?

Does Your Dog’s Thyroid Work Properly? How much do you know about thyroid function in dogs? Over the last few years a lot of attention has been paid to the connection between the thyroid and behaviour of our best friends. It makes interesting reading. Jean Dodds a popular veterinary scientist has carried out a study on how the thyroid affects the behaviour…

Homeopathic First Aid Kit For Dogs

Homeopathic first aid kit for dogs - K9active Dog Blog

Whether at home or away it is always a good idea to have a first aid kit to hand when you are taking care of dogs. Whether a dog splits his nail, cuts his pad or comes home with a big fat tick stuck to his ear it is much better to be prepared with some canine first aid equipment. Homeopathic and…