The Shaved Dog Debate

The Shaved Dog Debate... There's an interesting debate that has just popped up, I'd welcome your input. The image below is of a double-coated dog who has been shaved. The shaved area is apparently hotter than the unshaved area. The advice that resulted was to stop shaving your dogs in summer as it messes with their thermoregulation. But asides the fact that shaving a double-coat can ruin it's texture for [...]

Rendering plant staff describe meat meal production

Want to know what goes on inside an Australian rendering plant? Listen to what previous staff had to say... Great interview on ABC news Australia this week. It's fair to say this news company is ALL OVER the latest scandal from Mars Pet Food, this time with their magic Dermal Care food causing ME in dogs. ABC have lots of interviews on their site, simply search with the term "pet [...]

Lab-Grown meat hitting shelves by 2019!

WITH LAB-GROWN MEAT POISED TO HIT US SUPERMARKET SHELVES BY THE END OF THE YEAR, HERE'S THE LOW DOWN...AND IT'S ALL GOOD! You heard that correctly. Lab-grown meat, a.k.a. "clean meat", is coming to a supermarket near you soon. What does this mean for meat eaters, raw-feeding dog owners and the planet, is discussed below. How Do They Grow Lab-Meat? The whole process is built around the stem cells. Have [...]

A Note on Pet Insurance in Ireland & UK

A Note on Pet Insurance for Cost (and Drug) Conscious Pet Owners in Ireland & UK... For dog owners concerned about over-vaccination and getting ripped off in general, pet insurance is a bit of a daunting minefield. I did a little digging, made a few calls and largely have drawn up a few pitfalls to be looking out for but I urge you, if you have pet insurance, do not [...]

Where does the meat come from in your raw dog food?

INDUSTRIAL FARMING THRIVING IN THE UK, UNLIKE THE POOR ANIMALS LIVING INSIDE THEM If we saw a person on the street hitting, hurting or killing a dog or a neighbour penning a dog in a sterile cage in the back of the garden to live in it's own filth, with no comfort, no love and no stimulation, we'd try and stop it, wouldn't we? We'd say something? We'd at least call the [...]

Duds Update, 8 Months On

DUDLEY 8 MONTHS ON...A NEW DIRECTION... So, this is how Duds walks now, 8 months post op. He's looking lean and his gait is pretty good, but there is work to be done on his hind muscle mass. On that note, I have an idea... https://youtu.be/urUucmTzCx4   Just to remind you of the background, Duds had his back operation back in September 2017. He had two discs fused after rupturing [...]

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Lungworm in Dogs

INCREASE OF LUNGWORM IN DOGS IN NORTH DUBLIN... Dr. Emily McAteer, Dublin Holistic Vet, emailed me an alert over the weekend regarding lungworm in dogs. I trust her opinion 100% when it comes to the prevalence of critters (she's no scaremongerer) so thought I'd repost what she sent below, in case it helps some of you. I have added in some bits in (in brackets). North Dublin seems to be [...]

Ever Heard of a Pure Gatherer?!

What I Learned From the Chronicles of Frankenstein... New babies mean you get to watch more TV. This means you can stray into parts of teleworld you might not normally venture into. Case in point, the Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean. I like a bit of horror / zombie action so this was going to suit me, and it did the job to be fair. Two interesting bits leapt out [...]

Pearly White Profits

How Vets are Being Encouraged to Extract More Money From Pet Owners... I was contacted by a lady yesterday who was entirely exasperated with her vet who had been pushing a dry diet on her mother's dog as fresh food "is not good for the teeth". Of all topics to tackle, the vet is on to a MASSIVE loser with this one. My response to such a debate would be to [...]

I Just Tried Some Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food!

Meet Jenny Golsby of The Complete Pet Company, Maker of one of the First Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Foods... I have just been sent a few samples of what is possibly the world's first, truly-raw-but-freeze-dried raw dog food product. It is made by the wonderful Jenny Golsby in Australia. Jen is the owner of The Complete Pet Company, a company so ethical it puts the rest of us to shame. [...]

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