HOW TO PREPARE YOUR DOG FOR FIREWORKS
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
7M ago
Some dogs have a complete ‘meltdown’ when they hear fireworks- trembling, drooling, trying to escape out the window, hide under the bed….anything to escape the loud bangs of what we know as fireworks! It’s a really stressful time for both dogs and owners. Whenever dogs feel challenged/threatened they go into Survival mode, reacting to a challenge with either Fight, Flight, Freeze, Avoidance or Submission. Your dog will exhibit one or more of these if they feel threatened by firework noises. So what can you do to make the experience as stress free as possible for your dog? With Bonfire Ni ..read more
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COOLING BERRY BOOST CUBES
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Keep your dog cool and nourished on hot summer days with this easy berry cube recipe. You need: 1 cup organic or wild blueberries 1 cub raspberries About 4 tablesspoons of water Method: Add the berries (fresh or frozen) to a blender with the water. Blend till its smooth and add to ice cube moulds and put in the freezer. Give it a few hours and you can serve your pooch nourishing and cooling berry cubes ..read more
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HYDRATING WATERMELON CUBES FOR YOU PUP
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Keep you dog cool and hydrated during this heatwave with watermelon cubes. You'll need: 1/2 a mini watermelon (organic if possible) Step 1 Remove the skin and any large pips from the watermelon. Dice the flesh Step 2 Pop the watermelon into a blender with about 2 tablespoons of water. Step 3 Blitz into a coarse blend. Step 4 Pour into ice-cube mould and pop in the freezer, OR Serve immediately as a hydrating juice ..read more
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HEATWAVE: HOLISTIC DOG GROOMER LAURA THORPE’S GUIDE TO OPTIMAL GROOMING DURING THE HEATWAVE
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
The heatwave is in full bloom and I know many of you are panicking to find the best solutions for your dog, and most groomers are fully booked. I have spoken to founder of ‘Our Dog’s Choice’ and Certified Holistic and Cooperative Care Dog Groomer, Laura Thorpe and asked for her guidance on this. Good news is, you do not need to panic, Laura has provided the best guide for you below and best thing is that you can do it all by yourself. DO I REALLY NEED TO SHAVE MY DOG TO KEEM THEM COOL? Written by Laura Thorpe When we hear of a heatwave heading our way, most dog guardians panic about their lo ..read more
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SUMMER DANGERS: HEATSTROKE
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
What's the most common cause of heatstroke in dogs? If you said "being in a hot car" you'd be mistaken. 75% of cases of heatstroke are caused by exercising on a hot day. Today and the rest of the week is going to be a scorcher, so, as well as not leaving your dog in a hot car, it's vital that you avoid walking your dog during the hottest parts of the day, and stick to times when it's cooler, such as early morning or in the evening. What is heatstroke? Heatstroke happens when a dog’s body can’t cope with an internal rise in temperature. Dogs are not as good at dealing with high temperatures as ..read more
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VITAMINS IN VEGETABLES
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Vegetables are a great source of fibre, minerals and vitamins. Whole food sources of vitamins keep pets' skin and coat healthy, strengthen bones and teeth, and provide the necessary co-factors to fuel reactions for the body to make energy. In addition, vitamins contribute to disease resistance. The vitamins found in ultra-processed pet food are laboratory made (synthetic), "feed grade" (not tested for contaminants or impurities) and can be found in unnatural amounts, compared to real food sources. Fresh veggies provide whole food nutrients in the form your pet's body recognises and resonates w ..read more
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DO YOUR DOG NEED PROTECTIVE CLOTHINGS SUCH AS JUMPERS AND COATS?
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Bring out the layers, it’s getting cold outside…. At least thats what we do, but do our dogs need the extra layers too? The answer is, it depends on your dog…. the size of the dog, breed, age, health and of course the temperature outside. Small dogs often have a harder time retaining body heat, so a jumper or coat during colder weather could be needed, specially if your dog is short haired or a breed that is originally from warm climate. But, if your dog has long hair such as Pomeranian, Chow Chow and Husky they mostly do not need additional clothing as their fur regulate temperature, and an a ..read more
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING DOG FOOD
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Shopping dog food can be confusing, especially when you want only the best for your dog’s health and wellbeing. I have made an easy guide for you to follow.   READ THE INGREDIENTS LIST As with human food, we need to get into the habit of reading the ingredient list. Meat or fish should be the first ingredients (not meat meal or meat by-products). Protein should be the main ingredient, minimum 60%. The next ingredients on the list should include offal, ground up bones, fruit, vegetables and any added supplements that would round up the meal as complete CHECK THE SOURCE OF INGREDIENTS Some ..read more
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CONSCIOUS LIVING WITH DOGS
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Meet Charlotte, she is a long-term dog lover who in 2019 founded tadazhi – a modern pet brand based in Denmark. She believes our four-legged family members deserves only the best when it comes to sustainable quality and that their families need to maintain a harmonious home. With her design she challenges the conventional way of thinking dog accessories and turn ordinary dog accessories into timeless interiors to our homes and beautiful accessories for our dogs. IN CONVERSATION WITH CHARLOTTE My home is the center of my life, it is where I wind down at the end of a long day, celebrate friends ..read more
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SIMPLE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY ON HALLOWEEN
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by Lilo Ask-Henriksen
1y ago
Tricks, treats, surprises and spooks don’t often mix well with our dogs, so I’m sharing my 6 top tips with you. These Halloween tips for dogs will help you keep your best friend happy and healthy on the day. 1 SAFETY AROUND SWEET TREATS Sweets, chocolate, lollies and cakes are ever-present around Halloween. They’re delicious for humans but can be dangerous for our dogs. It is best to store sweets and chocolate out of harm’s way.  Lollies can be a choking hazard, the sticks are very sharp. When it comes to sugary snacks like marshmallows and cakes, not only can they contain dangerous ..read more
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