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Echinacea purpurea and Cancer

Echinacea purpurea and Cancer

They lived longer and had less cancer...

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Fruits and Vegetables Poisoning Our Pets

Fruits and Vegetables Poisoning Our Pets

A recent report by Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) makes for disturbing reading.

It reveals that the fruit and vegetables being given to young children as part of a government scheme aimed at promoting healthy eating habits, contained residues of 123 different pesticides

And this has serious implications for our pets...

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Follow This Simple Step By Step Plan To Feed Your Pet The Perfect Raw Food Diet

Follow This Simple Step By Step Plan To Feed Your Pet The Perfect Raw Food Diet

The feeding plan described here is designed to ensure that a completely healthy, balanced raw food diet is fed, which suits each pet perfectly and promotes THE VERY BEST OF HEALTH.

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New Next Day Delivery Service For Raw Food!

New Next Day Delivery Service For Raw Food!

New Next Day Delivery Service For Raw Food...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics What's the Difference?

Probiotics and Prebiotics What's the Difference?

05-11-17

Probiotics and prebiotics are often confused.

So what's the difference?

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Protecting Against Pollution

Protecting Against Pollution

08-10-17

We live in an age where pets are constantly exposed to a a vast array of toxic environmental and dietary chemicals which can harm health.

Here are just a few...

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 6. Maximising Health Benefits and Avoiding Allergens

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 6. Maximising Health Benefits and Avoiding Allergens

01-10-17

More and more dogs and cats are reacting badly to what they are fed.

This often lies behind, digestive disturbances (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, bacterial overgrowths, intermittent vomiting, pancreatitis and colitis, for example), skin conditions (such as itching, eruptions, infections, scaling and hair loss) and a range of other health problems (e.g.... aggression, anxiety, lethargy, poor body condition)...

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 5. A Critical Look At Vegetables and Fruits

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 5. A Critical Look At Vegetables and Fruits

03-09-17

'Get your 5 a day.'

'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.'

We're so used to hearing of the benefits of vegetables and fruits in our diets, it's easy to think that the same must be true for our pets.

But is this so?

Or, are there hidden dangers lurking in feeding them to dogs and cats?

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 4. All Important Offal And Bone

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 4. All Important Offal And Bone

26-08-17

Why is adding offal to the diet so important?

Organs provide fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients vital for the healthy functioning of many parts of the body, especially the cardiovascular system, nerves, immune system, liver, kidneys, skin, endocrine glands and anti-inflammatory pathways.

If these nutrients are lacking in the diet a wide range of health problems can occur which include:

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 3. Why Protein Quality Is Key

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 3. Why Protein Quality Is Key

20-08-17

We saw in article 1 of this series that carnivores need a diet rich in animal protein to supply the building blocks (amino acids) for healthy organs, tissues and cells.

It is also needed for the production of digestive enzymes, antibodies, hormones and many other 'functional' molecules in the body, without which a wide range of diseases affecting digestion, nerve function, musculoskeletal health, the immune system, skin, endocrine glands and many other parts of the body will occur....

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 2. A Complete Raw Food - Fact or Fiction?

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 2. A Complete Raw Food - Fact or Fiction?


13-0817

Continuing where we left off in article 1 of this series - is it possible to create a 'complete' raw food which satisfies the nutritional demands of all kinds of dogs and cats?

Let's see. 

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Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 1. The Raw Ingredients

Vince the Vet - Better Nutrition Better Health Series - 1. The Raw Ingredients

13-08-17

Not one of us wants to lose our pets sooner than we have to - especially when the time spent together is so precious and often passes by in a flash.

With this in mind, anything which promotes a long, healthy and happy life is worth doing - and arguably the most important decision we make each day in this respect, is what food goes into our dogs and cats bodies.

A simple enough decision?

You'd think so, but as with most subjects, things are not as straight forward as they might first appear.

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Nutrient Depleted Soil Spells Health Problems For Our Pets

Nutrient Depleted Soil Spells Health Problems For Our Pets

The foundation of a dog or cat's health lies in the quality of the food he or she eats...

And this story begins in the ground... Soil is the prime source of the minerals on which every living cell depends for its structure and function. Yet, all over the world minerals are vanishing from agricultural land at an alarming rate. In Europe alone for example, average mineral levels in soil have fallen by a staggering 72%.

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Our Brand New Raw Food Icons / Symbols Explained

Our Brand New Raw Food Icons / Symbols Explained

100% Natural, Human Food Grade Ingredients all the meat, bone and offal in our raw food, is from the UK and has been passed fit for human consumption. And nothing else is added. NO vitamin A; vitamin D; vitamin E; Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate; Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate; Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate; Calcium Iodate Anhydrous; Manganous Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate.

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Our Raw Food Symbols Explained - All British Ingredients

Our Raw Food Symbols Explained - All British Ingredients

There are two brightly coloured bands on our raw food sleeves, displaying important symbols. In a series of mini-blogs over the next few weeks we'll explain what each of these mean, and why they're important for promoting the very best of health in dogs and cats.

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TTouch - A Gentle and Effective Treatment for Reactive Dogs

TTouch - A Gentle and Effective Treatment for Reactive Dogs

Many dogs these days, suffer from fears and and insecurities which cause them to react badly to other animals, people and the environment.

Homeopathy is often an effective treatment for affected pets, especially when specific traumatic experiences are the root of the problem.

Another natural therapy, which can help a great deal is TTouch... 

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Depression in Pets - Not All in The Mind

Depression in Pets - Not All in The Mind

18-04-15

Thirty one years ago I saw a Boxer, who was steadily losing weight.  The puzzling thing was, Bella was still eating normally, her diet hadn’t changed, there was no vomiting or diarrhoea, and no physical abnormalities, other than increasingly prominent bones....

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Petrol Derivatives, Poisons and Preservatives - What's In Your Pet's Food?

Petrol Derivatives, Poisons and Preservatives - What's In Your Pet's Food?

The food we give our pets each day, has far reaching consequences for their health.   And yet, it’s often not until a much-loved pet becomes ill, or a disturbing report appears in the press, that we’re prompted to take a closer look at what we are giving our pets...

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The Magic of Homeopathy - Part 2

The Magic of Homeopathy - Part 2

17-03-17

Who would have thought that a nice, new, shiny wet nose could change everything?

Well Tina’s did.

In one fell swoop...

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The Magic Of Homeopathy - Part 1

The Magic Of Homeopathy - Part 1

I scanned the neat rows of vials, filled with little white pills. ‘Homeopathy,’ someone said. ‘Nonsense,’ I thought. "The year was 1983, I was fresh from 5 years at Liverpool University studying to become a vet and had just discovered that the ‘remedies’ a colleague was dispensing to pets for all sorts of injuries and ills, were homeopathic preparations.

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