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Cancer in dogs, What can be done?

By April May
on 10 September, 2019
Cancer in dogs, What can be done?

35 percent of all human cancers can be attributed to dietary imbalances. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of all cancers are preventable by lifestyle choices. It’s no different for your dog. A healthy diet is the first step toward cancer prevention. Simply avoiding toxins is not enough, as it’s important to give your dog the tools to not only dump carcinogens but to also boost the immune system so it can kill any newly created cancer cells.

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Urine Burns on Your Lovely Lawn

By April May
on 31 May, 2019
Urine Burns on Your Lovely Lawn
If you have a dog, then chances are you also have brown spots on your lawn. This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass

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Herbal First Aid for Dogs

By April May
on 31 May, 2019
Herbal First Aid for Dogs
Herbal first aid for dogs. You read that right … you can make a first aid kit out of nothing but herbs

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Thoughts on dog shampoo

By Tom Ryves2
on 04 February, 2019
Thoughts on dog shampoo

Brief Thoughts on Dog shampoo

What should you look for on the label

Your dog doesn't need to be washed more often than every few months . so it is well worth making sure the shampoo you use satisfies the simple criteria below.

Human shampoo is too acidic for dogs. A one off bath with human shampoo won’t do a world of harm, but can cause damage over time.

Dog Shampoos are formulated for coat maintenance giving a shiny and smooth appearance. After shampoo, your dog will smell fragrant and all the debris in their coat will have been washed out thoroughly. Each fragrance used in dog shampoos should contain safe and non-toxic ingredients and will not compromise the skin.

Dog Shampoo should be much easier to apply than other shampoos. It lathers up quickly so you can get on with bath time efficiently and can help with a number of ailments or sensitive skin issues.

 

The pH level – the shampoo should have a higher pH than a human grade shampoo

 

Put another way, using an over acidic shampoo balanced for human use will be counterproductive and will damage the essential pH balance of your dog’s skin.

A safe canine shampoo should be in the neutral range with a pH of around 7, and if this is not stated it is important that the shampoo you use is pH-balanced for dogs. A human grade shampoo will be more acidic ( around 5.2-6.2) which is formulated to maintain the normal skin pH levels for humans.

When you use a lower pH product than that of a dog’s natural level, it will disrupt the dog’s protective acid mantle, creating an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses will thrive with associated odours. This may lead to repeated washing which further destabilises the skin mantle. And if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your dog will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle.

Look for natural skin moisturizers

A highly important component of skin is the acid mantle - the lightly acidic layer that covers the skin and is a barrier to protect the porous topmost layer of the skin, from bacteria and viruses. This layer keeps the outer body hydrated, by absorbing water and not allowing excessive evaporation to occur.

Shampoo washes away this layer of acidic oil so human shampoos are formulated with moisturizers to replace the protective layer that has been scrubbed away until the skin is able to replenish itself around 12 hours later. If this top layer is left stripped and unprotected it is open to a host of micro-organism. These may cause dry, flaky skin, irritated, peeling skin, or even a rash of itchy bumps.

So look for natural moisturisers such as

Such as

vitamin E

aloe vera

honey

tea tree oil.

Look for natural fragrances

Fragrances to look for should be natural; chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, and citrus are some examples of clean, pleasant fragrances, some of which also do double duty as insect repellents.

If you can find organic or natural dog shampoos, even better, but don't rely on the front label alone. ALWAYS Read the ingredients list.

 

At a future date, I will consider the specialised shampoos that we are all told we need…

new bootliner from doghealth

By Tom Ryves2
on 23 February, 2017
new bootliner from doghealth

a nice quilted  and durable boot liner to protect your car and make it safer and more comfortable for your dogs

see our website

 

spring is here...and the dogs get an early morning spin

By Tom Ryves2
on 16 February, 2017
spring is here...and the dogs get an early morning spin

some guys have the life of luxury. they will be back to do the ironing I hope..................

 

Oh, and we have some new car related products...a quilted boot liner for safety and comfort

stop press+++ new delivery of doghealth dried tripe sticks now in

By Tom Ryves2
on 18 January, 2017
stop press+++ new delivery of doghealth dried tripe sticks now in
its arrived...a container of tripem sticks just in time for January. Bring your friends

doghealth and the mexican hat

By April May
on 07 January, 2017
doghealth and the mexican hat
Bentley has been a new dog since he met the foxy little chihuahua at the vet......

Doghealth Luxx airline approved carriers

By Tom Ryves2
on 03 January, 2017
Doghealth Luxx airline approved carriers
LUXX airline carriers are the strongest we have seen, and designed for easy use, with handles  and/or wheels included in the price. FREE delivery in January

Doghealth dog car

By Tom Ryves2
on 01 January, 2017
Doghealth dog car
burning off the Christmas pud Doghealth style!

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Be aware of blue-green algae poisoning in dogs…

Be aware of blue-green algae poisoning in dogs…

18 November, 2019

Blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) occur in fresh, brackish and sea water throughout the world; in the UK they can sometimes appear in large blooms during the summer months in ponds, lakes, reservoirs and old gravel pits.

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