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What to do if your cat keeps you awake at night

Cats are notoriously adept nappers, but when they’re awake, they can be very active. Cats are also nocturnal, so these bouts of activity can occur just when you need your beauty rest. To prevent your cat from disturbing you while you sleep, try the following suggestions:   Play with Kitty more in the evenings. Try enticing her with her favourite toys and schedule a few interactive play sessions hours before your bedtime. This will likely tire her out so she is less likely to wake up during the night. Featuring KONG Wubba Cat Teaser Feed Kitty her main meal right before your bedtime. Cats tend to take long naps after a heavy meal. However, if Kitty continues to wake you up for food during the night,…

How to minimise shedding in pets

Pet owners have come to terms with never leaving the house without at least one stray strand of fur on their clothes. While we cannot actually stop a dog or cat from shedding, we can help reduce the amount of loose hair, and also manage it so that it doesn’t become a problem in our homes.   1. Brush your pet often. Regular brushing is the best thing you can do to keep your home as fur-free as possible. Daily brushing helps to keep your pet’s coat healthy, softer, cleaner and less likely to shed.   2. Feed the right food. The condition of your pet’s coat is often the result of the type of food he or she eats. If you invest in premium…

5 tips to help your dog live longer

We all want our dogs to live a long and healthy life, but are we doing enough to help them achieve this? Here are 5 tips you can adhere to help your dog attain longevity. Put him on a diet  An overweight or obese dog is much more likely to develop health problems, so keeping your dog trim and fit is one of the best ways to increase his or her lifespan. Your vet can assess your dog’s body condition and let you know how many calories he or she needs. Together with your vet, you can figure out a feeding plan that should include high quality pet food such as The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Raw food and the type of treats your pooch needs….

Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs

Protect your dog’s eyes and face We all know how harmful UV rays are for human eyes but what about for our four-legged friends? Pannus is disease of the eye that affects the dog’s cornea and may result in problematic dry eyes or even blindness. Eye disorders aside, dogs recovering from eye or facial surgery could use an alternative to the Elizabethan collar or E-collar for short.   Optivizor – Advanced eye and face protection for dogs Optivizors are made of 2mm thick, clear and soft PVC, which provides clear vision and is also durable and easy to clean. The headrest of the Optivizor has also been ergonomically designed to form around the curvature of the dog’s head to ensure greater comfort and stability. The…

No more “Cone of Shame”

No more “Cone of Shame” As pet parents, we all know how uncomfortable it is for our furry friends to be wearing the Elizabethan collar aka e-collar. While our furkids are recovering from surgery or an illness that requires the e-collar, they’re already in much discomfort. With the traditional e-collar, they often run into issues like bumping into furniture, not being able to drink water or eat from their bowls. Despite looking comical or cute, it probably isn’t very comfortable.   Novaguard – Advanced wound protection for dogs   Made of polypropylene, Novaguards are durable and very easy to clean. Novaguards are also moulded closely to a dog’s face shape and has a much smaller circumference compared to a traditional e-collar – this allows for…

Schuessler Salts For Pets

Schuessler Salts For Pets   Schuessler salts otherwise known as tissue salts, were identified by a physiological chemist called Dr Willhelm Schuessler in 1874. These 12 minerals, Dr Schuessler found, are responsible for undisturbed function in organisms. They constitute the essential nourishment for cells, enabling each cell in the body to thoroughly fulfill its tasks for the body to function.   Schuessler Salts in a Nutshell Tissue salts treat disease by supplying the body with deficient cell salts. They are used to restore balance to cells. Are mineral supplements that should be given for specific medical conditions, and discontinued once healing has occurred.   Dr Schuessler’s 12 Tissue Salts How to use Schuessler Salts with Pets   Small domestic animals like hamsters, birds, small terrarium…

How to clean your pet’s ears

Picture credit to Wikihow How to clean your pet’s ears Shake bottle well before use, then instill 1-2 droppers of solution into pet’s ear canals, and massage the external ear canal vigorously for 30 to 60 seconds. Wipe excess solution and discharge from external ear opening with tissue or cotton ball. Do not attempt to clean the inner ear, but simply allow your pet to shake its head to remove the excess solution. Repeat process if there is heavy discharge or wax build-up is present. Continue cleaning process daily until ear canals are clean (for at least a week). Then use once weekly to maintain ear health.   Pet Nursing Herbal Ear Drops and Cleanser This herbal ear cleanser is made with botanical infusions, cold…

The benefits of Flax Seed Oil

The benefits of Flax Seed Oil Flax seed oil is nature’s richest vegetable source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Omega-3 and Omega-6 in the right proportions. Omega-3 and Omega-6 EFAs are critical to total body health. These fatty acids are incorporated into cell membranes throughout the body and the balance of these fatty acids determine how the cells function. When the cell membranes are damaged, fatty acids are released. Released Omega-6 acids are a hundred times more likely to promote inflammation than are Omega-3 fatty acids. Inflammation is beneficial if a pet has an infection it needs to fight. Most pets, however, have health problems caused by too much inflammation (flea allergies, arthritis, auto-immune diseases) so they generally benefit from supplements with higher concentrations of…

7 things you didn’t know about Dead Sea mud spas

7 things you didn’t know about Dead Sea mud spas   The Dead Sea is a unique and wonderful phenomenon on the surface of the earth. It is the lowest and most saline of all deep, natural expanses of water and has a singular chemical composition. The valley bed was created five million years ago as part of the great Syrian African Depression. The sea itself lies 400m below sea level, with the Moab Mountains of Jordan to the east and the mountains of the Judean Desert to the west.   The Dead Sea is an enclosed lake, fed mainly by the Jordan River in the north together with the perennial springs along its shores and the occasional flash floods caused by winter rains. It…

Herbal Spray for Itchy Skin

Herbal Spray for Itchy Skin   There are over a hundred different skin disorders of dogs and cats, some of which can become chronic problems. When a skin problem occurs, your pet will exhibit signs of itchiness and he or she will scratch, chew, or lick. The problem can exacerbate if you do not take Fido or Kitty to the vet in good time. However, topical sprays or shampoos can also help to treat or alleviate such skin problems   Roots All Natural Skin & Coat Tonic Spray   Roots All Natural Skin & Coat Tonic Spray is an all-natural herbal pet spray. It helps heal eczema and is effective on all forms of rash, skin allergies, abscesses, fungal disorder, inflammation, minor cuts and scrapes….