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September 26, 2022
How To Choose Safe and Sustainable Pet Products
Whether you are purchasing for your own pet, or for a friend or family member, buying pet products, just like food, can be a bit of a minefield. When more and more of us are trying to live sustainably, can we do this with our pets too? We’ve popped together some things to consider before you buy that next toy, chew, grooming product or bed!
September 26, 2022
5 Easy Cleaning Solutions For Pet Owners
Keeping your home clean with a pooch is easier said than done, most of the time. It would be fairly accurate to say it’s like trying to brush your teeth whilst eating chocolate. Whilst most of us accept that our homes will always have some dog hair attached to the sofa and muddy paw prints by the door, there are some top cleaning solutions that can help keep your home odour free and clean! Here we have put together our top 5!
September 19, 2022
Feeding Fats To Your Dog 
Fats can be a little bit of a minefield, so we thought we’d explore sources of both omega-3 and omega 6 in a little more detail, and how to feed.
September 19, 2022
Fats For The Canine 
Fats get a bad rap in the human world, we were told for decades that fat makes us fat and it’s not great for our cholesterol either. Thankfully, we have more balanced data available and we now know that it's more about the type of fat that we eat. But, we can still be a little confused about the types of fats available and we can bring this confusion to our dog’s diet too. So, let’s take a look at fats for the canine. The different types and the functions of them around the body.
September 12, 2022
Does My Pet’s Skin Have Its Own HPA Axis?
Would you be surprised to know that the skin has developed its own local HPA axis to regulate its exposure to stressors? Recent mapping has found that all regulatory elements found in the central HPA axis are expressed in skin! Could this explain why skin issues tend to worsen when us humans are stressed? More importantly, when skin issues are the top issue facing the majority of dog owners we see here at My Pet Nutritionist, is this something we need to consider?
September 12, 2022
6 Things All Pet Owners Should Have In Their Cupboards
Caring for our pets can become a bit of a minefield - the more we know, the more we realise there is so much more to know! We thought we’d share 6 of the things we think every pet owner should have in their toolkit.
September 5, 2022
5 Things To Include In The Senior Dog’s Bowl 
We know the nutritional needs of puppies are quite different to the adult dog, but the adult dog in many of our eyes simply remains an adult dog. The reality is that our adult dog will become a senior dog and with that comes its own set of challenges. There are a number of system changes that can occur in the senior dog, and for those your dog deserves more personalised attention, but there are some great nutritional additions that can support nearly every senior dog!
September 5, 2022
The Two Things Puppies Need 
It’s not just bones that grow in puppies, but every part of their body. They have muscle growth and they are constantly renewing cells. This includes those found in the gut, those on the skin and of course red blood cells (and white blood cells for that matter – which are crucial to their immune function). Their brains are also forging new connections and strengthening those important ones. For all this growth, regeneration, and for want of a better word, work, they need two things.
August 30, 2022
How Polluted Are Our Pets?
Time and time again we see that our pets are contaminated with a range of chemicals and toxins, but recent data indicates that they boast even higher levels of contamination than us humans. Let's take a look at the data and see how we can reduce contamination.
August 30, 2022
How Does My Dog Manage Toxin Exposure? 
We can’t avoid toxins, because they are also produced internally from normal metabolic processes, but we can limit our pet’s external exposure to reduce the burden on their detoxification systems. Let’s take a look at how these detoxification systems work and why it’s so important to consider how exposed our pets truly are.
August 23, 2022
How Does The Gut Influence My Pet’s Immune Health 
You’ve probably heard that most of the immune system is found in the gut or at least that the gut trains immune function, but you may not know how. We thought we’d pop together a brief guide to GALT or gut associated lymphoid tissue and how we can use nutrition to optimise it's function.
August 22, 2022
Support Your Pet’s Gut Health with the 4 R’s
We’d say 99% of pets that we support here at My Pet Nutritionist require a gut healing protocol. No matter the issue they present with, when we track through their history, we can see the benefit of supporting their gut health moving forwards. So how do we support a pet's gut health? We follow the 4 R’s.