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July 4, 2022
Nutrients for Skin Health in Dogs
Skin issues are one of the most common issues we are faced with here at My Pet Nutritionist. The reasons are multifactorial and complex which is why we undertake a full assessment of pet health to establish what may be contributing to the issues. That said, we notice patterns and so we’ve decided to share some of the nutrients we consider when supporting challenging skin issues.
June 27, 2022
Should I Feed My Dog, Chicken and Rice?
Hands up if you have been told to feed your poorly dog chicken and rice? Hands up if you did? We think it's safe to say 99% of dog owners have been in this situation. But should you really feed your dog, chicken and rice? We’re going to share our thoughts.
June 27, 2022
The Top Five Water Hazards For Dogs
The sun is shining, the air is warm, you’re out for a walk and the water is the perfect spot for your pup to have a quick swim to cool down. But like everything for a dog owner, a million things run through your mind trying to figure out if it’s safe to do so. We’ve put together our top five hazards around water for dogs to help you stay safe on your adventures.
June 21, 2022
4 Times You Don’t Want To Feed Veg To Your Dog
If you have followed us here at My Pet Nutritionist for any length of time, you’ll know that we’re great advocates for the inclusion of veggies for their prebiotic and fibrous benefits. But there are also times where we would avoid certain veggies. Keen to learn more?
June 20, 2022
How To Support My Dog’s Liver Shunt
In most cases, a liver shunt is caused by a birth defect. This is known as a congenital portosystemic shunt. But acquired shunts can also occur – this is usually linked to primary liver disease, or a disease involving the normal blood vessels into the liver. We describe the liver as the powerhouse of the body, quite simply because it carries out so many functions, so, is there anything we can do to support it when it’s function isn’t quite up to par?
June 16, 2022
Could My Dog’s Coat Type Contribute to Skin Issues?
Whilst we get skin issues across the board in dogs; we can’t deny that certain breeds are more predisposed than others. But if we have a list in our mind of those dogs who we think are more likely to suffer, have we even considered that their coat type may play a role? We’re going to take a look at those double coated breeds specifically, and why they may suffer with skin challenges.
June 14, 2022
Help!  My Dog’s Ears Are Itchy!
There can be a number of reasons why your dog may be suffering with their ears. We’ve compiled some of the more common ones.
June 8, 2022
How Do Pain Medications Work In Pets?
If you are a current pet owner or have been in the past, there is a 99% chance your pet has had pain medication at some point in their life. For us to fully weigh up what we are administering to our pets, it makes sense to start with the basics. So, how do pain medications work in pets?
June 7, 2022
The Neuroscience of Pain In Pets
We joke that certain breeds are a little sensitive to pain, and then we find other breeds completely stoic when suffering a chronic issue. But, if pain is crucial to our survival, quite literally, yet it can be subjective, what on earth is it? Let’s take a look at the neuroscience of pain.
June 2, 2022
How Can We Support the Stressed Cat?
There is a common misconception in the feline world. Many of us will see a hiding cat and make it our mission to coax them out. Whether this is whilst visiting a friend or taking in a new addition and they shoot straight under the cooker. We want them to come out so we can scratch under their chin. We want to reassure them. But what if we were to tell you that the welfare of said cats is greatly improved when they are given the opportunity to hide?
May 31, 2022
A Systems Approach to Digestive Health in Pets
When faced with a sick pet, it can be hard to know where to start. It can sometimes feel like there is a never-ending list of things going wrong. We also have to manage our emotions; our pets are part of the family, and we hate to see them suffering. Sometimes it can help to have a structure when supporting digestive health and to this end, we take a systems approach.
May 26, 2022
3 Tips to Support Your Pet’s Urinary Health
Like all the systems in the body, things can and do go a little awry with urinary health. We’ve compiled 3 things to consider if your pet is facing challenges in this system.