August 25, 2020 • Heather Murphy
We know how stressful it is having an itchy dog - we've had 2 out of 3 dogs that were itchy dogs! So we know exactly how it feels - stressful, worrisome, exasperating and sometimes helpless. So in this blog we will share some of our top tips to being rash-free.
July 23, 2018 • Heather Murphy
Is euthanizing the dog really the right answer? One year ago this month, this little fella was terrorizing the neighbourhood; chasing, killing and eating chickens! Meet Hemi the 7 month foxie cross..
July 31, 2017 • Heather Murphy
I'm not sure about you but the dogs that have come into my life have all been adopted. It's only with the recent addition of number three that got me thinking “Actually who adopts who?” I always thought I'd chosen my dogs but now I'm not so sure. Number three definitely adopted us that's for sure! We recently moved out of our Wellington house and upon 15 minutes of us arriving at our new house this dog turned up - a little Foxie cross. He was super excited to welcome in the new neighbours! The truck left...
November 07, 2016 • Heather Murphy
Do you know what the top three reasons for a vet visit are? If your dog suffers from them you’ll probably already know! According to VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance) data from 2012 the top 3 reasons for canines needing a visit to the vet are: Atopic or Allergic Dermatitis Otitis Externa (ear inflammations) Pyoderma (hot spots) 2012 was the first time that allergies have topped the list. Allergic reactions, or an intolerance to a particular allergen can present in many different forms: Undercarriage rashes Underarm rashes Welts Pustules, pimples, itchy spots Rashes between the toes Hot spots Ear infections Itchy dogs...
October 10, 2016 • Heather Murphy
Ever had that feeling when you get grumpy for no real reason and then you realise you are hungry? Introduce hangry - quickly resolved with some food! So what do you think - do dogs experience hangry too? I've been having a few issues with my girls of late. Bhindi 4 year old, would start attacking Coco 10 year old at night time - and only at night time! During the day they are best friends, sitting next to each other on one bed in the sun outside, running and chasing each other (both ways) on our twice daily...