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Why feed your dog a Natural Raw Diet? image

Dogs are omnivores and are designed to eat a balanced raw meat diet with vegetables and fruit. Feeding dogs one food group like all meat or all vegetables creates imbalances and can contribute to illnesses. A safe diet is a balance of different raw meats (beef, chicken, lamb etc), raw bones, fish, suitable vegetables, grains etc (what you would find in the gut of a bird or animal they would eat in the wild) & can be fed along with a Suitable Canine Health Supplement. https://www.belindasnat.com/animal-nutrition/canine-health-products/ For a natural diet, it’s recommended to avoid all processed commercial dog feeds, as…


Is your horse in Pain? How to check your horse. image

Checking your horse for pain issues is a complicated process that does require an experienced qualified person or vet to make a full assessment. There are things you, the horse owner can do & observe too to check for pain issues. The first sign can be observing your horse in the pasture and when your horse is moving around when being worked on the ground and when being ridden. Things to look for are. Are they holding or bracing any part of their body? Are they limping or look uncomfortable? Do they have any behavioural issues? Is there body symmetrical…


Feeding the ‘Good Doer’ image

For all the horse owners that have ponies or miniatures that you struggle to keep the weight off then this information is for you. With over 22 + years’ experience in owning and breeding show quality miniature ponies & horses and Welsh cobs I have learnt so much about weight management. Along with my Equine Nutrition qualifications, pasture management and focus on natural diets I would love to share my knowledge, so you do not need to spend years battling with weight control with your ponies. Firstly, you need to look at what you are feeding now and work out…


Feeding senior horses a natural balanced diet image

When looking at your senior horses diet there is a few things to check & rule out first. – Dental care – Worm burden – Pain issues (bodywork) – Environment (companion or availability of feed/pastures, low stress) – Health (Cushing’s disease or arthritis are common in horses over 18 years old & can affect younger horses as well – seek veterinary advice on diagnosing these conditions). – Regular feeding 2 (to 4) x a day depending on situation. Ad-lib hay or grass 24/7. Guide is 2% of your horses body weight per day (10kg for a 500kg horse). If you…


Laminitis and Founder – recognising symptoms and what to do image

One of the major concerns for horse owners, especially in Springtime, is laminitis and founder. If you can recognise the early signs and address the condition as quickly as possible, all the better for your horse. As an animal homeopath this is the most common ailment I successfully address for clients horses on a daily basis. Laminitis and founder are extremely painful conditions. If not addressed promptly, laminitis can result in rotation of the third phalanx (coffin bone) through the sole of the hoof. Inflammation occurs in the sensitive laminae in the horse’s hooves, restricting circulation in the hoof. Separation…

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