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Is Aloe Vera Safe for Cats and Dogs?

Back in the late 18th century Aloe Vera was successfully used to combat a number of Horse ailments and became widely known as Horse Aloe.  In 1840 two blacksmiths, George Skevington and F.D. Day published their positive findings.

In 1950, a report was featured in a veterinary medical magazine. This report was made by a team of researchers who documented the positive antibacterial effects of the healing plant in relation to animal healing.

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Advice, Cats, Dogs

Digestibility of Protein in High Quality Dog Food

How Digestible is the Protein in Your Dogs Food?

Proteins are essential nutrients for the body. They are the major building blocks for muscle, bone, skin, hair, blood and other tissues. Proteins are polymer chains made of  amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. It is the quality not the quantity that is important. Some proteins contain more usable amino acids than others. This is measured by the Biological Value which is the percentage absorbed and retained and therefore used by the body.

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Dogs, Advice

Why Do Dogs Eat Poo?

A question we are frequently asked is ‘why do dogs consume faeces’.

There has been a variety of behavioural theories put forward as to why dogs engage in auto-coprophagia. This is when an animal eats its own faeces.Probably the most common misconception is that faeces eating is a sign that something is missing from the diet. Many owners feed their dogs only once per day. Dogs naturally want to have multiple meals throughout the day, hence they use ‘coprophagia’ to supplement their feeding schedule and fulfil this need.

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Advice, Pets, Dogs