Author Archives: Natasha Lotter

What Omega 3 Supplement to Feed your Dog?

I have so many clients confused as to what Omega 3 supplement to give their pets. So I tried to summarise it for you in an email. In the end it is your choice but I hope this email will provide you with the information you need to make that educated choice. Omega 3 is [Read More…]

10 Causes of Paw Licking

paw licking

Paw licking can be frustrating for pet owners and often we don’t know the reason our pet is continually licking. Here are the top 10 causes of paw licking and how we would treat each cause. 1) Foreign body (usually one paw) Sometimes grass seeds can penetrate the skin between the toes. This causes a [Read More…]

Pet Arthritis Supplement found in Chicken Sternums?

Pet Arthritis Supplement containing chicken sternums

So as vets we recommend that pets suffering from joint conditions be fed a daily joint supplement. These usually contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulphate and then a few other ingredients for example green lipped mussel extract, MSM, Vit C. These joint supplements contain products that provide the building blocks to form new cartilage and some [Read More…]

How to Treat your Pets Back Muscle Spasm Pain

back muscle spasm pain treatment

Back Muscle spasm pain is often under treated in pets that are suffering from joint or arthritic conditions. When a dog has a painful joint they change they way that they are walking in order to protect the painful area. This is seen as a limp or a lameness. A dog will shift its weight [Read More…]

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in the Dog: Surgery or no Surgery?

Is your dog less than 15kg? Is it a partial or a full cruciate ligament rupture/tear? This is one of the commonest questions that I get asked. Pet owners are not sure whether to operate or not? In the end you want to do whats best for your pet. There are times when one can [Read More…]

The day Mia’s Front Wheelchair Arrived was one of the Worst Days in my Life

I read an article the other day about a dog that reminded me of my little “woogle pop” (my nickname for her she was actually called Mia). I have not spoken about her because to be honest it still hurts so much. Mia had a leg that was non functional and it was deformed under [Read More…]

Is your Dog Bored?

Some signs may be excessive barking, chewing furniture or objects or sometimes they can just be interested in nothing and just mope around. When a dog doesn’t receive enough mental stimulation they end up becoming destructive, hyperactive, may have separation anxiety, be aggressive, show obsessive compulsive behaviours and maybe even become really fearful. Most dogs [Read More…]

How to Help your Pet Suffering from a Joint Condition?

    The two main goals in managing pets with muscle and joint conditions are 1.Control their pain (as naturally as possible: Anti-inflammatories can have serious side-effects) 2.Strengthen their core and stabilising muscles to help support the joints. I am offering workshops for Pet Owners teaching you the pet owner these skills. Massage and Acupressure [Read More…]

Acupuncture for Animals

  Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief or to aid the body in dealing with other diseases. The western view of acupuncture is mainly used to address musculoskeletal pain and relies on over-riding existing pain signals with the stimuli of the needles inserted. This type of approach [Read More…]

7 Reasons Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pet

  We all get told the benefits of exercise and strength training for ourselves but how many of us see the same importance for our pets? So lets see what the benefits are: 1) Helps to keep the weight off Besides the obvious fact that your pet is burning calories by doing exercise, building muscle [Read More…]