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Vita Canis Blog

Aromatherapy for dogs & safe use of essential oils.

November 26th, 2020

Do you have a couple of essential oils at home? Or maybe even a full box, and you’ve been wondering what oils you can use and how? You read about aromatherapy for dogs, and you about to buy some essential oils, but you’re overwhelmed by the online choice as well as all the information? There… Read More »

Keeping your dog calm during stress or anxiety like fireworks.

November 5th, 2020

Do you understand the difference between stress and anxiety? Would you like to know one of the fastest ways to calm your dog during fireworks? It’s important to know that our dog’s behaviour depends on three key factors: 1) His/her genetic predisposition2) Learned behaviour from previous experiences 3) The particular environment he/she is in at the time… Read More »

How to keep your dog calm on fireworks night 2020 – four tips

October 30th, 2020

Here are my four tips how to keep your dog calm this fireworks season. Bonfire night and new year’s eve are just around the corner which can be a particularly stressful season for dogs everywhere. Many dogs are scared of fireworks. Those unexpected loud bangs and wheezing sounds tell them that something terrible is happening… Read More »

What the essential oils in Comfort Blend can do for your anxious dog.

October 15th, 2020

Each ingredient found inside Comfort Blend was handpicked by me to give your dog a little something extra to keep calm. These 100% genuine essential oils and aim to relax your dog as well as strengthen his nervous system. Every drop of Comfort Blend holds: Petitgrain essential oil. Petitgrain essential oil is distilled from the… Read More »

Be mindful like a dog.

October 12th, 2020

It’s dark and raining outside while I write this blog. Some people like this weather but it’s pretty miserable to me. The dogs weren’t impressed either when they had to go outside for their morning wee. My terriers aren’t as tough as they look like. Saying that though, there’s still something lovely about Autumn, isn’t… Read More »

How to switch to natural pet care products?

October 1st, 2020

Have you decided to switch to natural pet care products? Are you having a slight panic attack? The skin is a dog’s (and our) largest organ. It protects our dogs from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold. It also provides a natural way for the body to… Read More »

Raw Feeding with Moddie Lambert.

September 26th, 2020

A friend told me about Moddie Lambert and I was instantly fascinated by her knowledge about raw feeding. So naturally, what did I do? I invited her to give a talk at my salon… not once, but twice. Moddie Lambert BCCSDip. HthNut is a qualified Canine Nutritionist with over 7 years experience of tailoring enhanced raw… Read More »

How dogs keep you in good health.

September 17th, 2020

Dogs, our loyal companions, are just waiting to put a smile on our face at any given moment.  Even without any research, we know that dogs make us happier, more resilient when facing stress and keep us physically healthier. In fact, they support our well-being in so many ways: ❤️Lower cholesterol and triglycerides❤️Decrease blood pressure… Read More »

5 unexpected autumn dangers dog owners should know.

September 11th, 2020

Meteorological autumn already started and we can feel it in the air. Cooler mornings, changing leaves, darker evening… What to look for this time of the year and how to keep your dog happy and healthy? 1/ Allergies Allergies are not associated only with spring and summer. Autumn air is full of allergens that can… Read More »

It’s still magic even when you know how it works.

September 3rd, 2020

Author Terry Pratchett once said, “it’s still magic even when you know how it’s done”. I’d change it a bit to say, “it’s still magic even when you know how it works”. This is especially applicable when it comes to essential oils. The potential benefits that can be gained by using essential oils are pure… Read More »

What People Say...

When we got home from the hospital with our new arrival it was clear that Perri, one of our miniature poodles, maternal instincts kicked in and went into overdrive. She was immediately acting like a mother separated from her pups and just wanted to care for the ‘naked puppy’. She has a history of being so motherly, even to the point that she has produced milk for puppies that aren’t hers even before she had a litter and has mothered every type of animal she could. She was panting, pacing and unable to relax for long at all. She could whine for England!

We tried other herbal remedies we had at hand for a previous anxious dog and nothing worked at all. She stopped eating and stressed herself into overheating too. Her stress was starting to impact the other dogs and she just couldn’t unwind. No matter if we worked off her energy with a walk and she wasn’t even interested in her usual mind games or call games. We also couldn’t offer long-lasting treats and chews too often as they gave her an upset stomach.

As soon as the Calming Floral Spray arrived I gave the bed a spritz and put some on her coat and the change was instant. She just got on her bed and fell asleep. She stopped panting and barely whines now, started eating again and she only does a bit of whining if the baby cries. We have now been able to positively reinforce her calm behaviour. I honestly can’t recommend this enough to people.
Natalie Griffiths