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Vita Canis Blog

Pawlentine’s Day

February 11th, 2021

Celebrate Valentine’s with your ultimate companion, your dog! The 29th of February is the only day that makes February truly unique (well, according to me anyway) but as a small business owner, I have to recognise that there’s also the hearts and flowers and chocolate day namely, Valentine’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to share… Read More »

Paw care and DIY Paw scrub

February 3rd, 2021

Dog paw care is extremely important because a dog’s paws take the impact of their entire body weight. Making sure that they stay healthy is a must. How do we do this? 1) Keep their nails short 2) Trim the hair between the pads 3) Check regularly for any irritations, dryness and cracks It helps… Read More »

Canine Flow ~ Relaxation for Your Dog as Well as Yourself

January 28th, 2021

I met Vanessa in 2011 when she started dog grooming training with me. We clicked immediately because we shared not only our love for dogs but for all things natural too. Vanessa finished her training in n April 2012. Once she had gained some work experience, Vanessa opened Top Tails – Individual Dog Grooming to her first customer. At the very… Read More »

5 Soothing Foot Bath Recipes for Your Dog’s Itchy Paws

January 21st, 2021

Is your dog constantly licking or chewing his paws especially after he’s been outside? A few of my previous blogs focused on environmental allergies. How they impact our dogs’ lives and how we can help them the natural way. I wrote how bathing your dog at home is very effective. It’s a cheap and sensible… Read More »

How to Dry Your Dog After a Bath at Home

January 14th, 2021

In my previous blog ( and in my YouTube video) , I shared 10 easy steps on how to bath your dog at home, including how to dry your dog with an Aquasorb towel as well as an ordinary towel. If you take your dog to a dog groomer he or she will probably use… Read More »

Bathing Your Dog At Home

January 7th, 2021

There are times when you may  have to bath your dog at home. Like when your dog is dirty all over  after a muddy walk. Or after he or she rolled in something disgusting, or if your dog groomer can’t fit your dog in… Depends on the size of the dog and its temperament it… Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions For Dog Owners

December 31st, 2020

A New Year is upon us – a year with 365 blank pages for us to fill. It’s the perfect time for setting goals and starting afresh, not just for us but for our dogs too. Do you overlook your dog when it comes to setting your New Year’s resolutions? With all the love and… Read More »

20 Christmas Deadly Dog Dangers

December 23rd, 2020

20 Christmas dangers for your dog, for you to avoid! Have you perhaps become a happy dog owner this year and you’re about to celebrate your first Christmas together? Christmas is supposed to be a time full of cheer and I’m sure you want to keep it that way. One of the last things that… Read More »

Essential Oils to Avoid

December 11th, 2020

Do you have a box of essential oils and you’ve been wondering if they’re safe to use around your dog? There’s a common misconception that natural ingredients are always safe but in fact, some natural substances can be highly toxic and irritating even though they are obtained from plants. Poison ivy is a great example.… Read More »

4 Tips On How To Use Comfort Blend For Separation Anxiety

December 5th, 2020

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety? Are you perhaps worrying that when you go back to work, after this second lockdown, that he might become anxious? Comfort Blend can help. Separation anxiety is a common problem and the number of dogs affected increased after our initial lockdown. I designed Comfort Blend specifically for separation… 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