Vita Canis Blog

Ease Your Pup Out of Lockdown

March 25th, 2021

Niki French is a dog trainer, the founder, and owner of Pup Talk and Twickenham Dog Services, using force-free training methods only. In her guess blog, Niki is sharing with us few steps on how you can ease your pup out of lockdown. Niki wants to inspire people to be their dog’s best trainer –… Read More »

Tick Bite Prevention Week

March 18th, 2021

Tick bite prevention week takes place in March every year with this year’s dates being the 22nd to the 28th. What are ticks? Ticks are external parasites that are related to spiders and mites. Adult ticks are approximately 3 to 5 mm in length depending on age, sex, species, and “fullness”. They live by feeding… Read More »

Separation anxiety in dogs

March 11th, 2021

Separation anxiety in dogs is a common problem. The number of affected dogs increased after our initial lockdown. Anxiety has no identifiable root and sometimes we have to dig deep to find the cause (which is not always successful). It tends to stick around for longer than stress, and it’s more difficult to treat. It’s… Read More »

Pet Anxiety Month

March 4th, 2021

March is officially pet anxiety month. As we know dogs are very sociable animals, much the same as us humans. As a result of another lockdown, many dogs have become increasingly attached to their owners and vice versa. Very soon the restrictions will be lifted and our lives will return to normal (or at least… Read More »

4 Tips How to Use Essential Oils for Cleaning

February 25th, 2021

Today didn’t start off very promising. But then… the sky cleared and we actually had a beautiful day! It was one of those days where the weather plants a “bee in your bonnet” and you feel like working in the garden (still too cold for it though) or sprucing up the house. Decluttering even seems… Read More »

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? Check my five soothing foot bath recipes for your dog’s itchy paws. 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… 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 »

What People Say...

Used you’re Calming Floral  Spray yesterday was so impressed with it . I had a dog in my salon that has dryer seizures and gets anxious. I sprayed it around her and was remarkable the difference in her behaviour. It actually worked so well I had to check dog was okay she was very relaxed snoozing I’ve tried other remedy’s with no real effect shall be sticking with your calming spray from now on 😍
Lisa Addison