Spring is the most enjoyable season for walks with Ember, I love being outside when the weather is warmer (hopefully soon, please). However, it is also the worst season and can become uncomfortable for dogs, owners and wildlife alike. Spring synergy with dogs and wildlife isn’t something which comes easy, but I’m fed up of being tarnished with the same brush as other, irresponsible dog owners.
I read a post by Sarah from Twilight Bark recently and her experience really resonated with me and inspired me to write this little post. Go check out her open letter to dog owners here.
When I first found out about Pure Pet Food on Twitter I was intrigued by the unique process they use to make their dog food. So when Mat from Pure contacted me about Ember trying some of their treats I had to say yes. That and the fact that Ember loves food (of course).
I’ve always been an anxious person and have suffered from panic attacks and anxiety, stemming from when my dad was first diagnosed with blood cancer. Before Ember came into my life, I had only heard about the healing powers of dogs, not just physical health but mental health too. I had no idea how much Ember would change my life. Just seeing her face and wagging tail is enough to brighten up any day, no matter how hard it may have been. She helps me get out of myself and I have met and spoken to a lot more people just thanks to her. Plus she never judges me, no matter what I talk to her about. I like to call her my therapist with 4 legs. I owe her so much, for making my life so much more positive and happy, I want to make sure she knows just how much I appreciate her.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, I have compiled a list of ways dogs help improve humans mental health.
Spring is coming and along with it, hopefully nice weather, but also spring flowers – some of which may be poisonous to our pets. There are several common plants which we need to be cautious of, along with symptoms which come with poisoning. Dogs can be poisoned by eating just part of the plant, leaves or bulbs from the plant and heavy pollinated plants could disperse on their back and be licked off. Here’s a handy picture guide to some common poisonous plants which you may come across this year, along with some useful information.
Until it becomes required for companies to label the background of their products, how easy would that be, it can be difficult to work out which companies do not test their products on animals. Why is it the good guys have to jump hoops in order to ensure customers are aware of their cruelty free products?
But don’t worry, there are many ways you can use to work out if your favourite products are cruelty free, as well as finding more cruelty free brands.
I love walking. It’s the best form of exercise and is great to clear your mind, but walking with a dog is even better! Ember also loves walkies, being out in the open air with loads of sniffs as well as birds and squirrels to chase. There is just something magical about being amidst nature with your best friend. There is also plenty of benefits of exercising outside with your dog, many of which are scientifically proven. Need more proof? Heres’ some of my favourite reasons to exercise outside with your dog:
On the 25th May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 as law. GDPR will introduce tougher fines for non-compliance and give individuals more say over what companies do with their personal data.
Healthy, homemade, trustworthy treats your thing? Then check out Wellybix, they are made by Alison in her County Durham home with ingredients fresh from her garden and of course taste tested by her adorable dog Welly.
The first night with your new addition is the first and hardest hurdle in your new relationship. Not only is their new home a completely new surrounding, with new people and new smells, it is probably the first time they have ever been alone.
Tails Tasties is a new non-subscription box filled with tasty, all natural treats. Featuring brands such as Lily’s Kitchen, Pooch and Mutt and Billy and Margot I was really excited when I found out about Tails Tasties on Instagram. Check out their website here and treat your pooch to a treat box. Here’s what we received in our box (Ember loved it).