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The Joy of Keeping Hens: Goodbye to Bulbi

By |March 31st, 2017|

~ Birds are angels who lift us up when our own wings forget how to fly ~

This is a really sad blog post to write because it’s my saying goodbye to Bulbi (aka Bulbster) – my hen with a silly “bouffant” that I have had since 2010. I never thought in a million years that […]

Anger Management: Moving On

By |March 15th, 2017|

Got a reactive dog? Are you at your wits end with what to do? Have a read through this positive post as it doesn’t have to be this way!

As previous readers of our blog will be aware, my dog Grizzle suffered with reactivity last autumn. This behaviour was ‘learned’ over the summer as I had […]

7 Benefits of Home Boarding Your Dog

By |February 25th, 2017|

Booking a holiday always comes with a difficult decision to make as a pet owner – do you take your pets with you or leave them behind. If the latter is what you choose, you have a number of options from kennels, to house sitters to home boarding.

At Jog My Dog we recommend house sitting […]

Helpful Guide to Choosing Dog Food

By |January 25th, 2017|

There are so many different feeding regimes to choose from that selecting the right dog food can be pretty confusing. This post attempts to guide you through making the right choice. Remember, any changes in diet should be made very gradually over at least a week to avoid upset and you should try a new diet for at […]

Choosing a Dog Trainer or Behaviourist

By |January 21st, 2017|

If your dog is showing signs of aggression or reactivity then I would always recommend consulting a certified force-free behaviour consultant. If your dog is simply exhibiting annoying behaviours then you need to consult a certified force-free dog trainer who will work with both you and your dog. It’s worth noting that not all dog trainers […]

Feeding Your Cat a Healthy Diet part 2

By |January 14th, 2017|

I really don’t recommend feeding dry food of any kind (high protein or not) because it is so potentially dangerous for reasons such as:

water depletion (many cats on kibble are severely dehydrated)
high in plant-based proteins and carbs
risk of bacterial and fungal contamination and food which is essentially cooked to death
very calorie […]

Litter Tray Training for Kittens

By |December 13th, 2016|

Many kittens are actually litter-trained by the time you take them home, but if they are very young, or have not been litter trained then it’s pretty easy to show them the ropes. Look out for the signs that they may ‘need to go’ and gently place them in the tray at these times, or […]

House Sitting – Grizzle’s tips and tricks

By |November 12th, 2016|

I know something’s up a week before they go. This big black object gets brought into the house (I have since learned this is a suitcase). Clothes, shoes and other nick naks I try to put in my mouth are being moved around constantly and there’s talk of passports, whatever that is.

My owners are going […]

The Joy of Keeping Hens: the signs of sickness

By |October 2nd, 2016|

I’m feeling poorly … 

Keeping hens can either be a straight forward easy thing or fraught with illness and death. Is it luck of the draw, the environment they live in or where they were bought? I think a bit of each to be honest. Our original flock of hens were purchased in 2010 and we […]

Feeding Your Cat a Healthy Diet part 1

By |September 2nd, 2016|

*Survive* versus *Thrive*

… there is a very big difference between the two states of health we see in our pets….

Cats are often put into the same bracket as dogs in regards to their dietary needs. We pop a bowl of whatever in front of our dogs and they eat it, and seem to do […]