What is EHAA? A test for horses that’s worth doing

An elemental hair analysis in which a hair sample is tested for nutrient and detrimental, heavy metal content; it’s a test used in humans to detect potential health problems long before any symptoms appear. This effective and non-invasive test can also be done in horses – thanks to a collaboration between the Lifeline Diag laboratory […]

Forbidden snacks – what not to feed your dog

The humanisation of animals has become a significant problem. People often feed their pets while preparing meals, and sometimes their four-legged friends even join them at the dining table. Pet owners forget that dogs are a different species and have different needs, including different food requirements. Many products that are found in most kitchens are […]

Heart disease – what to feed your dog

Heart disease is chronic and quite common in dogs, irrespective of their age and sex. It can appear in adults and elderly dogs, as well as in puppies. In addition to proper treatment, heart patients also need well-balanced meals. Including ingredients such as omega-3 fatty acids, l-carnitine and magnesium in the diet can help limit […]

Impact of the diet on your dog’s nervous system

The nervous system can be divided into central and peripheral parts. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral has 12 pairs of cranial nerves and 36 pairs of spinal nerves. They innervate the muscles and internal organs, thus affecting the proper course of life processes, such as breathing […]

Diet For Diabetic Dogs

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease with the distinctive phenomenon of increased blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia). It’s caused by impaired insulin secretion (type 1 diabetes) or the improper action of this hormone (type 2 diabetes). Symptoms commonly observed by dog owners are polyuria and increased thirst. The basis for treating this disease is frequent monitoring blood glucose […]

Nutrition and supplementation for puppies

Figuring out what to feed puppies is a challenge for every dog owner. In the first six months of life, the dog’s body is intensively developing. That’s why it’s very important to ensure that your puppy receives all necessary nutrients with its food. Any deficiency can result in abnormal growth and health problems in adulthood. […]

Minerals in nutrition for senior dogs

Ageing is a natural physiological process in all organisms, and is associated with numerous changes in the functioning of individual organs. As dogs age, metabolic rate and the amount of saliva and gastric juice secreted decrease, as does the surface area of intestinal villi, which results in impaired absorption of nutrients. A way to improve […]

Diabetes in dogs – do you know how to react in an emergency?

Diabetes is a disease that means the body is unable to properly regulate its glucose metabolism.  Glucose is typically metabolized by insulin, a hormone created in the pancreas. There are two types of diabetes, insulin resistance (Type 2 Diabetes, which is more common in cats, and the inability to create insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) which […]

Ear Infections in Dogs – symptoms, causes and treating

Ear infections are a common reason for dogs to visit their veterinarian. Studies suggest that the prevalence of ear disease in dogs can be as high as 20%. This means that ear problems are a major cause of discomfort in your canine family members, so it’s important that you learn how to treat and prevent […]