VetVits March 06, 2017

Want to test your knowledge with some quick-fire facts? We asked some of our experts to chip in with some pet trivia to test your knowledge…

Arthritis is one of the most common problems seen by veterinarians. It is possible to slow degenerative changes with the appropriate use of supplements, most notably a regular supply of glucosamine and chondroitin.

Exercise - “A basic rule of thumb is that all dogs should receive at least 60-90 minutes of physical exercise per day.” Kristina Johansen, Canine Nutritionist

Fleas - One flea can lay about 2,000 eggs over a 2-3 month period.

Hair requires a balanced supply of omega oils to combat dullness, reduce moulting and promote healthy growth.

Omega 3 – inclusion of omega 3 during your pet’s early years may help support behaviour and emotional wellbeing.

Aggression - “Most aggressive behaviour is actually fear-based (as opposed to dominance- or hormone-based) and therefore neutering is not likely to help and could actually cause the aggression to increase.” Stan Rawlinson, Canine Behaviourist

Stan Rawlinson is a leading professional dog behaviourist and obedience trainer. Recommended by many vets, rescue centres and charities, Stan has written many articles for dog magazines and has appeared on TV, radio and in national newspapers.

Kristina Johansen is a qualified canine dietary consultant. She advises on general canine nutrition and home-prepared diets working closely with a wide variety of vets. In 2013 she set up Elmo’s Kitchen, a specialist canine dietary consultancy who provide nutritional advice to dog owners.

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Nothing beats a healthy, balanced diet to provide all the nutrients we need. But when this isn't possible, supplements can help. This article isn't intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional before trying supplements or herbal medicines.



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