Virgin Organic Cocnut Oil

Coconut Oil

Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

The health benefits of this oil is almost limitless so I am going to stick with a few although even this list has a lot of reading. Because it’s over 90% saturated fat, so-called health gurus labeled it unhealthy. However, the fat content is actually beneficial in coconut oil, as it’s rich in nutrients, helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and is full of antioxidant properties. Many people ask me if its better than Salmon oil and the answer is yes – Salmon oil deteriorates when exposed to heat light or Oxygen – in other words the minute it is exposed it starts to go rancid and the Long chain fatty acids (Omega 3) get bent. Continue reading

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What is the best dog food

As pet owners we all ought to know the answer to ‘what is the best dog food’. Here are a few thoughts from George Burns on the subject.

When at pet shows or dog shows with Land Of Holistic Pets some questions are always asked on numerous occasions.

“What is the best dog food?” and

“What makes Land Of Holistic Pets products the best dog food for my dogs?”

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dog itching can be a problem for many dogs

Dog Itching

Skin testing of dogs will nearly always come back with results about dust mites, grass pollen, house dust and so on. Everybody and every living thing is allergic to parasites and dust. The issue is how our bodies handle it. How strong is the dogs immune system  to brush aside parasites and dust problems. Continue reading

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The changing face of dog food

Why is modern dog food the way it is?

Some 40 years ago our family pet dog was fed on the leftovers from the kitchen table and scraps from the butchers which included tripe and sheep heads, we also used the unsold wholemeal bread from the local bakers, garden vegetables that my family used to grow and the odd piece of fish, we even fed rabbits and hares when she was lucky enough to catch them.

I remember once going to the vet but it was because the local GP could not extract the fishing hook from the dog’s ear – the fear of being bitten I think more than anything else.

Society has changed dramatically from those days.

Supermarkets now dominate the food supply chain and food processing is more the norm than natural foods. Continue reading