Paw Naturel Blog — Health

The Bubble Myth & Sulphate Free Products

Posted by Angela Pinder on

The Bubble Myth & Sulphate Free Products

From shampoo adverts to washing up liquid commercials, we have all been fooled for years as to what ‘clean’ really looks like. As it turns out, most of us are totally misinformed and associate lots of foam and lather with cleanliness, when in fact the amount of bubbles has no relationship to the quality of a product. So, where do those tv-worthy lathery bubbles come from? Sulphates, which are most commonly used as a foaming agent in the majority of soaps and shampoos on the market (both human and dog products) to create foamy bubbles. The most common sulphate found...

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How Bonfire Night and Fireworks can affect our Dogs

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How Bonfire Night and Fireworks can affect our Dogs

As the dark nights sweep in, we are vastly approaching the 5th November. Recent years have seen a sharp rise in fireworks being set off, not only on the momentous day, but in the week's leading up to Bonfire Night and afterwards. This prolonged period of celebration can have a severe impact on some of the pets that you work with, and even our own dogs too. Pets and other wildlife do not understand the concept of fires and fireworks, the loud, unnatural and unexpected noises are hard for them to interpret. This period can be very frightening and can...

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Bloat in dogs - Dougal's story!

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Bloat in dogs - Dougal's story!

Bloat /Gastric Torsion / GDV - Dougal's story A year ago last year we nearly lost our beloved poodle, Dougal.  It was a week after celebrating our wedding ceremony on a Saturday evening, when Dougal started to vomit.  It was non productive vomit a bit foamy and watery, so we put him outside whilst we cleaned it up.  Again, outside he was wretching up non productive foamy vomit.  At this point we had spotted some green leaves in his vomit which concerned us, leading us to potentially think he might have been sick because of the leaves. We immediately rang...

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