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Apple Cider Vinegar for my Scotties

I have been reading a few promising articles about the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar for dogs. I guess if you have a dog suffering from itchy skin or ears, you’ll do just about anything to help. Apparently vinegar is a great itch-reliever, so not only is it readily available it is quite affordable and means we are helping our dogs out without more chemicals and toxic treatments. Apple cider vinegar, has been touted to help with everything from boosting the immune system and detoxifying kidneys to helping lower cholesterol. I add 1/4 tsp to my Scottie's meals each day. Itchy Skin Apple Cider Vinegar can help relieve itchy skin and rashes caused by yeast and poison ivy. The best way to apply

Do Scotties swim?

Not All Do! I have read a lot of conflicting opinions about weather Scotties can swim or not. All I can say is most of mine have enjoyed water sports and had no trouble swimming. But not all of them do! Having said that, I did have one Scottie that did not like water at all. He didn't even like going near the water bowl except when it was absolutely necessary. All I would say is, test the water carefully! But it is my experience that Scotties can and do swim just fine! Never take it for granted and leave your Scottie in the pool unsupervised. Remember they only have short legs. They may be able to swim but they may have difficulty getting out of the pool! After posting this I received a few

Health benefits of RAW Feeding

Health benefits of raw feeding your Scottie: Natural food equals natural health and helps provide the essential building blocks of a strong immune system! After just a few weeks of rawfeeding you will start to see an improvement in their health. After a few months the benefits are incredible and the list of health benefits are endless!! Here’s just some of the benefits I’ve experienced with my Scotties: They enjoy their food and look forward to meal times with excitement. It is creating a stronger, healthier immune system so more resistance to disease and ill-health – which means cheaper vet costs, if any. Shiny healthy coats. Sweet smelling skin (no doggy smell) – I never bath my dogs. Pea

Scotties Love the Beach

The sun on my coat, the sand in my paws, makes any day a delight. Hunting for seashells, and surfing the waves, makes everything seem alright. digging in seaweed, and chasing a seagull, brings all my dreams within reach. Wading about, and running in the sand, makes a great day at the Beach. Check www.calanclan.com for Scottie info!

Your Natural Scottie

We now know that we should be feeding our Scotties the way nature intended. So how do you get started? There really are only a few hard and fast rules in canine nutrition. Dogs are carnivores as per their scientific category (their DNA is 99% wolf) so dogs are designed to digest raw meat and bones - they have a stomach PH level of 1 or 2 which is highly acidic – perfect for digesting raw bones. The object of feeding a natural raw food diet is to see the health of your Scottie improve. To watch as your Scottie starts to glisten with health and vitality. Scotties thrive on 250g-300g of raw meat and bones a day (all ages). The only factor that may change this is the activity level of your Scott

Pamphlets

I have been busy making up some pamphlets to include in Calanclan Scottish Terrier 'Puppy Packs' to help new Scottie owners learn about good canine nutrition. Lots of great info about Scotties at www.calanclan.com