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Elimination Pathways

I can not over emphasise the importance of both elimination and assimilation during spring. Our animals bodies have so much to do at this time of year and all those vital cellular processes require time to break down and renew.

So while the body is busy building and enjoying increased nutrition, its equally as important to remove the cellular debris. To remove the products of winter inflammation so that the body is clear and clean, reviatalised anew. This puts our animals in the optimum position for movng forward into the summer period of excess.


Aside from the gastrointestinal system, the liver, blood, urinary and skin are the main organs used for the process of elimination. Absolutley vital during the spring. 



The liver and gastrointestinal tract share a connection to the hepatic portal vein, This vein delivers nutrtion and all toxins extracted from the process of digestion to the liver for processing. In some cases these products do not get processed...

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Herbs for the hound

Garden Greats.


With so many herbs to choose from in the human field it can be a struggle picking those that are most beneficial, whilst also picking those that are most commonly selected.


Fantastic if you are blessed with space to let them take over a bit and you are able to plant a wide variety.

But if not, you really want to pick some plants that are going to be selected more often than not, something that is a little bit tough and can cope with being nibbled and chewed. You want resilient herbs. 


Resilience comes in many shapes and sizes in the plant world but for longevity i would recommend starting with herbaceous perennials. Shrubs can be fantastic for some structure - they just dont take very well to being chewed and can easily be de-barked, thus killing off the plant. Herbaceous perennials on the other hand, they can take a bit of damage from a self selecting dog.  They can be rolled on and rubbed up against by even the biggest of dogs and...

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Yarrow the hero!


Yarrow – Achillea Millefolium

This wonderful plant is native to hedgerows, embankments and field margins throughout the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere.  With distinct and delicate looking feathery leaves once recognised it is easy to identify from early spring onwards. By June it can reach 60-70cm!! Flowering stems put out clusters of small white flowers sometimes mistaken for cow parsley at a distance. 

Introduced into New Zealand and Australia as cattle feed it has also gained a strong foothold in the southern hemisphere.

Yarrow takes its Latin name (Achillea) from the legendary Greek warrior Achilles.




famed through homer’s Iliad and his part in the Trojan War. Achilles was said never to be without yarrow in battle.

In western herbal medicine yarrow is used for its astringent and diaphoretic qualities primarily. Pre conventional medicine, yarrow’s ability, when applied directly to wounds in a poultice as means...

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