Anna's Blog

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb on the XL Bully Judicial Review

    We’re  joined by Amber Ellis  theofficialbullycollective and Felix Robinson PetTrustUK talking about the urgent fundraising appeal initiated by Sophie Coulthard #dontbanmelicenseme
    The funds raised so far have allowed for Barrister John Cooper QC  to be appointed and serve Thérèse Coffey, EFRA and DEFRA, with a Pre Action Protocol Letter in Judicial Review.  The capital is to fund the Judicial Review on the XL Bully ban as the case proceeds. With a tight deadline, groups are campaigning to raise the remaining funds to ensure the suit goes forward. As part of the banning so many owners face the fact that the ban is based on measurements. 
  • Bone Broth is isotonic -its a cellular energy drink

    Bone broth is ‘en trend’ at the moment that’s not just for dogs but for humans too!

    That’s indeed for good reason as Bone broth is one of the oldest and simplest natural superfoods, known for centuries for its health boosting effects.

    Once considered a bit of a ‘eccentric’ thing to do many of us, like myself, have made our own bone broth. It is a bit of a faff to be honest, and the aroma of chicken whilst exciting to the dogs, it is a bit pungent.

    As Paleoridge has just launched its range of Bone Broth in three varieties: Lamb, Beef and Chicken, its been wonderful to have a choice of broths just delivered. I trust Paleoridge’s ethics, and that the bones used are antibiotic and hormone  free, and that the water used is filtered.

  • It's Dog Dental Month !

    When I was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme recently to discuss Dog Dental Month. Presenter, Winifred Robison, spoke to Dr Karolina Enlund, who led a Swedish study into dog dental health, sent out to over 200,000 dog owners. The research found that the vast majority of pet owners do not brush their dog's teeth at all, and Dog Dental Month is about providing easy and cost-effective methods to clean your dog's teeth at home.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Jo Boughton-White Dorwest

    This week Anna is joined by Jo Boughton-White, Managing Director of Dorwest Herbs. Visiting their HQ in Dorchester, the Dorwest team show Anna around the facility, and chat about how their award winning range of Herbal supplements are produced.

     

    Conscious of the very best practice with quality ingredients, the supplements are made to pharmaceutical standards. We chat about the history of the company, now run by Jo as the third generation of this family business. Looking back at press cuttings from as far back as the 1950’s , Anna and Jo discuss why the heritage of Dorwest is so significant as they move into their 75th year!

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Andy Pearce at Petcover

    This week Anna is joined by Andy Pearce, CEO of Petcover Insurance. As an expert of many decades in the filed of pet insurance, we chat about why a dedicated pet focused insurance company is the best to opt for.

     

    Specialising in animals should mean that representatives are understanding to your needs, and be familiar with the treatments and emergencies that pet owners will be claiming for. Launching Petcover a year ago into the UK market, it is a long established insurer in Australia.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb talking #CheckYourChipDay

    This week Anna is joined by Debbie Matthews from The Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance (SAMPA) and by Amy Wigg - co-founder of the new Pet Database, talking about National #CheckTheChipDay.

     

    Raising awareness of the importance to keep your pet’s chip up to date, Amy Wigg chats about the newly launched Pet Database, that is the first microchip database that's free for pet owners to upload, and easily access their pet’s chip, and  100% DEFRA compliant.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Will Green on sustainability in the pet market

    This week Anna is joined by Will Green MA, Executive MBA Programme at the University of Winchester and Sales and Marketing Director of Paleo Ridge. We discuss sustainability in the pet industry, focusing on the model adopted by Paleo Ridge as a raw food firm supplier, setting eco-standards in terms of making feeding raw not only ‘peace of mind for your dog', but also for the planet.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Kate Bendix from Worm Counts for Dogs

    We discuss why doing a worm count test four times a year will give you a good insight into how your current wormer is working. It will also allow you to only worm your dog when a worm count test comes back with a positive result.
    Choose between a worm egg count, a lungworm count or their combo worm and lungworm count tests. Kate explains why there’s also a test for Giardia, and why #TestBeforeYouTreat is a manta embraced more commonly in the EU. 
  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Kim Brophey

    This week Anna is joined by Kim Brophey, who is an applied ethologist and owner of The Dog Door Behaviour Centre in the USA. 

     

    Kim’s 20-year commitment to Family Dog Mediation® has been recognised both nationally and internationally. We chat about her new trademarked Dog L.E.G.S.® model, which is considered as a groundbreaking new system for dog lovers to truly understand their dogs’ behaviour.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Sarah Jones - My Anxious Dog

    This week Anna is joined by Sarah Jones who rescued Bella eight years ago and soon discovered Bella was very nervous and reacted when her space was invaded by other people and dogs.

     

    Realising that the majority of dogs display some sort of anxiety, and are reluctant to socialise with unknown doggies,  Sarah devised a range of yellow leads, collars, bandanas jackets in yellow , which is the colour recognised to highlight that your dog needs some space. Dogs in Yellow was born! 

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb hosting a 'Visit From the Vets'

    This week Anna is joined by three pre-eminent vets in a rare round table discussion. Recorded at the Natural Pet Care Show, Anna chews the ‘fat’ with Dr Nick Thompson, Lise Hansen, and Andrew Prentis.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Dale Nash at Pawable

    This week Anna is joined by Dale Nash from Pawable who chats about a new Collar-gen that’s been launched for dogs.

     

    From the makers of a human collagen called So Body Co, the Collar-gen for dogs was inspired as customers would ask if they could give the human brand to their dogs. Being passionate about preventative care, and prolonging longevity, Anna couldn’t wait to find out more about this product, and discuss the benefits of Collagen as a supplement.