Anna's Blog

  • And They called it 'Puppy Love'!

    According to Psychology Today, the human mind naturally creates the need for people to develop close relationships as a means for survival.

    This basic instinct is what drives people to develop close relationships – and those relationships extend to our furry friends. Unlike human relationships, which can be complex and fraught with expectations, our pets offer a simple, pure form of companionship.

    One of the primary reasons we become so emotionally attached to our pets is the unconditional love and acceptance they provide.


  • 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 RSPCA's Head of Companion Animals Dr Sam Gaines

    With firework season coming up Anna welcomes back Dr Sam Gaines of the RSPCA to chat about how you can start preparing your dog now to deal with fireworks that now start at Holloween, through Bonfire Night, Dwali, Christmas and New Year by learning to see the signs of stress in your dog and to create a safe space for them.

    Anna and Sam also talk about the progress (or lack there of) of various animal welfare bills currently in Parliament, the increase in dog biting, and a new media campaign to add more breeds to the list of Dangerous Dogs.

  • 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 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.

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Nadia Leguel of Wagit

    This week Anna is joined by Nadia Leguel founder of Wagit, championing dog friendly, Nadia is bringing her vision to  making it easy to find pubs, cafes, restaurants that are genuinely dog friendly.


    The platform which also includes, groomers, pet boutiques, and more is designed with modern pet parents in mind. Wanting to take their pooches with them when out socialising, Wagit makes this so easy with hundreds of tested venues listed. Nadia and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have spent months checking out places, being tipped off about new venues joining the dog friendly revolution. 

  • A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Debbie Humphreys - Red Hound For Dogs

    This week Anna is joined by Debbie Humphreys, the founder of Redhound for Dogs. As a small independent business, Debbie chats about why she set up her business to offer Whippets with a stylish, yet practical coats for wet , wintry walks.


    We chat about her passion for the Whippet, her concerns as Whippets’ popularity has grown through the pandemic. The worry being Whippets may fall victim to unscrupulous breeders, or to pet parents without the experience to take on a ancient sight hound.