Allergy Awareness

Allergy Awareness

Following Food Allergy Awareness Week, last week, we caught up with Dr. Nikki Stamp who has a serious food allergy herself. In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares the important points to know about living with a food allergy and anaphylaxis. 
Keeping Your Dog's Teeth Free From Gum Disease

Keeping Your Dog's Teeth Free From Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease is the number one cause of poor dental health in both humans, and our furry friends? But, periodontitis occurs fives times more often in dogs than in humans due to dogs saliva being more basic as well as the lack of daily brushing. In this short clips with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Melissa explains how you can spot the symptoms and keep your dog's teeth free from gum disease.
Category:Pet Care
Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Staying Motivated - Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Do you struggle to find the motivation to achieve your goals? Maybe you’ve slowed down at work, or you’re not exercising as often as you used to? Whatever your reason, don’t worry – we know it doesn’t take much for commitment levels to slip sometimes. In this post, Dr. Happy discusses ten powerful tips you need to think about in order to muster up some energy and motivation.
Category:Mental Health
Top Tips for Communicating with and Training a Deaf Dog

Top Tips for Communicating with and Training a Deaf Dog

Some puppies are born deaf and other dogs can go deaf from a variety of causes, from chronic ear infections or injuries to drug toxicity and, just like us, old age. Often people think that a deaf dog will have behavioural problems or will be too hard to train. But that’s simply not the case, you absolutely can train a deaf dog just as well as a hearing dog, the only difference is that you use hand signals instead of verbal commands. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Lara catches up with Judy Small who appears in this episode with her deaf dog, Chance, to hear her top tips for communicating with and training a deaf dog.
Category:Pet Care
 Do You Suffer from Joint Pain After Exercise?

Do You Suffer from Joint Pain After Exercise?

Exercising is a part of a healthy lifestyle, yet an injury can occur when performing the same movement over time. After lifting weights or running, your joints may become sore. Many times, joint pain can be prevented by making simple adjustments to only your workout, but your diet too. In his latest article for HIF, fitness expert, Matt Fuller shares his own personal experience of joint pain and the measures he put in place to tackle this. 
Category:Fitness
Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Winter is fast approaching and for people with asthma, it’s a good time to make sure your lungs are well taken care of. According to Dr. Nikki Stamp, "In winter, people with asthma (or in fact any lung condition) may find their asthma worse, depending on their trigger. Common colds or flus are more common during the winter months and for people with asthma, 4 out of 5 people have a recent viral infection that causes a significant asthma attack or flare in their symptoms." So how can we keep asthma at bay in the cold? In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares her top tips to stay healthy with asthma this winter.  
Blood Infections and UTI’s in Dogs

Blood Infections and UTI’s in Dogs

Cystitis and urinary tract infections, also known as UTI, not only affect us humans, but dogs can also suffer from these when their bladder becomes inflamed from infections, stones, or polyps and It's so important to get these checked out as soon as symptoms present themselves. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Melissa explains the symptoms to look out for and the the treatment options available.
Category:Pet Care
Boredom Busters for Your Dog

Boredom Busters for Your Dog

Is your dog bored? According to animal behaviour expert, Laura V, "When a dog lacks purpose and focus in their day, they expend that mental and physical energy into behaviours that we often find irritating. There are usually very few reasons for the wide range of problem behaviours in dogs. Whether a dog digs up the back yard, barks at the neighbour’s cat, eats your couch, or has an accident on your prized rug, it is usually (not exclusively) caused by anxiety and/or frustration. So, I've come up with a list of 'boredom' busters for you and your dog. These are simple and inexpensive ideas that will help to give your dog purpose during their day that can be played either with or without you." Click through to the article to read Laura's top five boredom busters for your dog.  
Category:Pet Care
Meet Levi, our Learning and Development Consultant.

Meet Levi, our Learning and Development Consultant.

Meet Levi, our Learning and Development Consultant at HIF. Levi started his HIF journey in 2017, and since then has been busy designing and delivering training and projects on everything you can think of, insuring all our staff are constantly focussed on our Members needs and experience. Our newest staff member, Hif, decided to ask Levi a few questions to see how he helps make a #hifference. 

Category:HIF Careers
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