The love of our lives is our two chihuahuas; Ecco, our handsome boy and Fuji, our feisty little girl. In their growing years, we would shop around for the best kibbles, believing that feeding a commercial dry food with all the added synthetic vitamins is healthy for our dogs. Likewise, we fed them commercial treats, enticed by the attractive packaging of happy dogs. We did not read the labels as we trusted that the big pet food companies would sell us only the good stuff.
As our dogs grew older, Ecco’s tear stains got worse and Fuji often suffered from constipation. In July 2014, Fuji suddenly had a seizure attack while eating her dinner. We were so helpless as our little girl went through the seizures, in what seemed like an eternity to us. The vet could not explain the cause of the seizure but told us to monitor her for the next 24 hours. That night, we stayed vigil beside Fuji, paralysed by the fear of when the next seizure would happen and praying hard that she would quickly recover. We were totally devastated when another vet said that Fuji could have a brain tumour and suggested an MRI. How could this have happened? Our little girl was barely 8 years old, what did we do wrong? Could it have been the pet food, the regular vaccines we put her through or the toxins in our home? We declined the MRI as we did not want her to go through general anaesthesia and be left alone overnight at the vet. We took Fuji home and vowed from that day onwards, we would do everything we could to ensure our dogs live a healthy life.
We started researching on pet health and nutrition and this particular book “Food Pets Die For – Shocking Facts about Pet Food” by Ann Martin blew our minds away! Empowered with our new knowledge on pet nutrition and desire to feed our dogs better, we started preparing their meals and treats, so that we know every single ingredient that we put inside their bowl is fresh, human grade and free of preservatives.
We came across this book that started us on our journey on canine massage, “The Healing Touch for Dogs, The Proven Massage Program” by Dr Michael W. Fox. We learnt that massage can positively influence our dogs’ immune system and enhance their physical and mental health. Fuji was still recovering from her trauma and we gave her a massage every night to comfort and heal her.
The transformation in our dogs after a few months on a fresh food diet was amazing! Fuji has remained seizure free, Ecco’s tear stains cleared and both their fur grew soft and shiny. They had so much more energy and looked forward eagerly to their meals, licking the bowl clean every single time. Both our dogs enjoy regular massage and have a full range of motion in their joints.
As pet parents, we are committed to constantly learning how we can help our beloved dogs live healthier, live longer and that is why we started Paws Fur Life. We have experienced the incredible transformation in our dogs with fresh wholesome food and regular massage. We will share our knowledge and passion in creating the best organic meals/treats and massage experience for your fur kids. We will help nourish your pet’s body and mind through good nutrition and holistic remedies so that they will live long, happy and healthy lives!
Wishing you and your pets the best of health!
Karen & Siew Leng
Bad tear stains & dark circles
A very happy 13-year old Ecco
Equally bad tear stains
Pretty Fuji now
Based in Singapore, we are here to provide canine massage therapy to improve your dog’s immunity, joint mobility and relieve pain and discomfort, and dish out handmade healthy wholesome treats and nutritious meals using only 100% fresh human grade and organic whole food.
We believe that massage and good nutrition is an essential part of total health care and maintenance.
Our dogs are our family. And just like family, they deserve the very best in their life too.
“Massage has so many physical and psychological benefits for your dog that you could almost call it an essential of healthcare, like grooming, feeding, and exercise.” – Dr Michael W Fox, DVM, author of ‘The Healing Touch for Dogs‘
“You can boost your pet’s health profoundly by making one simple decision. All you have to do is change his diet from commercial-brand fare to something you may never have imagined giving him – real food. The fresh food you buy for yourself is the food you should give your pet, too.” – Dr Martin Goldstein, DVM, author of ‘The Nature of Animal Healing‘.
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