18 5 HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS
These home-baked goodies will be a hit with your four-legged companions! Prep and cook time is minimal, which works well around hectic holiday schedules.
22 WINTER FITNESS TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
If the return of colder weather turns you both into couch potatoes, here are some creative ways to keep yourselves moving, both indoors or out.
26 DEALING WITH IBD
This common gastrointestinal problem can make him (and you) miserable, but with the right treatment, your companion can lead a normal life.
29 OLD DOGS (AND CATS) CAN LEARN “NEW TRICKS”
An interest in senior animals led to an innovative supplement that helps improve memory and cognition.
30 GETTING TO THE ROOT OF FOOD ALLERGIES
An elimination diet is the best way to go. These novel foods will get you started.
33 TOP 10 TIPS FOR A SAFE AND STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY SEASON
Ensuring that your four-legged friend stays healthy and happy during this busy time of year pays off bigtime.
38 MRSA IN DOGS
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus usually manifests as severe skin infections in canines. Treatment requires an integrative approach.
48 HELP HIM STAY IN CONDITION WITH ACUPRESSURE
Add acupressure to your dog’s exercise regime, and you’ll give him the edge he needs to advance to new levels of conditioning.
52 THE HEALING EFFECTS OF MUSIC
Studies have shown playing the right tunes can have a powerful calming influence on dogs and cats.
56 COVER STORY THE POINTER BROTHERS
These Instagram sensations loved striking a pose together, especially during the holidays!
62 STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Taking your dog on a road trip to visit friends or family this festive season (or any other time)? This checklist will help ensure everything goes smoothly.
65 MEAT OF THE MATTER
Sustainably-raised, grass-fed meats form the foundation of this company’s pet food products.
68 FEEDING YOUR DOG FROM A TCVM PERSPECTIVE
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being.
74 URINARY INCONTINENCE
It’s more than just a nuisance, and can have many causes. A successful resolution depends on the right diagnosis and treatment.
78 CANDLE SAFETY FOR YOUR COMPANION
It involves more than keeping burning candles out of his reach. What they’re made of is also of paramount importance.
90 TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER KITTY
She might not care that it’s 2016, but resolving to make some improvements to her lifestyle means you’ll both enjoy the benefits.
92 LIVING WITH CATS WHEN YOU’RE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED
If you have a weakened immune system, you can contract infections from your cat, but that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of him! Here are 5 easy ways to minimize your risk.
94 IS YOUR KITTY BEING NAUGHTY?
Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax her back to good behavior.
96 VENUS… SHE WAS “BORN THIS WAY”!
Her bi-colored face attracts attention wherever she goes. Now world-famous, this laid-back kitty with the loving personality is helping to promote animal rescue.