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Brachycephalic Cats: what you need to know

Brachycephalic cats, such as Persians and Himalayans, have flat faces that predispose them to certain health issues. In dogs, brachycephaly is a well-known and well-studied...

Using essential oils with cats

Many people believe essential oils and cats do not mix, and that’s true when it comes to questionable products and incorrect usage. But top-quality...
Adequate water intake is essential to good health, particularly during the hot summer months. Here’s why, along with tips on keeping your dog or cat hydrated.

How to keep your dog or cat hydrated

Adequate water intake is essential to good health, particularly during the hot summer months. Here’s why, along with tips on keeping your dog or...
Why does my cat drink from the toilet?

Why does my cat drink from the toilet?

Have you noticed your cat drinking from the toilet? Even when cats have better options, they may still prefer to drink toilet water –...
Are superfoods worth the hype?

Are superfoods worth the hype?

How do we know if a superfood is really “super” or just marketing fluff? As more dog and cat guardians embrace wellness and healthier eating,...
Your pet’s microbiome

Your pet’s microbiome

A dive into the mechanics of your dog or cat’s microbiome, and why it’s so important to his health and well-being. A few years...
How CBD can help support your pet’s digestive health

How CBD can help support your pet’s digestive health

Along with a quality diet and a good overall healthcare program, CBD can be used to add extra support to your dog or cat’s...
Want to switch your dog or cat to a raw diet?

Want to switch your dog or cat to a raw diet?

Raw diets have been fed for decades, but their popularity has risen significantly in recent years. If you’re considering switching your own dog or...
IBD in cats – an integrative approach to treatment

IBD in cats – an integrative approach to treatment

From diet therapy and natural remedies to pharmaceuticals when needed, an integrative approach is the best way to successfully treat IBD in cats. Vomiting...
Natural remedies for your dog or cat’s gut problems

Natural remedies for your dog or cat’s gut problems

From diarrhea to appetite loss, gut problems are common in dogs and cats. Here are some natural remedies that ease symptoms and help heal...
4 steps to litter-training your cat

4 steps to litter-training your cat

Successfully litter-training your new cat or kitten involves several important steps, from choosing the right litter box, to making sure you keep it clean....
11 ways to manage pain in dogs and cats

11 ways to manage pain in dogs and cats

When it comes to managing pain in dogs and cats, these alternative modalities have a lot to offer. Consider trying one of these options...
How to enhance the bond between you and your cat

How to enhance the bond between you and your cat

Contrary to popular belief, cats enjoy attention and affection too. Here are some tips on enhancing the bond you share with your own kitty. Many...
How massage benefits senior dogs and cats

How massage benefits senior dogs and cats

From easing joint discomfort to alleviating anxiety, massage therapy offers both physical and psychological benefits to senior dogs and cats.  Almost all dogs and cats...
Talking about turmeric – can it help treat cancer in dogs and cats?

Talking about turmeric – can it help treat cancer in dogs and cats?

Turmeric is an ancient medicinal spice with an array of healing qualities. It may even be helpful for treating cancer in dogs and cats....
Essential fatty acids for dogs and cats with arthritis

Essential fatty acids for dogs and cats with arthritis

Which essential fatty acids (EFAs) do dogs and cats need as supplements, and how do they work to help alleviate the inflammation associated with...
11 herbs that are good for dogs – both inside and out

11 herbs that are good for dogs – both inside and out

Herbs add a lot to your dog’s well-being, whether they’re included in his diet or used for healing and well-being. These 11 herbs are...
CBD for dogs and cats – what you need to know

CBD for dogs and cats – what you need to know

Thinking of starting your pet on CBD? Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about CBD and how it effects dogs...
The unlikely history of commercial pet food

The unlikely history of commercial pet food

Commercial pet food was invented with convenience and profit in mind, not the health of dogs and cats. Luckily, the more recent movement back...
Could intralesional chemotherapy be an option for your dog or cat?

Could intralesional chemotherapy be an option for your dog or cat?

Because it directly targets tumors while bypassing systemic circulation, intralesional chemotherapy produces fewer side effects in dogs and cats than traditional chemo. Find out...
How acupressure-massage eases cancer treatment side effects in dogs and cats

How acupressure-massage eases cancer treatment side effects in dogs and cats

If your dog or cat is receiving chemo or other cancer treatments, he may experience uncomfortable side effects such as gastrointestinal upset and fatigue....
What iridology can tell you about your pet’s health

What iridology can tell you about your pet’s health

By studying the iris of a dog or cat’s eye, a veterinarian trained in iridology can uncover important details about an animal’s health and...
Mineral deficiencies and chronic illness in dogs

Mineral deficiencies and chronic illness in dogs

Mineral deficiencies are some of the most easily preventable underlying causes of chronic illness in dogs. Here’s how ancient minerals can bridge the gap. After...
Betty White

Betty White: Golden Girl and animal welfare advocate

Her show business career spanned eight decades, but Betty White was an animal lover even longer than that. The remarkable nonagenarian supported a variety...
How technology is improving your pet’s life

How technology is improving your pet’s life

From pet cams to automated toys, here’s a look at some of the technological tools and devices that enhance the health and happiness of...
How sustainable is your dog or cat’s lifestyle?

How sustainable is your dog or cat’s lifestyle?

Your four-legged friend’s carbon “pawprint” is probably larger than you think! Here are 8 ways to make his lifestyle more sustainable. Sustainability is a hot...
Kitty quirks

Kitty quirks

From the “zoomies” to kneading, our cats engage in some endearing but sometimes puzzling behaviors. Take a look at some common kitty quirks and...
Preventing and managing arthritis in your dog or cat

Prevent and manage arthritis in your pet

A look at how your animal’s body moves, and why it’s so important to support his joint health and prevent arthritis. When it comes...
The case against declawing

The case against declawing

A growing number of countries have banned declawing, but there’s still a distance to go before this painful procedure is completely eliminated. Learn why...
Decoding pet food marketing jargon

Decoding pet food marketing jargon

A look at some common marketing terms used on pet food labels and what they mean! Along with attractive graphics, pet food labels usually employ...
“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

“Trust but verify” when selecting supplements for your dog or cat

Finding answers to some simple questions can make product selection much easier. Supplements can play a key role in helping your dog or cat live...
How a raw diet can prevent FLUTD in your cat

How a raw diet can prevent FLUTD in your cat

Lower urinary tract disease is one of the most common conditions affecting felines. Ridding your cat of FLUTD may be as simple as switching...