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What telemedicine can (and can’t) do for your dog or cat

What telemedicine can (and can’t) do for your dog or cat

Telemedicine is an expanding healthcare movement for dogs and cats as well as humans. It has its drawbacks and legal limitations, but it also...
8 ways to care for your dog or cat during the pandemic

7 ways to care for your dog or cat during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned all our lives upside down. Here are some tips to help ensure your dog or cat stays safe and...
Are you allergic to your cat?

Are you allergic to your cat?

If you’re allergic to your cat, does that mean you have to get rid of him? By no means. Making some changes to your...
TCVM approaches to skin problems in dogs and cats

TCVM approaches to skin problems in dogs and cats

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) uses the concept of Excess and Deficiency to get to the root of your dog or cat’s skin problems...
Healing your food-allergic pet with nutrition

Healing your food-allergic pet with nutrition

Food allergies are very common in dogs and cats and can lead to digestive issues as well as skin problems. Helping him heal involves...
Moving with your cat

Moving with your cat

Cats don’t like change, so it’s not surprising that moving is one of their top stressors. If you’re moving house, take these tips along...
Skin-soothing herbs for your dog or cat

Skin-soothing herbs for your dog or cat

From allergies to liver deficiency, many things can cause itchy inflamed skin in our pets. Find how out how these skin-soothing herbs can help...
How is climate change affecting our dogs and cats?

How is climate change affecting dogs and cats?

We already know that climate change is having an impact on humans and wildlife around the world – but it’s also affecting our dogs...
Improve your cat’s well-being with sensory enrichment

Improve your cat’s well-being with sensory enrichment

Is your cat bored, stressed or anxious? Sensory enrichment helps restore him to calmness and balance by appealing to all his senses. Cats can easily...
Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Is your dog affected by household allergens?

Fleas and certain foods aren’t the only things that can give your dog allergies. Indoor and outdoor household allergens, found in everything from cleaning...
Feral to friendly – transitioning a cat to life with humans

Feral to friendly – transitioning a cat to life with humans

Can feral cats be socialized and transformed into household companions? It can be done in many cases, but it requires patience and commitment. Is...
The best dental products for cats

The best dental products for cats

Taking care of your cat’s teeth and gums is an important part of his health regime. These dental products and tips can help make...
Why cats have to eat meat

Why cats have to eat meat

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, and have wondered if your cat could be too – the answer is no. Cats must have meat...
Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

Home appliances and your animal – how to keep him safe

To your dog or cat, especially if he’s a youngster, home appliances aren’t just household items – they’re interesting objects to explore, climb, play...
Does your kitty know his name?

Does your kitty know his name?

A new study suggests that our feline friends recognize their names. When I call my cat, Cici, I generally follow it up with the...
Goat milk – why it’s so good for your dog or cat

Goat milk – why it’s so good for your dog or cat

Easier to digest than cow’s milk, and packed with unique nutritional benefits, goat milk makes a healthy addition to your animal companion’s diet. Does...
Should I call the vet?

Should I call the vet?

How to determine when your dog or cat needs to see a vet right away, and when it’s okay to “wait and see”. Your dog...
When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

When we love animals “too much” — coping with compassion fatigue

If you work with animals on a daily basis, you may be familiar with compassion fatigue, the emotional distress and burnout that come from...
Music offers noteworthy benefits to dogs and cats

Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats

Music isn’t just for us! Research shows that certain melodies can have a profoundly calming effect on our animal companions. You’re probably familiar with songs...
Improving indoor air quality for your animal

Improving indoor air quality for your animal

You might think the air inside your home is fine, but airborne pathogens and other toxins may be having an impact on your dog...
The immune system and your animal’s eyes -- balance is key

The immune system and your animal’s eyes — balance is key

A look at how your animal's eye health is linked to his immune system, and how you can keep him seeing and feeling well. Your...
Animal Reiki -- attracting more attention as a healing modality

Animal Reiki — attracting more attention as a healing modality

Once dismissed as bogus, Reiki is being brought into shelters, veterinary clinics and other animal facilities as an effective way to enhance healing and...
Is your cat depressed?

Is your cat depressed?

If your cat doesn’t seem his usual self, it’s possible he may be depressed. Learn the possible signs and symptoms, and work with your...
Switching your cat to a raw diet?

Switching your cat to a raw diet?

Given how finicky felines can be, transitioning your kitty to a raw diet may seem overwhelming. It may take him a while to accept...
Natural remedies that support a healthy immune system in your pet

Natural remedies that support healthy immunity in pets

From triacontanol and docosanal to aloe vera, squalene and calendula -- these remedies support your animal’s immunity while helping treat bacterial and fungal infections. A...
Sushi for dogs and cats

Sushi for dogs and cats

It’s sushi time! Here are four easy recipes for your furry friend that will have you rolling like a pro in no time. Depending...
Superfoods from the sea – they’re good for your dog or cat!

Superfoods from the sea – they’re good for dogs and cats!

From dulse to wakame, sea vegetables are packed with nutrition. Try these tasty and healthy recipes on your animal companion. Did you know that...
How to keep your cat calm around house guests

How to keep your cat calm around house guests

Expecting guests this holiday season? Here’s how to ensure your cat doesn’t get too stressed about the strangers in his home. It’s no secret that...
 An update on vaccines and titer testing for dogs and cats

An update on vaccines and titer testing for dogs and cats

Despite research showing that most vaccines have a much longer duration of immunity than originally thought, many veterinarians and their clients still opt for...
5 DIY holiday gift ideas for animal lovers

5 DIY holiday gift ideas for animal lovers

Want to add a personal touch to your gift giving this holiday season? Put your craftiness to the test with these five easy and...
Animal Haven

Animal Haven

From community outreach initiatives to behavior modification training, this Manhattan-based non-profit has spent the last half-century developing programs to help animals and people in...
Microbiome Restorative Therapy in companion animals

Microbiome Restorative Therapy in companion animals

Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT) is a procedure in which fecal material is transferred from a healthy dog or cat to the gastrointestinal tract of...