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Does your cat have hairballs?

Does your cat have hairballs?

You may think hairballs just come with the territory when you have a kitty. It’s true that most cats will throw up the occasional...
Holiday shopping that helps animals in need

Holiday shopping that helps animals in need

Chances are, you’ll be doing some holiday shopping this season. Why not put those hard-earned dollars toward helping needy animals at the same time? This...
How your pet’s brain and body regulate his appetite

How your pet’s brain and body regulate his appetite

A properly-functioning appetite regulation system (or “appestat”) helps prevent obesity in dogs and cats by controlling feelings of hunger and satiety. However, dietary indiscretions...
3 common objections to holistic veterinary medicine

3 common objections to holistic veterinary medicine

Conventional veterinary medicine claims that holistic therapies don’t work, or that any healing that does occur can be written off as coincidence or placebo...
Protecting your pet from indoor air pollution

Protecting your pet from indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution can have a negative impact on your dog or cat’s health. Here are some of the most common sources of pollution,...
Holistic medicine for “hopeless” cases

Holistic medicine for “hopeless” cases

Conventional medicine has its place, but in many instances, there’s only so much it can do for a sick dog or cat. Often, turning...
Household cleaners that are safe for pets

Household cleaners that are safe for pets

Having a clean house is important, but so is the safety of your dog or cat. Here’s a breakdown of toxic ingredients to avoid...
Feline osteoarthritis

Feline osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is more common in older cats than we used to think, but because the signs are subtle, it often goes undiagnosed. Does your...
Can you buy pet meds online?

Can you buy pet meds online?

Buying your animal’s medication online might sound too good to be true. But it’s easier than you think – and thanks to companies like...
Does your dog or cat have pancreatitis?

Does your dog or cat have pancreatitis?

Chinese herbal medicines and low-fat meat and vegetable diets can prevent pancreatitis in dogs and cats, and resolve acute and chronic stages of the...
Light therapy for dogs and cats

Light therapy for dogs and cats

Light therapy is becoming a popular alternative for many pet ailments, from arthritis to muscle injury to wound healing. Here’s how it works and...

Stem cells and your pet

We’re learning more all the time about stem cells and their mechanisms of activation, healing and regeneration, both in ourselves and our dogs and...
Grooming your cat

Grooming your cat

Most cats do a superb job of grooming themselves, but sometimes they need a bit of assistance. You’ve probably noticed that your cat spends a...
Pandora Syndrome in cats

Pandora Syndrome in cats

Feline urinary tract disease may not always be just a physical condition. Recent research has revealed that stress also plays a big role in...

Litter box care made simple

The latest in cat litter and litter box products are designed to help make clean-up a breeze. Ask a cat lover what her least...
Tips for a cat-friendly summer

Tips for a cat-friendly summer

From fleas to heatwaves, the summer months can be uncomfortable and even dangerous for your cat. Here’s how to keep her cool and contented....
Common skin problems in cats

Common skin problems in cats

From allergic dermatitis to rodent ulcers, a variety of skin problems can afflict cats. Here’s a look at the most common, along with their...
How homeopathy can heal your pet’s allergies

How homeopathy can heal your pet’s allergies

A holistic approach that focuses on homeopathy does more than relieve allergy symptoms in dogs and cats. It heals on a deep level and...
Study reveals the truth about how cats became domesticated

Study reveals the truth about how cats became domesticated

The cats that roam our living rooms today have ancestors as far back as 4400 B.C. — but they haven’t always been domesticated. Here's...
ASPCA kitten season

How the ASPCA saves and protects during kitten season

Kitten season starts in April and lasts through September. This means shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with homeless kittens during the warm weather months....
How to safely satisfy your cat’s hunting instincts

How to safely satisfy your cat’s hunting instincts

Safe and humane ways to give your cat the thrill of hunting and catching “prey”, without harming neighborhood wildlife. As carnivores and predators, cats...
Veggies and fruits you can share with your cat

Fruits and veggies you can share with your cat

Although cats must eat a meat-based diet in order to thrive, you can also add in some veggies and fruit for extra nutrition. Because...
Pet-friendly alternatives to lawn and garden chemicals

Pet-friendly alternatives to lawn and garden chemicals

Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are full of toxins that are harmful to dogs and cats. Using safe natural methods to keep your lawn and...
Build your own cat tree

Build your own cat tree

Cat trees come in all kinds of amazing designs, shapes and sizes nowadays. If you’re a DIYer, however, you might like to try your...
treats for your cats teeth

Treats for your cat’s teeth

The right treats can help keep your cat’s teeth and gums clean and healthy – but the wrong ones can worsen her dental health....
Why artificial scents are harming your pets

Why artificial scents are harming your pets

Artificial scents may make your house fresh and fragrant, but the chemicals that go into them can be toxic. You’ve seen the ads for all...
is it time to switch your pet's food

Is it time to switch your pet’s food?

If your pet isn’t thriving on his current food, it’s time to file for a “pet food divorce” and switch to something better. Know...
essential oils and cats

Cats and essential oils — unraveling the controversy

Are essential oils really toxic to cats? It all depends on the quality of the oils, and how they’re used. Cats are unique. In...
finding a veterinarian for your pet

Finding the right veterinarian for you and your pet

Whether you’re a first-time dog or cat guardian, or are re-locating and looking for a new veterinarian, learn how to find the best match...
Oral tumors in dogs and cats

Oral tumors in dogs and cats

Both benign and malignant tumors can arise in almost any area of your pet’s mouth. What causes them, and how can they be treated? Oral...
How do cats show affection?

How do cats show affection?

Cats may not be as demonstrative as dogs, but the idea that they’re incapable of love it a myth! Looks for the ways your...
health insurance for your cat

Buying health insurance for your cat?

A healthy lifestyle can help minimize veterinary expenses, but it can’t guarantee your cat will never get sick or injured. Given the high cost...