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Organ meats — superfoods for dogs and cats

Organ meats — superfoods for dogs and cats

Packed with vital nutrients, organ meats such as liver, kidney and heart can add a rich array of health benefits to your animal’s diet....
Dr. Terri McCalla has been a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist for over 30 years, and has an MS in Comparative Pathology and a special interest in retinal disease in animals. Her private referral practice is located in Bellingham, WA. Dr. McCalla and Dr. Carmen Colitz are founders of Animal Health Quest Solutions and formulators of Ocu-GLO, a vision supplement for dogs and cats comprised of 12 antioxidants.

Canine cataracts

Cataracts in dogs have many causes – aging, diabetes, genetic predisposition and more. While surgery is the only treatment, there are ways to help...
“P-mail” – how dogs use urine to communicate

“P-mail” – how dogs use urine to communicate

Dogs may not have access to email or social media, but they have their own ways of communicating long distance. One of those ways...
Can a keto diet help dogs and cats with cancer?

Can a keto diet help dogs and cats with cancer?

Cancer is not only a genetic or inflammatory disease – it’s also a metabolic disease. A keto diet can starve cancer cells by targeting...
Leptospirosis – should you vaccinate your dog?

Leptospirosis – should you vaccinate your dog?

This serious disease is increasing in incidence, yet is still relatively rare in most regions. Find out what causes leptospirosis, how it’s treated, and...
Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?

Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?

They’re common problems, but they can make walking your dog less than enjoyable. The key to stop him from barking and lunging on the...
Flying with your dog?

Flying with your dog?

Thanks to public demand, air travel for dogs is improving. But you still need to take steps to ensure your canine’s safety and comfort...

Pet food label shorthand – look for quality protein ingredients

Learn why it's important to look for a quality protein as the first ingredient when selecting a pet food for your dog or cat. Have...
Must-have outdoor adventure gear for dogs

Must-have outdoor adventure gear for dogs

Do you and your dog spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer? Whether you hike, camp, swim or kayak, you need the...

Tilley’s tale – how a senior dog adapted to being blind

When this high-energy canine developed cataracts and glaucoma at the age of seven, an integrative treatment approach, including acupressure-massage, helped her adjust to blindness....
How cannabis benefits dogs and cats with cancer

How cannabis benefits dogs and cats with cancer

Hemp-derived CBD may help treat cancer in dogs and cats, while easing symptoms and treatment side effects. The cannabis industry is exploding in both the...
Water sports for you and your dog

Water sports for you and your dog

Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Grab your canine companion and try one – or all – of these exciting water...

Want to create dedicated living spaces for your dog or cat?

Trends show that a growing number of people are incorporating dedicated living spaces for their animal companions into their home designs. Here are 5...
Does your dog have recurring ear infections?

Does your dog have recurring ear infections?

Most canine ear infections are caused by yeast, not bacteria, and conventional treatments usually result in recurring problems. Here’s why, and how a more...
Preventing cancer in our pets – is it possible?

Preventing cancer in our pets – is it possible?

While no one can predict which dogs or cats will develop cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. Cancer rates...
Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs

Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs

Help your senior dog stay healthy and live long by feeding him right and keeping his weight down. If you have a senior dog,...
How vaping impacts your dog or cat

How vaping impacts your dog or cat

Many people assume vaping is a harmless habit that emits nothing but water vapor. But the “e-juice” in vape pens contains chemicals that pose...
10 tips for training your dog

10 tips for training your dog

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...

Top 10 steps to an eco-friendly dog  

Our canine companions have a heavy carbon footprint. In our efforts to be more eco-friendly, we need to include our dogs in the changes...
Nix your pet’s allergies with adaptogens and alteratives

Nix your pet’s allergies with adaptogens and alteratives

Keep your allergic dog or cat itch-free with adaptogens and alteratives, two groups of herbs with specific healing properties. Allergies are hard on your...
30 years of doggy daycare

30 years of doggy daycare

A look at how the dog daycare concept got started, and how it has evolved over the last three decades. Doggy daycare facilities can be...
Does your animal need allergy testing?

Does your animal need allergy testing?

Most allergic dogs and cats respond well to a holistic or integrative treatment approach, but some don’t. In these cases, allergy testing and hyposensitization...
Should you spay or neuter your dog – or not?

Should you spay or neuter your dog – or not?

Standard spay and neuter surgery can have negative impacts on a dog’s health. So what are some alternative options? In the US and Canada, broad...
Activity trackers for dogs

Activity trackers for dogs

Is your dog “getting her steps in”? Find out how canine activity trackers are helping pet parents monitor their dogs' health! Activity trackers have taken...

5 things to look for when choosing pet treats

Indulge your pet more mindfully by selecting quality treats that support his health and the planet. The saying, “you are what you eat” is as...

Take a bite out of your dog’s food allergies with an elimination diet

If your dog is itching, scratching and has GI symptoms such as diarrhea, he may have a food allergy. An elimination diet is one...
Chagas disease and your dog

Chagas disease and your dog

What is Chagas disease, and should you worry about your dog? It depends on where you live. You may or may not have heard...

Get creative with Dog Parkour!

Looking for something new to do this spring? Dog Parkour is a fun and imaginative canine sport that transforms your surroundings into a playground...
Nail care for dogs and cats

Nail care for dogs and cats

Clipping your dog or cat’s nails isn’t just about protecting your furniture or floors. It’s also important for his health and comfort. Most people cut...
Could your pet’s diet be affecting his heart health?

Could your pet’s diet be affecting his heart health?

Ongoing research is shedding light on the potential link between diet and heart disease in pets. Here’s what we know, and why you should...
A Dogs Journey — Odin

Odin

The story of A Dog’s Purpose continues with a heart-warming sequel, A Dog's Journey, starring the lovable Odin as Bailey! Following in the pawprints of...
Why your dog or cat needs digestive enzymes

Why your dog or cat needs digestive enzymes

Supplementing with digestive enzymes enhances the health and well-being of your canine and feline companion in many crucial ways. "Man is not nourished by...