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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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

5 natural solutions for your dog’s allergies

From acupressure to aloe vera, these holistic therapies help take the itch out of your dog’s allergies. Skin allergies afflict large numbers of dogs,...
Nix those ticks with SonicGuard

Nix those ticks with SonicGuard

Looking for a chemical-free way to protect your pets from ticks and fleas? Reach for SonicGuard — an ultrasonic prevention method! Ticks have become a...
6 hidden household toxins – protecting your pet

6 hidden household toxins – protecting your pet

Minimizing your dog or cat’s exposure to harmful chemicals involves more than switching to non-toxic cleaners. Check out these six hidden household toxins, and...
How Tellington TTouch resolves canine behavior problems – 3 case studies 

How Tellington TTouch resolves canine behavior problems

The Tellington TTouch® Method offers a novel way of shifting your dog’s behavior, leading to a deeper connection and bond with your canine companion....
Healing and balancing your dog’s chakras

Healing and balancing your dog’s chakras

Enhance your dog’s well-being with this subtle but effective healing modality. The chakra system plays a key role in the overall health and well-being of...
Are small dogs more prone to dental problems?

Are small dogs more prone to dental problems?

Small breed dogs are more susceptible to dental disease than larger dogs, due to the anatomy of their mouths, heads and faces, along with...
How CBD can help your anxious dog

How CBD can help your anxious dog

Is your dog anxious? Here's how CBD can help. Whenever a thunderstorm rolls in, my dogs -- Odie, Nina, and Jolene -- can feel the...

4 steps to a happy, healthy “low maintenance” dog

These four simple tips will help ensure your life with your dog is as joyful, rewarding and “low maintenance” as possible. Studies show that...
How pet insurance is improving the lives of dogs and cats

How pet insurance is improving the lives of dogs and cats

Pet insurance gives companion animals access to a wider variety of diagnostic and treatment options that might not otherwise be affordable to their families....
Dental care tools for dogs

Dental tools for dogs

Keeping your dog’s teeth and gums clean and healthy is vital to his overall wellness. Here’s a handful of dental tools and products that...
Seed and nut butters to share with your dog

Seed and nut butters to share with your dog

Tasty and nutritious seed and nut butters can be made from almonds, cashews, hemp hearts, chia and more. Your dog will love them as...
Canine flu – what you need to know

Canine flu – what you need to know

Though quite rare, canine flu can be a significant issue. Learning more about it can help you protect your dog from this highly contagious...
9 nutrients for canine dental disease

9 nutrients for canine dental disease

From antioxidants to zinc, a whole range of nutrients can help keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy and strong and prevent dental disease. Dental...
Getting the right diagnosis for your pet

Getting the right diagnosis for your pet

As in human medicine, health problems in dogs and cats are sometimes missed or diagnosed incorrectly. Arriving at a correct diagnosis involves good teamwork...
How Homeopathy can help treat seizures in pets

How Homeopathy can help treat seizures in pets

Unlike conventional medications, which only control seizure symptoms in dogs and cats, homeopathy offers the possibility of a genuine cure in the majority of...
Dogs can get breast cancer too

Dogs can get breast cancer too

Breast cancer is most often associated with humans, but dogs develop this malignancy as well. The good news is that there are many steps...
6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

Because dogs can’t talk, it can be hard for us to understand how they’re feeling. By understanding something about canine body language and behavior,...
 How is electro-pollution affecting your pet’s health?

How is electro-pollution affecting your pet?

Electro-pollution from cell phones, power lines, microwaves and more is having an adverse impact on the health of our dogs and cats (and ourselves!)....
Additives and adjuvants in animal vaccines

Additives and adjuvants in animal vaccines

Most vaccines for dogs and cats contain additional ingredients that can raise the risk of adverse reactions. Let’s look at what these ingredients are,...
CranioSacral Therapy for dogs

CranioSacral Therapy for dogs

Most dogs are active and love to play and run. But injuries can happen, and without proper attention, they can cause problems down the...