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What is limited ingredient dog food?

What is limited ingredient dog food?

You’ve heard of limited ingredient dog food -- but what is it exactly, and is it right for your canine companion? Limited ingredient dog foods...
The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

The annual veterinary exam – what to expect

Your dog or cat should see the veterinarian at least once a year for a check-up. Let’s take a look at what an annual...
What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

A wagging tail doesn’t always indicate that your dog is happy. Learn how to read your canine companion’s “tail language”. We usually assume that...
What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

What can your dog or cat’s skin tell you about his health?

Pay attention to the condition of your dog or cat’s skin. As his largest and hardest-working organ, it can tell you a lot about...
5 ingredients in your kitchen that repel fleas and ticks

5 common ingredients to repel fleas and ticks

Help keep fleas and ticks off your dog and cat with these five common ingredients! It’s almost that time of year again…flea and tick season....

6 foods that can ward off worms in your dog

Intestinal worms are more common in our canine companions than you may think. A variety of foods, from kefir to oats, can help keep...
Common canine conditions that respond well to acupuncture

Common canine conditions that respond well to acupuncture

A wide variety of health problems in dogs, from allergies to kidney disease, respond well to acupuncture. Here’s a look at the most common...
Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

Choosing a wheelchair for a dog with mobility issues

If your dog has mobility problems, the right wheelchair can make a huge difference to his quality of life. One of the joys of...
Training your dog with toys vs. treats

Training your dog with toys vs. treats

Not all dogs are food-motivated, which can make treat training ineffective. Here’s how to use toys as training rewards instead. This may be hard...
Ayurvedic health for your dog

Ayurvedic health for your dog

Incorporating these ancient Ayurvedic principles and techniques into your dog’s lifestyle will help prevent illness while increasing his everyday health and well-being. The oldest tricks...
A 15-minute weekly dog grooming routine

A 15-minute weekly dog grooming routine

Make grooming your pup quick and easy with this 15-minute weekly regimen! Raise your hand if you’ve ever been too busy to groom your dog....
Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Homeopathy for your animal’s dental issues

Discover how homeopathy can help treat dental issues in your canine or feline companion. The health of your dog or cat’s teeth and gums...
Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Homeopathic help for your dog or cat’s dental problems

Discover how homeopathy can help treat dental problems in your canine or feline companion. The health of your dog or cat’s teeth and gums...
Pet theft

Pet theft

Pet theft is a serious problem and the pandemic has made it worse. Luckily, there’s lots you can do to protect your dog or...
How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet visits

How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet...

Seeing the veterinarian on a regular basis is a necessary part of being an animal parent. Recognizing and managing your dog or cat’s emotional...
Protect your dog or cat’s vision with checkups and antioxidant support

Protect your dog or cat’s vision with checkups and antioxidant support

Regular veterinary checkups and antioxidant supplements can help keep your pet's vision in check. As dogs and cats age, they may experience some of the...
How disinfectant and sanitizer use may be affecting our animals

How disinfectant and sanitizer use may be affecting our animals

During the pandemic, many of us have been spending a lot of extra time disinfecting and sanitizing our homes and hands to help protect...
Vaccinating your adult dog or cat: what you need to consider

Vaccinating your adult dog or cat: what you need to consider

Rather than having your adult dog or cat vaccinated every year, consider these important factors and make an informed decision that will optimize his...
How chiropractic care can help dogs with digestive problems

How chiropractic care can help dogs with digestive problems

Chiropractic care isn’t just for back problems – it can also help relieve digestive problems in your canine companion. Chiropractic care is geared at...
The art of dog walking

The art of dog walking

Dog walking isn’t just a task… it’s an art! Here’s everything you need to buy, do and know to turn your amateur stroll into...
Training your dog – it’s about more than obedience

Training your dog – it’s about more than obedience

Obedience is only a small part of training your dog! Here's how to shape him into a well-rounded pup using science-based positive reinforcement. Dog training...
Raw meat and bones – the answer to periodontal disease in dogs and cats?

Raw meat and bones – the answer to periodontal disease in dogs and cats?

A look at how nutrition impacts your dog or cat’s dental health, and why a diet that includes raw meat and bones may be...
Can I give human medications to my dog?

Can I give human medications to my dog or cat?

Certain common human medications are sometimes used in animals, but should be done only under veterinary supervision. Here’s what you need to know about...
Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams – why all the hype?

Pet cams have become very trendy in recent years… and with good reason! Take a look at what these devices do, why people love...
When you can’t pay your vet bills

When you can’t pay your vet bills

Combine the high cost of veterinary care with an unstable economy weakened by the pandemic, and it’s not surprising that a lot of people...
Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund

Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund

Dedicated to “taking a bite out of cancer”, Smiling Blue Skies helps fund studies to learn more about this devastating disease, and make a...
10 most common medical conditions in dogs and cats

10 most common medical conditions in dogs and cats

From allergies to thyroid problems…take a look at the most common medical conditions veterinarians see in their dog and cat patients. When you take your...
6 safety tips for dog toys

6 safety tips for dog toys

Playing with toys is important to your dog’s well-being and happiness. To guard against accidental injury, follow these six toy safety tips. Play is...
Novel proteins for your dog or cat

Novel proteins for your dog or cat

From boar to yak, novel protein sources offer variety to your dog or cat’s diet, help with allergies, and widen your options in a...
The next generation of probiotics for dogs and cats 

The next generation of probiotics for dogs and cats 

Biologically appropriate probiotics factor in the specific needs of our animal companions. When I first started treating animals for leaky gut syndrome in my holistic...
Black soldier fly-based dog food -- new novel protein for hypoallergenic diets

Black soldier fly-based dog food — new novel protein for hypoallergenic diets

Black soldier fly larvae protein is a new ingredient found in hypoallergenic dog foods -- and it's generating a lot of buzz. Nowadays, we have...
A home health check for your dog or cat

A home health check for your dog or cat

Doing a regular head-to-tail health check on your dog or cat is a good way to keep on top of any changes in his...