Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Health

Natural Health means taking preventative action with your pet’s health and using natural and alternative treatments that are both good for your furry friend and for the environment. As one of our Four Pillars of Animal Wellness, Natural Health ensures that your pet will lead a happy, healthy life.

How acupuncture can help senior dogs

How acupuncture can help senior dogs

Senior dogs can be prone to a variety of health problems, from joint issues to appetite loss. Acupuncture can help treat many of these...
Vitamins and minerals your dog needs

Vitamins and minerals your dog needs

Your dog’s health depends on a variety of vitamins and minerals -- otherwise known as micronutrients -- in the right amounts and in the...
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...
Conditioning for canine athletes

Conditioning for canine athletes

A primary concern for canine athletes is the risk of injury. A conditioning program tailored to your individual dog, and the sport he’s involved...
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...

Copaiba — essential oil for canine joint discomfort

When used in conjunction with other therapies, essential oils such as Copaiba are very beneficial for dogs with arthritis and other joint problems. In...
An A–Z of natural solutions for canine arthritis

An A–Z of natural solutions for canine arthritis

Searching for a natural therapy for your dog’s arthritis? Take a look at this comprehensive list! As dogs age, they begin to suffer from many...
How much exercise does your dog need?

How much exercise does your dog need?

Breed, size, age and health status all play a role in how much physical activity your dog requires to stay fit, happy and healthy....
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...
Canine cognitive dysfunction and vitamin D

Canine cognitive dysfunction and vitamin D

Sometimes referred to as “doggy dementia”, canine cognitive dysfunction affects many senior dogs. A deficiency in vitamin D3 could be the cause. Is your...
Yogurt — it's good for dogs and cats too!

Yogurt – it’s good for dogs and cats too!

The health benefits of yogurt aren’t just for people, so why not share this treat with your pet as well? Most dogs and cats...
Brachycephalic dogs

Brachycephalic dogs

From Boston terriers to pugs, flat-faced dogs with short noses are prone to health problems, especially respiratory issues. It’s important to educate yourself about...
Balance your dog’s energy with seasonal acupressure sessions

Balance your dog’s energy with seasonal acupressure sessions

Your dog’s energy shifts as the seasons change. These acupressure sessions will help him keep his Yang and Yin chi balanced as we move...
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...
Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Is your dog a “nervous Nelly?“ Anxiety is common in our canine companions, so here’s  how to help him chill using a holistic, natural...
Understanding your dog's mind and emotions

Understanding your dog’s mind and emotions

How smart is your dog? How many emotions does he have access to? Recent research into canine behavior and cognition is yielding some surprising...
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...
Solutions for dogs that eat fast

Solutions for dogs that eat fast

Does your dog eat fast? Have you tried everything to slow her down without success? Here's some additional tips to help you remedy the...
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...
Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

Bathing your dog: a step-by-step guide

When bathing your dog, follow these 8 steps for a smooth and stress-free experience. Bathing your dog isn’t rocket science. But it’s a good...
TCVM preventative seasonal medicine for dogs

TCVM — preventive seasonal medicine for dogs

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different seasons are associated with specific personalities, bodily organs, ages, and foods. By understanding these factors, you can use...
Lyme disease and your dog

Lyme disease and your dog

Taking steps to minimize tick exposure is the best way to protect your canine companion from Lyme disease. It doesn’t seem that long since...
5 causes of hearing loss in dogs

5 causes of hearing loss in dogs

Is your dog going deaf? Perhaps he’s just getting older, but there are other causes of hearing loss in canines, so it’s always a...
Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Feeding your dog for healthy skin and a glossy coat

Poor nutrition or a deficiency in certain nutrients can manifest as dandruff, itchiness, dull hair and other problems. A high quality diet with the...
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...
Does your dog have hot spots?

Does your dog have hot spots?

These inflamed red lesions on your dog’s skin can cause him a lot of itching and pain. Find out what really causes hot spots,...
Oxygenation – an important key to your dog’s health

Oxygenation – an important key to your dog’s health

Both exercise and diet play vital roles in keeping your dog’s body (and your own!) oxygenated and in a healthy alkaline state. We often...
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...
Can quercetin help with seasonal allergies in dogs?

Can quercetin help with seasonal allergies in dogs?

Quercetin is an excellent natural remedy for seasonal and environmental allergies in dogs. But how much should you give and how often? When it comes...