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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 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...
How to keep your dog’s paws healthy

How to keep your dog’s paws healthy

You might not think much about the condition of your dog’s paws, but foot injuries or problems can be as uncomfortable for him as...
Biking and jogging with your dog

Biking and jogging with your dog

Biking or jogging with your dog can be excellent exercise and lots of fun, but remember to keep his comfort and safety in mind. Spring...
Canine acupressure for spring conditioning

Canine acupressure for spring conditioning

With the return of warmer weather, your dog will be more active than he was during the winter. Here’s how physical conditioning, along with...
An integrative approach to mange

An integrative approach to mange

Stubborn cases of demodectic and sarcoptic mange in dogs respond to a combination of conventional and complementary therapies. Skin problems in dogs can be...
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....
5 reasons to get outdoors with your dog!

5 reasons to get outdoors with your dog!

Spending time outdoors for fresh air, exercise and mental stimulation is vital to your dog’s happiness and well being. “Who wants to go out?” It’s a...
puppy's first vet visit

Your puppy’s first vet visit

If you’ve just adopted a puppy, one of your first priorities is to take him to the vet for a checkup. Here are 8...
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...
dental toys for dogs

Dental toys for dogs

Many toys are designed to clean your dog’s teeth – but not all of them are safe. Here’s what to look for and what...
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...
fractured teeth

Dealing with cracked and fractured teeth in dogs

You might think your dog’s teeth are a lot stronger than yours, but cracked and fractured teeth in canines is not uncommon. Know what...
functional medicine for your pet

Functional medicine for dogs

This approach to pet healthcare uses integrative medicine to get to the root cause of disease while focusing on the optimal functioning of the...
rabies and your pet

Rabies and your pet

Rabies is a serious disease, so making sure your dog or cat is protected with vaccination remains a necessity. As with any vaccine, however,...
Maintain your dog's dental health naturally

Maintain his dental health – naturally!

Along with a healthy high quality diet, there are a number of supplements, herbs and essential oils that can help maintain your dog’s dental...
natural, indigenous dogs

Natural, indigenous dogs

What did dogs look like before they were domesticated and bred into the many different shapes and sizes we see today? Natural, aboriginal dogs...
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...

Kennel cough

Vaccination doesn’t guarantee your dog won’t get kennel cough. Find out why, and how an integrative approach that includes Chinese herbs and homeopathy can...
how acupressure can help abandoned dogs

How acupressure can help abandoned dogs

A dog that has been abandoned often suffers from a host of physical, emotional and behavioral issues. Along with the proper veterinary care and...
how to massage your dog

How to massage your dog

Who doesn’t love a great massage? After all, massage benefits us physically and psychologically. The same is true for our dogs. Through massage, you’ll...
why cats shouldn't drink milk

Why cats shouldn’t drink milk

People have been giving milk to their cats for as long as most of us can remember – but the truth is, it isn’t...
cancer

Top 5 canine cancer prevention tips

Cancer is a common disease in dogs, but here’s how you can significantly reduce your companion’s risk of becoming another statistic. Did you know your dog...
When can supplements replace medications in dogs and cats?

When can supplements replace medications in dogs and cats?

Conventional medications are sometimes necessary for pets, and can be life-saving in an emergency. But when it comes to conditions like allergies, arthritis or...
should we be de-sexing our dogs?

Should we be de-sexing our dogs?

In North America, spaying and neutering are generally regarded as a necessary and responsible approach to controlling populations of stray and homeless dogs. But...
probiotics for dogs and cats

Probiotics for pets – a primer

They’re not just for GI issues. Probiotics can help with a range of health problems and can also help maintain overall wellness in healthy...
herbs and botanicals for middle ear infections in pets

Botanical treatments for middle ear infections in pets

Unlike conventional drugs, herbs and other botanicals make resistance nearly impossible for even the nastiest pathogens, and are effective weapons against the bacteria and...