Monday, December 10, 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.

what your dog's stool can tell you about his health

What your dog’s stool can tell you about his health

Looking too closely at your dog’s stool might be yucky, but noting any changes and reporting them to your veterinarian is an important part...
taking care of your dog's ears

Taking care of your pet’s ears

Given how common ear problems are in dogs and cats, it pays to give regular attention to the state of your own pet’s ears,...
dry eye in dogs

Dry eye in dogs

Also called keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), dry eye is a common problem in some dogs. Because it has many underlying causes, a proper diagnosis is...

Chronic inflammation and your pet – part 2

When free radicals are released from cells undergoing oxidative stress, the result is chronic inflammation and a variety of health problems in dogs and...
legalizing cannabis for pets

Legalizing cannabis for pets

Making sense of the changing laws and regulations surrounding the use of medical marijuana in dogs and cats. The legalization of medical cannabis for...
coconut for pets

Coconut and your pet

From oils and treats to shampoos and balms, the humble coconut is making its way into a lot of pet products. How does this...
skin problems in dogs and cats

A nutritional approach to your pet’s skin problems

Following these 7 nutritional guidelines can significantly reduce your dog or cat’s skin problems. Switching a dog or cat with skin problems to a fresh...

Natural help for your dog’s spinal problems

How TCVM, homeopathy and other approaches can help treat spinal problems, including intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) and spondylosis, in dogs.  Spinal dysfunction in dogs...
acupressure for senior cats

Senior cats – acupressure support for kidney health and general aging

Senior cats are prone to developing kidney disease and other age-related issues. Find out how acupressure can improve your aging kitty’s longevity and quality...
chiropractic care can make dogs and cats happier

Can chiropractic care make your pet happier?

Certain misalignments in your dog or cat’s spine cause nervous system changes that can impact his emotional well-being. By correcting the structural issues, chiropractic...
natural remedies for arthritic cats

Natural remedies for arthritic cats 

From acupuncture and weight management to nutritional supplements and Reiki, there are many natural ways to help relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritic...
Common lab tests for pets

Common lab tests for pets – Part 2

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. Take a close-up look at some of the most common tests,...
laser therapy for dogs

Laser therapy – using light energy to heal dogs and cats

How laser therapy can treat and manage multiple conditions in pets – from arthritis and joint injuries to skin wounds and nerve degeneration. Many veterinarians...
chronic inflammation in dogs

 Chronic inflammation and your pet – part 1

When free radicals are released from cells undergoing oxidative stress, the result is chronic inflammation and a variety of health problems in dogs and...
3-D printing technology for dogs

3-D printing and how it can help dogs and cats

Though still in its early stages when it comes to veterinary medicine, 3-D printing is being used for prosthetics as well as disease research....
effective fixes for joint problems in dogs

3 effective “fixes” for common canine joint problems

Learn how gold bead implants, prolotherapy and CMO can help heal hip dysplasia, knee injuries, arthritis and other joint problems in dogs. Dogs of all...
acupressure in shelters

Acupressure in animal shelters

How acupressure-massage can play a role in easing anxiety, fear and confusion in shelters. Animal shelters are tough places no matter how hard staff and...
stress-free grooming

7 tips for safe, stress-free grooming

Bathing, brushing and trimming your dog between grooming appointments is a great way to keep his coat in tiptop shape. Check out these tips...
Cushings disease

Does your dog have Cushing’s disease?

An integrative treatment plan – including alternative therapies such as diet, herbs and acupuncture – can effectively treat Cushing’s disease in many dogs.  If your...
NAET for allergies

NAET helps resolve allergies in your pet

Nambudiprad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) combines techniques from a variety of modalities, including acupuncture and kinesiology, to get to the root of allergies in...
Common lab tests for pets

Common lab tests for pets – part 1

Lab tests are an important part of your dog or cat’s routine checkups. We take a close-up look at some of the most common...

Natural help for anxiety

Anxiety can impact your dog’s quality of life and result in a variety of troublesome behaviors. The good news is that there are many...
cats poop outside the litterbox

When cats poop outside the litterbox

The “other” litterbox problem – causes and solutions. Urinating outside the litterbox is a fairly common issue in cats, so it gets the most attention....
Natural solutions for pet pests

Natural solutions for pet pests

Fleas, ticks, heartworms, mosquitoes – warmer weather means these pests will be looking for a piece of your dog or cat. Some can cause...
dog treats

8 human foods that make good dog treats

We all love to treat our dogs, but it’s important to make sure we’re giving them something that’s healthy and low-cal as well as...
Spot-on flea and tick preventives

Spot-on flea and tick preventives

Spot-on flea and tick products are hazardous to your dog or cat’s health. Here’s what you need to know about them – and about...
cat litter

The latest in cat litter

Get the scoop with our look at today’s cat litter options.   Shopping for kitty litter can be a challenge, given the variety of different...
noni

Noni – a tropical fruit that’s good for dogs and cats

Noni has great potential for the treatment and possible prevention of many diseases in pets. Noni fruit is nothing short of amazing. It’s been in...
Mint – an herb you can share with your dog

Mint – an herb you can share with your dog

It doesn’t just flavor food or freshen breath – mint offers a range of nutritional and health benefits that can boost your dog’s wellness.  Mint...
essential oils for dogs

Essential oils for your dog

Essential oils can be very beneficial to dogs. Here’s a look at a selection of oils and their benefits, along with advice on how...
pain

Can acupuncture relieve my dog’s pain?

Arthritis, disc disease, CCL tears and many other problems can cause pain in your dog. There are many causes of pain in dogs – from...
Vestibular disease

Vestibular disease – when your pet is off balance

Dizziness, falling, lack of coordination, a tilting head…these are all symptoms of vestibular syndrome in dogs and cats. It looks scary, but depending on...