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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.

DentaDish — this slow feeder helps keep your dog’s teeth clean

Good dental health is essential for your dog’s overall health and well-being. Some degree of dental disease affects eight out of ten dogs before they’re...

Is Spaying And Neutering Good For Dogs?

Recent studies indicate that spaying and neutering can negatively impact canine health. Here’s a look at the latest research -- and the alternatives to...

How Pet Care Has Changed In 25 Years

From titer testing and better cancer treatment, to pet insurance and the introduction of hemp oil, pet healthcare has improved by leaps and bounds...

Hugs & kisses woofles recipe

The most important ingredient in this recipe is love! Ingredients 4 cups whole grain flour (e.g. oat, spelt or a combination) ½ cup oatmeal 1...
reiki healing

Coping with canine seizures

Discover how acupressure and ice can work together to help reduce the severity and duration of seizures in dogs. Seizures in dogs are scary, especially...
addison's disease

Addison’s disease

Your pet's immune system plays an essential role in maintaining his health and resistance to disease. However, just like your own immune system, it...
allergic

Emergency care for severe allergic reactions

Bee stings, certain foods or accidental drug ingestion can cause extreme allergic reactions, also called anaphylaxis, in some dogs. Here’s how to stabilize an...
heart disease in dogs

Canine heart disease

Heart disease can afflict dogs of all breeds and sizes. Find out what the signs are, and how these conditions can be diagnosed and treated...
half dose vaccine

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

This new ground-breaking study on half dose vaccine protocols reveals small dogs should not receive the same size vaccine as large breed dogs. Editor-in-chief note: Currently,...
ccl disease

Manganese deficiency and CCL disease

Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet...
gemmotherapy

Gemmotherapy can help heal your pet

Gemmotherapy, a gentle healing system, involves the use of plant bud extracts to address health issues and help detoxify your dog or cat. When healing...
colostrum

Colostrum can boost your pet’s wellness

Bovine colostrum supplementation is showing a lot of promise for health issues in dogs and cats – from respiratory infections to diarrhea to periodontal...
diet for optimal health

Keeping old dogs young — diet, supplements and exercise

Good health and quality of life ensure your dog’s golden years are the best they can be. In the second part of this article,...
pumpkin cranberry muffins

Pumpkin cranberry muffins for dogs

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without cranberries and pumpkin. Not only are these foods full of flavor, but they’re also good for you and your dog...

Does your dog or cat have scaly skin?

Scaly skin in pets may be nothing much to worry about. But if it’s excessive, it can signal a more serious underlying issue, and...
pain management

Keeping old dogs young — pain management, safety and immune system

Good health and quality of life will ensure your dog lives well into his golden years. A look at pain management, safety and immune...
exercise classes for you and dog

Exercise classes for people and dogs

Human-dog exercise classes are springing up all over. They’re a fun way for you and your dog to stay fit together, both physically and...
addison's disease

Canine Compulsive Disorder or CCD

Does your dog seem obsessive-compulsive? Does he do the same strange things over and over again, without apparent reason? He could have Canine Compulsive...
doggie dental health made simple

Doggie dental care made simple

Visiting the dentist is a routine part of our lives, but we often forget that our dog’s dental health is also extremely important. Just like...
corticosteroids

Side effects of corticosteroids

While corticosteroids definitely have their place, steroids are frequently over-prescribed and misused, and can lead to serious health consequences in pets. Corticosteroids (often referred to...
dog licking floor

Is your dog always licking things?

A recent study has shown that ELS (excessive licking of surfaces) is a telltale sign of gut disease in dogs. If your dog seems obsessed...
elbow dysplasia

What is elbow dysplasia and how does it affect dogs?

Knowing the signs of elbow dysplasia, getting a diagnosis, and establishing an integrative treatment plan limits damage, relieves pain and inflammation, and improves quality...
acupuncture

How acupuncture helped a senior cat walk again

An elderly cat with radial nerve damage in one leg makes a full recovery thanks to acupuncture. I discovered the healing benefits of acupuncture when...
lipomas in dogs

9 integrative treatments for lipomas

Lipomas are benign lumps that often develop as dogs get older. An integrative approach with a variety of treatment options is the best way...
How herbs can improve your animal's joint health

How herbs can improve your animal’s joint health

Herbs go deeper than NSAIDs when it comes to alleviating the inflammation at the root of arthritis and other joint problems – and without...
reiki for shelter animals

4 ways Reiki can help shelter animals

Shelter dogs and cats are under a lot of stress. Reiki can relieve their discomfort and even make them more adoptable. Animal shelters are stressful...
acupressure for hospice

Acupressure for dogs in hospice

Used within the context of hospice or palliative care, acupressure is a wonderful way to alleviate discomfort and help dogs pass more easily when...
Prevent slipping with these tips.

Tips to prevent your dog from slipping

Dogs can be injured by slipping and falling on smooth flooring. Take these steps to keep him from getting hurt. Most of us have smooth...

Should my dog chew sticks?

It seems natural for dogs to chew sticks, but it can also be dangerous. Learn why dogs like chewing sticks, and how you can...
Enzymes for cats and dogs.

Enzymes and your dog or cat

Every pet can benefit from enzyme supplementation. Enzymes not only support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption; they also reduce inflammation and boost overall...
tear stains

Dog tear stains

Clean up those ugly brown tear stains under your dog’s eyes with a healthy diet and some extra attention to his facial hygiene. Thanks to...
mobile groomers grooming

Grooming your dog’s hair

Depending on your dog’s coat, he may need regular grooming with clippers or scissors. If you decide to do it yourself, be sure to do...