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It’s tick season — here’s how to prepare

April showers bring May flowers… and ticks. Experts are warning about the re-emergence of blacklegged ticks, otherwise known as deer ticks. As the snow...

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...
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,...
Top pet food ingredients to avoid

Top pet food ingredients to avoid

From by-products to soy to rendered fats – here are some ingredients to steer clear of when buying pet food for your dog or...
Top 10 training tips

Top 10 training tips

Set your dog up for success with these suggestions for positive training. Training simply means educating your dog in a safe and loving environment, and...
Mentally stimulating dog toys

5 steps to greater enrichment

Circling through these five themes of environmental enrichment can help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated as well as happy, content and well-behaved. As...

Massage for arthritic dogs

Does your canine companion have osteoarthritis? Massage therapy helps ease the pain and stiffness. Audrey Rose is an 11-year-old poodle with osteoarthritis. "If she moves...

Dental disease linked to organ problems

Dental issues may harm your dog or cat’s kidneys, lungs, liver, heart and even his immune system.   Do you factor your dog or cat’s dental...
Winter fitness tips for you and your dog

Winter fitness tips for you and your dog

Fitness in the winter can be challenging.  The weather outside is frightful – snow too deep, puddles too big, walkways too slippery – so...
Canine dental treats

Canine dental treats

They’re an easy way to keep his teeth clean – but make sure you’re buying safe and healthy dental products. Good dental health is a...
top four nutrients

4 top nutrients every animal needs

No matter what type of food you feed your dog or cat, these few specific supplements will give him important nutrients and improve his...
Multiple therapies for treating cancer in animals

Multiple therapies for treating cancer in animals

Treating cancer successfully means drawing on a variety of therapies. Cancer isn’t a simple disease. It attacks and affects the body in numerous, often insidious...
turmeric for dogs

Turmeric for dogs

Turmeric is much more than a disinfectant and a tonic. As an aid to our dogs’ heart health and liver function, and an anti-inflammatory...
introducing a new dog

Introducing a new dog to rover?

Introducing a new dog into your home can sometimes be a challenge. By easing into things at a neutral location, and avoiding some common...
antioxidants from whole foods for dogs and cats

Antioxidants from whole foods for dogs and cats

Antioxidants are found in a range of healthy foods that are good for your dog or cat. Once upon a time, I visited the Organic...
Is your pet a fussy eater?

Feeding a fussy eater

Fussy dogs and cats can drive us crazy. We might try 50 different foods, we beg and cajole… but sometimes nothing seems to work. While...
Essential fatty acids for felines

Essential fatty acids for felines

Essential fatty acids not only give your cat a sleek coat and healthy skin but they can also help reduce inflammation and protect against...
Demodectic mange in dogs

Demodectic mange in dogs

Discover how to treat demodectic mange in an adult dog — holistically!  The demodex mite is present on most people and animals. In veterinary school we...
Top 20 supplements for animals

Top 20 supplements for animals

Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Feeding your dog a wholesome diet along with the proper supplements will ensure he is getting everything...
vet checking for Periodontal disease

How dental health affects his whole body

Poor dental health isn’t just about your dog’s teeth and gums. Left untreated, it can also affect his overall well-being. Poor dental health in dogs...
Top 10 eye problems in dogs and cats

Top 10 eye problems in dogs and cats

Take a look at the most common eye problems that effect our animal companions. Often, people are surprised by the number of different eye diseases...