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Travel stress-free this holiday

Taking your dog on a road trip to visit friends or family this festive season (or any other time)? This travel checklist will help...

Music’s healing effects

Studies have shown playing the right music can have a powerful and calming influence on dogs and cats. Sound is a major factor of our...

Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...

What’s making your dog anxious?

Helping your anxious dog starts with determining what's upsetting her in the first place. Dogs get stressed just like we do. The difference is, we...

5 wonderful reasons to walk with your pet

Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Walking you...

6 steps to stress-free vet visits

The keys to calm behavior at the vet clinic includes early socialization and positive reinforcement training. If you’re like a lot of people, you dread...

Flower essences for anxious dogs

Flower essences can help relieve your dog's stress. Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of...

Pica: stress eating in dogs

Pica is a condition in which dogs crave the ingestion of unnatural food sources. While it may seem unusual, it’s actually fairly common. Lucky, a...

Easing your dog’s fear of thunder

Does your dog duck for cover whenever thunder claps? These simple simple solutions can help you ease his fear. A beautiful summer afternoon can take...

Flower essences for your dog

Flower essences are a gentle and profound way to ease anxiety, depression, grief and other negative emotions in our animal companions. If you’re familiar with...

Hypnotism for dogs

Hypnotism for dogs...is it a creative solution for anxiety, or a quack cure? According to one man, dog hypnotism is a surefire solution to your...

Is your cat over-grooming?

Cats spend a lot of time grooming, but if they start showing bald patches, it could signal a behavioral problem called psychogenic alopecia —...

Is your dog depressed?

Do you think your dog may be depressed? Here are 6 simple ways to keep him off the shrink’s couch. We’ve all passed through times...

Chinese herbs for your dog’s anxiety

Your dog is scared of loud noises, hates being left alone and is jumpier than a jack-in-the-box. Chinese herbs can calm him down by...

Mental illness or behavior problem?

Is your dog acting differently? It may be a behavioral issue caused by a mental illness. Take a look at two conditions that can...

Is your dog displaying bad behavior?

Before reacting negatively to a “bad” behavior, try to look at what your dog might be telling you. “If only he could talk.” It’s a...

Stress busters for your dog

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. Here are some gentle and natural ways to calm your...

5 ways to soothe fear in dogs

Alleviate your dog's fear based behaviours stemming from poor socialization, abuse, traumatic events and even genetics. Joe and Melissa adopted a young mixed breed from...

Energy medicine for your dog

What exactly is "energy medicine" and how does it work? For most of us, the word “energy” calls to mind something that turns lights on...

Your stress is impacting your cat’s health

Stress is a fact of life for us, but did you know your feelings can have a negative impact on your cat? What in the...

Separation anxiety — could you be making it worse?

Could you be making your dog's separation anxiety worse? You may be contributing to his fear without even realizing it. Wendy adopted a collie mix recently....

Moving with your dog: how acupressure can help

Moving house? It can cause your dog a lot of stress. Here's how acupressure can help keep him calm. Moving house can be stressful. Even...

How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Does your dog freak out every time you leave the house? Here's how to deal with his separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs is a...

Preparing your dog for a new baby

Congratulations – you’re having a baby! Have you told your dog yet? Now is the time to start preparing your pup for the arrival of...

6 steps to resolving separation anxiety in dogs

Take a look at how to resolve your dog's separation without the use of conventional drugs. Separation anxiety is rarely solved using only one modality...

How to help your dog build confidence

Is your dog afraid of everything? Here's how to help him shake his fear and rebuild confidence.  If your dog is a "scaredy cat" the...

Is your dog extra sensitive to sound?

You know dogs have a keener sense of hearing than we do. What you may not know is that some are extra sensitive to...

Victoria Stilwell – Positive Training

Unlike a lot of TV trainers, the star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog doesn’t use heavy-handed methods to encourage good behavior...

How to use acupressure to prevent dog fights

It's not uncommon for fights to break out in multi-dog households. Acupressure helps calm canines and sets the stage for a harmonious environment. Bruin is...

PTSD in dogs

PTSD is a well known syndrome in people, but did you know our canine companions can also develop it? Retraining and holistic remedies can help...

11 foods for anxiety in dogs

Is anxiety making your dog antsy? This healthy and flavorful fare will help your furry companion chill. Many years ago, I dealt with a dog in...

Five element theory for dogs

It can be difficult to get an anxious or overexcited pooch to chill out. Here’s how a wellness approach based on five element theory...