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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...

10 tips for a pet-friendly holiday season

Follow these tips to ensure your four-legged friend stays safe and stress-free during the upheaval of the holidays. The holidays can be hectic. Amid the...

Jillian Barberie aims to make every day a “Good Day” for...

Jillian Barberie leafs through her mail and stops at a handwritten note carefully folded over a photograph. The popular weather, entertainment and television personality...

Stress-Free Holidays for You and Your Cat

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But maybe your cat is...

Can cats reduce a child’s chance of developing asthma?

Adopting a cat provides children with companionship and teaches them responsibility. But can it improve their health? A new study from the Copenhagen Studies...

Teaching your kids to care for a cat

Engaging and teaching your kids to care for a cat doesn’t have to be a chore. Learn how to make it fun for the...

Study reveals the truth about domesticated cats

Considering there are approximately 74 million domesticated cats sharing their lives with humans across the nation, it’s no mystery that America loves felines. But where...

Rescue animals only in Sacramento pet stores

On May 16th, Sacramento, California passed a law that all animals in pet stores must come from rescues or shelters. Joining 213 cities across...

5 reasons why cats love heights

This week, yet another cat photo went viral when the Philadelphia Police Department shared a picture of a bold kitty sitting atop a squad...

Microchipping Miracle: a modern “Homeward Bound” story

Four years ago in California, BooBoo the cat went missing. This week, he was found… in a different country. Traversing 3,000 kilometers, several states...

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says declawing cats is “unacceptable”

Declawing cats is just like having your fingernails cut, right? Wrong! Cats’ claws grow directly from the last bone of the toe, meaning the entire...

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...

Azmira Holistic Animal Care

Founded by Dr. Lisa Newman, a pioneer in alternative pet care, Azmira Holistic Animal Care offers a complete line of natural products for dogs and...

High dose vitamin C therapy – Part 1

When injected at high doses into a pet or person, vitamin C offers some amazing healing benefits and can even help treat cancer. Vitamin C...

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...

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...

Why do cats knock things off shelves?

Anyone who has cats has seen them jump on a shelf, desk or table, only to start methodically knocking everything onto the floor. From...

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...

Way to go, Waffles!

Labeled “ugly” as a kitten, this little Scottish Fold boy had a hard time finding a home – until he met the right person....

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...

How To Pick Up & Hold A Cat

Did you know there is a better way to pick up and hold a cat? Picking up your cat is something you do everyday without...

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...

Western herbs for animal allergies

Keeping your allergic dog or cat itch-free can be done with herbs ranging from ashwaganda and astragalus to dandelion and Echinacea. Allergies in dogs and...

How to introduce a new dog to your cat

Your dog and cat can co-exist, but it is vital to go about it the right way for everyone's safety. Here are some great...

Melatonin for dogs and cats

Along with promoting sleep, melatonin may also help with Cushing’s disease, separation anxiety and other dog and cat health problems. Melatonin as a nutritional supplement...

Sprouts – they’re good for dogs and cats too!

Sprouts are mini-powerhouses of nutrition, and they’re just as good for your dog or cat as they are for you. Instead of whole grains...

Ayurvedic medicine for animals

A look at the three body types as defined by Ayurvedic medicine, along with four herbs used in this modality. “Ayurveda” means "science of life"....

Rescue made easy

The shelter isn’t the only place to go. Rescue organizations are finding homes for more animals by bringing adoptable dogs and cats to special...

Outdoor Cats Debate — Part I

Addressing problems caused by feral, stray and free-roaming felines – and finding solutions that benefit both cats and communities. Over the past few years, we...

Hospice for cats

More people turn to hospice care for aging or terminally ill felines. In the past, euthanasia was often the only option for cats with terminal illnesses....

Feline dental health made simple

Cats seem prone to problems with their teeth and gums. Here’s how to help prevent these painful dental conditions. Does your cat have bad...

Using conventional medications safely

Medications like antibiotics, NSAIDs and steroids are sometimes necessary to treat canine and feline illnesses, but it’s important they’re not used indiscriminately. As a holistic veterinarian,...