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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,...

Hillary Hickam — Hollywood’s vet

Animal Wellness talks to Hollywood vet Hillary Hickam.  Hillary Hickam is one of Hollywood's top celebrity veterinarians, working with clients such as Paris Hilton, Ellen Degeneres...

Venus…she was “born this way”!

Her bi-colored face attracts attention wherever she goes. Venus is now world-famous, and this laid-back kitty with the loving personality is helping to promote animal...

Is your cat being naughty?

Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax any cat back to good behavior. Biting, scratching or hissing -- is your kitty misbehaving?...

Immunocompromised and living with your cat

If you are immunocompromised, you have a higher chance of contracting infections from your cat, but that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of...

New Year’s resolutions for a healthier cat

Making a few New Year’s resolutions to improve your cat's lifestyle means you'll both enjoy the benefits of a fresh start! Most of us make a...

Candle safety for your dog or cat

Candle safety is more than keeping burning candles out of his reach. What they’re made of is also of paramount importance. Candles are favorite home décor...

Urinary incontinence in dogs and cats

Urinary incontinence can have many causes. A successful resolution for your dog or cat depends on the right diagnosis and treatment. Are you finding spots...

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...

10 tips to help him live a longer life

You want your furry friend to be with you as long as possible. Incorporate these suggestions into his care to help ensure his health and longevity. You want...

Improve memory function in older dogs and cats

An interest in senior animals led to an innovative supplement that helps improve memory and cognition in companion animals. As people age, they often experience...

Bobby Batson donates to animal rescue

Bobby Batson is a 7-year-old actor who starred in the film, 90 Minutes in Heaven, alongside the likes of Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth....

3 effective supplements for weight loss

When combined with the right diet and exercise program, these weight loss supplements will safely bring down your dog or cat's weight. Do you think...

Preventing hairballs in cats

They’re more than just a mess for you to clean up. Excessive hairballs can signal a health problem or an inappropriate diet. Many cat parents...