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Anal gland problems in dogs

“Butt scooting” and bad smells are signs of an anal gland impaction or infection. Here is one dog guardian’s natural approach to solving the...

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...

Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being. Food...

The power of pumpkin for dogs

Share the health benefits of pumpkin with your four-legged friend. Spicy pumpkin pies and jack o’lanterns…this time of year, these are the images pumpkins conjure up....

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...

The real problem with wheat

People and animals have been eating wheat for thousands of years, so why has it started causing health issues in so many? The answer may...

Is your cat a picky eater?

Along with a check-up and the right diet, this easy acupressure session can help turn around your picky eater. If your cat is a picky...

GERD in cats

Even cats can suffer from acid reflux or gastro esophageal disease (GERD). As I watched our cat Cici grooming her paw, I noticed something wasn’t...

Seeds you can share with your dog

From chia to hemp to sesame seeds — they're packed with goodness. Give these healthy recipes a try! Seeds may seem small and nondescript, but...

Rooibos tea — a healing brew for you and your dog

Added to his food, incorporated into recipes or used topically, rooibos tea offers a range of benefits. Have you ever tried rooibos tea? Also known as...

Feline diabetes

How diet and acupressure can help manage feline diabetes by supporting his digestion. Has your cat been diagnosed with diabetes? Don’t panic. Feline diabetes is...

Excessive paw licking — it may not be allergies!

Why is she constantly licking her paws? Abby has a puzzling habit. She spends hours licking her front paws. Her guardian took her to the...

Supplements for a gorgeous coat

Build a beautiful coat from the inside out by feeding your dog a few nutritional supplements! Take a look at your dog’s coat. Is it...

Top 5 health concerns in cats

Most of our kitties, at some point in their lives, will develop health concerns such as kidney disease, dental problems, or obesity. The good...

Diabetes in dogs

Getting a handle on diabetes in dogs — it's causes, treatment options and prevention. Your dog is diabetic.” It’s a diagnosis no one wants to...

Sweet potatoes for dogs

On top of their great taste, low price and year-round availability, sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, vitamins B6, C and D, magnesium, potassium...

Sui Choi for dogs

Sui Choi, or Napa cabbage, is originally from East Asia but is now cultivated in the US and Canada. Low in calories but abundant...

Spinach for dogs

Like the spinach-munching cartoon character, Popeye, this leafy green can hep give our dogs good eyes, strong bones, and a sturdy digestive tract. Spinach has long...

Parsnips for dogs

When we discover how healthy they are for us, we’ll want to serve these sweet, fragrant root vegetables more than just at holiday time....

Chickpeas for dogs

These humble legumes pack a huge nutrient punch. Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are enjoying immense popularity for providing building blocks that omnivores cannot...

Cod liver oil for dogs

Cod liver oil sustains brain health and supports the immune system. It also helps our cats and dogs look good by nourishing their coats...

Coconut oil for dogs

There is no other oil besides coconut oil that provides the satisfying texture we enjoy in so many foods, while supporting so many diverse...

Carrots for dogs

“Eat your carrots.” Didn’t we all hear that growing up? Didn’t we learn early on that eating carrots meant we’d acquire a super-hero’s power...

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...

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...

The importance of fiber in your dog’s diet

You know it’s important to have fiber in your own diet, but did you know it’s also essential for dogs and cats? When you think...

Raw diets for dogs and cats

You have so many choices when it comes to feeding your dog or cat a natural, healthy diet. Raw food is an increasingly popular...

How to ease your dog’s arthritis pain

Diet, supplements, and other therapies work together to reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Like people, dogs and cats often develop arthritis as they...

Are sprouts good for your dog?

Sprouts are good things that come in small packages! Certain seeds, grains and lentils explode with nutrition when they germinate.  Did you know that those...

Keep his immune system healthy

Many illnesses can be avoided or alleviated by balancing your dog or cat's immune system. Nutrition plays a big part in boosting his defences...

Pill-free weight control for your dog

Does your dog need to lose weight? Here's how to help him without reaching for pills. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are...

What to do for your picky dog

Is your dog a picky eater? Here's a few tips to help you solve the problem. When Rusty was a puppy, he’d leap in the...