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Tips to prevent your dog from slipping

Dogs can be injured by slipping and falling on smooth flooring. Take these steps to keep him from getting hurt. Most of us have smooth...

Foxtail barley — A danger to your dog

This long feathery grass looks beautiful, but foxtail barley seeds have tiny barbs can attach to your dog’s coat and burrow into his skin,...

Should my dog chew sticks?

It seems natural for dogs to chew sticks, but it can also be dangerous. Learn why dogs like chewing sticks, and how you can...

Beach etiquette and safety for dogs

Making sure your dog minds his manners when he’s at the beach helps keep things fun and safe for everyone. A growing number of beaches...

Does your dog impact your sleep?

Many people love having their dogs and cats sleep with them. But if your slumber is being disturbed by a noisy, restless or bed-hogging...

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...

Xylitol and your dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did...

Grooming your dog’s hair

Depending on your dog’s coat, he may need regular grooming with clippers or scissors. If you decide to do it yourself, be sure to do...

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...

EFT can ease your pet’s emotions

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Tapping, can help with anxiety, phobias and related problems in dogs and cats. Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing modality...

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...

Folliculitis in dogs

This common condition is caused by an inflammation of the skin follicles. Here are some natural ways to ease the itch of folliculitis. Have you...

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...

Natural approaches to allergies

In canines, seasonal allergies usually manifest as skin problems and scratching. Here’s how to ease the discomfort. It’s spring – the start of another allergy...

Using diatomaceous earth to control fleas

Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is an effective way to get rid of fleas without exposing your dog to toxins. If your dog has fleas...

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...

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"....

Acupressure-massage for puppy mill survivors

Combining veterinary care with acupressure-massage can help heal these dogs, both physically and emotionally. Pet shop puppies are adorable. Your heart melts and you have...

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...

Catnip is good for dogs too!

Catnip offers a range of natural health benefits to canines. When I return home from a trip to the pet supply store, my Jack Russell terrier...

Foods for your dog’s dental health

What you feed him has a profound effect on his dental wellness. These 11 foods can help support strong teeth and gums. Strong teeth...

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,...

Chiropractic can help his immune system

Spinal misalignments can lead to inflammation and infection in an animal’s body. Regular chiropractic care naturally helps prevent illness. Did you know your dog or...

Keep his teeth clean without brushing

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums...

How’s your dog’s mobility?

His posture, range of motion and the way he moves can have an influence on his mobility and overall well-being. When was the last...

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...

Is aloe vera safe for dogs and cats?

Aloe vera is a plant that can offer many benefits to your companion animal but it is very important to know how to safely...

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...