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Household cleaners that are safe for pets

Having a clean house is important, but so is the safety of your dog or cat. Here’s a breakdown of toxic ingredients to avoid...

Why artificial scents are harming your pets

Artificial scents may make your house fresh and fragrant, but the chemicals that go into them can be toxic. You’ve seen the ads for all...

Cats and essential oils — unraveling the controversy

Are essential oils really toxic to cats? It all depends on the quality of the oils, and how they’re used. Cats are unique. In...

Pet-safe houseplants that purify the air

Looking for some air-purifying housplants that are safe for pets? Look no further! Time for spring cleaning! If it’s still too chilly to air out...

Is it safe to give dogs hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting?

Is it safe to give dogs a small amount of hydrogen peroxide if there is a need to induce vomiting? In most cases, the...

Are “pet-friendly” ice melts really safe?

Just because an ice melt claims to be “pet-friendly” doesn’t mean it is. Here’s what to be aware of when looking for safe ways...

How to detox your dog

Detoxing. You’ve probably heard of it, maybe you yourself have even done a detox. Not every detox is a juice cleanse or tea that promises...

Is garlic safe for dogs?

The answer is yes! Find out why garlic has received such a bad rap, and how it can actually benefit your pet’s health. Garlic has...

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...

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...

Protect him from harmful and toxic objects

Socks, rocks, bones, chocolate, coins… all of these items can be harmful to our pets! As a pet owner, there are pet first aid skills...

Dog dies from gum containing Xylitol

It may look harmless, but Xylitol, most commonly found in sugarless chewing gum, is one of the top toxins for dogs. Xylitol is a...

Non-Toxic pest control

Keep Fido and Fluffy safe this spring by replacing chemicals with non-toxic pest control alternatives. April showers bring May flowers – and pests – to...

Home allergens that affect our dogs and cats

Home allergens like mold, dust mites and household cleaners can trigger allergic reactions in you or your companion. Fleas, pollen, certain foods…these are just some...

Can my cat get mercury poisoning from fish?

While mercury in fish and shellfish is a widespread problem, it doesn’t mean you have to eliminate it entirely from your cat’s diet. Here's...

A natural solution for parasitic infections in animals

How a passion for animals and natural health led to a company that formulates holistic remedies for parasitic infections, including heartworm and Lyme. No one...

Recognizing safe toys for your dog

Do you know what to look for when buying toys for your canine companion? Here are a few things to consider next time you...

Eco-friendly pet products

Keep your pet -- and the environment -- healthy and happy with these eco-friendly pet products! Like most animal lovers, I’m concerned about the state...

The dos and don’ts of feeding human foods to dogs

Find out which human foods are safe to feed to your canine companions -- and which aren't. Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially...

4 steps to an animal-friendly backyard

Dogs, cats, people, flowers and lawns...all harmoniously flourishing in one backyard? With proper planning, an animal-friendly setting is not only possible, but attractive and enjoyable...

The dangers of cocoa mulch

Mulch looks great in the garden. It’s attractive, protects your plants and makes life easier for you. But make sure you don’t buy cocoa...

Biodegradable litter for your cat

What do nutshells, pine wood, corn and wheat all have in common? They’re part of a growing trend that’s replacing clay with sustainable and...

How zeolites can heal your dog

Your animal’s body is bombarded with harmful substances every day. Zeolites are uniquely-structured minerals that can help detoxify him and promote healing. We can do a...

6 steps to reduce your dog’s ecological paw print

We assume humans put more environmental stress on the planet than any other species, but our pampered pooches also play a part. Here are...

Fracking – Is It Harming Your Dog?

Is the procedure from the mining industry known as fracking causing a lot of controversy and health concerns for your dog? If you keep up...

How to fight fleas holistically

Keep your dog itch-free by taking a well-rounded holistic approach to fighting fleas and other pests. Have you ever heard the term "integrated pest management"?...

Toxicovigilance and your dog

Toxicovigilance is abundant in the environment. Learn how heavy metals are impacting your dog's health, and what you can do about it. It’s a fact that our air, soil,...

Control dog odor — naturally!

Let’s face it – dogs can smell. This non-toxic, earth-friendly product actually eliminates odor by using an oxidizing process. You love your dog, but you...

What holiday foods are safe for dogs?

Do you know what holiday foods are safe and which can be harmful to your dog? Here are 5 favorites you can share and...

4 foods NOT to feed your cat

With the holiday season almost upon us, it’s important to know which foods to keep out of your kitty’s reach. Patti’s young daughter knows chocolate...

Top 5 holiday plants that are toxic to dogs

Poinsettias, amaryllis, mistletoe and holly... these and others are favorites for festive decor. But which holiday plants are toxic to your dog — and which...

Creative grooming: toxic or trendy?

What is creative grooming, and is it safe for our animal companions? The answer is yes — as long as natural products are used. As...