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West Nile and your dog

West Nile & your animals

Jessie Brand’s house backs onto a wooded ravine. When the weather is good, she loves to sit outside, listening to the soothing sounds of...
conventional veterinarian vs. holistic veterinarian

5 facts your conventional veterinarian won’t share

Most conventional veterinarians aren’t taught much about alternative medicine, while others simply don’t believe in it. Here are some facts you probably won’t hear from...
a dental cleaning for your dog

What to expect from a canine dental cleaning

Just like humans, dogs regularly develop plaque and tartar on their teeth. If these deposits are not removed, they lead to periodontal disease, which...
lipomas in dogs

Lumps & bumps: lipomas in dogs

As animals age, it’s very common for them to develop various lumps and bumps. In most cases, these are benign (not cancerous) nodules, such...
dealing with parasites in animals

Understanding animal parasites

Intestinal parasites are a common problem in our animal companions. Depending on the type of worm and the age of the host, their impact...

Top 10 herbs for your dog

Adding herbs to your dog's diet can have a tremendous impact on his health and wellbeing. Here are ten great herbs you can grow...
how to massage your dog

Massage for your dog

Who doesn’t enjoy a massage? You can’t beat something that feels so good and is good for you, too. Massage lowers blood pressure, reduces...
aromatherapy for dogs

Aromatherapy for dog health

Aromatherapy is all the rage these days. But which essential oils are good for your dog, and what benefits do they offer? Take a look...
integrative therapies for animals

An integrative approach to animal healing

If your dog or cat is diagnosed with allergies, diabetes or cancer, you may think you only have two choices – to either get...
canine arthritis

Treating canine arthritis without steroids

Combining nutritional supplements for long-term control and healing, and conventional therapy for immediate pain relief is a truly holistic approach to treating arthritis. Duke is...
supplements for senior dogs

Senior animals & supplements

Along with an optimum diet, adequate exercise and lots of loving attention, the use of appropriate supplements makes it possible for us to enjoy...
biotin

Biotin for your dog’s skin

Could your dog's skin problems be the result of a biotin deficiency? Healthier skin and a younger-looking body. These are just two of the benefits...
living with a cancer-stricken dog

Living with a cancer-stricken animal

“I’m sorry, but she has cancer.” More and more people are hearing these words from their veterinarians these days. I heard them three years...

Understanding pica & your dog

Pica is a condition in which dogs crave the ingestion of unnatural food sources. While it may seem unusual, it’s actually fairly common. “Pica may...
mad cow disease dogs

Dogs & Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow disease has reared it's ugly head in North America. So, what's being done to ensure your dog is safe? Up until a few...
holistic first aid kit for dogs

How to make a holistic first aid kit for your dog

While it’s important to have a conventional first aid kit containing bandages and antiseptic solutions, it’s also wise to put together a more natural...
antioxidants for dogs

Antioxidants for your dog’s health

Certain supplements, including vitamins and minerals called antioxidants, reduce oxidation in the body. Oxidation is a chemical process that occurs within the cells as...
are vaccinations safe for your dog?

Are vaccinations safe for your dog?

While it’s necessary to protect dogs and cats from infectious diseases, mainstream veterinary medicine has perhaps gone too far the other way when it...
tips for keeping your dogs safe in hot weather

Dog safety tips for hot weather

“If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet.” This is something to always keep in mind during the hot, hazy...
choosing a veterinarian for your dog

How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

A veterinarian observed that his own fifteen-year-old cat had a slightly decreased appetite and a tiny bit of weight loss. When blood tests, X-rays,...
homeopathy for animals

10 homeopathic remedies for dogs

Based on the principle that “like cures like”, homeopathic remedies are effective healing methods that go deep to the root of a problem. Here are...
cancer treatments for dogs

Conventional and complementary cancer treatments for dogs

Talk to any animal lover, and chances are you’ll find that most have at one time or another had to cope with cancer in...
osteoarthritis in dogs

Understanding osteoarthritis in dogs

When Lynnette’s eight-year-old German shepherd started limping on one front leg, she took him to the vet and found out he had osteoarthritis. She...
pet first aid and CPR

First aid & CPR for your dog

Have you taken a pet first aid and CPR course?  Statistics show that preventable accidents are the leading cause of death among companion animals. According...
liver disease in dogs

Understanding liver disease in dogs

Liver disease is the catch-all term applied to any medical disorder affecting the liver and usually causing elevated blood levels of liver enzymes. It...
fighting fleas naturally in dogs

Fighting fleas naturally

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…at least until flea season starts. These tiny blood-sucking parasites can make your companion’s life miserable, especially if he’s...
diabetes

The myths about dogs and diabetes

Diabetes develops when the pancreas no longer produces adequate amounts of insulin. Without sufficient amounts of insulin, blood sugar cannot be released from the...
preventing plant poisoning in dogs

Preventing plant poisoning in dogs

At holiday time, we often hear warnings to keep our animals and toddlers away from poinsettias. If eaten, we’re told, the lovely looking leaves...
supplements

Supplements for your dog

Whether you feed your animal a raw or home-cooked diet, or a premium canned or dry food, the bottom line is that each animal...
diet

5 tips for the best dog diet

Feeding your animal companions a healthy diet is a crucial component of their overall well-being. Most commercial pet foods contain poor quality ingredients and additives...