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TCM for animals

TCM as treatment for your dog

Misha was diagnosed with a flea allergy. His person, Karen, didn’t want him taking drugs, so she turned to an integrative veterinarian who recommended...
novel proteins for dogs

Novel proteins for your dog

Growing up in Toronto, I acquired a taste for novel proteins and exotic foods early in life. I remember sharing snails with my dad...
multivitamin for dogs

Multivitamins for dogs

Melissa takes a daily multivitamin. Lately, she’s been wondering if her dog should also be taking one. “I try to feed him a good...
supplements for dog's with arthritis

Natural supplements for dogs with arthritis

Many dogs develop arthritis as they age and it can be just as debilitating and painful for them as it is for us. The discomfort...
commercial pet food

What you don’t know about commercial pet food

Savvy dog folks are educating themselves about the importance of healthy nutrition for their companions. They’re learning how to look for better quality pet...
diets for dogs

The best diets for your dog

It’s a sound principle. Dogs and cats should be nourished with the food their bodies are designed by nature to thrive on. But species-appropriate nutrition...
raw green tripe for dogs

Health benefits of tripe for dogs

You might be surprised to learn how nutritious tripe is – and how good it is for your canine companion. Raw green tripe is the...
Top tips for senior nutrition

Top tips for senior nutrition

When I first saw Casey, a 12-year-old cocker spaniel, she wasn’t a pretty picture. She was grossly overweight with no energy and a smelly,...
human foods for dogs

Dos & don’ts of human foods for dogs

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, your dog may have a hard time resisting the delicious aromas and flavors. But...
alternative meats for dogs

Feeding your dog alternative meats

““My poodle, Lilly, is a finicky eater and gets tired of things fast,” says Emma. “I have to constantly rotate her foods, or she...
supplements for aging dogs

A supplement to slow the effects of aging

As we age, our brains often don’t function as well as they did when we were younger. The same is true of dogs. While...
glutathione

Glutathione for your dog’s health

Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are even more...
dogs and cats with kidney problems

Feeding cats and dogs with kidney problems

Tyrone was king of house and neighborhood. One day, the Persian-tabby cross thought it would be cool to jump from the balcony railing to...
osteoarthritis

7 steps to beat osteoarthritis in dogs

If your dog has osteoarthritis, he has lots of company. It’s the most common joint disease in canines. One in every five dogs older...
raw diets for animals

Raw food for your animal

“My gosh! You feed your animals raw meat?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get from visitors to my home –...
humane pet food

Humane pet food

We love our animals. We talk to them, let them sleep on our beds, give them parties and buy them gifts. In short, we...
birthday cake for dogs

Birthday cake recipes for your dog

Birthdays were a big deal when I was growing up. Whether it was a party for my brothers or me, everyone had a role...
diets for working dogs

Nutrition for working dogs

“Butch is an agility competitor and is on the go all the time,” says Kim of her two-year-old border collie cross. “I learned early...
superfruits for dogs

Superfruits for dogs

We health-nutty humans can’t get enough superfruits – those rich, flavorful fruits so densely packed with nutrients that they act as medicine as well...
camel milk for dogs

Camel milk for dogs

When you think of camels, you probably think of the desert. These humped dromedaries are well-adapted to dry, harsh environments and have been used...
phytochemicals for your dog

Phytochemicals for your dog

Your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Research on cancer and nutrition...
environment

Saving the environment with a greener carbon ‘paw’ print

Recently, I read about a study done by researchers at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. They calculated that owning a medium-sized dog is...
home cooking for your dog

Home cooking for your dog’s health

Variety is crucial to a healthy diet. A selection of foods and ingredients means your companion is getting the full range of vitamins, minerals...
adaptogens for your dog

Solving your dog’s stress with adaptogens

Like us, our animals have built-in mechanisms for coping with stress. But there's an additional way to protect them that you may not know...
medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not eaten in...
skin issues in dogs

Supplements for animal skin problems

For a lot of dogs and cats, summer means an increase in skin problems and allergies. Others suffer from these issues all year round,...
L-carnitine

L-Carnitine for your animal

You might be familiar with L-carnitine as a supplement popular among bodybuilders. But did you know it can also be useful for your animal’s...
Adding spices to your dog's diet

Adding spices to your dog’s diet

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves…aside from adding flavor to food, many spices also offer a lot of nutritional value. And you can share those benefits with...
weight issues in dogs

Manage your dog’s weight without pills

Weight is a major health concern in dogs. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are our canine companions. Approximately 20% to 30%...
raw diets for dogs

Raw diets made easy for your dog

Cutting up raw meat is no one’s idea of a good time. Yet there’s no denying that raw diets offer excellent nutrition to dogs...