Monday, March 25, 2019
small dog syndrome

Small dog syndrome

Little dogs make wonderful companions, so why do some people still think of them as yappy ankle biters?  “Small dog syndrome” is a term that...
immunity

Top 5 steps for optimal immunity

A long healthy life depends in large part on strong and resilient immunity for disease resistance. You may already be incorporating some of these...
breath

Top 8 foods for dog breath

Does your dog’s breath “knock you over” when he gets too close? Bad dog breath may be an indication of less than stellar oral...
heatstroke

5 tips for heatstroke

No matter the time of year, it’s a good idea to know the signs of heatstroke and what you can do if you suspect...
finding a dog walker

How to find a dog walker

Most of us lead busy lives these days, which means we don’t always have time to walk our dogs as often as we should....
human-canine bond

The human-canine bond

To realize how far our understanding of the human-canine bond has come, we need to take a trip back to 1908. In January of...
food allergy

Food allergy or sensitivity?

Does your dog have a “sensitive” stomach? Does she react badly to certain foods? Is she itchy year round? Do you think she might...
fit

Get your dog fit!

Exercise doesn’t just keep your dog healthy and fit and extend his lifespan. It also reduces anxiety, builds confidence, provides an excellent way to...
bathing

Tips for bathing your dog

Some dogs love having a bath; to them, it’s just another romp in the water. Others tremble and whine, shivering pitifully or struggling to...
yeast infection

Treating your dog’s yeast infection

When I think of yeast infections in dogs, I get a mental picture of an itchy pooch with a red rash or smelly ears....
stomach

Soothe your dog’s stomach

Most dogs surrendered to shelters or taken in by rescues have some physical and emotional baggage. Stomach issues are often part of this baggage...
canine lice

Lice prevention on your dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless parasites may...
acupressure for new dog

Acupressure for your new dog

Miles looked so pathetic in his cage at the shelter that Sandy just had to take him home. The 11-year-old dachshund’s coat was a...
natural shampoos

Natural Shampoos For Dogs

Finding the right shampoo for your dog can be a challenge. There are so many brands and preparations on the market that it’s hard...
mosquitoes and dogs

Handling mosquitoes on animals

Few things are more irritating than the whine of a mosquito around your head. These insects are more than annoying, however. They can carry...
leafy green vegetables for dogs

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients found...
dill for dogs

Dill for your dog

When I was growing up, we regularly snipped dill from the summer garden as a perfect complement to boiled new potatoes, or thinly sliced...
cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

The dangers of cocoa mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa...
treating heartworm in dogs

Treating your dog’s heartworm naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever have to...
cataracts in dogs

Preventing Cataracts In Dogs

Have you ever looked into an older animal’s eyes and seen a strange milky color there? It probably means he has cataracts. A cataract...
hip issues in dogs

Understanding Legg-Calves Perthes Disease In Dogs

It was only a slight limp, a muscle strain I thought. But Digger soon began carrying his back right leg and crying out in...
integrative veterinary care for your pet

Integrative veterinary care for your animal

When it comes to veterinary care, there are a growing number of options available. Some people choose to go completely holistic. Others want to...
lifespan

Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions is...
flower essences

Flower essences for hypersensitivity in dogs

“We have a 12-year-old pit bull and our veterinarian said you might be able to help,” Marcie anxiously told me. “Kelly gets really frightened...
pet health insurance

All about pet insurance

While pet insurance for your companion is a wise idea, it can be difficult to decide which policy is best for your animal. Here's...
Does your new partner's pet dislike you?

Does your new partner’s pet dislike you?

If your new partner's dog or cat dislikes you, you're not alone. Some animals are stressed and frightened by new people moving into their...
boost your dog's immunity

Boost your dog’s immunity with AHCC

Every day, your animal is bombarded by chemicals, toxins and stresses that compromise his immunity. And with each passing year, his immune system continues...
Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Health benefits of mushrooms for dogs

Are mushrooms good for dogs? Absolutely! Take a look at a few of their health benefits. Our kitchen cupboard at home always contained at least...
Reduce your dog's shedding

Reduce your dog’s shedding

One evening, I was at an exercise class when someone came up behind me and began brushing down the back of my dark blue...
groom

Groom your dog like the pros

Have you ever picked up your dog from the groomer and wished you could reproduce those same wonderful results at home? Your professional groomer...