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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What’s new in the veterinary world

Next time you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian, you might be surprised at some of the medical options he or she...

Canine arthritis aided with Chinese herbs

Lily was trained for agility work. “She was my performance pooch, and also herded my sheep,” says Certified Pet Dog Trainer Jan Blue. “She...

6 benefits of exercise for dogs

Life can be hectic, and it’s easy to get so busy that we forget to take proper care of ourselves. One thing that often...

What do your vet’s credentials really mean?

You know the importance of choosing the right veterinarian or alternative practitioner for your dog. But deciphering the sometimes formidable string of initials following...

Acupressure for Active Dogs

Active dogs are happy dogs – they’re doing what comes naturally to them. When dogs get plenty of exercise, they’re physically healthy and mentally...

The Truth About Bathing Your Dog

People frequently ask me how often they should bathe their dogs. Unfortunately, many still believe the old wive’s tale that says you shouldn’t bathe...

Top 8 training tips for dog parents

In my first book, The Dog Whisperer, I related the story of the psychiatrist wife and psychologist husband who called me for help because their dog...

Foods for your dog’s dental health

Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she walked into our home and straight into our hearts. She was a much loved...

Fitness with your dog

You’re a couch potato and you readily admit it. Sure, you have a gym membership, but you can’t remember the last time you used...

Does your dog have a hormone deficiency?

Does your dog have a hormonal deficiency? You probably already know that canines can suffer from hormone imbalances of the thyroid gland, or the...

Pet services for busy dog owners

What with career and family responsibilities, travel, and a long list of other commitments, most of us lead busy lives that take us away...

Setting up a pet trust

Nearly 70% of households have at least one animal, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. This statistic proves just how much we love...

Feeding your picky dog

Is your pup a picky eater? Follow these four steps to transform your dog's attitude when it comes to food. 1. Get a clean bill of...

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...

Proof of holistic success for dogs

Where’s the evidence it works?” Fans of a strictly conventional approach to medicine often ask this question in an attempt to shut down any...

All About Dogs With Valley Fever

In 2006, my dogs Shadow, Dasher and I moved from Maryland to southern California for a year. During our six-day drive across the country,...

Switching your animal from a conventional to holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is pretty easy. You want the best care for your...

How acupressure can help with seizures in dogs

It was late in the evening and time to get ready for bed. Spencer, our six-year old greyhound, trooped out to the backyard with...

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...

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,...

Helping your anxious dog with flower essences

Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of noise on sensitive ears to the overwhelming...

Which vaccines are necessary for your dog?

We’ve known about the risks of over-vaccination for awhile now, though many veterinarians, trainers, boarding kennel operators and others still promote yearly boosters. Learn...

Heartworm prevention & treatment for your dog

It's important to be proactive about heartworm prevention – especially if you live in a region where it's prevalent. The first step in protecting your...