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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...

At-home rehabilitation for your dog

When a sick or elderly family member comes home from the hospital, a home health care worker may visit your house to make sure...

6 common dog medical emergencies

Even if you live only minutes away from your veterinarian, it’s a good idea to know how to act if your dog gets injured...

Mental illness or behaviour problem?

Mental illness in dogs can arise as an extension of physical illness (a progression of disease from the physical to the psyche), or it...

The facts on chinese herbs

What exactly are Chinese herbs? What’s so special about them? You’ve probably heard plenty of treatment stories that sound nearly miraculous – chronic skin...

Detecting thyroid problems in dogs

Kodak, a young bearded collie, was a regular at the park. He loved to play with children and other dogs. Then something odd happened....

Acupressure for Cushings In Dogs

“Titan seems to be getting old right before my eyes,” says Katrina. “He’s turning ten and just a year ago he was still his...

How to handle your pet’s remains

Losing an animal is stressful, and having to decide what to do with his remains adds to the stress. That’s why it’s best to...

Biking and jogging with your dog

Spring’s here, and it’s time for you and your dog to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Long walks are a...

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...

Handling your anxious dog

Valerie was delighted with her new canine companion, a young beagle cross she dubbed Mitch. But her delight turned to dismay one day when...

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...

Deciphering canine behaviour

“If only he could talk.” It’s a common lament, especially when a dog is “misbehaving” or otherwise acting out of character and his person...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

Integrated pest management: fighting fleas on dogs

Have you ever heard the term "integrated pest management"? It sounds rather dry and intimidating, but it's actually a holistic strategy for dealing with...

Importance of hair analysis for dogs

Hair analysis is a holistic procedure in which a sample of your hair is tested for levels of harmful and nutritional minerals in your...

Making your move easy on your dog

Going through a move can be stressful. Even if you’re looking forward to the change of scene, it involves a huge amount of hassle...

Managing the toxins in your dog’s environment

It’s a fact that our air, soil, water and food are contaminated with man-made toxins that have a negative impact on our health –...

Preventing bone problems in young dogs

If you’ve adopted a puppy or young dog that’s still growing, you may be assuming you don’t need to worry about his bone health...

The nose knows: what your dog’s nose can tell you

"Molly's nose is cold and wet, so she must be in good health." A lot of people believe the texture and temperature of a...

MRI Scans for Dogs

Shelley’s vet suspected her dog might have a brain tumor, and suggested an MRI to determine if that was indeed the case. “I asked...

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...

Good dog grooming equals good health

Nicky is a Maltese whose person wanted to keep his coat long. When he was brought to us, he was a mass of mats...

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,...

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...

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...