Pet Medicines: How Safe are They?

A recent article published in the Indianapolis Star has questioned the safety of certain veterinary medications, along with the relationship of veterinarians, pharmaceutical companies, and their ethics. The drug in question is Trifexis; here is some of the article: Harry, Sesame, Ramsey, Kolbe, Rocky, and Peaches have something in common — all of these beloved…

The Hidden Message Behind Tear Stains

Last August, the FDA sent a letter of warning to three manufacturers of tearstain removal products. The reason? They contain the antibiotic tylosin tartrate, which is not approved for use in dogs or cats, or for the treatment of tearstain-related conditions. The companies receiving the letters included the makers of Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’…

How to Help Dogs with Fear of Thunder and Fireworks

Is your dog stressed by storms and other loud noises?  I have two of these sensitive souls!  At the first sign of my dogs showing stress due to fireworks, thunderstorms, gunshots and other loud scary events, (or before, if I know in advance) I reach into my big HOLISTIC TOOLKIT. 1. Apply PEACE AND CALMING…

Flea Allergies: The Larger Picture

Do you know why fleas don’t have the same effect on all dogs & cats? When approached from a holistic perspective, long-term flea control does not begin with insecticide flea sprays, dips or shampoos. It begins only after the pet guardian reaches an understanding of how fleas live, behave, and how they select their hosts.…

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem RAW Bones!

Bones: to feed or not to feed, that is often the question asked by many – and not just by those new to the idea of raw feeding.  Sometimes even the most hardened raw feeder will question the need or necessity to feed their dogs a bone as part of their routine diet.  We have…

5 Myths About Holistic Pet Care

    Want your companion treated holistically, but think it’s too hard to find a vet, or that it’s going to be too time consuming or costly? Think again. Let’s bust the most common myths about alternative veterinary care. AND ROLL… Wanda isn’t happy that her dog is receiving steroids for skin allergy issues, and…

Ticked Off? Essential Oils to the Rescue!

Far be it from me to tell you to put pesticides on your dog or cat. But I’ve never heard of a single nontoxic preparation that was effective at keeping ticks off all dogs. For some dogs, only the potent pesticides seem to keep ticks away. There are, however, some nontoxic products – both commercially…

Non-toxic Flea & Tick Control for Pets & Home

Yes, There are Sane Alternatives to Poisons There is probably no area in a pet’s life that takes so much attention to detail as flea control. To do this well makes life with animals easy and fun, yet to do it wrong or incompletely can make your pet sick and make your life together miserable.…

Make your own All-Natural Flea & Tick Powder

  Every summer season, the debate rages on about the considerable dangers of topical flea and tick products. If you would like to avoid these toxins but still want to give your pet some protection, here is an easy recipe for a safe and effective flea and tick powder, using only three ingredients: Diatomaceous Earth…

12 Superfoods to Share with Your Pet

  How much happier would you be if you could feed your fur kids healthy foods that are not only delicious, but can save them from expensive and harmful medication?  Whether you’ve got a new fur baby, a dog or cat prone to allergies or a senior in its golden years, these fresh, pet-friendly superfoods will keep your best…