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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

American Made Jerky Causing Illness in Dogs

Cases of Acquired Fanconi Arise Despite Treat-market Shift March 30, 2015 By: Edie Lau For The VIN News Service Dogs fed jerky-style pet treats labeled as made in the United States are turning up with a rare kidney disease that’s been associated with jerky made in China. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman confirmed… Read more »

First Aid Essentials for Dogs and Cats

If your pet suddenly experienced a medical emergency or needed some quick medical care, here are some basics that will help all pet guardians be prepared to help animals in trouble. 1. Have the right supplies ready: It’s imperative to have certain necessities immediately at hand in case your animal friend suddenly needs your help…. Read more »

Alternative Help for Allergy Dogs

Does Your Dog Only Get Temporary Allergy Relief? Do you want a healthy dog again? When it comes to choosing a veterinarian for your dog’s allergy issues, be sure to ask yourself these critical questions: Has conventional veterinary therapy revolved around suppressing your dog’s symptoms and immune system? Are you frustrated by countless vet visits… Read more »

Poisonous Plants for Cats and Dogs

There are over 700 plants that could kill or injure your dog or cat!  Some could well be growing in your yard right now.  Keep your pet safe from eating poisonous plants inside and outside your home. Start with our list of common dangerous plants. The list included here cannot possibly begin to cover every single poisonous… Read more »

Canine Influenza Virus: Should You Be Worried?

The Canine Influenza vaccine is a relatively new vaccine (approved in 2009) for a disease that has been recognized since 2004. Canine flu appears in most dogs like regular kennel cough. Twenty percent of dogs can be infected with no clinical signs. Five percent mortality has been documented. Dogs do die of this and some… Read more »