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Garlic….Is it Safe for your Pets?

Posted by on June 20, 2016 at 3:46 pm

June 20, 2016 The issue of garlic toxicity has become a recurrent topic of discussion in the animal supplements industry— mainly because most of what is stated in the toxicology/poison center databases (including ASPCA and others) , none of which include discussions of inappropriate dosing or what constitutes misuse.  This, coupled with the fact that the FDA […]

How to Cure a Cat’s Anxiety

Posted by on August 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

There is more than one way to tame a housecat.  Those who follow this blog may be already aware that the use of herbal calming formulas may work to temporarily take the edge off of the fidgety feline (see “Herbs for the Anxious Dog or Cat”, May, 2009).   But there are other options too, especially if something […]

Cat Domestication Traced to Chinese Farmers 5,300 Years Ago… Who Says Cats aren’t Man’s Best Friend?

Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Dec. 16, 2013  Science Daily— Five-thousand years before it was immortalized in a British nursery rhyme, the cat that caught the rat that ate the malt was doing just fine living alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, a forthcoming study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed. “At […]

Probiotics & Prebiotics: Demystifying the Difference

Posted by on July 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

There is alot of  buzz these days about the benefits of feeding probiotics and prebiotics as part of a healthy diet.  In my opinion both are mandatory components of digestive health.  Dogs & cats that receive these supplements at each meal will almost certainly benefits from multiple benefits— many of which are visible after only […]

Profile of an Integrative Veterinarian

Posted by on March 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

From the March, 2011 Issue of Veterinary Practice News… Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, has been a proponent of natural animal care and a professional acquaintance of mine for many years.  An article by Patricia Rodriguez in this months issue of Veterinary Practice News traces his path into the world of natural and alternative veterinary medicine.  […]

Natural Therapies for sebaceous adenomas

Posted by on January 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

One of the most common skin issues we see in dogs these days are sebaceous adenomas, tumors of the sebaceous glands that present themselves as elevated, nodular masses that typically range in size between that of a pea and a large marble.  These tumors are most prevalent in dogs that are over 7 years of […]

Study Links Pesticides to ADHD; May be Linked to Hyperactivity and Cognitive Deficits in Animals

Posted by on May 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics substantiates what many holistic minded animal lovers already suspect:  pesticides pose a real and present danger to our children and our pets.  Meanwhile, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a published its updated Dirty Dozen list of 12 fruits and vegetables highest in pesticide residue. Celery, peaches, […]