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Natural Pets TV, episode 2

Posted by on July 14, 2016 at 10:49 am

Join me, Greg Tilford and Heidi Nevala for Natural Pets TV – Episode 2 – Preventing and Confronting Chronic Illness in Animals, using herbs, diet and other natural modalities,  where we discuss concepts of the human-animal relationship, and how our behaviors affect their health.  In this episode I voice my perspectives on exogenous chemicals in the environment […]

Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in ‘mysterious outbreak’, FDA says

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Dear Readers…  The following article, which was published by Fox News last October,  should serve as a strong reminder of how important it is to take  your companion animal’s diet into your own hands.  While its likely that foul play and greed will be found  at the root of this terrible crisis, waving an accusatory […]

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 […]

Update on Fish Oil and Fish Meal from the Gulf

Posted by on July 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm

A new article posted at PetFoodConnection.com reports that Menhaden fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico are doing well despite the BP oil spill disaster, and analysis of the fish has not revealed any significant toxicity issues associated with this horrible event. This is very good news… even though the Menhaden oil that Animal Essentials  […]

Airline Dog Deaths: Short-Faced Dogs More Prone to Dying

Posted by on July 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

From the Wall Street Journal… During the past five years, 122 dogs have died while traveling as cargo aboard airline flights, and the Department of Transportation has a theory: “short-faced’’ dog breeds like pugs and bulldogs are more at risk. About half of the dog deaths airlines reported are short-faced breeds, including English bulldog, pug, […]

Vitamin D: a required animal supplement

Posted by on June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

For a long time scientists and pet care experts thought that  animals  could get all of the vitamin D they need from a combination of healthy food and sunlight— and that the only real need for supplemental vitamin D came with old age.  Well, we were wrong.  It turns out that  all dogs and cats […]

Genetically Modified Corn Causes Organ Damage

Posted by on January 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Virtually anyone who pursues an interest in natural health has heard of controversies surrounding genetically modified foods. Two of the big questions of this topic:   When the molecular structure of a food source has been altered through genetic manipulation, will the body still metabolize it the same way when consumed?  And, if not, what […]

Herbs for Pets 2nd Edition Released!

Posted by on May 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm

<>The long awaited second edition of Herbs for Pets , by author/herbalists Gregory L. Tilford and Mary L. Wulff has just been released from Bowtie Press… FINALLY! For the past decade, Herbs for Pets has been an indispensable resource for anyone who owns or cares for companion animals. Written by two of the world’s most […]

States Clamp Down on Dog Breeding and Selling Facilities

Posted by on May 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Some state governments are working to enact strict laws that will require dog breeders and retailers to maintain clean, humane shelter for the pooches thet are sellng.  In Montana, legislation has been introduced (HB 548) that would regulate pet stores and dog breeders and require the state to conduct regular, unannounced inspections of those facilities.   If adopted, the new rules would would […]