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Vitamin D: a required animal supplement

Published on June 18, 2010 By Greg Tilford

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

Published on January 14, 2010 By

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 […]

Milk Thistle Shown to Reduce Chemotherapy Related Liver Toxicity

Published on December 15, 2009 By

A brand new study, funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research, the Tamarind Foundation, and the National Cancer Institute, has just been published that supports what most herbalists have known for quite sometime— milk thistle (Silybum marianum), helps to reduce liver toxicity in patients receiving chemotherapy. The study, which was published on December 14, […]

Herbs for Seasonal Allergies in Pets

Published on May 14, 2009 By

Cedar, an Australian cattle dog has red, runny, eyes. He itches too. Probably because of a sudden rise in mold or pollen, an event that always follows a spring snowmelt. Regardless, he’s suffering, and I need to do something. The cat is sneezing again too— just like she does every spring. Come to think of […]

Herbs for the Anxious Dog or Cat

Published on May 6, 2009 By

WHAT MAKES HERBAL CALMING FORMULAS EFFECTIVE? The efficacy of an herbal calming formula is influenced by several other factors— while quality, composition, and concentration of active ingredients all factor into the equation, we also must consider the physical and behavioral nature of the recipient dog, the causes of his anxiety, and the context in which […]