Healthy Pets

Healthy Pets

Did you know that pets are susceptible to allergies just like humans are? Allergy problems in pets are very common and can be frustrating to treat. Food allergies are on the rise in dogs and cats. Seasonal pollen allergies affect many pets and can cause itchy skin and respiratory problems.…
As a pet owner, have you taken steps to eliminate poisons from your pet’s environment? Are you aware of some of the common pet toxins in your household? Here are some guidelines to help you keep your pets safe from poisonous substances in your home. The following items are the…
Two summers ago, my dad took my siblings and me on a trip to Indiana for a family reunion. Unfortunately, my mom had to stay home to work that week. About halfway through the trip she sent my dad a picture message to show my siblings and me. In the…
Pet food is a controversial topic. Should you feed dry or canned, grocery store brand, holistic, all-natural or raw? Do you listen to your veterinarian, someone at the dog park, a pet store employee or Google reviews? There is no “best” food to feed your pet. A good rule of…
Have you ever seen your veterinarian run her fingers down your cat’s neck and wondered what she was doing? The thyroid glands in animals and humans lie on either side of the trachea, about halfway down the neck. The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine organs in the body…
Much has been written about how stressful the holidays can be for humans. Have you ever considered the risks that the holidays pose for your pets? Many holiday foods, decorations and activities can be harmful for your pets. Take a few precautions to have a safe and healthy holiday season.…
Many of us include our cats and dogs in our holiday and family celebrations. Whether you’re choosing a gift for your own furry family member or for someone else’s, you may be overwhelmed with all the choices of food, treats, toys and accessories. Here are some ideas to help you…
When is the last time you went to the doctor for a health checkup? It can be a hassle to call for an appointment, take time off work, drive to the doctor’s office and wait in the exam room with only old magazines to read. Now think about taking your…
No doubt, you can easily name one hundred things that cause you stress! Have you ever considered the fact that your pets feel stress, too? All too often, people think that pets are happy as long as they are fed. Like humans, pets can actually feel a great deal of…
You first learned about energy in science class when your teacher explained that all matter is made up of jiggly atoms. Attached to this was the well-accepted principle of transferring energy from one form of matter to another. Why, then, is it so difficult to wrap our Western-trained minds around…
Hot breath on your leg, lolling tongue, loud noises and goofy grin: Does this describe your dog when she pants? In the summer heat, you expect your dog to pant after exercise or if your house is rather warm inside. Dogs don’t normally sweat, so the only way they can…
From dogs and cats to rabbits and mice, their behavior tells us they each have their own way of exploring and solving problems. It is an important part of animal caretaking to provide our pets with opportunities to exercise their minds as well as their bodies. An animal companion that…
Cancer.It is one of the most-dreaded diagnoses for people and animals alike. Unfortunately, many people seek holistic treatments for their pets only after their pet has been diagnosed with cancer. The primary goal of holistic veterinary medicine is to keep your pet’s body healthy in order to reduce the likelihood…
Do you wake up to the sound of purring in your ear or a loud meow, and the gentle swat of a paw? About 37 million people in the United States can relate to a hungry cat’s devices to get fed in the morning. As much as we laugh at…
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