Healthy Pets

Healthy Pets

According to the ASPCA, about 5 to 7 million companion animals enter shelters nation wide each year. Of the millions of animals that enter shelters, 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized. A great number of cats in shelters are elderly, and while many people go…
If you thought that being eco-friendly was reserved solely for the two-legged animals on the planet, then think again. One of the newer trends in the green movement is thinking green for pets as well. Americans spend $36 billion on pampered pets each year, according to MSN Money. These days,…
Most people know that obesity is a problem for the human race, but what about our pets? Recent research indicates at least 40 percent of the American pet population is overweight. Dogs and cats could be following the poor exercise and eating habits of their owners. Obesity is just as…
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reports a trend in dogs that have ingested grapes or raisins. Almost all of them develop acute renal failure (ARF). The source of the fruits did not seem to matter (whether store-bought or home-grown), and…
The hot new health food is coconut oil. Avoided for years after developing a bad reputation as a saturated fat, the health benefits have now been discovered. As a staple of tropical cuisines, Pacific Islanders do not have heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other illnesses that modern American people and…
We try to focus on the reasons we choose to carry certain pet foods in our store, however, it is important to know what goes on in the pet food industry, and why the foods that are convincingly advertised are not available in our store. Misleading labels will lead you…
Crystal healing is an effective and ancient healing art that animals connect to even better than humans do. As an animal caregiver, crystal healing allows us to take an active role in our companion’s health, knowing we can do no harm. Crystals have powerful energy, yet they are safe and…
"Monotony is not only boring it is also dangerous. Cats that eat only tuna and dogs that eat only one kind of meat eventually suffer serious health problems. So do pets that eat the same processed food at every meal." — "The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care" by CJ Puotinen…
Keep a pad protectant on hand for cracked noses and paws. An example of one such product is called Bow WOW Butter Balm For Pets. Dry indoor heat can also dry out your pet’s skin. Extra fish oil or coconut oil will help. An oatmeal and aloe vera bath may…
To the millions of pet owners across the globe, pets are more than just furry friends around the house. Pets put many people in a good mood and can also make for a valuable addition to families with children, instilling a sense of responsibility in kids they might otherwise never…
Animals experience nervousness, emotional stress, anxiety and terror just like their human companions. Anxiety affects behavior like barking, pacing, hiding or gnawing, but also puts stress on the immune system causing health problems as well. Herbs can be very beneficial as a natural calmer because they are mild, effective and…
The biggest key to flea and tick prevention (and to your dog’s overall health) is good nutrition. A healthy diet of fresh foods (not processed kibble or canned foods) will do a lot to keep pests away. The commonly used chemical-based products in over-the-counter and veterinary-prescribed flea and tick collars,…
Hemp is grown naturally, with no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides, and only requires one quarter the amount of water per acre compared to cotton. One of the strongest natural fibers, hemp is a 100 percent sustainable and biodegradable crop. It yields twice as much fiber as cotton per acre. Hemp…
Raindrop therapy is my first choice to use with any pet that is having any type of medical issues. Raindrop is a protocol done with therapeutic essential oils, applied in a specific order. Before we discuss the benefits of Raindrop technique, you need to understand the properties and benefits of…
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