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Category: Health

fit

Get Your Dog Fit!

Exercise doesn’t just keep your dog healthy and fit and extend his lifespan. It also reduces anxiety, builds confidence, provides an...

yeast infection

Treating Your Dog’s Yeast Infection

When I think of yeast infections in dogs, I get a mental picture of an itchy pooch with a red rash or smelly ears. It’s an all too common...

stomach

Soothe Your Dog’s Stomach

Most dogs surrendered to shelters or taken in by rescues have some physical and emotional baggage. Stomach issues are often part of this...

canine lice

Lice Prevention On Your Dog

Lice aren’t just a human problem. There’s a canine variety that can also plague your pooch. Like fleas, these flat, gray, wingless...

acupressure for new dog

Acupressure for your new dog

Miles looked so pathetic in his cage at the shelter that Sandy just had to take him home. The 11-year-old dachshund’s coat was a powdery...

mosquitoes and dogs

Handling Mosquitoes on Animals

Few things are more irritating than the whine of a mosquito around your head. These insects are more than annoying, however. They can carry...

leafy green vegetables for dogs

Green vegetables for your animal’s health

Don’t scold your dog or cat for nibbling your house plants – she’s telling you something! Many animals are deficient in the nutrients...

cocoa mulch toxin to dogs

The Dangers of Cocoa Mulch

Melissa has a young Lab pup. She adopted him after her former dog, a collie named Tabitha, died a sudden and tragic death. Melissa had...

treating heartworm in dogs

Treating Your Dog’s Heartworm Naturally

Margaret was shocked when her golden retriever Rudy was diagnosed with heartworm. “I didn’t think it would be a problem we’d ever...

cataracts in dogs

Preventing Cataracts In Dogs

Have you ever looked into an older animal’s eyes and seen a strange milky color there? It probably means he has cataracts. A cataract is...

hip issues in dogs

Understanding Legg-Calves Perthes Disease In Dogs

It was only a slight limp, a muscle strain I thought. But Digger soon began carrying his back right leg and crying out in pain with the...

integrative veterinary care for your pet

Integrative veterinary care for your animal

When it comes to veterinary care, there are a growing number of options available. Some people choose to go completely holistic. Others...

lifespan

Increase your dog’s lifespan with holistic & conventional medicine

Even if our dogs live into their teens, it never seems long enough from our perspective. Increasing the longevity of our canine companions...

flower essences

Flower essences for hypersensitivity in dogs

“We have a 12-year-old pit bull and our veterinarian said you might be able to help,” Marcie anxiously told me. “Kelly gets really...

boost your dog's immunity

Boost your dog’s immunity with AHCC

Every day, your animal is bombarded by chemicals, toxins and stresses that compromise his immunity. And with each passing year, his immune...

veterinary world

What’s new in the veterinary world

Next time you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian, you might be surprised at some of the medical options he or she can offer you. Just...

DNA tests

DNA Tests for Your Dog

Krista loves Tobias, her energetic and sometimes rambunctious two-year-old shelter dog, but often wonders what mix of breeds he is. “He...

dog fitness

The Latest in Canine Fitness

Denise was concerned about her best friend, Jack. Because of recent surgery on her knee, she’d been unable to take him for walks and...

Chinese herbs for canine arthritis

Canine Arthritis Aided With Chinese Herbs

Lily was trained for agility work. “She was my performance pooch, and also herded my sheep,” says Certified Pet Dog Trainer Jan Blue....

acupressure for active dogs

Acupressure for Active Dogs

Active dogs are happy dogs – they’re doing what comes naturally to them. When dogs get plenty of exercise, they’re physically healthy...

dog's dental health

Why Your Dog’s Dental Health Is So Important

What’s the most common infectious condition in dogs and cats? Hint: It can be prevented by keeping up with their dental health. If you...

food for dog's dental health

Foods for your dog’s dental health

Maggie was just shy of her 13th birthday when she walked into our home and straight into our hearts. She was a much loved dog, but her...

fitness

Fitness with your dog

You’re a couch potato and you readily admit it. Sure, you have a gym membership, but you can’t remember the last time you used it....

hormone deficiency

Does your dog have a hormone deficiency?

Does your dog have a hormonal deficiency? You probably already know that canines can suffer from hormone imbalances of the thyroid gland,...

keeping your dog cool in the heat

Keeping Your Dog Cool & Comfortable In The Heat

We may love the heat, but it’s hard on our canine companions. Whether you live in Arizona or Alaska, your dog is affected by rising...

dog dehydration

Preventing Dehydration In Dogs

Fun in the sun with your four-legged friend is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But it can be a recipe for disaster if you’re...

picky dog

Feeding Your Picky Dog

When Rusty was a puppy, he was far from picky when it came to eating. He’d leap in the air as Jay approached him with a bowl of food....

weight issues in dogs

Manage Your Dog’s Weight Without Pills

Weight is a major health concern in dogs. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are our canine companions. Approximately 20% to...

holistic medicine for pets

Proof of holistic success for dogs

Where’s the evidence it works?” Fans of a strictly conventional approach to medicine often ask this question in an attempt to shut down...

valley fever in dogs

All About Dogs With Valley Fever

In 2006, my dogs Shadow, Dasher and I moved from Maryland to southern California for a year. During our six-day drive across the country,...

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