Top Natural Remedies for Dog and Cat Allergies ©

Top Natural Remedies for Dog and Cat Allergies

Allergies are one of the most upsetting conditions for pet parents to see in their dog or cat. The suffering that can be involved leaves us desperately seeking relief on their behalf. It is our sincere hope that this comprehensive guide to the natural treatment of allergies in dogs and cats will offer some relief to suffering pets and their caregivers. Read more »

Book Review: Embracing the Wild in your Dog

The author of Embracing the Wild in your Dog, Bryan Bailey, approached us for a review of this book. Since we’re all about natural pet care, we agreed that it would be a good fit. Read more »

The Benefits of Krill for Pets (Infographic) ©

Krill is available in several forms for our pets, including frozen, various grades of meal, whole freeze-dried, flaked/ground freeze-dried and oil extracts. These can be used as ingredients in homemade pet food and treats recipes, or mixed with commercial food as a supplement. It is most commonly used as a natural pet supplement for dogs, cats, aquarium fish and some bird species. Read more »

Green Tea For Pets (Infographic) ©

Green Tea may benefit pets as much as it is believed to benefit humans. It can be used as a supplement for healthy dogs, cats, horses, and even aquarium fish. Green Tea is readily available, but it’s very important to be sure it’s of high quality and organic if you want maximum benefits for yourself and your pets.

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Natural Ways to Keep Aquariums Cool (With Infographic) ©

Most pet fish can handle temperature spikes just like they would in the wild. Even cold water fish (like Goldfish) can cope with elevated temperatures temporarily. Other fish are more sensitive to change and require temperature stability, such as many marine fish and some fresh water Goodeid species.

Any fish will be stressed to some point by significant increases in fish tank temperature, be it from the lower dissolved oxygen, increased rate of waste decomposition, or metabolic changes.  The more healthy your fish is to begin with, the better they will cope with any stressful situation, including temperature fluctuations.  Keeping the environment clean and feeding a natural diet (live, freeze-dried, frozen and Bottom Bites dehydrated fish food) is the basis of a strong, healthy fish.

Following are 8 tips for keeping your aquarium cool as the temperatures rise this Summer: Read more »

Top 5 Sources of Antioxidants for Cats & Other Carnivores (With Infographic) ©

Antioxidants have proven to be effective for both prevention and treatment of many feline diseases, including those involving the eyes, skin, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. Diseases like cancer, diabetes,  immune disorders and allergies have also been prevented and treated naturally using antioxidants for cats. Additionally, the cells are nurtured with antioxidants, protecting them from the effects of aging, toxins and more.

The main obstacle interfering with the benefits of antioxidants is the simple fact that cats are carnivores. They don’t want to eat blueberries or leafy greens and even if they did, they’re not equipped to digest them properly. If they can’t digest them, they won’t enjoy the benefits of eating them. Read more »

Natural Treatment and Prevention of Liver Disease in Dogs ©

Most people know that a dog’s liver is responsible for removing toxins, but it also assists in blood clotting, storage of iron and fat-soluble vitamins, hormone breakdown, blood sugar stabilization, energy storage and processing, bacteria filtration and proper digestion. “Liver Disease” can actually describe a number of conditions in dogs, all of which affect the liver. Dogs have either acute or chronic liver disease. Some dog breeds may be prone to liver diseases like chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver, including American Cocker Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Dobermans, West Highland White Terriers, and Bedlington Terriers. The wonderful news is it can usually be prevented or managed with natural “remedies” for liver disease. Read more »

Natural Treatment for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) ©

Systematic infection of Feline Corona Virus is the actual cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). Some attribute it to suppression of the immune system (such as vaccines), which facilitates infection from a previously dormant virus. It’s most common in kittens (less than one year old). There is no natural remedy or cure, but you can use natural treatments to improve the cat’s symptoms in some cases, as well as to prevent viral infections and avoid it entirely. Read more »

World Mycotoxin Threat Report Released (Infographic)

Biomin has released their 2014 World Mycotoxin Report and it isn’t pretty. Read more »

Naturally Add Green Color to St. Patrick’s Pet Treats ©

Pet parents often make their own pet food & pet treats because they want to control the ingredients. Eliminating chemicals like dyes is a priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create naturally colorful treats for your pet. What’s more, you can seriously boost the nutritional content of your treats while you’re at it!

You can purchase natural food dyesnatural food dye pets derived from plant sources quite easily these days. Processing limits the nutritional value of natural food coloring, however, so you may want to try using whole foods instead.

Add Natural Green Coloring to your Favorite Pet Treat Recipe Read more »

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