April Showers of Cash Could be Yours!

It’s Spring!  A time of renewal, new beginnings, and new STUFF!

We’ve sponsored another fab contest, giving you a chance to win $500 in PayPal cash for some great new stuff for you or your pets.  Maybe matching raincoats! :-)

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Welfare Weekend: 7 Cute Animals with a Mean Bite

Both for the welfare of the animal and our own safety, most of us know we shouldn’t approach a bear or wolf. When it comes to cute animals we see around home, while on vacation, or on the exotic pet market, however, we may be fooled by their cute appearance. Today’s guest author covers seven animals you may be tempted to approach, feed, or keep as a pet, but shouldn’t. Read more »

Dog Breeds Predisposed to Adverse Drug Reactions (Infographic) ©

Natural pet care is often based on simple awareness and prevention.  There has been much talk about vaccine reactions in pets, but there is less awareness regarding the cause of adverse drug reactions.

Researchers at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine have determined there is a gene responsible for adverse reactions to over a dozen drugs often prescribed to dogs, called the multi-drug resistance (MDR1) gene.  Furthermore, there are certain herding breeds that have a higher chance of carrying the MDR1 gene.  Perhaps most alarming is many of the predisposed breeds are common in mixed breeds, such as the German Shepherd and Collie, so their mixed cousins may also carry the gene. Read more »

Natural Pet Food Options: Wellness Pet Food

Natural Pet Food Options - Wellness Pet FoodNatural pet food advocates strongly recommend that we make our own pet food that is appropriate for the species. That option doesn’t always work for pet parents, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to seek out the best “off the shelf” option for their pets that also works with their lifestyle. Wellness Pet Food is a brand recognized for going the extra mile in making processed pet food a healthy, convenient option for pet parents. They offer a range of wet and dry pet food, along with health-focused treats. Their line also includes specialty diets and grain-free options. Read more »

Natural Treatment of Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections ©

Primarily a problem for kittens, cats with low immunity, or cats with a weakened respiratory system, serious upper respiratory tract infections can be caused by several infectious organisms. Infections are caused by contact with an infected cat carrying viral Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus or FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Chlamydia psittaci, Mycoplasma, or Bordetella bacterium.

Symptoms of Feline Upper Respiratory Tract Infections often include eye & nasal discharge that starts clear and becomes increasingly thick from secondary infections, as well as coughing, sneezing, and fever. Kittens usually recover from the infection but may not recover from the cause, as is the case with Feline Herpes Virus. Read more »

Detecting and Treating Canine Mast Cell Tumors

Part of natural pet care is knowing your pet’s normal state, be that behaviour or their natural physical appearance.  This familiarity allows you to spot problems early enough for them to be treatable.  Today’s guest author tells us what to watch for in regards to lumps and bumps, and what to expect if we find one. Read more »

Would $500 Help Your Pet’s Spring Fever?

Are your pets getting SPRING FEVER?

Maybe a shopping spree would help!

We’ve sponsored another giveaway that could add a cool $500 to your PayPal account. Imagine the pet toys you could order with that! Read more »

Natural Horse Treat Recipe: Healthy Warm Mash ©

Warm bran mash has been a treat given to horses for generations. In recent years, equine experts have concluded bran mash isn’t as healthy for horses as was once thought. Many horse owners still enjoy making a warm treat for their horses in the Winter, however, so they continue to feed bran mash. It’s time for a healthier alternative!

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Fans Howling for the 138th Westminster Dog Show

Today’s guest author gives a nod to some of our most loyal readers, show dog parents. We receive frequent questions from this group of dog lovers in regards to natural methods of improving the quality of their dog from the inside out. They use natural supplements that result in stunning coats, bright eyes, and top performance overall. Sometimes we learn as much from them as they do from us. Congratulations to all participants striving to be the best they can be, big or small, pure or mixed breed. Read more »

Tips to Protect your Dog in the Summer Heat

Many “hot dogs” campaigns run during the Summer in North America, but we’ve noticed very little activity when it’s Summer elsewhere (or with consideration to tropical climates).  Today’s guest author is committed to creating awareness of the dangers of Summer heat throughout the year. Read more »

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