Trying to find all of the hidden holiday gems within a blog can be maddening. The holidays drive us crazy enough, so we’re going to spare you further grief by sharing our most popular posts from past holiday seasons. Read more »
Top 15 Natural Foods and Herbs for Breeding Fish ©
Breeding fish can be a rewarding (and sometimes lucrative) hobby for aquarium enthusiasts. Some fish seem born to breed, like many popular Livebearers (Guppies, Mollies, Platies and Swordtails). Others demand certain conditions and specific dietary considerations. Still others won’t breed in captivity at all. Further complicating matters is the vast number of fish species available […]
Silver Sea Salt: Healing Pet & Aquarium Mineral Supplement ©
The homeopathic use of sea salt is making a comeback due to interest and proof at the scientific level, especially in regards to cellular health and internal pH. “Simultaneously present in the mineral, plant, and animal realms, mineral salts are responsible for the transfer of the energy running through all their substances and organisms,” Ann […]
Science Supports Seaweed for Pet Cancer Prevention and Treatment ©
Please note: The following information is intended as a summary of scientific research regarding the treatment and prevention of cancer with seaweed for pets. We despise the practice of exploiting ill pets or people through the offering of “miracle cures”. It isn’t our intent to give anyone false hope, but rather to inform you of […]
Dog Treat Recipe – A to Z Muffins ©
These delicious dog muffins combine apples and zucchini into a nutritious, homemade treat that dogs love. A to Z Muffins © Formulated by AllNaturalPetCare.com In one bowl blend: 4 c flour 1 TBSP baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon In a second bowl blend: 2 3/4 cups water 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 TBSP pure honey (Manuka […]
Calcium Montmorillonite Clay for Pets ©
In this age of chemicals and additives, pollution and sporadic policing of pet food for mycotoxins and other contamination, it is imperative that we use any natural means at our disposal to help our pets defend themselves internally. In the wild, virtually every group of animals instinctively seeks out natural cures and digestive aids that […]
Spark Daily Nutritional Supplement caught my eye when I was searching the Internet for aquarium fish supplements. I quickly decided it wasn’t suitable for fish, but I was impressed by the exceptional quality and their choice of natural ingredients included in it.
Being educated in natural pet care, I’ve spotted many companies trying to take advantage of pet parents who are looking for natural supplements and remedies. The resulting products range from virtually useless for the targeted pet species, to alarmingly dangerous. By contrast, Spark has obviously done some serious research and seem determined to manufacture an excellent product. I decided to purchase a supply for testing. This review is not sponsored by the manufacturer. Read more »
There are several large breeds of domestic cats, including the Maine Coon, American Bobtail, Ragdoll, Ragamuffin, Savanah, Chausie, Siberian Cat, Norwegian Forest Cat, Chausie, Pixie Bob and the Ocicat. There are also very large domestic mixes that may not have a breed name attached to them, but are every bit as large. It stands to reason that the large stature of these friendly giants necessitates a tailored diet that supports a strong skeletal structure and muscular structure.
Large breed cats come with other special dietary considerations as well. They may be prone to joint issues, like Hip Dysplasia, making it important to provide nutritional support for their joints. Pregnant large breed cats need special consideration as they are growing extra large kittens. Large cats seem especially prone to weight issues as well, which may be due to being able to carry a lot of weight before becoming noticeably obese. Their appetite reflects their size and it’s up to their caregivers to ensure they receive high quality nutrition. It’s important to provide food that is low in carbohydrates and saturated fat. Read more »
The fancy fins of domestic fish strains get more elaborate all the time. Bettas, Guppies (and other fancy Livebearers like Hifin & Sailfin Swordtails, Hifin Platies and Sailfin Mollies), fancy Goldfish, Hifin Corydoras, Long-fin Cichlids, Long-fin Plecos, and more fancy fin fish strains can all benefit from extra nutrition focused on fin development and support. Some nutrients, like Carotenoides, also support fin regeneration and healing. There are natural fish food ingredients (or foods that can be fed individually) that offer nutrients to support strong, healthy, and large fins. Read more »
Oh we know costumes are cute on pets, but they aren’t natural and with anything unnatural comes the potential to be dangerous. We suggest avoiding costumes entirely for cats because they’re just too tough to supervise. Try a nice Halloween-theme collar instead. If you decide to buy a Halloween costume for your dog, please read the following safety tips. Read more »
$500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!
We’d love to give you some cash to boost your Fall fun with your pets. We’ve sponsored another giveaway to give you a chance to win $500 cash via PayPal. Read more »
A viral disease, Rabies can infect warm-blooded species resulting in acute brain inflammation and death. September 28th is World Rabies Awareness Day and September is Rabies Awareness Month. It’s all part of an awareness campaign to reinforce the message that rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people needlessly each year, half of which are children under the age of 15. Read more »
Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo) are often thrown out when people clean pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns this time of year. The practice is a huge waste of an item that has proven to be a fantastic source of nutrients and healing properties. Your entire family can benefit from eating pumpkin seeds, including your pets. Positive results have been reported in dogs, cats, horses, some bird species and chickens, fish, and small animals like rabbits and gerbils. Read more »
It should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of natural aquariums. When people think of natural freshwater tanks, they usually think of plants first. However, there are other natural decor options for both freshwater and reef tanks that contribute beautifully to aqua-scapes, including rocks. Read more »
Aloe has become quite popular as humans move towards natural remedies, but is it safe for cats and dogs?
Good news! Aloe vera is one of the safest ‘wonder herbs’ for pets and it has many uses for virtually all of them. Even sensitive pets like cats can safely enjoy its holistic and medicinal benefits.
What can Aloe do for your pet? Read more »