Warning: Halloween Costumes Aren’t Natural for Pets!

Oh we know costumes are cute on pets, but they aren’t natural and with anything unnatural comes potential danger. 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 consider the following pet costume safety tips.

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Holistic vs. Traditional Methods of Puppy Care – Where They Differ ©

By Jane Meggitt

You’ve just brought home a four-legged bundle of joy, and you want the very best for him. Do you follow the traditional puppy care route, or try a more holistic approach? The latter is more work for you, but might contribute to your dog’s overall physical and mental health. Read more »

The Science Behind Herbal Remedies for Pets

By Lan Hoang

Time has proven that the medicinal use of herbal remedies for pets can be safe and effective. Herbal medicines are used worldwide, from the Western culture with the use of healing plants, to acupuncture of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To address any hesitations that pet parents may have, this article will discuss the scientific reasons why herbal medicine works, and whether it is safe and effective for pets. Read more »

Reading the Label: How to Know Your Cat’s Food Really Has Tuna ©

By Stephanie Lynch

The FDA, along with the AAFCO, has put together 4 basic rules for your pet’s food.

If you’re passionate about offering your cat the best food possible, it’s important to know how to read the label properly to make sure your cat is eating healthy. Read more »

Natural Remedies For Your Dog Without Side Effects ©

By Dr. Pippa Elliott BVMS, MRCVS

We all love our pets and just like us, they can experience health problems, injuries, allergies and much more. If your dog is feeling ill, take a look at our list of safe, natural home remedies. You might just find a solution to your problem, with no harmful medications and no vet bills. Read more »

It’s the Dog! Natural Remedies for Dog Odor ©

There are some natural remedies and holistic practices that can help with dog odor. The first step, however, is to identify the issue. Odor can indicate serious illness so a visit to the vet is necessary. Armed with a diagnoses, you may find the following natural treatments and holistic preventatives helpful.  Read more »

30+ Natural Supplements for the Treatment of Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis may attack dogs in their shoulder, elbow/knee, ankle, paws, and frequently in their hips. One in five dogs are diagnosed with arthritis during their lifetime. Read more »

4 Questions About Aquarium Gravel That Will Make Or Break Your Tank ©

By Jacques Bouchard

For a beginning aquarist, choosing the right gravel (substrate) for your tank can seem as simple as choosing your favorite color and running with it. And while the “curb appeal” of an aquarium — its gravel and decorations — are definitely a major part of the hobby’s appeal, there’s a lot your gravel can do for your aquarium’s beauty, as well as the health and behavior of your fish. Read more »

Natural Treatment of Struvite Bladder Stones in Dogs and Cats (Infographic) ©

Struvite bladder stones or crystals (also known as Triple Phosphate) are the most common type of bladder stones seen in dogs and cats. Read more »

5 Common Pet Conditions that DON’T have Natural Remedies ©

There is a lot of natural pet care information online and not all of it is reliable. Many websites tend to get caught up in recommending only natural remedies, without mentioning mainstream Veterinary care or allopathic medication. The fact is, we need synthetic medication. We can tackle some conditions and symptoms naturally, or provide supportive natural treatments like supplements, but often we also need pharmaceutical medication to cure or treat ourselves and our pets. Read more »

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