Posted by Melody McKinnon on March 4th, 2014
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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Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 28th, 2014
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 »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 25th, 2014
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 »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 23rd, 2014
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 Wigmore writes. “It has long been thought that the variety and abundance of the modern diet was enough to prevent any risk of nutrient deficiency. We now know, however, that there is no factual basis for this assumption.”
Homeopathic, natural mineral supplements offer a critical benefit by comparison to synthetic supplements. You can take a synthetic calcium supplement and it will show up in your blood, for example, yet very little (if any) reaches the cellular level. Sea salt so closely mimics an animal’s cellular environment that its nutrients are able to cross the cellular barrier to nurture and protect cells, while also ensuring their optimum function. Healthy cellular function is the very essence of a healthy body and life itself. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 14th, 2014
Today’s guest post covers common dog care mistakes made by pet parents. In the world of natural dog care, we’ve noticed another common mistake: inadequate preventative care. From dental care to natural supplements that prevent arthritis, there are many things we can do to ensure a long, happy life for the dog we love. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 9th, 2014
Incontinence (also known as “leaky bladder” or “dribbling”) is relatively common in dogs and is sometimes seen in cats. Canine and feline incontinence may be caused by a weak bladder sphincter (age, large dog breeds, spaying or multiple pregnancies), inflammatory disease, bladder stones, infection, congenital defect, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, nerve impairment or emotional disorders. Symptoms include involuntary leakage of small amounts of urine during normal activities or while sleeping. The good news is incontinence usually amounts to little more than an annoyance in an otherwise healthy dog or cat. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on February 1st, 2014
Algal growth in the aquarium is a common problem for many hobbyists. As long as the conditions in your tank are right to promote the growth and proliferation of algae, this problem will continue to bug you. Abundant light and nutrients from food that you give your fish on a regular basis as well as waste particles in the tank are ideal in paving the way for algae to proliferate in your tank. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on January 24th, 2014
Seaweed is packed with a wide range of nutrients and countless benefits that extend to virtually all species, including dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish and humans. It’s the superfood that puts other superfoods to shame. If you’re feeding it to your pets, they are very lucky to have such a learned and doting caregiver.
The alarming reports about the contamination of seafood from the Pacific Ocean has also caused a bit of a panic about seaweed. Read more »
Posted by Melody McKinnon on January 12th, 2014
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Posted by Melody McKinnon on January 6th, 2014
Horses are capable of living outside every day of the year, provided that the owner offers the suitable amenities. One of the biggest problems associated with taking care of a horse during the winter is connected to feeding. Many other problems exist but you have to stay focused on this as it is very important. Read more »