Feeding raw meat to pets like cats and dogs is considered by many to be the ultimate biologically appropriate, primal diet. Unfortunately, DIY raw feeding can be messy and time consuming. Combine that with the challenge of providing a balanced diet, and many pet parents give up on raw pet food altogether.
Archive for the ‘Holistic Pet Care’ Category
The heartbreaking part of having a dog is their relatively short lifespan. Life expectancy for dogs has improved with diet and care standards, but the time to say goodbye still comes all too soon. Dr. Kelly M. Cassidy, a Biologist who compiles scientific data about the lifespan of dogs, has concluded that canine longevity varies […]
Grooming is such an important part of the natural health and wellbeing of pets. It’s also part of a regular routine for pet parents, be it at a professional groomer’s or a quick rinse after a fun time in the mud. Most of us can’t run to a professional groomer every time our pet gets […]
Hairballs (Trichobezoars) are a problem for many cats, especially if they have long hair. We expected to see some hairballs when we adopted our Maine Coon, Athena. The breed has fur that gradually lengthens from the top to the bottom of their body. They even have tufts of fur between the pads of their feet […]
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.
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.
Struvite bladder stones or crystals (also known as Triple Phosphate) are the most common type of bladder stones seen in dogs and cats.
The natural pet supplement market has become flooded with products promising amazing health benefits. Trying to research and choose between them can be an overwhelming experience for loving pet parents. It is always our goal to guide and educate caregivers, which inspired this listing of the best natural pet supplements of 2016. Our choice of […]
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.
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, […]