Posts Tagged ‘pet safety’

Protect Your Pets From the West Nile Virus Naturally

  Like humans, pets may contract the West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite. Ticks are currently being studied as carriers, and may be infectious (at least to birds). Animals that eat live food, like hunting cats, may contract the virus through their prey. We’ve provided species-specific details for you below. If you suspect your […]

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 Ways to Keep Aquariums Cool (With Infographic) ©

Most pet fish can handle temperature spikes just like they would in the wild. Even cold water fish (like Goldfish) can cope with elevated temperatures temporarily. Other fish are more sensitive to change and require temperature stability, such as many marine fish and some fresh water Goodeid species. Any fish will be stressed to some […]

World Mycotoxin Threat Report Released (Infographic)

Biomin has released their 2014 World Mycotoxin Report and it isn’t pretty.

The Natural Care of African Serval Cats ©

This post was inspired by Samson, a domestically-bred African Serval that was killed by a truck after roaming freely on Vancouver Island, Canada. While I don’t know the circumstances behind his escape, it is apparent that some education of pet parents about exotic cats is in order. For starters, they must be harnessed or in […]

Our Most Popular Holiday Season Posts

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.

Welfare Weekend: World Rabies Awareness Day

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 […]

Dangerous Natural Tick Remedies (Infographic)

Some of the natural tick products and recommendations out there are nothing short of alarming.  Companies and individuals aren’t doing their homework before selling or recommending products containing natural ingredients that can harm or even kill some animals.  Many assume if they’re safe for humans they must be safe for animals.  Others research the functionality […]

How to Safely Dehydrate Meat Pet Treats ©

Virtually all pets love treats, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, rabbits and other small animals.  With all of the recalls and warnings about deadly pet treats, many pet parents are going the DIY route. While making natural homemade pet food and treats is the ultimate goal for most, we still lead busy lives and are […]

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 […]

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