Archive for the ‘Animal Welfare’ Category

The Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Pets

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia or Melaleuca leucadendron oil) has become quite common in households, either in its pure form or in products. It offers a host of antimicrobial benefits (primarily due to Terpunen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol and linalool constituants), which has made it popular for everything from minor injuries to acne.

Common Diffuser Essential Oils that may be Toxic to Dogs, Cats, Birds & Other Pets ©

Due to recent viral social media posts, many pet parents are wondering, “Are essential oils used in diffusers toxic to pets?” The answer is complicated by the varying tolerance levels of each species or breed. Some essential oils are toxic to all pets, or only some dog breeds, or species such as cats, rabbits, birds, […]

Natural Remedies for Depressed Dogs

By Mark Fendelman Dog depression is as real and painful as human depression. Maybe you haven’t heard about it before, but this condition can severely damage your dog’s health and spirit. If you love your pet and care for their well-being, you should definitely learn more about it. We will provide you a series of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: Embracing the Wild in your Dog

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: All Premium Themes | Thanks to wordpress themes free, Best Free WordPress Themes and Free WordPress Themes