DIY Natural Shaker Supplements for Homemade Pet Food

Making your own natural pet food and treats is worth the effort, but I’m always looking for ways to make the process easier. A time-consuming aspect of the homemade pet diet is measuring out individual supplements. While some require precise doses, most of the food-based supplements do not.  This makes them perfect for mixing up […]

Using Nutritive Herbs for Pet Dietary Supplements (with Recipe) ©

Supplements derived from whole foods offer benefits that synthetic supplements do not. Synthetic vitamins and minerals are fractions. They’re one part of a group of compounds that make up a whole nutrient. These compounds may influence each other or work together in ways we don’t yet understand. Nutrients derived from fresh, whole foods offer a […]

Pet Treat Recipe: Super-Greens Muffins for Dogs and Horses ©

This is a time of year when fresh, organic vegetables are plentiful and often on sale. There is an abundance of green, leafy vegetables at our disposal and their benefits to dogs and horses are many. They’re packed with nutrients, including Vitamins A, C and K, iron, folic acid, manganese, magnesium, calcium, glucosinolates and phytochemicals.

Natural Sources of Electrolytes for Pets + Treat Recipe ©

Ionic solutions called electrolytes are essential for nerve and muscle function, and to maintain fluid and acid-base balance.  Electrolytes can conduct electrical impulses when dissolved in body fluids.  The electrolytes sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, chloride, calcium, and phosphates are at risk of depletion when animals and humans are dehydrated.

Book Review: My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook!

I’ve always loved community cookbooks because the contributors share their very best recipes.  They’re the most used cookbooks in my collection, worn and stained with splatters of fudge and other goodies that almost invariably turn out well.  That’s why I was so happy to hear that John Bigley and Paris Permenter of DogTipper.com were calling […]

Dog Food Recipe – Healthy Digestion Pumpkin Meatloaf ©

A healthy digestive system can benefit your dog in many ways. It improves nutrient uptake and utilization, ensures optimal immune function, prevents disease, treats bad breath, and prevents digestive upset such as vomiting or loose stools. The following holistic dog food recipe is formulated to improve and nurture a healthy canine gastrointestinal (GI) tract.