Posts Tagged ‘animal welfare’

Fighting Black Cat Superstitions with Awareness

Black cat superstitions are thought to have originated with their association with witches, which folklore promotes as able to take the form of black cats and other domesticated animals. Our goal is to debunk black cat superstitions through education and shareable free graphics/memes like the ones below.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Natural Treatment for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) ©

Systematic infection of Feline Corona Virus is the actual cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). Some attribute it to suppression of the immune system (such as vaccines), which facilitates infection from a previously dormant virus. It’s most common in kittens (less than one year old). There is no natural remedy or cure, but you can […]

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 […]

Natural Treatment of Canine Diabetes (With Infographic) ©

Canine Diabetes has become quite common in dogs, especially as they age or if they are overweight. Like humans, dogs can have either Type I or Type II Diabetes. The top cause for Type II Canine Diabetes is obesity, but it can also be caused by genetics, infection, pancreatitis, and medications. NOTE OF CAUTION: A […]

Natural Treatment of Feline Diabetes (With Infographic) ©

Feline Diabetes has become quite common in cats, especially as they age or if they are overweight. Like humans, cats can have either Type I or Type II Diabetes. It is estimated that 50-70% of cats with Diabetes have Type I. The most common cause of Type I Diabetes in cats is amyloidosis. The top […]

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 […]

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