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 […]

Natural Fish Foods and Supplements for Fancy Fins ©

The fancy fins of domestic fish strains get more elaborate all the time.  Bettas, Guppies (and other fancy Livebearers like Hifin & Sailfin Swordtails, Hifin Platies and Sailfin Mollies), fancy Goldfish, Hifin Corydoras, Long-fin Cichlids, Long-fin Plecos, and more fancy fin fish strains can all benefit from extra nutrition focused on fin development and support. […]

The Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Pets

Pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo) are often thrown out when people clean pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns this time of year. The practice is a huge waste of an item that has proven to be a fantastic source of nutrients and healing properties. Your entire family can benefit from eating fresh (unsalted) pumpkin seeds, including your pets in […]

Ringworm: Natural Prevention and Treatment (With Poultice Recipe)

Ringworm (Microsporum canis) is a contagious, parasitic fungal infection of the skin and hair follicles. It may infect a number of species, including dogs, cats, horses, cattle and humans. While any animal can become infected, it’s an opportunistic infection that often ravages an already diseased pet or those that are immuno-compromised.