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 […]

Natural Sunscreen Foods for Dogs (Infographic) ©

Dogs can suffer from sunburns and skin damage just like humans can. Some foods and natural supplements offer properties that help protect your dog (and you) from the sun and its damaging effects. Including more natural sunscreen foods in your dog’s diet is a convenient way to protect them from the merciless rays of Summer.

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 […]

Q&A: The Role of Vitamin B12 in Natural Pet Nutrition ©

We received the following e-mail from Josette Amirault in Quebec, Canada. She has graciously agreed to allow us to publish her question and our answer here. Since Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient in natural pet nutrition, we have provided additional information about its role, natural sources and symptoms of deficiency.

15 Natural Feed Supplements for Birds (Exotic, Poultry, Pigeons, Waterfowl, Etc.) ©

Whether you have a passion for Parrots, take pride in Pigeons or find Chickens charming, your bird will benefit from natural care. Birds in captivity, be it in the home or in backyard coops, need supplements to maintain optimum health and prevent disease. Reliable information regarding the natural supplementation of bird diets is difficult to […]

65+ Plant-Based Sources of Protein / Amino Acids for Pets (With Infographic) ©

Protein (built with amino acids) is important for all pet animal species, including horses, dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, birds, etc.  The skeletal and muscular system, organs, nervous system, glands, immune system, circulatory system, and blood alkalinity, all depend on protein to function.  It is even more critical for breeding, lactating, and growing animals.