Posts Tagged ‘natural remedy’

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 and Support of Autoimmune Diseases in Pets ©

There are several autoimmune diseases that dogs, cats or horses may suffer from, including Autoimmune Hemolytic Anema, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypothyroidism, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Pemphigus, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Degenerative Myelopathy, and Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia. Depending on the condition and species, you may be able to use herbs, natural dietary support, and lifestyle changes to help manage the autoimmune […]

Welfare Weekend: West Nile Virus Information and Natural Prevention for Pets ©

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a warning to pet parents about the West Nile Virus, on the heels of a similar warning for humans. Record-breaking cases in the US and Canada have prompted the warning. Like humans, pets may contract the West Nile Virus from a mosquito bite. Ticks are currently […]

Naturally Protect Pets from Radiation and Other Product Contaminants ©

Petco’s recent recall of stainless steel bowls has demonstrated just how easily our pets (and humans) can be exposed to radioactive materials, heavy metals, chemicals and other contaminants without our being aware of it. Many of these contaminants can remain in the body and build up with repeated exposure, leading to future health issues. Others […]

Easy Natural Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Cats ©

Since posting our recipe for a natural toothpaste for dogs, we’ve been asked many times if it’s safe for cats.  Cats are highly sensitive to essential oils, so we don’t recommend that our dog toothpaste recipe be used on felines.  However, we do have an easy alternative! Edible Calcium Montmorillonite Clay is an effective, soothing […]

Is Pennyroyal Safe for Pets? ©

With the movement towards more natural pet care comes the belief that natural treatments are safer than synthetic chemical treatments. While that’s often the case, there are some natural treatments that may contain unsafe ingredients. We have seen several natural flea and tick treatments (and recipes for natural flea treatments) containing herbs and essential oils […]

5 Easy Herbs to Grow for your Pet ©

Gardening season has arrived!  It’s time to plan and plant our herbal gardens and we can include some premium supplements for pets.  Dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, ferrets, rabbits, small rodents, reptiles and fish can all benefit from suitable fresh herbs for nutrition, immunity, and healing.  Nothing could be more natural – animals have instinctively […]

Alfalfa as a Natural Ingredient or Supplement for Pets ©

As legend has it, the discovery of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) was, in fact, pet related. Centuries ago, an Arabian horse owner was struck by increased performance and energy levels in his horses when he fed them alfalfa. Today, alfalfa is a common food, ingredient and supplement for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, horses, cows and goats, […]

Easy Essential Oil Recipe for Dog Nausea and Vomiting ©

Please note:  While occasional nausea and vomiting isn’t usually a concern, we do suggest a consultation with your veterinarian for repeated or chronic vomiting, and before the use of essential oils with pre-existing conditions. Essential oils have been used successfully as a natural treatment for people and pets for many years. This easy essential oil […]

Natural Pet Protection from Aflatoxin (and other Toxins) with Montmorillonite Clay ©

Pet food recalls due to elevated aflatoxin levels have increased recently, causing great concern to pet parents.  The concern is warranted. A 2012 study at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine reported a mortality rate of 68% of dogs who ingested tainted commercial dog food.  Contamination has all but wiped out some fish farms.  We […]

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