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 […]

Q&A – Safe Alternatives to Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or Acetaminophen for Dogs and Cats? ©

One of the most common questions we are asked is regarding the safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) for dogs or cats. Inflammatory conditions like arthritis can cause a lot of pain for pets and desperate pet parents are often tempted to reach into their own medicine cabinet for relief, but are they safe to […]

Dog Treat Recipe – Homemade Joint & Arthritis Supplements

Arthritis is a major concern for aging and large breed dogs and prevention can go a long way.  Pet parents often purchase joint supplements, but they can be expensive and it’s difficult to determine the quality of the ingredients.  Manufactured supplements are also highly processed and are frequently exposed to high temperatures. The good news […]

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, […]

Sea Cucumber for Dogs, Cats, Horses, Fish and Invertebrates ©

There are many species of Sea Cucumber (also known as ‘gamat’, ‘hai shen’, ‘beche-de-mer’, or ‘teripang’) harvested from the ocean floor for food and natural extracts or supplements. The most commonly harvested species are Stichopus herrmanni, Thelenota ananas, Thelenota anax, Holothuria fuscogilva, Holothuria fuscopunctata, Actinopyga mauritiana, Actinopyga caerulea and Bohadschia argus.

Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) for Pets

Green-lipped mussels first caught my eye while researching natural supplements for growing fish to prevent developmental deformities. We began adding it to our house brand fish food a few years ago. We were soon convinced it should be a part of every growing fish’s diet. At some point, I began sprinkling just a bit into my […]