the best natural treatment for a dog with dementia

The Best Natural Treatment For a Dog With Dementia

Ever since Red was diagnosed almost 3 years ago, I’ve learned how many options there are to treat a dog with dementia.

When I first realised my sweet girl had dementia, (yes it was me my vet never mentioned the possibility), I was given a prescription only drug called Selgian, and told there was nothing else to treat her with.… Read full post

massage to naturally improve mobility in senior dogs

How to Naturally Improve Mobility in Senior Dogs

Aging is a fact of life. Our dogs depend on us for affection, training, exercise, and nutrition. As our pets age they require more special attention. You notice your dog taking longer to get up; moving more stiffly and slowly. It seems suddenly your dog doesn’t want to jump up on the bed or take the stairs like they used to when younger.… Read full post

My senior dog Red having acupuncture treatments at her holistic vet in Spain

Are You Interested in the Benefits of Acupuncture In Dogs

If you’ve landed here I guess it’s because you’re interested in learning about the benefits of acupuncture in dogs!!  

Or maybe you didn’t realise acupuncture in dogs was “a thing” and your curiousity was peaked? Whatever brought you here, welcome. 

Of course I was familiar with acupuncture in humans, and I know many people who have derived tremendous benefits from it.… Read full post

Reiki healing for dogs

Reiki Healing For Dogs

As any dog person knows, our canine friends are such beautiful souls and a big part of our life. They’re always there to greet us with wagging tails even if we’ve only been gone a short while! These years of fun and boundless energy are followed by the senior years, when the whole dynamics of caring for a dog can change.… Read full post

allopathic and holistic veterinary care

Allopathic and Holistic Veterinary Care: Is It “Us V. Them” or Can the Twain Ever Meet?

One might assume that since I am a holistic practitioner, I do not endorse allopathic veterinary care.  Remember what our grade-school teachers warned about what happens when we assume, as this is simply not true.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am definitely not a fan of what veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, the founder of the BARF movement, refers to as “Fake Industrial Foods,” which allopathic vet clinics peddle for top dollar as premium quality fare. … Read full post

What-to-Feed-a-Senior-Dog

What to Feed a Senior Dog

I know I say this a lot, but knowing what to feed a senior dog is so confusing!!

I could add it’s confusing no matter what age your dog is. For me it’s because of the amount of conflicting information out there. I finish reading about how good dry food is to help keep teeth clean, when the next article says it’s a myth, and by the way, dry food is nutritionally dead.… Read full post

lumps and bumps in older dogs

Lumps and Bumps in Older Dogs

Lumps and bumps in dogs are not unusual, and most of the time are nothing at all to worry about.

You know when you’re sitting on the couch relaxing, slowly petting your dog and then you feel a lump? You know when your heart skips a beat, you get that nauseous feeling and the word “cancer” fills your every waking moment?… Read full post

Natural Remedies for Seizures in Dogs

Natural Remedies For Seizures in Dogs

Did you know there are natural remedies for seizures in dogs?

I have to say something up front, and yes I know it’s obvious but I’ll say it anyway. Don’t stop giving your dog his medication or add supplements without the advice of a vet or holistic vet.

Now that I got that out of the way…

A little background info

When it comes to my own healthcare I have long preferred a more homeopathic whole person approach, and I am extending that philosophy to the care of my animals as well.… Read full post

Supplements for dogs a whole foods approach

Supplements for Dogs: A Whole Foods Approach

In a perfect world, we would not need supplements.  That said, this is not a perfect world.  Far from it.  No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society:  air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post

the natural path toward a springier step

The Natural Path Toward a Springier Step

As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care.  Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post