Would your senior dog benefit from New Zealand green lipped mussels

Would Your Senior Dog Benefit From Green Lipped Mussels?

Are green lipped mussels the next “great thing” for our senior dogs? Let’s take a look and see!

What are they and are they really green?

Green lipped mussels (or GLM) are a type of mussel found only in New Zealand, and the shell is rimmed in green.

Benefits   Natural inflammatory Reduces pain Protects joints Boosts the immune system Strengthens bones Helps in repair of cartilage Preventative What makes green lipped mussels so powerful?… Read full post
ThunderShirt for dogs product review

ThunderShirt for Dogs – Product Review

Does any of this sound familiar?

Your senior dog has dementia and can’t stop circling or pacing You are about to start campaigning for a ban on fireworks The sound of rumblings in the sky sends you into a panic Your dog is left out of family fun days because he can’t handle a car ride It’s a wrestling match trying to take him or her to the vet Your dog is destroying your home when left alone You can’t find the “off” switch when he starts to bark Don’t worry because help is finally here!… Read full post
Through a Dog's Ear Product Review

Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion – Review

Through a Dog’s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion Review

The CD called Through a Dog’s Ear is incredible, and it helped me during some rough times. If, like me, you have a dog suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction (doggy dementia), your dog gets extremely stressed during thunderstorms, he’s cowering under the bed every time fireworks go off, or he’s suffering from separation anxiety, you’re going to want to read this review.… Read full post

everything you need to know about bone broth for dogs

Everything You Need to Know About Bone Broth For Dogs

credit: Jennifer Lee Allen

Have you heard the talk about bone broth for dogs? I feel like it’s been popping up everywhere lately, yet it’s been around forever. I must admit I didn’t know much about it, having never researched it as a possible nutrition source for any of my dogs.… Read full post

how to treat arthritis pain in dogs naturally

How to Treat Arthritis Pain in Dogs Naturally

If your pup is on more drugs than you’re happy with, let’s take a look at how to treat arthritis pain in dogs naturally.

Don’t get me wrong – I do believe there is a need for drugs in the treatment of our animals, and I am sure Red wouldn’t be here without them, but personally I like to include natural options when I can. … Read full post

the best natural treatment for a dog with dementia

The Best Natural Treatment For a Dog With Dementia

Ever since Red was diagnosed 2 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