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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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