Is Arnica Oil Safe for Dogs?

As essential oils gain popularity, you may begin hearing more and more about arnica oil. Arnica oil, also called Arnica Montana, Wolf’s Bane, Leopard’s Bane, or mountain tobacco, has been used for centuries for its healing properties. But you might be surprised to learn that arnica oil has several benefits for dogs, too.   Before…

Lila the Frenchie’s Allergies

At 3-years-old, Lila the Frenchie is one of the most loving dogs who has ever come through my doors. Lila was suffering from severe allergies, including itchy and irritated skin. Her parents had taken her to a well-meaning veterinarian who had prescribed Apoquel—a common medication given to reduce inflammation and treat allergies and skin issues…

Clara’s Shrinking Tumors

When Clara, a 7-year-old black lab, started coming to Fire Flake Farm for her doggy-vacation, I fell in love with her playful, fun spirit. But Clara was in pain. She had a tumor the size of a grapefruit on her chest, and another the size of a tangerine on her back. Since so much inflammation…

Oh Honey! Is honey safe for dogs?

Oh honey, it’s time we have the talk about the birds and the bees. Specifically, the bees and their honey. Honey is more than just a delicious addition to our diet, and if you are like me, you use it for nearly everything, from soothing a sore throat to preventing seasonal allergies. But you may…

Planning your pet’s vacation

Summer vacations: is there anything better than rewarding yourself and your family with relaxing time away? But if you are a pet parent, taking a vacation might take a little bit of extra planning – especially if you plan on bringing Fido on vacation with you. Traveling with pets can be difficult and stressful for…

CBD Dog Health Anxious Dog

Do dogs suffer from seasonal allergies?

Warm weather and fun is in the air! Unfortunately for many of us who are susceptible to seasonal allergies, so are pollen and mold spores. From mid-February through late April, allergy season is in full force in most areas of the US. We know that seasonal allergens can cause problems for people, but did you…