Using Colloidal Silver for Dogs
Unless you are tapped into the holistic health realm, you may not have heard much about colloidal silver. Or, you may know about the uses of colloidal silver for people, but haven’t considered it as a treatment for your pet. Either way, this miracle treatment may seem shrouded in mystery, but it doesn’t have to […]
Can CBD Treat Valley Fever in Dogs?
If you live on the East Coast, chances are you have not heard of Valley Fever (VF). But, for members of our pack in the Southwest, VF is an all-too-common issue for dogs. Valley Fever, whose proper name is coccidioidomycosis,goes by several names, including: “California disease”, “Desert rheumatism”, and “San Joaquin Valley Fever”. Some sources […]
Doggy Ear Infections – Can CBD Help?
Dogs and young kids are alike in many ways. They both fill your heart to the point where you think it might burst, they both make loud noises at inconvenient times, and they both get ear infections a LOT. Your dog’s ear infection can have a few different causes, and discerning the cause is important […]
Essential Oils for Dogs 101
Essential oils have become popular ways of easing into holistic healing. But, as we fill our diffusers with our favorite blends and rub our favorite scents on our hands and spray our laundry, many are wondering how safe essential oils are for pets. Are all essential oils created equally? Although the bottles they come in […]
When Your Cat is More Fat than Fluffy
As my youngest cat, Henri, trundled up to me one Saturday morning, sitting squarely on my chest as I read a book, I realized something: my cat might just be more fat than fluff. But, like most people with cats, I am unsure of his breed, so searching the deep corners of the internet for […]
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow – Blanche’s Separation Anxiety
Blanche, a Shih Tzu, is a sweet, loving dog. Her fluffy face almost always looks like she is in deep, stoic thought — but behind those thoughtful eyes was once a mind filled with anxiety. You see, Blanche’s dad, Hernando Umana, is a Broadway actor. He loves spending time with Blanche, but sometimes he has […]
CBD For Dogs vs. Prescription Drugs
Dog parents want to keep their pups as healthy and happy as any other member of the family. We spend hundreds to thousands per year on vet bills, specialty food and whatever else they need so they can live their best lives too. Part of keeping your pets happy and healthy is to evaluate the […]
Can CBD Oil Help Dogs With Dementia or CCD?
When your dog enters their senior years, you may notice a change in their behaviors. It may be tough to spot at first, but if your senior dog is showing behavioral changes, it may be time to take them to the vet to find out if they have Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD). CCD is also […]
Endocannabinoid System Basics
If you ever took anatomy and physiology, you probably learned about a whole host of systems that mammals have. These systems include the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems, as well as the immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive systems. These systems all work together to send signals throughout the body and to […]
Is Turmeric Safe for Dogs?
When it comes to holistic healing, we are often tempted to head to our nearest all-natural store to look for cure-alls. But, you may already have a key ingredient to give your pet a better life right inside of your spice cabinet: turmeric. You might know turmeric as the yellow color that gives curry its […]