Life’s Never-ending Lessons from Our Companions

February 28, 2023

If we ever think we know all there is to know about our companions and their various personalities, a new lesson will always pop up that we did not expect, even after years and decades of experiences and thinking you’ve seen it all. Sometimes I am equal parts humbled by the new lesson and exhausted […]

Got Fleas? Non-Toxic Solutions – Part 2

August 22, 2009

With all the people that use the spot-on flea products, I find it incredible they cost so much money. It would cost me about $500 per month to use them.

Brush Your Dog’s Teeth with Clay Toothpaste

June 20, 2009

Zion Health, the world’s largest manufacturer of Healing Clay remedies will be distributing ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste to Veterinarians and Pet Stores, offering pet owners a high quality toothpaste consisting of edible clay minerals that help absorb bacteria and prevent cavities.

Got Fleas? Non-Toxic Solutions – Part 1

June 19, 2009

There are plenty of flea control products in the market today, but unknown to majority of pet owners is that most of the products are harmful to both the pet and the people around them. It’s a good thing there are ways to control these pests without poisoning pets, people, plants and environment.

Pawtag: A Pet Tag that Brings Your Pet Home

June 8, 2009

What if you could put a tag on your pet’s collar that would provide the rescuer with access to info 24/7 that would get your pet back home?

Microchipping Your Pet: Do It But Have a Backup Plan

June 5, 2009

Microchip your pet with the chip recommended by your local shelter or veterinarian. Make sure to update your database information if you move. But don’t rely on the microchip as your only method of identification! Should your beloved pet get lost, a collar and tag are still the most reliable way to make sure she gets home again.

What Pet Food Labels Really Say

June 4, 2009

You may find it confusing with all of the choices to select a brand of food that works for your pet. If you understand the pet food labels, you can buy the food that is best for your dog or cat.

Kitty Cat Goes Pew Pew Pew

June 2, 2009

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AquaDent Pet Oral Health Product Contains Deadly Xylitol

June 2, 2009

Many pet owners are aware that the sugar substitute Xylitol, found in many sugar free chewing gums, is toxic to dogs. However few pet owners would think to look for Xylitol listed as an ingredient in a pet oral health product.

A Solution for Mange that Really Works

May 11, 2009

I have a dog that had a terrible case of demodectic mange. He had large bald patches on both sides of his body and his feet were red and inflamed. He itched terribly. We tried Ivermectin at first and it worked, but the suggested dosage is akin to giving your dog a heartworm pill every day. Probably pretty rough on his liver eventually.

Not All Rawhide Chews are Created Equal

May 8, 2009

Rawhide is probably the most popular chew toy purchased for dogs and it comes in every shape, size and color. Unfortunately, some could be dangerous for your pet.

EPA list of spot-on flea and tick treatments under investigation

May 7, 2009

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Beware of spot-on flea treatments

April 21, 2009

As though the spot-on flea treatments don’t cost enough, now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is “intensifying its evaluation of whether further restrictions on the use of these products are necessary to better protect pets.”

Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Footprint

April 20, 2009

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Antibiotics for dogs

December 18, 2008

The goal with antibiotics is to hammer down the infection and not give it a chance to develop resistance before it is wiped out. This means that keeping the dog on the antibiotics long enough is critical. If a dogs starts to look better after a few days, do NOT take it off the drugs!