Married with Children…and a New Pet

Married with Children…and a New Pet

There’s a lot to consider regarding bringing a new (or first) pet into your household. Should you get one? What kind should you get? And what else should you know? I want to tackle all of these “NEW PET” questions right here and now: First, you have to realize that...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Coconut Oil

Special Ingredient Saturday – Coconut Oil

Studies have shown that consuming coconut oil can help humans resist viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Coconut oil also contains medium chain triglyceride fats, which have been shown to aid the liver in the efficient burning of energy. While little to no...

My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What Should I Do?

My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What Should I Do?

This is a question I get a lot. Sometimes, people want a holistic treatment they can do themselves. Other times, they just can’t get in to see me for a couple days, and want to give little Fido some relief. First, make sure the ear is not bleeding. If it is, your...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Eggshell Calcium

Special Ingredient Saturday – Eggshell Calcium

Calcium aids in maintaining bone and teeth health. Studies have shown that calcium prevents some types of cancer and reduces obesity. Human studies have shown an increase of bone mass density and a reduction of arthritis pain from the use of eggshell calcium.

What is That Smell?

What is That Smell?

There are many smells pet owners deal in their pets. There's bad breath which might indicate a rotten tooth, upset stomach, or in some cases even be associated with pancreatitis. There are smells that come out of the backend, sometimes related to gas, recently emptied...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Spinach

Special Ingredient Saturday – Spinach

Spinach is full of vitamins and minerals, containing numerous phytonutrients and at least fourteen different flavonoids. Various studies have shown that eating spinach can reduce cancer risk and also leads to the reduction of the cell division of cancer cells. Spinach...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Mackerel

Special Ingredient Saturday – Mackerel

Similar to sardines, mackerel is a great protein source providing a significant variety of vitamins, minerals, and healthy omega-3 Fatty acids. Mackerel with bone provides a good source of calcium.

Special Ingredient Saturday – Black and Red Beans

Black and red beans are an excellent source of folate, fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and Vitamin B1 (thiamin). Black and red beans are also an excellent source of the trace mineral molybdenum, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites (a type of...

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