Holistic-Integrative Pet Care: The Wave of the Future

Holistic-Integrative Pet Care Tips and Advantages

Holistic veterinary care is in great demand these days. The term “holistic” implies that the entire being; body, mind and spirit, is being addressed. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept stands in direct opposition to the Western reductionist view of life. Modern medicine tends to break systems down into smaller and smaller pieces, reducing them to their basic building blocks to gain an understanding. Often, the modern doctor loses sight of the forest for the trees. Holistic medicine takes many forms, but there are common principles among these various techniques. First of all, health … Continue reading

How to Stop Your Pet from Overeating

Overeating Problems of Your Pets

Just as humans are facing an obesity epidemic like we’ve never seen before, our pets are following in our footsteps and getting larger. But due to their smaller statures, any extra weight on their tiny frames does a lot more harm to their bodies than a few pounds does to us. This extra weight could mean serious health issues and joint problems later down the line. So when it comes to feeding your pet, ensuring that he or she doesn’t eat too much should be a top priority. We’ll show you exactly how to prevent your pet from overeating in today’s … Continue reading

Signs and Causes of Kidney Disease in Your Dog

Kidney Disease in Dogs: How to Prevent and Treat

The kidneys are one of the most important organs in a dog’s body. They filter toxins out of the blood, maintain the body’s blood pressure, and helps produce red blood cells. With these functions it is no wonder why kidney disease can be serious.   What are some causes of kidney disease? There can be many causes of kidney disease in dogs. Here are some of the most common: 1) Toxin Ingestion Toxin ingestion can involve chemicals and even food. Anti-freeze –  many dogs are attracted to anti-freeze because of its sweet taste. Unfortunately, when ingested this chemical causes major changes with the kidneys leading to kidney failure. 2) … Continue reading

3 Must-Know Tips for Fighting a Flea Infestation

Flea on Your Pet Dog and How to Eliminate It

Some sources say that “for every flea that you find in your home, there are statistically about 80 others hidden from your sight.” This means by the time you spot your first flea you may be under a full-on hidden invasion! These minute, pesky biters feast on your pets’ (and family’s!) blood. Once the tiny flea feeds, the darn rascal can live up to a full year without another meal. So you will want to take action to eradicate the flea circus before it sets up camp in big numbers. Below are tips from Vet Organics for controlling a full-out flea infestation: … Continue reading

The Importance of Understanding Your Dog’s Growl

Growl Actions of Dogs and What Does It Mean?

One of the most misunderstood forms of canine communication is your dog’s growl. For a dog, growling is a way that they are able to get across to the people and other animals around them that they are feeling uncomfortable.   A dog cannot turn around and say to you “I don’t like that can you please stop” or “I’m really tired and just want to be left alone” instead he lets you know by growling. The problem is that many people interrupt the dog growling to be an unwanted behaviour and so they start to punish the dog whenever … Continue reading

Healthy Dog Treats Recipe: Carrot and Fig Cakes

Dog Treats Your Pet Dog Will Surely Love

Was that dog treat recalled? Do you want your dog to ingest Ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose or maltodextrose? Trying to stay away from dog treats that have been recalled or have toxic ingredients can be a challenge. Sometimes it is just easier to make your own healthy dog treats. By making dog treats in the comfort of your kitchen, you can ensure quality control. Not only will you be able to purchase organic and even locally sourced ingredients, but you have the opportunity to modify a dog treat recipe to meet the needs of your … Continue reading

4 Signs Your Pup May Have Allergies

Allergies and How to Detect it from your Pet Dog

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies. Whether they are food allergies or seasonal allergies, your pup can experience the same nagging, itching symptoms. However, it can be difficult to recognize these symptoms in your pup. After all, they can’t exactly come out and say that they don’t feel well. So, how do you know if your furbaby is suffering from those nasty allergies? There are a few signs that every dog parent should be aware of. Constant Scratching Just humans experience itchy eyes, if your dog is suffering from an allergic reaction, he might constantly scratch or lick … Continue reading

10 Amazing Benefits of Canine Probiotics

Probiotics: Benefits of Probiotics on Dogs

More and more dog owners are interested in giving their dogs canine probiotics. However, they might not be sure about whether canine probiotics are ultimately going to be right for their dogs. There is a great deal of misinformation about nutrition and health for canines and humans alike, and it can be difficult for anyone who is interested in making the right decisions to arrive at the best possible conclusion. But, the benefits of canine probiotics are clear. Owners may be adding years to the lives of their dogs as a result of giving them probiotics. They will certainly be … Continue reading

Spring Time Has Arrived! Be Aware of the Dangers for Your Pet

Dangers in Toxic Plants and Chemicals: Pet Dogs

Never underestimate all the things your pet can get themselves into during the cooler weather as well as the warmer weather. Spring time is in full force, the weather is sunny and warm, and soon the flowers will start blooming and our grass will come back to life. The smells in the air are refreshing, and the trees are starting to blossom, what more could we ask for? Spring is by far one of the most beautiful seasons there is. But with Spring comes a whole heap of dangers for your pet, so today I am going to share some tips … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Doggy Digestion

Digestion of Food Process for Your Pet Dogs

In our house, the most exciting part of the day for our dogs is when it is time to eat their meals. The jumping, running, and sometimes overboard vocalization is a sure sign that Dad is prepping the fur kids’ food. Have you ever wondered just how the food that your dogs eat is turned into fuel for the body?  Here is a brief explanation of the process of digestion in our dogs: In a dog, the digestive system is shorter than in humans, and for good reason.  A shorter digestive tract will not allow for the formation of bacteria … Continue reading