Archive For The “Health” Category

UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

by Amy Shojai Acupuncture for pets is considered a holistic therapy but has become a mainstay of many traditional veterinary practices. Therapies similar to acupuncture may have arisen 7000 years ago in India, and have been used for at least 3000 years in China. Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin, and is a bioenergetic therapy based…

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Going RAW: Frozen vs. Freeze Dried

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Going RAW: Frozen vs. Freeze Dried

by Amy Henderson When it comes to feeding your pets a raw food diet, there are options to what type of food you can purchase. Two of these options include frozen raw food and freeze dried raw food. While frozen raw food is been available for quite some time, freeze dried is still relatively new….

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

by Mary Oquendo So, you want to groom your own cat. As a professional holistic cat groomer, I take a different approach to cat grooming. One that takes into consideration the physical and mental well-being of cats. Not every cat is a candidate for grooming. They must be fit and healthy. Factors to consider include: •…

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How a Soft and Tender Massage May Help Any Dog

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How a Soft and Tender Massage May Help Any Dog

by Marsha Converse To many of us, there is no animal in our culture that lends itself to so much love as our faithful dogs, they are an extension of ourselves.  Just like their human companions, dogs experience stress, muscle tension, and behavior issues.  The side-effects can be exhibited physically or emotionally. Everyday touch can bring…

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During the Winter-Less Stress For You!

Tis the season of celebration! As the holidays are a joyous time to gather around with loved ones, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure your furry family member will be comfortable and safe. Whether you are staying at home or traveling, there are many things that can be harmful to your pup or even…

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

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Senior Moments: Keeping Your Old Dog Warm in the Cold

by Hindy Pearson Red, my sweet old dog, the love of my life, really feels the cold. I was living in Florida volunteering at a shelter when I found my little sweetheart. Shelter staff guestimated her age at 8 years old, and I can only assume she spent her life in Florida. Being a Chihuahua/Min…

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Dogs Who Hate Grooming: My New Puppy

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Dogs Who Hate Grooming: My New Puppy

Get Your Dog Used to Being Groomed at an Early Age by Guzal Arslanova I received a call the other day from a friend of mine who was very concerned about her dog. She sounded very worried. She said that her dog was absolutely terrified when it came to grooming. She could not understand why. She…

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Your Cranky Cat May Have IBS: Get the Poop on IBS

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Your Cranky Cat May Have IBS:  Get the Poop on IBS

by Annie Anderson If your feline has been showing continuous signs of symptoms such as diarrhea, accompanied by occasional vomiting and/or bloating, chances are that he is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that is characterized by discomfort and inflammation of a cat’s bowels, but it is not linked…

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Treat Your Dog to a Day or Two at a Spa!

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Treat Your Dog to a Day or Two at a Spa!

Your dog will thank you! by Guzal Arslanova We are happy to see our dogs greeting us at the door with wagging tails when we come home after a long exhausting day. Our hearts melt when they look at us with their innocent puppy eyes. They bring us so much joy and unconditional love. We miss…

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Feline Diabetes Is Not a Death Sentence: help is available

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Feline Diabetes Is Not a Death Sentence: help is available

by Janea Kelley When I adopted my cat, Belladonna, I knew she had diabetes. That made it easier for me to learn what I need to do to keep her healthy and be emotionally and financially prepared to take care of her special needs. However, a lot of people find out their cat is diabetic…

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