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There's no doubt that your pet's health and well being is on the top of your list of priorities. Read through the following articles to learn about natural pet products and ways to ensure that your furry friend stays happy and healthy.
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Natural Pet Care Sapulpa OK

Cushing’s disease, a glandular disorder that causes the overproduction of the hormone cortisol and, consequently, obesity, muscle weakness, osteoporosis and other conditions. “Many vets mistake Cushing’s for liver disease,” says Messonnier, “because there are similarities in blood'test results.” He suggested several natural therapies such as a whole-foods diet, a multivitamin supplement, an herbal supplement and a glandular support formula.

Bird Care Sapulpa OK

Feather plucking is often a manifestation of deep'seated emotional issues, so the trick is to get to the core of what’s bothering your feathered friend. Exotic birds like parrots and cockatoos are more prone to nervous plucking than most birds and may respond well to flower essences.

Pet Allergies Treatment Sapulpa OK

Cats and dogs can suffer terribly from allergies. And, just like people, they can react to any number of allergens—including substances in the environment like dust and pollen or foods like corn and wheat. But despite these similarities, allergies manifest quite differently in animals than they do in people.

Dog Osteoarthritis Specialist Sapulpa OK

Osteoarthritis is so common in pets, dogs especially, that you would think it’s an inevitable, natural part of aging. It isn’t. The earlier in the condition you begin treatment the better your pet’s chance of reaping the benefits of two powerhouse nutrients—glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate—that together maintain cartilage structure and prevent damage.

Vitamin B6 for Pets Sapulpa OK

Dogs with this kind of problem respond well to flower essences—tinctures made from the blossoms of flowering plants—or medicinal herbs, both of which can act upon the emotions.

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Acupuncture Treatments for Pets Sapulpa OK

How to help partially paralyzed pets? Depending on the severity of the pain and paralysis, I usually recommend acupuncture treatments one to three times a week. Read on for more information.

Allergy Relief for Pets Sapulpa OK

Many shelter animals suffer from feelings of abandonment. They may even have a history of abuse from their previous family, and these kinds of traumas can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Read on to gain more information on dealing with pet's allergies.

Alternative Pet Care Sapulpa OK

The respiratory system, besides being responsible for taking in life-giving oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide, also rids the body of toxins and metabolic wastes in the form of mucus and phlegm. Pathogenic bacteria and viruses can invade this open environment and cause respiratory infections.

Animal Acupuncture Sapulpa OK

Vets have varying theories as to why acupuncture is so effective for birds. Some believe because birds evolved from reptiles, they are younger and purer than mammals, making them more responsive to acupuncture techniques. Wendy Vere, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London, says birds react quickly to acupuncture because they have a relatively simple organ system and have fewer needling points than featherless patients.

Animal Grooming Sapulpa OK

Oils with omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids work on dogs just like they do on us—by keeping hair healthy and less likely to fall out. The makers of Shed-Stop, an EFA-enriched oil blend, claim their product won’t help seasonal shedding but can reduce light, year-round shedding by 70 percent.

Aquarium Shop Sapulpa OK

More visually appealing than waxy faux flora, live plants help oxygenate tank water and even supply fish with better-balanced diets. But hungry swimmers sometimes chomp entire plants within days, so you may have to test a few types in your tank.

Bird Care Sapulpa OK

Feather plucking is often a manifestation of deep'seated emotional issues, so the trick is to get to the core of what’s bothering your feathered friend. Exotic birds like parrots and cockatoos are more prone to nervous plucking than most birds and may respond well to flower essences.

Bodywork for Pets Sapulpa OK

Whether it's massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, or craniosacral, bodywork helps pets heal—with impressive results. Read on to learn about some of the more tried-and'true modalities, as well as a few new ones on the horizon.

Cancer Prevention for Pets Sapulpa OK

By Donna Kelleher, D.V.M. Q: I know of so many dogs that have died of cancer. What can I do to give mine a good chance of avoiding it? A: Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs, but in my experience, those who are fed homemade, whole-foods diets tend not to get it as often as dogs that eat commercial kibble. We know vegetables are packed with cancer-fighting nutrients that help prevent can...

Cat Bath Wipes Sapulpa OK

How do you give your cat a bath? While few of us are willing to risk life and limb to give our cat a bath, sometimes she needs a little help keeping up appearances. Lend her a hand (without endangering yours) with these convenient tools.

Cat Hairball Remedy Sapulpa OK

Conventional hairball remedies contain petroleum jelly, which lubes up the whole hairy mess and helps it pass through a cat's digestive system. But Osborne says petroleum-based products can keep a cat from absorbing vital nutrients, particularly the fat'soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Cat Litter Box Sapulpa OK

A. First off, don't take itTen percent of cats develop a litter-box problem, and the sooner you address this messy issue the better your chances of resolving it, says Helena Kokes, animal behavior education coordinator at the Denver Dumb Friends League. The bad news? There’s no surefire path to success. personally. Ten percent of cats develop a litter-box problem, and the sooner you address this messy issue the better your chances of resolving it, says Helena Kokes, animal behavior education coordinator at the Denver Dumb Friends League. The bad news? There's no surefire path to success. Start with these simple steps, and if the problem doesn't resolve seek guidance...

Cat Toothache Remedies Sapulpa OK

FDD actually starts in the immune system. Excessive vaccinations and the repeated use of antibiotics weaken a cat's defenses, making fighting bacteria in the mouth and the rest of the body more difficult.

Cat Weight Loss Specialist Sapulpa OK

Like their tubby human counterparts, cats gain weight because of lack of exercise and a poor diet, and those extra pounds can lead to diabetes, liver disease, heart and renal failure, and arthritis.

Dentistry Veterinarians Sapulpa OK

Training your cat to tolerate having his teeth brushed is similar to teaching a dog—but be careful. Even minor cat bites can easily become infected, causing fever and severe illness. If your cat resists having your finger in his mouth, talk to your vet about using brushless dental care products instead.

Dog Care Sapulpa OK

Some dogs need to be given melatonin before they hear the first clap of thunder, which can be hard to predict. But because melatonin has no side effects, a nasty forecast provides reason enough to break out the bottle and ensure that your dog will brave the storm.

Dog Cataract Specialist Sapulpa OK

A multivitamin with vitamin E and A may help. Low levels of E have been associated with cataracts in people, and increasing vitamin A may reverse dry-eye syndrome.

Dog Cushing’s Disease Treatment Sapulpa OK

Technically called hyperadrenocorticism, Cushing's disease causes the adrenal glands to overproduce hormones, particularly corticosteroids, which can cause increased thirst and urination, panting, high blood pressure, and even hair loss. Luckily several natural solutions can help this adrenal disorder.

Dog First Aid Kit Sapulpa OK

Summer has a way of unleashing a dog lover's adventurous nature—lucky for dogs. But runs, hikes, and all-out romps in the wild put your dog at risk for minor mishaps. Fortunately the same first-aid fixes that work for humans also work for dogs.

Dog Heartworm Pills Sapulpa OK

If you live in colder and more arid climates (like Colorado and New Mexico), you have a significantly lower risk and may decide preventative drugs are more trouble than they’re worth. However, if you’re living in 90 percent humidity where temps rarely dip below 32 degrees (think Texas and Florida) or love to spend your summers outdoors, you may want to consider the pills.

Dog Osteoarthritis Specialist Sapulpa OK

Osteoarthritis is so common in pets, dogs especially, that you would think it’s an inevitable, natural part of aging. It isn’t. The earlier in the condition you begin treatment the better your pet’s chance of reaping the benefits of two powerhouse nutrients—glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate—that together maintain cartilage structure and prevent damage.

Feline Leukemia Specialist Sapulpa OK

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) compromises a cat’s immune system, opening the door to conditions ranging from diarrhea, skin infections, and dental disease to leukemia, other cancers, and liver disease. Cats pass the contagion on via bodily fluids such as saliva, urine, or a lactating female’s milk. While science searches for a cure, about 30 percent of exposed animals manage to rally their own defenses to overcome this formidable virus.

Feline Leukemia Treatment Sapulpa OK

The life span of cats with feline leukemia virus is hard to predict—she could live anywhere from a few more months to several more years. So as long as you have her, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep her immune system in good shape.

Fish Tanks Sapulpa OK

An estimated 12 million American families have fish tanks in their homes, but most have no idea that aquariums create an ideal incubator for bacteria, nor do the folks at your pet store, so forgive them for not mentioning the salmonella risk when you pick up your tank and accessories.

Flea and Tick Control Sapulpa OK

If you dog has a serious case of fleas and ticks, you can use chemical medications and insecticides. But do these products help? Or, is there another better way? Read on to find out.

Herbal Ear Rinses for Dogs Sapulpa OK

While floppy ears protect the entrance to the ear canal, they also create a hot, moist environment that’s ideal for yeast or bacteria. If you lift up Clyde’s ear and see dark red or brown crusty stuff around the opening to the ear canal, redness, or swelling, please take him to see his vet as soon as possible.

Holistic Cat Treatments Sapulpa OK

Try Belladonna for a cat with urinary pain or straining, Mercuriusvivus for licking and straining, Nuxvomicaforirritable cats, Pulsatilla for cats that become too quiet, Cantharis for cats with inflamed genitals, and Coccuscacti if the other remedies don't work. Dosage in each case is 30 For subacute cases, where the cat can urinate but not very well, the dose is one or two pellets every four hours for a total of three treatments.

Holistic Dog Behaviorist Sapulpa OK

Besides keeping our pets healthy, burning calories, and increasing muscle tone, daily exercise plays a role in their emotional well-being (read: sanity) as well. Read on for more tips for pet owners.

Holistic Supplements for Dogs Sapulpa OK

Anyone who uses doggie daycare, boards their pup, or has visited their local animal shelter has heard the telltale honking cough of Bordetella bronchiseptica, or kennel cough. Luckily you don’t need a DVM degree to protect your pal from this highly contagious bug—just take the following steps.

Holistic Veterinarian Sapulpa OK

How can you find a decent alternative practitioner for my pet? As you might expect, what you’re looking for is a veterinarian with extensive training and experience in alternative medicine. But it’s not always easy to find such a person.

IBS Treatments for Dogs Sapulpa OK

Perhaps you've noticed your Dexter hasn't had much of an appetite, suffers from diarrhea, constipation, or even vomiting, and has gradually lost weight. These are all possible signs he has IBS, a condition marked by inflammation in the lower intestinal tract (large bowel).

Natural Pet Care Sapulpa OK

Cushing’s disease, a glandular disorder that causes the overproduction of the hormone cortisol and, consequently, obesity, muscle weakness, osteoporosis and other conditions. “Many vets mistake Cushing’s for liver disease,” says Messonnier, “because there are similarities in blood'test results.” He suggested several natural therapies such as a whole-foods diet, a multivitamin supplement, an herbal supplement and a glandular support formula.

Natural Pet Food Sapulpa OK

Most holistic vets agree that raw, fresh foods are best, but if hunting fresh game isn’t on your to'do list, you can cart home the next best thing. Good commercial food does exist, but you have to know what to look for. Ingredients that sound like good sources of meat may actually come from parts from 4D animals—dead, diseased, dying, or disabled.

Natural Spot Removers for Pet Stains Sapulpa OK

Tail between his legs, and shamefully cowering in the corner, your pup’s eyes convey his apologies and embarrassment about his accident. Oops. You give him a reassuring scratch on the head and let him outside while you clean up his mess.

Naturopathic Treatments for Pets Sapulpa OK

If your dog suffers from early heart disease, a homemade whole-foods diet (see next question) can be very helpful, as can various supplements that support the heart and circulatory system.

Organic Dog Products Sapulpa OK

We have a dream: happy dogs frolicking with PVC- and phthalate-free plastic, organic cotton, sustainable hemp, and recycled dog toys. Only a few companies are helping this dream become reality, so we rounded up the best of what the natural world has to offer and then turned the eco'toys over to our four-legged editorial advisors for testing.

Organic Kitty Litter Sapulpa OK

You’ve installed a low-flush toilet in your bathroom and only use recycled toilet paper and eco-friendly cleaners. But is your cat’s bathroom earth-friendly, too? Billions of pounds of conventional clay kitty litter end up in landfills every year.

Pet Allergies Treatment Sapulpa OK

Cats and dogs can suffer terribly from allergies. And, just like people, they can react to any number of allergens—including substances in the environment like dust and pollen or foods like corn and wheat. But despite these similarities, allergies manifest quite differently in animals than they do in people.

Pet Arthritis Specialist Sapulpa OK

You’re wise to avoid the Rimadyl if your dog suffers from arthritis. It’s a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, so it can cause stomach upset and vomiting; long'term use may also be harmful to the liver. Fortunately, there are safe alternatives that offer more than temporary relief.

Pet Diet and Nutrition Sapulpa OK

If you want to know the best diet for keeping an animal fit and healthy, a simple method would be to select an all-natural dog or cat food as a base and then add some superior fresh ingredients of your own.

Pet Ear Infection Treatment Sapulpa OK

Ask a conventional veterinarian what to do about your pet’s ear infection, and you’ll likely learn about antibiotics and other drugs directed specifically at the ear. Naturopathic healing, on the other hand, views ear infections as evidence of an underlying problem and treats them as such.

Pet Flatulence Treatment Sapulpa OK

If your dog has chronic health issues, visit your veterinarian to eliminate possible medical causes. But if your gassy dog is in otherwise good health, Rule says it may be time to look to his diet. Here are a few natural remedies to try if your dog gets into something he shouldn’t or while transitioning to less gassy dinners and treats.

Pet Food Sapulpa OK

When you’re whipping up dinner for your pup, you must first figure out which ingredients to combine. .Dogs are active beings, so in addition to human-grade ingredients, they usually require supplements.

Pet Hospice Care Sapulpa OK

Veterinarians who are willing to work with individual clients to provide pet hospice at home can help train owners to deal with many of the day'to'day tasks that make caring for a dying pet so difficult.

Pet Insurance Sapulpa OK

The number of advanced treatments and therapies for sick pets has grown. The bad? So has the cost of care. More and more pet owners are buying insurance to help defray the expense of catastrophic illnesses like cancer. But is it worth the money?

Pet Lyme Disease Treatment Sapulpa OK

Our sheltie contracted Lyme disease last summer. Antibiotics worked initially but she’s had two relapses. Are there any alternative therapies that might help? While your dog is taking the drugs, give her a probiotic, such as acidophilus or lactobacillus, to keep her intestinal bacteria in balance.

Pet Seizures Specialist Sapulpa OK

For a dog whose seizures happen less than twice a month, it‘s probably okay to hold off on medication and explore some alternatives. Read on for more information on dog's epileptic seizures.

Pet Stress Relief Sapulpa OK

During the holidays when we have lots of people visiting, our dogs and cats both get very anxious. How can you help them stay calm? Read on to find out the solution to make anxious pets calm down.

Veterinary Chiropractor Sapulpa OK

chiropractic can help dogs heal from traumatic injury as well as chronic conditions like back pain, hip dysplasia, and stiffness. If you’ve ever had a chiropractic adjustment, you’re probably wondering, What dog in the world would tolerate that kind of manhandling (in this case, doghandling)? Read on to find out the answer.

Veterinary Clinic Sapulpa OK

What can you do about your cat's failing kidneys? In cats, kidney failure is often less dire than it sounds; many felines with this diagnosis live healthy lives for years, especially if you support them with both natural and conventional therapies.

Veterinary Gastroenterologists Sapulpa OK

If the diarrhea persists longer than 24 hours, and he’s not acting like himself and not interested in eating or drinking, something more serious, such as a parasite, may be to blame. Take his temperature with a digital rectal thermometer—not much fun for you or your pup. Normal dog temp is 101 to 102.5 degrees, so if it’s over 103, seek professional care.

Veterinary Nutritionist Sapulpa OK

You have a cat and you feed it everyday with the food provided by some pet food supplier. But besides the cat foods, what do you know about cat's healthy diet? Here are 5 easy ways to keep kitty healthy.

Veterinary Rheumatology Sapulpa OK

It provides non-weight-bearing exercise and promotes deep relaxation. (Caninewatertherapy.com lists pools nationwide where you and your dog can work with a trained therapist.) But even a gentle swim at the local pond can be good for Vinnie's sore joints as long as the water isn't too cold. But don't overdo it.

Veterinary Toxicology Sapulpa OK

While PBDEs and PFCs have been banned in many parts of Europe, they are still widely used in North America. But Naidenko says she has hope. “Now that we have this information, we can work toward manufacturing reform and better regulation.”

Vitamin B6 for Pets Sapulpa OK

Dogs with this kind of problem respond well to flower essences—tinctures made from the blossoms of flowering plants—or medicinal herbs, both of which can act upon the emotions.