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Pets Love Music: Each Species Grooves to its Own Beat

by Sandra Murphy Just as dogs’ and cats’ noses are more efficient than ours, they also have better hearing, reacting to a broader and higher range of frequencies and vibrations. “We sense our world from where our ears are. Our plane is generally five to six feet high; animals closer …

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DIY First-Aid for Dogs: Eight Natural Home Remedies

by Karen Becker Many pet parents check their cabinets first to treat minor health issues with their canine companion. Three helpful basics are canned, 100 percent pumpkin, povidone iodine antiseptic and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, plus apple cider vinegar, ginger and coconut oil. Constipation, Diarrhea and Other Minor Digestive Issues …

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Fluoride Alert: Excess in Food and Tap Water Harm Pets

by Karen Becker In 2009, an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study found that bone meal and animal byproducts in eight of 10 major national dog food brands contain fluoride in amounts between 1.6 and 2.5 times higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended maximum dose in drinking water. …

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Dogs at Work: Finding the Right Dog for the Job

by Sandra Murphy Every dog needs a meaningful job. Like us, some need help figuring out what they want to be when they grow up; others choose their own specialty. With imagination and experimentation, even a problem pooch can became an unexpected blessing. Comforting Companions A 7-year-old hound and canine-style …

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Dogs Need Detoxing Too: 10 Ways to Detox Your Dog

Natural Detox for Dogs

by Patricia Jordan We know that mercury is bad for people. John Moore, a prominent 20th-century mercury and dental health researcher, regarded mercury as a ubiquitous contaminant of everything from plastics to concrete and medicine. But what about your dog? Pets also routinely encounter mercury and other toxic metals like …

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Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain: Six Remedies for Pet Relief

Homeopathy for Pets

by Shawn Messonnier Joint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and normal wear and tear in joints. Conventional therapies include steroids, non-steroidal medications, analgesic medications to control pain and surgery, when …

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Decoding Dog Body Talk: Three Signals of Anxiety

by Susan Briggs Family dogs frequently accompany us on errands and outings away from their familiar home environment and we want them to enjoy these expeditions, so understanding their view of the world is important. To a dog, every experience is either familiar or unfamiliar. The first time they encounter …

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Enzyme Therapy for Pets: A Key to Good Health

Enzyme Therapy For Pets

by Shawn Messonnier Enzymes are among the most commonly used supplements for cats and dogs because they are widely beneficial. They support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption, as well as reduce inflammation and boost overall wellness. A nutrition school adage states, “If you have a question on your exam …

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Hot Days Are Hard on Pets

How to Prevent, Detect and Treat Heatstroke by Shawn Messonnier As outdoor temperatures heat up, pets may suffer from the effects of increased ambient temperatures. While problems such as squamous cell carcinoma and moist dermatitis (skin hot spots) increase along with temperatures and amount of sun exposure, the most serious …

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Mission: Animal Rescue

Big and Small, They Need Our Help by Sandra Murphy Every creature in the animal kingdom has an essential purpose, yet through human interference, animal life overall has become so imbalanced as to signal a tipping point for Earth. Extreme care for the rapidly growing population of a relative handful …

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