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Antibiotics for pets can carry considerable downsides, so it's worth exploring natural options like herbs, homeopathy and nutritional interventions with a holistic or integrative vet.
Many pet owners know that applying chemical pesticides and fertilizers to lawns can harm their pets, but some “natural” alternatives like vinegar and cocoa mulch can also hurt them.
The CBD market explodes with pet products that treat the same ailments humans use it for, including relief of pain, inflammation and anxiety.
Adorable as new kittens are, they need the right conditions, from bedding to food to scratching surfaces—and a proper introduction to their new home—to thrive.
Because they’re built lower to the ground, our dogs and cats can pick up seasonal allergens on fur from grass, weeds, pollen, lawn chemicals and fleas.
Essential oils can be soothing and healing for dogs and cats but some oils can actually cause harm, so it’s wise to consult expert sources first.
The popular explosion of grain-free dog foods has left vets concerned about food quality and owners worried about possible nutritional outcomes.
Holidays can turn dangerous for pets due to the presence of tinsel that can be swallowed, tree water containing preservatives, and table food that’s toxic to animals—and other hazards.
Massaging helps a dog to breathe more deeply, enjoy better blood and lymphatic circulation, and relax and de-stress, especially during palliative care.
Innovative options now exist that honor a pet’s remains in an earth-friendly, biodegradable fashion using alkaline water, seeded pods or a manmade ocean reef.
If family members love cats but they bring on sneezes and watery eyes for someone, consider simple strategies that make it possible to keep everyone happy.
Like humans, pets can face physical and mental challenges, but fresh approaches are giving our beloved animals fuller, happier days.
Skyrocketing cancer rates among dogs can most likely be traced to GMOs in their pet foods and Roundup toxins sprayed on lawns, say veterinarians and other scientists.
Some towns, hotels, historic sites and eateries greet pets with open arms—valuable information for the 95 percent of us that consider our pets members of the family.
Cats are low-maintenance, health-enhancing roommates; they’re also surprisingly eco-friendly.
Creatures in the wild ranging from microbes to elephants cope with parasites, pests and pain using natural substances; it all suggests why our preserving the natural world is good for us, too.
Dogs, birds, horses and even picky eaters like cats can learn to love sprouts and gain the nutritional wallop they provide.
Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.
Cancer, the leading killer of America’s dogs, can be prevented via strategies that include anti-inflammatory foods, reducing toxin exposure, limiting vaccinations and delaying spaying.
With their ears attuned to different frequencies, horses neigh to Bach, cats groove to New Age, and dogs de-stress to “Greensleeves.”
If the family dog gets up close and personal with a skunk or has other simple emergencies, you can ease the pain with such everyday ingredients as pumpkin, coconut oil, ginger, iodine and apple cider vinegar.
Cats now star in tasks ranging from boosting office morale to providing private security.
High levels of fluoride in processed dog food and in tap water means our pets are being exposed to the risk of multiple health problems.
Like us, dogs have special skills that they use in jobs as diverse as comforting crime victims, greeting art gallery visitors or rescuing drowning people.