2 0 1 0 This page is an introduction to an ongoing series dedicated to the use of herbs for dogs. As a huge believer that much of what we need to heal our body grows from the ground and not in a lab, this series will concentrate on the more natural applications of using […]

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7 0 0 0 Adding to our library of herbs for dogs; in this article we continue with a look at corn silk. Corn silk, unsurprisingly, comes from the corn plant itself and is derived from the “silk” at the top of an ear of corn. You can learn more about how people use it […]

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Safely Using Dandelion For Dogs

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6 0 0 0 As we continue on with our series about using herbal treatments for dogs; we’re taking a close look at dandelion for dogs and the many, many benefits it offers. The dandelion comes from the taraxacum genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Mostly native to North and South America as […]

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Safely Using Chamomile for Dogs

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2 0 1 0 Our ongoing series on herbal remedies for dogs continues with this look at chamomile.  Chamomile comes from the Asteraceae family, which is a large group of flowering plants commonly referred to as the daisy or aster.  Learn more here. The name for chamomile actually comes from the Greek term for “earth […]

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The Danger Surrounding Trifexis for Dogs

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9 1 1 0 In or around November of 2013, a news report in Atlanta revealed that the tick and flea preventative drug Trifexis was linked to dog deaths. Soon, groups on social media sprouted up claiming a link between the drug and more dog deaths. Before long, it had been linked to over 700 […]

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Cayenne for Dogs and How To Use it Safely

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195 1 7 0 Our ongoing series on herbs for dogs comes with this look at cayenne. Cayenne is actually from the nightshade family and is most commonly associated with the spicy cayenne pepper, which itself is named after the city of the same name in French Guiana. There are dozens of varieties of these […]

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The Negative Effects of Steroid Use In Dogs

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6 1 3 0 Steroids are among the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for dogs with inflammation, but the danger and negative effects of steroids are often left on the sidelines. In this article, we’ll present a balanced point of view of steroids for dogs that takes these adverse aspects into account with regards to […]

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Dogs and Sugar: Why You Should Avoid It

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3 1 7 0 The list of foods you should avoid giving to your four-legged friend can seem as long as the list of foods you should and determining the difference between the two can be a confusing maze. I thought I’d zero in on at least one problem food and hope to clear up […]

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Why Dogs Act Hungry All The Time

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8 1 8 0 As much as we may love our dogs, we might also wonder about some of their stranger habits and mannerisms. Among the most commonly questioned of these behaviors is that of “acting hungry,” which tends to happen even after our pooches have been fed particularly big meals. Almost everyone with a […]

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