• Is your Dog always LICKING?

    Is Your dog Always Licking? (A recent study has show that ELS (Excessive licking of surfaces) is a telltale sign of gut disease in dogs.) If your dog seems obsessed with licking objects…and themselves, they could have ELS, which is usually accompanied with inflamed skin, hot spots, and or...
  • Side effects of Corticosteroids in dogs and cats (and alternatives)

    Corticosteroids are among the most commonly prescribed medications in veterinary medicine. But they are also the most abused and misused. Many pet parents are tired of the serious side effects and are saying, “Enough! There must be a better way!” Why are they dangerous? These stress hormones replace what...
  • The Tale of the Shampoo Caper!

    So…here’s a funny story. I had a bottle of the All-Natural Pet Shampoo in the shower last week, and since my husband is blind without his reading glasses, he began to use it on his hair. I remember exclaiming one particular day, “Wow, I smell essential oils, what are...
  • Why Is My Dog So Gassy?

    Which Is Worse… The Offensive Odor or the Underlying Condition? Here’s some helpful definitions before we begin with this subject: Flatulence is the excessive formation of gases in the stomach and small intestine. Flatusis is gas expelled through the anus. Street name: Farting. “If your dog has flatulence, it means...
  • How Can Essential Oil Blends and a Proper Diet Help My Pet?

    GREAT QUESTION!  And as I find myself answering questions about this topic, all day, by email, Facebook, and our “contact us” form on this site, I find myself not just saying, “there’s and oil for that!” at every turn. And that’s because I will approach each individual pet’s needs...
  • How Can I Treat and Prevent Heartworm Naturally?

    Almost every day I get asked the question of whether you can use something natural to treat and prevent Heartworm in pets. The Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth For Dogs Diatomaceous Earth is a dirt cheap way to control external and internal parasites in your dog.Diatomaceous Earth is a non-toxic,...
  • Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

      The obvious reason dogs obsessively lick their paws is because they itch. Nine times out of ten, the itching is caused by allergies (food or skin/environmental). Many times, allergies in dogs cause an inflammatory response in their skin. Because paws have a special kind of skin and more...
  • How Do I Get Rid of Stinky Dog Breath?

    I have just recently experienced this myself with a new terrier that I just got from my show handler. His breath could about “kill” you! What I’ve learned about teeth, tarter, and bad breath over the past 30 years is that: Click here to learn more about feeding a...
  • What Causes Flaky Skin and Coat?

      Just as cold weather and indoor heating can make human hair and skin feel excessively dry, they can have the same effect on your pet’s skin and coat as well. The good news is there are things you can do to maintain your pet’s coat in good condition...
  • What Causes Crusty and Stinky Dog Ears?

    It started 20 years ago with a sweet little Beagle named Tina. She had those long, cute, floppy, velvety soft ears. But along with that came constant: *Shaking of her head *digging at her ears *me cleaning them, her crying as I did *red, inflammation *crusty pieces of ear...