• Bloat in Dogs. Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

    When it comes to dog issues you should be aware of, bloat is high on the list. Bloat in humans is harmless, but for dogs it can be deadly. Treatment for bloat is needed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you are away from home and your dog breaks into the...
  • Swimming season is here! Here’s some cautions, helpful safety hints, and tips!!!

    Although Labradors are natural swimmers (and the breed I have shown for 20 years)–and I know many of you have many kinds of water dogs–BUT..there are still logical, common sense rules that some people don’t think of when swimming season begins. First of all, if you are in “big...
  • Using Essential Oils with Felines

    Many people ask us if it is safe to use EO’s on cats. Even though some aromatherapists and veterinarians say its fine, I choose to err on the side of safety.  Cats don’t have the same enzymes in their bodies like horses, dogs, or humans, so some EO’s can be...
  • IS IT SAFE TO DIFFUSE OILS AROUND PETS?

    The one time I really tend to wish my pets could talk is when they’re sick–or when they are pacing for no reason–LOL. Pet illnesses can seem so vague sometimes—a little puking here, some lethargy there—and it can be hard to tell the difference between a little under the...
  • NATURAL FLEA CONTROL vs. TOPICAL CHEMICALS

    FLEA AND TICK SEASON IS HEADING INTO ITS APEX   All over the country, fleas & ticks are coming out sooner and staying around longer due to the hot weather. Typically, fleas without hosts are killed off when the weather gets colder, but it didn’t get cold enough in...
  • ARE ESSENTIAL OILS SAFE FOR YOUR DOG?

    Are Essential Oils Safe for Your Dog? You may have heard about the healing properties of essential oils. Could they have similar effects for our dogs? And which ones are safest for our canine family members? Essential oils are extracted from plants and the quality of the oil is...
  • PUPPY BREATH: WHY YOU LOVE IT AND HOW TO PROLONG THE SWEETNESS

    Most people wouldn’t automatically associate dog breath with a great smell, but there are many puppy owners who know and love the scent of sweet puppy breath. I think about half of the people who come to my house to get a puppy pick one up and exclaim, “Ohh…PUPPY...
  • Emotional Support Animals: The new debate

      After a week traipsing in and out of airports and terminals and a cruise ship, I saw more ESA dogs than ever. I’ll be the FIRST person to say I’d love to take my Labrador everywhere (and have!) but my experience stirred up some concerns that I’d like...
  • Aromatherapy: Just nice smelling oils?

    Yes, I have to admit, the first time I heard about essential oils, I thought they were just room fresheners.  Oh, how wrong I was!! Aromatherapy, specifically in this case for pets, refers to the therapeutic use of 100% pure essential oils and hydrosols for holistic treatments of physical and...
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    What Animals Can Tell You About Essential Oils

    An Essential Oil Story That Will Amaze you! Animals can’t lie to you. They have no underlying biases. So when applying essential oils, they either like them or hate them. And you should take this into consideration when applying them…varying the strength to their desires and needs. My favorite...
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