Archive for the 'Herbs and Supplements ' Category

Darwins Review: Fresh Food, Raw Diets & Green Tripe

Darwins Review: Fresh Food, Raw Diets & Green Tripe

*this is beef vs. Green Tripe but the packaging is the same… Green Tripe or “Super Food” for the Caplan Trio (#sponsored) We serve Darwin’s fresh food twice a day. We rotate between beef, chicken and turkey. Today we tried Green...

Read more...

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Lessons I’ve Learned…

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Lessons I’ve Learned…

Discomfort? Eating a lot in large amounts? Just like the taste? Most vets I’ve asked about eating grass – say generally speaking it’s OK if our dogs eat a little but grass. Today on a hike, Walter couldn’t get enough...

Read more...

Natural Remedies for Dog Emergencies: The Two D’s

Natural Remedies for Dog Emergencies: The Two D’s

Did Shermie get into something he shouldn’t of?  Natural remedies for diarrhea – be prepared for an emergency Since April is Pet First Aid Month, I wanted to continue posts on this topic. Dehydration and Diarrhea go hand in hand....

Read more...

Herb Review: Passion Flower for Anxiety (new series)

Herb Review: Passion Flower for Anxiety (new series)

Herbs for Anxiety: Try Passion Flower First, I preface this entire article with this – please schedule a consult with a holistic Veterinarian before you give your dog or animal herbs of any kind. There can be “drug” interactions so...

Read more...

Essential Fatty Acids: Many Benefits

Essential Fatty Acids: Many Benefits

PetCo blog on healthy coats. Infographic.  Adult dogs need two essential fatty acids: Omega-three and omega-six fatty acids. This infographic looks at the role of essential fatty acids in skin and coat health. I’m a big fan of using Salmon oil...

Read more...

Itch Relief: Shampoo Reviews

Itch Relief: Shampoo Reviews

Dr. Shawn’s Shampoo Review: Before Whole Dog Journal called this brand out as a top pick I had used the Itch Relief shampoo on Shermie. It’s one of the BEST shampoo brands I’ve stumbled across and it’s all natural ingredients....

Read more...

Dog anxiety: do herbs help?

Dog anxiety: do herbs help?

Shermie has been given herbs for his anxiety for over a month and they’re working. Our holistic vet, Dr. Becky Jester, recommended adding some herbs into his daily routine to address some anxiety he’s having – mainly around Bruiser, our...

Read more...

Herbs for dogs: Milk Thistle, Peppermint, Lavendar?

Herbs for dogs: Milk Thistle, Peppermint, Lavendar?

Don’t shy away from using herbs -embrace them. “Healing with Flower Essences” in a recent issue of The Whole Dog Journal talks about the Bach Flower Essences (remedies) which I’ve used for emergencies and stress with all three of my...

Read more...

Skin care: grateful for healthy, shiny coats

Hi all -short post as I’m watching the Oscars which I love to do every year. I wanted to make a comment about what I think really helps make all three dog’s coats looks shiny and healthy. From time to...

Read more...

Flower Essences: flowers as a healing method?

I’ve been using flower essences for years. I started reading a book called “Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats” by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM and since writing all over the book and placing sticky notes throughout it I’ve seen first hand...

Read more...