The Gut Benefits of Doggie Probiotics

What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are good bacteria needed for a healthy digestive system. There are many different strands of probiotics, such as blautia, clostridium lactobacillus, bactericides, prevotella, and bifidobacterium. Not only are these bacteria needed for the digestive system, they also fend off bad bacteria. The digestive system of our dogs need probiotics as much […]

Seasonal Dog Sensitivities

Warmer temperatures during the spring, summer, and fall often result in seasonal sensitivities for many. Dogs, like their owners, can also suffer during these times of the year. Common seasonal sensitivities include: pollens grasses weeds molds fungi saliva from fleas What Causes a Sensitivity? A sensitivity is caused by a response from the immune system. […]

Understanding a Cat’s Urogenital System

Have you ever had your cat treated for a urinary tract infection? You see your pet climbing in and out of the litter box, meowing (or Meow-HOWL-ing) and trying to urinate or urinating frequently. Now, if YOU have ever had a UTI, you KNOW that does not feel good. The urogenital system is a common […]

Toxoplasmosis: Is this Nasty Parasite Affecting Your Cat’s Health?

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is quite common, affecting cats, humans, and many warm-blooded animals. Toxoplasmosis in Cats Cats acquire Toxoplasmosis through the ingestion of prey or raw meat that is infected. The parasite gets released into the digestive system, reproduces, and new eggs are made. The cat then […]

Natural Support for Pets Suffering from a Tick-Borne Illness

Are you watching your pet struggle with Lyme disease or some other type of tick-borne illness? It is difficult to see our pets suffer, especially when they cannot speak for themselves. Click here to read about prevention and signs of tick-borne illnesses. Read below to learn about natural remedies for tick-borne illnesses. Natural Remedies Reduce Inflammation: Glucosamine […]

Lyme Disease: How It Can Impact the Health of Your Pet

Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria, borrelia, which is transmitted to a person or animal by a tick bite. The deer tick, also known as the black legged tick, is the carrier of this bacteria, but not all deer ticks are infected. Deer ticks are most commonly found on deer and small rodents. Having these […]

Cat Seizures and What to Do

A seizure can be a scary event for those who witness a loved one experiencing one. Just like humans, our feline companions can also experience them too. A cat will typically experience their first seizure between the ages of one to four and have them throughout their life. However, occasionally an older cat may have […]

What is Equine Colic? What Can You Do?

Equine colic is a disorder of the digestive system, that when gone unnoticed, can lead to surgery or even cause death for horses. Colic means “abdominal pain”, but for horse this pain can be very severe and should not be ignored. While colic refers to the abdomen, for horses, it is more so related to […]

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Hookworm in Dogs and What You Can Do

What is Hookworm? Hookworms are small, thin parasitic worms that are less than one inch long. They primarily affect the intestines by attaching to the intestinal wall with their hook-like teeth. They feed on their hosts blood and tissue, moving from one place to another and leaving small ulcers where they were attached. There are […]