Mange (demodicosis) is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by various types of the Demodex mite. When the number of mites inhabiting the hair follicles and skin of the dog become exorbitant, it can lead to skin lesions, genetic disorders, problems...
First discovered in Mexico, the Chihuahua is best known for being the smallest dog breed in the world. Extremely loyal to its owner, the breed has recently become a popular culture icon in the United States, most notably Paris Hilton's Chihuahua, Tinkerbell.
Like buying candy for kids, we often think snacks that have been specially packaged for pets are the best treats in the world. Why would they want anything other than a tasty treat? But, a lot of those packaged pet snacks and treats are the equivalent...
Most owners will have to deal with an arthritic pet at some point in their lives. Our ability to manage the pain of arthritis is much better than it used to be, but monitoring response to treatment is still frustrating. Dr. Jennifer Coates discusses some...
The use of poisons as a way to eliminate a rodent infestation is an ongoing concern for pet owners, but cats are especially at risk of an accidental and possibly fatal ingestion. Whether in the home or at a boarding facility, the use of potentially lethal pest control methods is a seriously safety consideration for the wellbeing of the pet. However, there are greener alternatives. READ MORE
Just because you’re driving around Nissan Leaf that gets 100 miles per charge, or have an organic garden in your backyard and solar panels on your roof doesn’t mean you should stop exploring more ways to reduce your carbon footprint. READ MORE
Whether you have a large yard space or a small windowsill, you can grow a healing garden for your cat or dog. Most of these plants are simple to grow and inexpensive to boot. Even better, many double as home remedies for you and your family. READ MORE
Like their owners, a pet’s health can also benefit by eating healthier foods and finding the right medical care when it is needed. However, this medical care need not always be traditional in nature. READ MORE
More people are turning to natural remedies for both themselves and their pets. While nothing can replace the expertise of your local vet, there are many natural remedies to combat common cat ailments. READ MORE
DID YOU KNOW ?
You can reduce your cat’s carbon footprint.
There are environmentally friendly cat litters.
Pet toys can be recycled and reused.
You can make your own cat food at home from locally produced ingredients.
Pet waste can be disposed of in an eco-friendly way.