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Health

Lawn and Garden Chemicals and Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in dogs. It didn’t use to be that way, but with all of the toxins our dogs are exposed to, it’s no wonder. Nearly 50% of pets over the age of 10 will develop some type of cancer, with lymphoma being one of the most common. Lymphoma …

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Health

Nationally Board Certified in Canine Acupressure

Acupressure is one of the most ancient healing arts.  Like acupuncture, which is uses the same pressure points, it is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The primary difference is that acupuncture uses needles to activate the points. There is evidence that shows veterinary acupressure has been used since 2000-3000 BC. In ancient times, eastern cultures would use …

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Recipes

Chicken Stew for Dogs

Who doesn’t love a nice wholesome chicken stew with all the warmth and yumminess that goes with it? Your dog is certainly no exception. I make this stew about once a month and store extra servings in the freezer. I vary the vegetables from time to time, so feel free to make modifications, but this …

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Health

It’s Tick Season!

As temperatures start to warm up in April and May so does the concern for ticks. Anytime it is above freezing, ticks can be active.  They are most active when it’s above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, but they don’t die off in the cold, they are just less active or dormant.  Adult ticks, are about the …

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Recipes

Baking Rainy Day Yin Cookies for Dogs

Rainy days are perfect for making cookies.  These Yin Cookies are super easy to make and are great for warming the body and spirit.  I modified this recipe from one I learned through the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  If you’d like to learn that recipe too, follow this link to my YouTube video. In Traditional Chinese …

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Health, Supplements

Essential supplements for dogs

We all want to provide our dogs with the very best nutrition we can afford. Here are a few supplements for dogs you can add to your pet’s food, regardless if you are feeing dry kibble, canned or raw, to help ensure your dog is getting the nutrition he needs. Probiotics are essential if feeding processed …

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Health

Canine Acupressure Points to Help your Dog

Acupressure has been known to treat over 40 conditions.  It excels at things like rehabilitation, chronic pain, neurological disorders and strengthening the immune system.

In this video I walk you through a few points that you can use at home with your own dog.

https://youtu.be/Ow7WiwoZzZg

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Health

Best Drinking Water for Dogs

Do you give your dog filtered drinking water?  Many pet parents are concerned about the quality of water their dogs are drinking. It’s important to provide your family, including your pets, with the highest quality water you can afford.  Water that is free from pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fluoride and metals is vital for optimal health. In the …

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Health

Dog Jaw Chattering and Dental Health

Have you ever seen your dog’s jaw chatter? It might have happened for a split second when he was super excited for you to throw the ball, or maybe you’ve seen it and brushed it off as just a weird thing he does sometimes but didn’t think it was anything serious. I’m sharing this personal …

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Training

Dog training, it’s not just for puppies!

You’ve made it through puppy training, obedience and your dog might even have a few tricks down pat. Your dog might have even graduated at the top of his class, but sometimes over the years, bad habits slip back in. It’s easy let things slide and not address the behavior issues that have developed. But bad …