Dried calendula flowers and stems in hand crafted blue Japanese mortar

Calendula for your Dog

Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is a wonderful herb that we can use to help our dogs. It’s also one that should be included in your dog’s first aid kit.   Externally, it works great to soothe the skin and heal wounds. In addition to its soothing properties, it is an anti-fungal and antibacterial. It’s …

dried burdock root being strained to make a tincture

Burdock Liver Tonic for Dogs

Burdock is a biennial plant with the scientific name, Arctium. It is native to Europe and Asia, but several varieties have been introduced worldwide. The plant has heart-shaped leaves and purple burrs at the top that have reverse hooks that stick to everything. But the part that we are interested in is the root. Burdock …

American Heartworm Society heartworm infographic

Heartworm and Your Dog

Heartworm is a scary and potentially fatal disease.  Taking it seriously is vital to your dog’s health.  Just about every pet parent knows that heartworm medications are recommended every month, but not everyone follows this recommendation.  The question is, should you? Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos. There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitos.  Seventy or fewer species can …