Are essential oils actually hurting your dog? How to properly use them

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health2 Comments

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The use and application of essential oils has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity over the last few years. Contrary to their name, essential oils aren’t really oils at all; they’re concentrated plant constituents that contain both medicinal and cosmetic qualities. Transmitted through aromatherapy, these oils have incredible healing and soothing potentials. Since they are plant derivatives, they are a … Read More

How to feed your dog raw when you’re a vegetarian

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  I have a confession to make. Normally, it’s not something I bring up, because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think it’s particularly interesting. It’s also usually not relevant to whatever’s going on. But it’s become relevant in lots of discussions I’ve had lately. So, the confession: I’m a vegetarian. I don’t eat cheese or dairy products either, although … Read More

6 secrets the pet food industry doesn’t want you to know

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, NutritionLeave a Comment

Pet food companies specialize in making their particular product sound like it’s the answer to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and thriving. They use slick pictures and attention-grabbing phrases, and they’ve turned commercial pet food into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, no matter what the brand’s marketing department tells you, processed pet food, from its ingredients (including preservatives) to how … Read More

Making this simple kit could be the difference between life and death for your pet!

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Ah, Southern California. While it’s beautiful here—sunny skies, a great climate, mountains, beaches, and forests—there are some things that aren’t so great. Earthquakes are very common, the heat can be intense (as I type this, it’s 113 degrees outside), and we sometimes get hot, dry, and incredibly powerful winds that can wreak havoc on homes and powerlines. When it comes … Read More

The surprising benefits of green tripe for your dog

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Often, people ask me if there is any particular food I recommend most for species-appropriate raw diets. While I always advocate variety—various protein sources, such as chicken, beef, pork, turkey, sheep, and so on—I do also highly recommend feeding green tripe to carnivore pets regularly. What is green tripe? What is green tripe, you ask? Tripe is another name for … Read More

Dangerous over-vaccination is on the rise: A breeder’s experience

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, NutritionLeave a Comment

The following article was written by an experienced natural rearing (NR) breeder about her experiences with parvovirus (parvo). My hope is that it will show you that there are alternatives to vaccination, even when it comes to diseases that are typically regarded as very serious or even life-threatening. This article reflects Ms. Jamieson’s experiences, but those experiences are representative of … Read More

Hidden dangers of your dog’s water

Kristin ClarkGeneral Health, Nutrition3 Comments

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Clean, pure water: a naturopathic principle of health Naturopathy follows 8 principles of health: proper nutrition; appropriate and adequate exercise; clean, pure water; access to sunshine and (if needed) appropriate supplements; balance and moderation; fresh air; an adequate amount of rest; and trust in the process. Here, we look at the 3rd principle of health: your pet’s need for clean, … Read More