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8 ways your dog can save you from negative news

Do you have trouble staying positive during difficult times? These days we are surrounded by a lot of negative messaging, and it's easy to let that get you down. Here are some of my tips for remaining positive, and don't forget to share your tips with me!

Why being weird can be good

Why being weird or different is better than being the same, especially when it comes to your dog's health. Here are some top examples of how the conventional thinking can harm your dog and prevent them from living a happy and long life. 

How to stay positive in difficult times

It appears that coronavirus will become a fact of life. A big part of returning to our normal lives will include living healthier and keeping our immune system stronger. Here are steps for good health and a strengthened immune system.

How to make your and your dog's immune system "Bad Ass"

Most of us have been exposed to panic-inducing information about the virus spread, however, I have noticed the general absence of one piece of information, how to make your immune system stronger and body more resilient. (It will definitely not happen by stockpiling toilet paper!) I have always loved immunology...

The secret to a happy life

The greatest life lesson we learn from our dogs. How our dogs teach us about empathy, connection, caring and compassion.

A new point of view on aging in people and dogs

Is aging a process or a disease? Read on to learn what some experts say, along with a definition of aging and when it truly starts, and receive some health-span extending tips for you and your dog.

Give your life the best shot!

Here are a few videos from my series "Give Your Life the Best Shot", where I discuss holistic, healthy living for humans. If you think that human health and dog health are not interconnected, try watching this video series. 

Make small deposits, and don't bet on winning the lottery

I am writing to you from the plane as I fly back from spending time with my mother, who has been critically ill. I have been pondering life, and wanted to share some thoughts on why setting goals doesn't seem to work. 

Are collars dangerous for dogs?

Traditional dog collars can be incredibly dangerous. Click here to learn more about the dangers of collars and safer alternatives.

Choke, prong and shock collars can irreversibly damage your dog

Learn why collar injuries make dogs sick and what collar alternatives are you can use. 

What is the balloon effect and how can it affect your dog's head

Does your dog have ear problems, nasal or oral tumors, reverse sneezing or an  itchy head or hair loss on their head? Learn how you can address some of these problems and save thousands in vet care costs.

Retractable leash injuries are a serious problem

In my previous articles on the damaging effects of choke, prong or martingale collars, I focused mainly on injuries that I see in dogs that either pull on the leash or are corrected by tugging and jerking on the leash. These dogs often suffer from a variety of conditions including...

My supplements have arrived!

Have you ever wondered what a shipment from my supplement store looks like? You might notice it looks a little different from other packages you receive. There's no plastic bubble wrap, no plastic containers, and no small boxes packed within giant boxes. Instead you get kraft paper, glass bottles, metal...

Are natural dog supplements worth the cost?

Why do my supplements cost a little more than most and how does it benefit you, your dog and the entire world? Find out in this article, where I answer the questions we get from the community.

What flea products are the safest - Orals, spot-ons, or washes?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the damaging effects of conventional flea products. Today, I would like to answer the questions about the methods of flea product administration and its safety. Most people agree that the more natural and non-toxic a flea product is, the better. However, you...

No more guessing about your dog’s diet

Now there is no need to guess if there is something missing in your dogs diet.  The HairQ Test is a highly accurate test for mineral deficiencies, toxins and heavy metals in dogs to finely tune your dog’s diet and supplement schedule.

Is fish oil good for dogs?

Should you feed dogs fish or fish oils? Find out what our HairQ test results have shown and follow my 5 practical steps to a time tested liver cleanse.

What is the correct ratio of calcium and phosphorus for dogs?

Whether you feed your dog a raw diet, or kibble, you'll want to read this important piece on how to ensure that your dog is getting all the essential nutrients they need and in the correct ratio without needing a PhD in nutrition. The principles in this article apply to...

Almost every dog is deficient in essential minerals

The body needs minerals to maintain the right osmotic balance (electrolyte concentration) and constantly regulates water volume to achieve the optimal osmotic pressure of body fluids and good health. When minerals are missing, the kidneys automatically “reduce the water volume” in the body which leads to dehydration, disease and premature...

Four things you need to know about pet food and supplement packaging

Today's topic is close to my heart because it affects the health of your dog, your health and also the health of our planet. Pretty much all supplements you give to our dogs are packaged, and my goal today is to look at each packaging group with a magnifying glass.

Flea products toxicity report and natural flea product breakthrough

Shocking reports of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on conventional topical flea products and info on all-natural flea product for dogs.

How many supplements are too many for your dog?

A complete guide to natural supplements for dogs. Are you confused about which supplements dogs need? Do you find conflicting information? Would you like to know what to give your dog without giving too little or too much?   

What dog supplements are good or bad?

What is humble-bragging and how it can help save you lots of time navigating the mumbo-jumbo jungle of online supplements for dogs?

Synthetic supplements for dogs can cause serious problems

One of the primary causes of disease are nutrient deficiencies, the second one is giving the synthetic supplements. Learn why.

How to make a safe turkey dinner for your dog

When it comes to holidays, it would feel wrong to ignore your dog’s pleading eyes. Who can resist?! Here's a guide to what's good and bad to share with your dog for the holidays. 

Kennel cough in dogs - 10 steps for natural treatment and prevention

Here is what I learned about Kennel Cough in the course of 30 years and why I don't vaccinate Pax against kennel cough.

What is the best time to feed your dog or puppy, and how many times per day?

An area that many dog parents have questions about is how often they should be feeding their pup, and what time of the day is best for feeding. This article will touch upon all the aspects of feeding, the physiological, the emotional, and the practical. I will also address the...

What veggies are good for dogs?

  Wondering what veggies to feed?  Are you confused what veggies are safe to feed and which ones to avoid? This article contains all the essential information.

Is ice cream ok for dogs?

A royal picture is causing an online uproar and has people asking the question - should dogs be given ice cream? Before you deny your dog a lick of a tasty treat read this article!

Is your dog a narcissist or an angel?

I can't help noticing the glaring contrast between the nature of humans and the nature of dogs, who selflessly focus on their people's well-being. I share some ways you can emulate your dog and be more empathetic towards others, and gain a different perspective on shoddy customer service experiences. 

Holistic and natural approach to treating diarrhea in dogs

I find that diarrhea is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed problems in veterinary medicine. The paradox is that the answer is sometimes very simple, but not what one expects.

Are you a trustworthy friend?

A few thoughts on the power we have over our own lives and the choices we make, as well as the importance of trust. In this blog I share my thoughts on these topics and ponder about how we can safely navigate the stormy seas of life.

Why adaptability makes dogs happier than people

One of the driving forces behind progress is our desire for safety, comfort, and physical and emotional well-being, but is it possible to be too comfortable in life? What important life lesson can we learn from our dogs?

Health is like a Jenga tower

Do you ever feel like you would love the whole world to know something because it would make a huge difference in the lives of many? Personally, I wish everyone in the world knew about a few core principles of good health. They are so simple, yet most people do not...

The complete guide to epilepsy (seizures) in dogs - A natural approach to treatment and prevention

If your dog has been diagnosed with epilepsy, it is an upsetting time. This article is designed to bring simplicity and clarity to natural treatment for epilepsy in dogs.

Is NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) safe for dogs?

This article is an overview of the results of a three month clinical trial on whether NMN is safe for dogs and what, benefits it may provide for their health and lifespan.

The universal key to treating almost any disease

People often ask me where they can find help for their sick dogs without spending a fortune on veterinary care. It is true that at a certain point your pup's treatment plan may require specific steps and a unique approach. However, there are certain principles that can be applied to...

The dog rescue world paradox

Are some dog rescue organizations causing an increase in dog homelessness and puppy mills? Read here for more.

Your complete raw feeding travel guide (BARF diet compatible)

If you love to travel and feed your dog raw or cooked food, you don't need to switch your dog's diet when you're on the road. Here’s a complete guide to feeding raw and cooked food while you’re away from home.

Is your dog vomiting? Can you see blood? Is it an emergency?

In this ultimate guide to vomiting in dogs, learn how to tell an emergency from a minor intestinal upset, and what to do if your dog is vomiting. Click here to read this  crucial information to help you keep your dog safe.

Why dogs lick their paws - Natural approach to treatment

Many dogs lick their paws and many of them are misdiagnosed and treated for the wrong problem. Learn what you can do for your dogs and treat him naturally.  All you need is to open your mind to the suggestions in this blog, try them and see...

Why your dog may get seriously injured from pulling too hard

Most people are unaware that leash corrections and choke chains cause a lifetime of problems.. Here are 5 ways to protect your dog from harm. 

Hot spots – Diagnosis and treatment the natural way

You won't believe what could be causing your dog's hot spots! Find out how to check if there is a connection between your dog's spine and skin problems and avoid harmful drugs like antibiotics, antihistamines and steroids which usually unleash the nasty dragon of side-effects.

Dog eye infection: Home remedy & identification of eye discharge

Eye discharges and infections may not be what they appear to be. They usually reflect deeper problem or vaccination damage. Learn how to address eye problems naturally.

How to protect & care for your dog’s liver: Diet, cleanse & more

A proper liver cleanse is an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and long living. It is also a great way to reduce liver enzyme levels in case of liver inflammation (hepatitis). In this article, you will learn all you need to know to take your best friend through...

Anal gland problems in dogs - Natural treatment and prevention

A COMPLETE GUIDE - holistic and natural approach to anal gland problems in dogs - abscess, inflammation, infection and "fishy smell". What is normal and what you need to know to prevent irreversible mistakes.  

9 step natural treatment plan for skin yeast infections in dogs (Malassezia)

Are you spending sleepless nights with your itchy, scratchy, and smelly dog? If your dog has been diagnosed with a skin yeast infection (aka malassezia), read my complete guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dog skin yeast infections, including why the conventional drug and shampoo protocols just don’t...

Why external "perfection" has nothing to do with true health

Are you sometimes unhappy when you look in the mirror? I am but this will not change how I feel about aging, and more. I would love to know what you think.