The heartworm scare - we've all been there because they are scary. It is scary to know they can kill our dogs. Years ago when I worked in veterinary medicine as a tech, I saw many dogs have to be treated for heartworm which was rather awful as we used arsenic to kill the heartworms... Continue Reading →
Conventional pest control is a common practice among pet owners these days. After all, we've been taught to be afraid, be very afraid of the wicked diseases and pestilence they bring. Yes, I know about Lyme's disease among other things and I am not discounting that but we have been looking at this all wrong... Continue Reading →
This is not going to be a lengthy post in spite of the heavy duty toxins commonly known as vaccines, flea-tick pesticides and antibiotics - what people often want to think of as medicine but are anything but that in reality.
I'm not sure how many times I or rather "Shadrach" has posted here about using these "flea treatments" but I hope eventually the saturation on this subject makes a dent in thinking about these products as "protective" or "preventive". Let me start by sharing this article on a leading flea "treatment" product (treatment being a... Continue Reading →
The following report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an in depth report on the high levels of toxic industrial chemicals that are now commonly found in dogs and cats: High Levels of Toxic Industrial Chemicals Contaminate Cats And Dogs "This study is the most comprehensive investigation of the chemical body burden of companion... Continue Reading →
My dog Shadrach and I were fortunate to have been asked to participate in an online interview with Sue at the Puppy Dog Place which is a website that is a fun and informative guide to raising happy, healthy puppies. Sue asked some pretty comprehensive and tough questions. We hope you enjoy the interview and... Continue Reading →
For the Love and Health of Your Dog ©by Kim Bloomer, VND Grooming is more than just to beautify your dog, it's for the love and health of your dog Grooming your dog can often seem like a perpetual, ongoing chore. I know I'm guilty of occasionally thinking "time to groom the dog" doldrums. If... Continue Reading →
photo by Illona Haus © by Dr. Kim Bloomer Just as for human health, what we feed our dogs will determine if they will be healthy or diseased. It is up to us to not only know the difference in the myriad of choices on the market today but what we should avoid. Also understanding... Continue Reading →