The Heartworm Scare

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 →

Pest Control: Poisoning our pets through conventional “prevention” methods

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 →

Vaccines, Flea-Tick Pesticides, and Antibiotics

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.

Using non-toxic household, yard and personal care products

This is such an important topic but not one many people take seriously because they don't seem to believe that it has much to do with their overall long-term health and certainly not their pets' health either...but nothing could be further from the truth! Right now here in NM we are having a harsh drought... Continue Reading →

It’s a Jungle Out Here!

Our new little brindle Great Dane puppy, Meshach has arrived! He came to us on Sunday morning, August 7th. He has been naturally reared and is off to a great start as a result. As summer winds down, the bugs are preparing for their own winter survival so they ramp up their efforts at this... Continue Reading →

A Flea Product and Skin Disease

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 →

Animal Scents Shampoo – The Natural Alternative to Toxic Pet Shampoos

Recently the FDA warned pet owners of a particular brand of pet shampoo that has the potential to cause asthma attacks in the humans who bathe their dogs using this shampoo. This post explains a bit further: FDA Warns Pet Owners of Pet Shampoo. Of course I wonder if it is so toxic to people... Continue Reading →

Battling Fleas, Ticks, & Mosquitoes: Pet Health Care or Billion Dollar Pet Industry?

By Drs. Kim Bloomer & Jeannie Thomason We all look forward to sharing some fun in the sun with our pets during the summer. However, this is also the time of year when many of us grow concerned over how to protect our pets from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. The big pharmaceutical companies not only... Continue Reading →

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