Essential Oil Blend to Repel Ticks

A friend of mine who does a lot of aromatherapy passed on to me this recipe for keeping ticks off of your dogs. Caution do not use on cats! Apparently ticks hate geranium, bay, and lavender. Here is an oil blend that can keep ticks off your dogs 20 ml base oil (e.g. olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil) 7 drops Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops Geranium Essential Oil 3 drops Bay Leaf Essential Oil Mix together in a… Continue reading

Ear Problems in Dogs

According to the Pet Insurance industry, the most common reason for an owner to take his or her dog to the veterinarian is an ear problem. Ear problems are common in many breeds of dogs but are particularly common in those dog breeds who have long floppy ears, such as Cocker Spaniels and Hound Dogs. Ear infections in dogs most commonly involve the external or outer ear canal, whereas in people the middle ear is more commonly involved. Infections caused… Continue reading

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a very common behavioral problem in dogs. It comes about because the dog fears or dislikes isolation. This causes him to engage in undesirable behaviors such as excess barking or whining, inappropriate urination or defecation, destructive behaviors or hyperactivity. Typically these dogs engage in these undesirable behaviors while the owners are gone and then have an excessive and prolonged greeting when the owner returns.

Important Tips for Cat Owners

The Ohio State University has done a large study on the needs of indoor cats. They have created a list of the ideal things that all cats might like in a house. Your cat might not need all of these things but they will make your house more cat friendly.

Marrow Soup Recipe

This recipe is compliments of Dr Connie DiNatalie and is for old and recovering Senior Pets. It is great for recovery from illnesses for younger pets as well. Roast an Organic Chicken in the oven at 375 until well cooked. Add any veggies you like and some spices like Rosemary, Parsley, Garlic Powder. Remove the meat from the chicken bones–the caregiver can eat this with whatever veggies you also cooked. Crack all the bones and place in a large soup… Continue reading

Homemade Renal Diet

Here is a homemade renal diet that I will use for kidney failure cats. I will also use Marrow soup, the recipe has been posted here previously. Let me know if I need to post that as well.

Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease is very common in older dogs. As dogs age their kidneys stop doing all the jobs they were meant to do such as filtering the blood to remove waste, saving the good salts (electrolytes), saving protein in the blood and producing factors that make red blood cells. When this happens your dog may go into kidney insufficiency or early kidney failure.

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