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ANXIETY IN DOGSAnxiety is very common in dogs and many dogs are medicated for stress and separation anxiety problems. However,...

ANXIETY IN DOGSAnxiety is very common in dogs and many dogs are medicated for stress and separation anxiety problems. However, there are a lot of natural remedies that can be used to help your dog deal with anxiety. Before you go to drugs for this problem try one or more of the following remedies.Flower Remedies:Bach flower remedies can be very helpful for anxious dogs , particularly Rescue Remedy. This can be added to your dog’s water or given…

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (Senility in Dogs)Pet owners frequently complain of age related problems with their older pets....

…link to one from Natural Wellbeing (http://bit.ly/VfsaUI). I like this because it is a liquid and easy to give to the dog. It has vegetable glycerin base and so is safe for pets. The dose is 1 ml in the evening. L theanine is another natural product that can be used. It should be available from your local health food store. 100 to 200 mg is the dose depending on dog size. Chinese herbal therapies and acupuncture can also be quite helpful.…

Fireworks and your DogVictoria Day is this weekend and with it come the first fireworks of the year for Canadians. For my...

Fireworks and your DogVictoria Day is this weekend and with it come the first fireworks of the year for Canadians. For my American friends, Memorial Day is next weekend and the associated fireworks. Humane societies and shelters see an increase in the number of stray animals around the time of any fireworks display. Dogs who are frightened can display bizarre behaviour. Because of the noise, normal docile household pets can show unpredictable,…

New Year’s Eve and your DogTomorrow is New Year’e Eve and that means parties and noise makers and for some the first fireworks of...

New Year’s Eve and your DogTomorrow is New Year’e Eve and that means parties and noise makers and for some the first fireworks of the year. Humane societies and shelters see an increase in the number of stray animals around the time of any fireworks display. Dogs who are frightened can display bizarre behaviour. Because of the noise, normal docile household pets can show unpredictable, aggressive or destructive behaviour.Here are some tips…

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Cats should have one bowel movement a day, but if they are...

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Cats should have one bowel movement a day, but if they are constipated they may only have a bowel movement every 2 or 3 days. This can cause the cat to be irritable , lose litter training, vomit or become very lethargic. Excess straining to pass stool can damage the muscle wall of the colon and lead to hernias.So what causes this problem? Feeding dry food, particularly if it is low…

Thunderstorm AnxietyNow that we are experiencing warmer weather, we are also experiencing thunderstorms and for many dogs,...

Thunderstorm AnxietyNow that we are experiencing warmer weather, we are also experiencing thunderstorms and for many dogs, thunderstorm anxiety. Thunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or claw up doors in an effort to get out and find somewhere safe. No one is…

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Cats should have one bowel movement a day, but if they are...

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Cats should have one bowel movement a day, but if they are constipated they may only have a bowel movement every 2 or 3 days. This can cause the cat to be irritable , lose litter training, vomit or become very lethargic. Excess straining to pass stool can damage the muscle wall of the colon and lead to hernias.So what causes this problem? Feeding dry food, particularly if it is low…

Traveling on the First Long Weekend of SummerAlthough summer really does not arrive until June 22, we here in Canada like to think...

Traveling on the First Long Weekend of SummerAlthough summer really does not arrive until June 22, we here in Canada like to think of this holiday weekend, Victoria Day (or the May Two Four weekend) as the first weekend of summer. We all open our cottages and take the first paddle in the canoe around the lake. I understand for my American Friends it is Memorial Day.Whatever the holiday, you will want to share it with your pet. Traveling with your…

Thunderstorm AnxietyNow that spring is here, we are having a lot more rain and of course thunderstorms. Thunderstorm anxiety...

Thunderstorm AnxietyNow that spring is here, we are having a lot more rain and of course thunderstorms. Thunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or claw up doors in an effort to get out and find somewhere safe. No one is really sure what causes thunderstorm…

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Constipation causes the cat to pass hard stools infrequently. ...

Constipation in CatsConstipation is a common problem in cats. Constipation causes the cat to pass hard stools infrequently. Generally cats should have one bowel movement a day, but if they are constipated they may only have a bowel movement every 2 or 3 days. This can cause the cat to irritable , lose litter training, vomit or be very lethargic. Excess straining to pass stool can damage the muscles wall of the colon or the anus and may lead to…

Thunderstorm AnxietyWith the onset of summer comes thunderstorms. For some dogs they are no problem, but for others they are a...

Thunderstorm AnxietyWith the onset of summer comes thunderstorms. For some dogs they are no problem, but for others they are a terrible source of anxiety. Here is some updated information on thunderstorm phobia in dogsThunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or…

Spring Fever!Now it is spring and time for spring cleaning, yard work and more outdoor activities especially for those of us who...

Spring Fever!Now it is spring and time for spring cleaning, yard work and more outdoor activities especially for those of us who live in a climate which has cold winters and warm summers! We can endure the winters just to get to the springs!Not only does your garden need some spring maintenance so does your pet. Here are some tips to help your pet handle the spring time.1. Spring is time to deal with all the pesky bugs that like to attach our…

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