Holistic Pet Care

Honey – How to Sweeten Your Pet’s Health (and your own)

Honey – How to Sweeten Your Pet’s Health (and your own)

Many of us have always loved honey and thought of it as a natural, wholesome, healthy food.  And it is.  Sometimes. If you’re used to buying your honey off the supermarket shelf, you may not be buying honey at all. It’s sad but true. 

Air Fresheners -- Why They Really Stink

When we waken to the stale aroma of last night’s dinner, or catch a whiff of the litter box, what do we do? Chances are, we grab a can of air freshener or light a scented candle.  Problem solved!  Or not. In fact, we may have created an even bigger problem.

Natural Flea Prevention: 10 Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals

We Americans spend about a billion dollars a year on products that we hope will protect our pets from fleas. No one can blame us for wanting to avoid these nasty little guys; but the use of toxic chemicals must be weighed against the dangers they pose to the health of our pets and our families, particularly our children.

Flea Collars--Why They Should Be a Last Resort

Fleas, of course, are best known for making a pet’s life miserable with persistent scratching; but they can also transmit disease and tapeworms, and severe infestations can lead to life-threatening anemia in your pet.  So why not just buckle a flea collar around your pet’s neck, or squeeze a tiny tube of spot-on treatment between their shoulder blades, and call it a day?  Good question!

The Cat Food Conundrum -- Canned or Dry?

The Cat Food Conundrum -- Canned or Dry?

Questions. We face them every day, all day.  For us cat owners, one of our less-than-life-changing-but-nevertheless-significant questions has to do with what we feed our feline friends. Do we go with canned or kibble? Wet or dry? Pate or pellets?