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Fluoride Alert

High levels of fluoride in processed dog food and in tap water means our pets are being exposed to the risk of multiple health problems.

Dogs at Work

Like us, dogs have special skills that they use in jobs as diverse as comforting crime victims, greeting art gallery visitors or rescuing drowning people.

Dogs Need Detoxing Too

Steps such as altering a dog’s diet and adding key supplements will restore mental and physical energies, restore the shine in their eyes and the luster in their coat.

Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain

For dogs and cats with aching joints, homeopathy offers an effective range of remedies keyed to specific conditions.

Decoding Dog Body Talk

When our dogs feel threatened or anxious, their body language tells the story—if we know what to look for.

Enzyme Therapy for Pets

Enzymes are essential to the digestive health of dogs and cats and can aid ills ranging from vomiting to arthritis to shedding.

Natural Remedies for Itchy Pets

If a pet has dry, itchy skin or environmental allergies, natural remedies as simple as witch hazel and aloe vera can ease the suffering.

Heart-To-Heart With a Horse

What avid horse-lovers know, people in emotional distress are now learning: Horses have a way of encouraging us to feel whole and happy.

Functional Medicine for Pets

Most vets turn first to pills and surgery, but functional medicine vets consider an animal’s genetic makeup and exposure to toxins and generally lean toward more gentle natural treatments and prevention.

Fetch, Stretch, Dance

Instead of just walking the family dog, there are vigorous, heart-pumping ways to work out with a furry friend, even in inclement weather.

Boarding Solutions for Beloved Pets

To find a kennel that loves your pet like you do, focus on cleanliness and eco-friendliness.

Cat-astrophe

Three of five American cats are overweight, but simple feeding and exercise strategies can restore a plump feline to jungle-cat sleekness.

Happy Furry Home

If you love to live with pets but not their dirty feet and fluff balls, here are effective strategies to keep our space—and theirs—sparkling clean.

Handle Wild Things With Care

Many critters that look abandoned or hurt don’t actually need our help—but if we do see a bird, squirrel, turtle or other wild animal in distress, here’s a guide on what to do.

Cool Chow

With a little time and ingenuity, we can ease our furry friends through the heat with homemade icy preparations of fruit, veggies and poultry.

Hot Days Are Hard on Pets

Pets such as bulldogs and rabbits are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke, but we can cut the risks by taking preventive measures and knowing what to do if a pet is overcome.

Stressed-Out Pets

Life as a beloved American pet might seem ideal, but 70 million of our cats and dogs are medicated for anxiety and depression.

Horse Rescue

Elderly, ill and neglected horses need space and loving hands to ensure their survival and happiness.

Well-Mannered Cats

If a house cat pounces on guests, throws up or pees in places other than the litter box, don’t despair—practical solutions can turn a cat into a paragon of virtue.

Bird-Watching for Beginners

Starting with a bird feeder, binoculars and app, we can thrill to the medley of birds in our backyards and wildlife refuges.

The Right Vet for Your Pet

Holistic medicine is just as nourishing and effective for our pets as it is for humans.

Eat, Bark and Be Merry

Sure, it’s tempting to slip food scraps to our pets from our groaning holiday tables, but it’s much healthier to cook them up special treats.

Choosing the Perfect Pet

Will it be a mischievous shelter puppy or adult feline? When picking a pet to share our love with, it’s wise to consider its size, temperament, needs and costs.

Animal Chiropractic

Horses, dogs, cats, pigs and even elephants and birds have been permanently helped by spinal adjustments performed by animal chiropractors.

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