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December 2012

How many times does your cat try and drink from the faucet or how many dogs love to drink from the garden hose? In nature, moving water is much fresher than stagnant water. The movement constantly breaks the surface tension of the water and draws oxygen from the air into the water. This process is called aeration and it makes water more appealing to drink. Pets may be drawn by instinct to moving water for this reason. The Drinkwell Big-Dog Fountain filters and aerates continuously moving water to keep it... Read more →


Echinacea-Goldenseal – Enjoy A Healthier Winter!

For superb immune support and protection this winter, try Echinacea-Goldenseal formula - great for the whole family! Along with its two namesake herbs, Echinacea-Goldenseal formula contains Red Root, Myrrh, Licorice, Oregon Grape, Wild Indigo, and Yerba Mansa root for complete and comprehensive immune support. Goldenseal root is known as “King of the Mucous Membranes” because of its effectiveness in combating infections involving the respiratory and digestive tracts. It contains the powerful natural antibiotics berberine and hydrastine, two extremely bitter alkaloids which have a notable antibacterial action. Echinacea is a familiar... Read more →


‘Tis the Season for Tasty Treats… and Herbs for Your Liver!

If you’re like many of us, you may find yourself nibbling on the shortbread a wee bit much, or sipping a little too much eggnog over the holidays… These goodies sure taste great, but all that extra sugar, fat, and alcohol can put an even bigger load than usual upon our hardworking liver. What can you do to give your liver a holiday, too? Herbs such as Milk Thistle, Licorice, Turmeric, Dandelion and Burdock are excellent choices for helping the liver in its major role of detoxification. They support the... Read more →


Pet Wellbeing is happy to make available a new herbal formulation to treat Cushing’s Disease in Dogs. The new formulation called, Adrenal Harmony is an improvement on the old Supraglan formula. This new herbal combination was formulated by herbalists and naturopathic veterinarians to take advantages of the advances made in herbal medicine over the last 10 years. Cushing's Disease is common in older dogs and also in dogs who have been given too much corticosteroids ( like prednisone). In older dogs, the most common cause of Cushing’s disease is a... Read more →


What Is Kennel Cough?

Many dogs suffer from kennel cough. This canine respiratory ailment is a highly contagious condition which – as its name implies – is common among dogs that spend a lot of time in close quarters: in kennels, dog shows, grooming salons, etc. Beyond causing respiratory problems, kennel cough can weaken your dog's immune system and make him more prone to catching other canine diseases. You can help your dog avoid catching kennel cough (or other canine respiratory diseases) by not letting him share toys, food or water with other, unknown... Read more →


This is from PetsMart Twitter Account. The reason this was just "Twittered" out there is because Claudia's Cuisine doesn't even have a website. This makes me wonder how reputable this company is that they can't even get together some sort of web presence with basic company info on it. Anyway, so far this isn't posted on PetsMart's website and as usual, companies just hope people find out via word of mouth there is a recall :( Claudia’s Cuisine Voluntary Product Withdrawal 12.6.2012: Claudia’s Cuisine has issued a voluntary product withdrawal... Read more →


I am piggybacking off the previous article regarding Cats here (https://health4uandpets.typepad.com/healthproducts/2012/12/greenies-pill-pockets-for-cats-100-natural-the-bag-says-it-so-it-must-be-true-right.html). Sure enough - same story with Greenies Pill Pockets for Dogs. The bag states "All Natural" but their websites tells a different story. Direct from their site (https://www.greenies.com/dogs.aspx#/products/dog-pill-pockets) GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats are 100% all natural tasty treats with a built-in pouch — ideal for hiding a tablet, capsule or liquid medication — so that most dogs don’t even notice there’s medicine inside. They’re the #1 veterinarian-recommended choice for giving pills.* * Data on File, The Nutro Company... Read more →


I was just looking at the ingredients for Greenies pill pockets for dogs and cats. I have to say I was pretty shocked at the ingredients and how awful they are. However, I am even more shocked on the claim that the Feline Greenies Pill Pockets are made with All Natural Ingredients. First let's look at Feline Greenies Pill Pockets https://www.greenies.com/cats.aspx#/products/cat-pill-pockets) The site says 100% All Natural Ingredients!!! Great! I'm sold, right? Not so fast. Here it is straight from their website - FELINE GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Treats are 100%... Read more →


SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio woman believes a popular kind of dog food she gave to her two dogs made them so sick, she had to put them down. Other dog owners across the nation are making similar claims, too. The particular dog food the woman called us about is the canned Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice meal for seniors. The woman says she gave it to her older dog first and then to her younger dog. Within weeks, they were both dead. "We had two healthy dogs,"... Read more →


December 6, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats with a lot code of BESTBY061913DEN because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The treats are made, packaged and distributed in the United States by Kasel Associates Industries Inc. (Kasel) and were sold at Costco stores in the Denver, Colo., area. Kasel has declined to perform a voluntary recall at this time. However, Costco is working with FDA and has removed all of the... Read more →


Treatment of Feline Heart Disease

There are essentially three types of heart diseases that cats get and these have different treatments. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of feline heart disease. It occurs when the heart muscle wall becomes thickened and the inside of the heart becomes smaller. Less blood can be pumped with every beat and the heart has to work harder. A murmur can develop as the valves also become involved. As the cat ages the heart becomes thicker and less and less blood can be pumped. Fluid will accumulate in... Read more →


Natural Treatment For Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a very common problem. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland, a small gland in the neck adjacent to the windpipe, does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is considered a master gland . It is responsible for producing thyroid hormones which have an effect on many parts of the body, including the skin and hair coat, metabolism, behaviour, attitude and even bone marrow function. In dogs, immune mediated disease and atrophy of the gland account for almost all cases. Hypothyroidism generally develops in middle... Read more →