Pain Management for Pets: Effective Non-Drug Options

Dogs, horses, humans and cats are mammals. That means we have the same nervous system and neurochemical transmitters so animals experience pain in the same manner as humans. Since we know pharmaceutical options are limited when it comes to pain ...

Walking Partnership: 30 Minutes a Day Improves Health Factors

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, approximately 60 percent of dogs and cats are overweight. Probably not coincidentally, the American Heart Association identifies the same percentage of people as overweight. Poor diet and lack of ...

Raising Pet-friendly Kids: Behavioral Awareness Benefits Humans and Pets

Family pets cause approximately 77 percent of all dog bites and the number one cause of death of pets under the age of three is euthanasia at a shelter. The most common reason these pets were surrendered to the shelter is because they bit a child. This sad cycle ...

How Inflammatory Foods Affect Our Pets

Just like inflammatory foods can wreak havoc with chronic medical conditions in people, the same goes for pets. Inflammation is a natural response to an injury, virus, bacteria or irritant to the body. It’s the body’s way to help heal an area by increasing blood flow to ...

Controversies Confronting a Responsible Pet Owner

Spay and neuter? Don’t spay and neuter? Vaccinate. Don’t vaccinate. Choose between a modern or holistic veterinarian. You want to be an educated pet owner, but where do you find information that is not biased in one direction or the other? Before you can decide ...

2018-05-07T17:53:13+00:00Animals, Local Articles, Wellness|

Horse Wisdom for Life: The Wisdom of Returning to Grazing

Once you have done so, ask yourself if you had trouble with this request or made it more complicated. Did you wish you knew what the goal was so you'd know the “right” answer? Did you second guess or cross out your answers? Did you put something on the list because ...