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Resolving a flea infestation in your home with natural, nontoxic methods is a fairly simple and straightforward process. Preventing and controlling fleas directly on your pet is another matter entirely. The difficulties of successful flea control for cats and dogs on a consistent basis is why most people resort to direct application of pesticides or oral flea …

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Pets today are suffering from the same diseases of modern civilization as their owners:  obesity, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal illness, and cancer. The skyrocketing cost of veterinary care and treating pet illness when it strikes has caused some owners to resort to carrying pet health insurance. One surprising story I read about recently was a man …

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Our family recently became cat owners when a very sweet, pregnant, half starving stray cat showed up on our doorstep. We live in a semi-rural neighborhood and so pets abandoned by their owners are unfortunately a regular occurrence. Since getting Rita fixed wasn’t an option until her kittens were born and weaned, we tentatively prepared …

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By Melanie Christner, NTP, CHFS, CGP of Honest Body I was fortunate that my family considered pet ownership to be an important part of life while I was growing up. I grew up with a menagerie of furry, feathery, oinking, bleating, mooing, neighing, clucking, sniffing and otherwise delightful animal creatures. My family had a hobby farm. …

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Fleas are tiny, wingless insects that survive by piercing the skin and sucking the blood of mammals and birds. Even a single flea can wreak havoc as I discovered on a recent trip out of town when my daughter and I stayed in a home that had a large dog. While the home itself appeared free …

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Domestic dogs and cats today are suffering from an unprecedented and very disturbing epidemic of chronic degenerative disease. Much of it is caused by the very pet vaccines that are supposed to preserve their health. These animals are routinely presenting with a variety of symptoms and diagnoses. They are eerily similar to those being experienced by their owners. …

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In this article, the reality of feeding raw pet food to your beloved furry companions is examined in detail.   Going raw with your pet involves much more than just switching from bagged store kibble to raw meat.  The right combination of meat, bones, and organs must be used to ensure your pet’s optimal health …