Pets

Dogs Need Detoxing Too

10 Ways to Detox Your Dog by Patricia Jordan You know that mercury is bad for people. John Moore, a prominent 20th-century mercury and dental health researcher, regarded mercury as a ubiquitous contaminant of everything from plastics to concrete and medicine. But what about your dog? Pets also routinely encounter mercury and other toxic metals like aluminum and lead. For ... Read More »

Decoding Dog Body Talk

Three Signals of Anxiety by Susan Briggs Family dogs frequently accompany us on errands and outings away from their familiar home environment, and we want them to enjoy these expeditions. So understanding their view of the world is important. To a dog, every experience is either familiar or unfamiliar. The first time they encounter a new sound, place or person, ... Read More »

Cure Doggy Breath with Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Clinic

Houndstooth dental hygienists have more than 25 years of experience of cleaning the teeth of companion dogs and pets, and have cleaned more than half a million mouths. They are offering a dental clinic at Holistic Veterinary Healing, in Germantown on the following dates: April 8, 9, 23, 25 and 26. Appointments are required. Pet stay healthier with periodic dental ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central Grand Opening in Columbia

Whole Pet Central, a local leader for healthy and natural pet supplies and food, invites everyone to the grand opening celebration of their newest store in Columbia, Maryland. The event will take place April 22 from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.  For attendees, and their pet companions, there will be door prizes, including a grand prize of a $1,000 gift card. Also ... Read More »

Proper Nutrition Keeps Your Pet Healthy

by Pema Choepel Mallu, DMV Dogs and cats are carnivores and they cannot digest grains well. Cats are obligate carnivores that are pre-disposed to diabetes when fed foods with grains. Feeding a raw diet has helped many pets get over IBD, allergies in general, ear infections, auto immune diseases, epilepsy, bladder stones, arthritis, obesity, Cushing’s disease, thyroid disease, liver and ... Read More »

Head on over (Fido too) to Woofstock

The most-anticipated dog-friendly party will be taking place from 3 to 7 pm on August 6 in the DC Pavilion (Gallaudet Pavilion) and all are invited. Barkly, The Big Bad Woof, and DC Pavilion are proud to announce the second annual Woofstock, a festival celebrating the dogs and dog-lovers of the D.C. metro area. The event will feature a line-up ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central to Open Fourth Store

Whole Pet Central, a local leader for healthy and natural pet supplies and food, has added another store to their growing list of regional outlets. Their new location is in Columbia, which brings the number of stores to four in the greater D.C. area. The new store is in the Snowden Center at 6925 Oakland Mills Road. According to co-owner, ... Read More »

Hot Days Are Hard on Pets

How to Prevent, Detect and Treat Heatstroke by Shawn Messonnier As outdoor temperatures heat up, pets may suffer from the effects of increased ambient temperatures. While problems such as squamous cell carcinoma and moist dermatitis (skin hot spots) increase along with temperatures and amount of sun exposure, the most serious heat-related health issue is heatstroke. Holistic vets recommend some simple, ... Read More »

Stressed-Out Pets

Natural Ways to Calm Fear and Anxiety by Sandra Murphy While most American pets live on easy street, with meals, treats, exercise outings and affection provided, the good life also poses challenges—dogs and cats can get stressed. “Basic stress is fear-based. Separation or isolation anxiety requires in-depth training,” says JennaLee Gallicchio, a certified separation anxiety trainer who uses scientific and ... Read More »