Pets

Imperfectly Perfect Pets

Natural Therapies Transform Lives by Sandra Murphy Pets, like humans, can face physical and mental challenges. Today’s fresh approaches help pets replace disabilities with abilities and lead fuller, happier lives. Physical Adaptations Zach, a rescued cat, welcomes foster pets to Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, in Newport Beach, California, teaching kittens cleanliness and good manners to dogs. “We ... Read More »

Pets Welcome Here

Happy Places to Live and Travel Together by Sandra Murphy As of last year, 90 million dogs lived in American homes. Including cats, birds, fish, small animals and reptiles, the grand total is 393 million, reports the American Pet Products Association. Pets are considered family members by 95 percent of their people. Accordingly, pets are a key consideration in choosing ... Read More »

Conquer Doggy Breath Without Anesthesia

Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential to your pet’s wellness and is a quality of life issue—for both pet and owner. Pets stay healthier with periodic dental cleaning and even a daily home brushing does not remove everything. Most vets agree that most cats and dogs over the age of three have some degree of periodontal disease. Houndstooth dental hygienists ... Read More »

DIY First-Aid for Dogs

Seven Natural Home Remedies  by Karen Becker  Many pet parents check their cabinets first to treat minor health issues with their canine companion. Three helpful basics are canned, 100 percent pumpkin, povidone iodine antiseptic and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, plus apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. 1. Constipation, Diarrhea and Other Minor Digestive Issues Solution: Canned pumpkin. For occasional mild ... Read More »

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 »