Perfect Pet Presents

Safe and Eco-Smart Toys by Julie Peterson The pet aisles are so full of squeaking, plush and colorful toys it can make a dog or cat parent’s head spin like a Frisbee. Add blinking lights, …

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Urban Chickens

Coming Home to Roost by Julie Peterson Locavores with a hankering for fresh, organic eggs produced close to home have sparked a resurgence in backyard chicken keeping; even people that don’t like omelets are getting …

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Paws to Consider

Best Friends Waiting for Homes by Julie Peterson Wade Breunig, of Buckeye, Arizona, had lost his marriage, his job and his house. To combat depression, he went to the local animal shelter to adopt the …

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Pet Peeve

Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends by Julie Peterson Jessica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When …

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Vet Check

Treating the Whole Pet by Julie Peterson About 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were …

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Beyond Antibiotics

Pets Can Heal With Natural Approaches by Karen Shaw Becker Like people, pets can develop allergies to medications that are overprescribed, including antibiotics, which also have a long list of side effects—many of which are …

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Non-Toxic Lawn Care

Protecting Pets and the Planet by Marlaina Donato Warmer weather has arrived, and so begins many homeowners’ annual quest for a well-nourished, weed-free lawn. However, the grass isn’t always greener—or healthier for anyone—using conventional approaches. …

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Massage for Cats

by Sandra Murphy Although the method of massage and results can be similar to that for dogs, cats have their own rules about how they are touched. “Every massage must be individualized,” says Katie Mehrtens, …

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Give Rover a Rub-Down

Massage Keeps a Dog at Peak Health by Karen Shaw Becker “Animals have performed massage on themselves or others since the dawn of time through natural grooming behaviors,” reports the Northwest School of Animal Massage, …

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Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain

6 Remedies for Relief by Shawn Messonnier Joint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and normal …

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