Category Archives: Health & Nutrition

My Thoughts on Spaying and Neutering in 2018

My thoughts on spaying and neutering have changed over the years. I used to advocate to spay and neuter dogs before they reached sexual maturity—between six and eight months of age—for behavioral reasons mostly. Not letting your dog’s hormones go wild does have some behavioral benefit ...

Myths about Raw Feeding

I personally cook for my dogs following a custom recipe. You can read more about what I do and why here. I don't raw feed myself, as my trust in the quality of the meat supply is low. Once raw meat arrives at your house. it has been processed and handled a...

Treating Whipworms in Dogs Naturally

I want to share a personal story of using Noni Fruit Leather against whip worms and other parasites in my dogs.
I have never used Heartguard or similar drugs and Noni Fruit Leather from Hawaiian Organic Noni has been a life and money saver for me. One of my German Shepherds...

Treating Yeast Infections in Dog Ears Naturally

Recently one of my dogs contracted a yeast infection in his right ear from taking a bath in a pool with lots of algae. Yeast infections are an ugly business and when treated traditionally—by a non-holistic vet—you can expect to pay lots of money and deal with this and the consequences of the...

Fever in Dogs

The picture shows my boy Sylvester when he had a fever. He already had a root canal scheduled—he came from the shelter with a cavity—and two days prior to the dentist appointment wasn't feeling well. After taking his temperature, it was clear that the tooth infection had led to his fever. If...