Veterinary Nutrition: How To Choose The Right Food For Your Pet


We all know that eating right is extremely important, and consistently subsiding on a diet full of processed foods and saturated fat leads to a number of disorders and diseases. And it is just as important for our pets as it is for us, but with all the conflicting information out there, how do you […]

Acupressure for Canine Skin Allergies


Allergens Not only do too many dogs have allergy issues, there are so many different types of allergies to offending environmental substances, called allergens. Though dogs exhibit allergic reactions in a variety of ways, there are only five types of allergies: contact, flea, food, bacterial, and inhalant. The most common allergen type is inhalant, or […]

Applied Zoopharmacognosy – Helping Domestic Animals Self-Medicate


Zoopharmacognosy is the scientific term for the fascinating way that animals self-medicate with the help of plants. The term was coined by biochemist Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, Professor at Cornell University, and anthropologist Richard Wrangham of Harvard, and comes from the Greek “zoo” (meaning animal), “pharmaco” (remedy) and “gnosy” (knowing). Animals in the wild have been […]

Acupressure Case Study – Allergy Relief For A Horse


Today we have a guest post that talks about an ailment I think many animal owners can relate to – allergies. In this case study, the practitioner uses acupressure (which I have described in more depth in my earlier “Alternative Healing Modality: Acupressure” post) to provide allergy relief for a horse. Yes, horses have allergies too. […]

Animal Acupuncture

Acupuncture needles

Today’s alternative healing modality is animal acupuncture. As I mentioned in my post about NAET, I’ve been getting acupuncture for allergies for over a year, and it’s helping! And even though I always think the needles hurt going in, the feeling afterwards is totally worth the pain. I feel awake and alert and incredibly calm […]

NAET: A Natural Way To Get Rid Of Allergies In Both People And Pets


If you’ve read my “about” page, you know that allergies forced me to stop working with animals. But I am allergic to a lot of things, not only animals. I react badly to  things like Neosporin, calendula, scented candles, latex, gasoline, mold, cleaning liquids, detergents, etc. I also have seasonal allergies and food allergies that […]