The Fleas are Coming!

Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s about that time again. Time for spring to happen, time for the dormant flea stages in the outdoors (the eggs and pupae) to start maturing so they can enjoy the warm weather and feed off of our pets.

What’s a concerned pet parent to do about fleas? Sure, you […]
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CornDogs and Catkins: Grain in pet foods

Hello friends! Time to answer another popular question: What’s the deal with grain free foods? Why is corn and wheat such a bad idea for pet food? Is it even, or is this over hyped marketing to sell more costly foods that aren’t much better for your pets after all?

To properly answer this question […]
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Brief introduction to Essential Oils

Essential oils are potent medicines that still can be quite subtle in their effect. Many people are now becoming aware of the benefits of essential oils for themselves and want to use them on their non-human family members as well.

While essential oils are awesome medicine, they are certainly powerful enough that they can cause […]
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Don’t Cook For Your Cat!!

Feeding an all home cooked diet without supplementation is dangerous for your cat!

You may be surprised to read this on my blog if you know much about my philosophy surrounding food. I’m certainly not suggesting that a 100% processed commercial diet is the best, but to support the statement about cooked food and cats […]
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Don’t Leave Them Out in the Cold!

It is cold outside this time of year, but we all know, or know of, some cats who can’t or won’t come inside. Some cats in this category may be neighborhood strays or feral cats who either refuse to come indoors or are not safe to bring into the house. Other cats, like Miss Misha […]
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Tips about “the snip” – Gentlemen’s edition

We covered girls last time, now it’s time to talk about the boys!

Of course, you’re adopting from a shelter, your puppy or kitten likely comes already spayed or neutered. If not, you have some choices ahead of you. Like with many things in your furkid’s life, there is no cut and dry best […]
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Tips about “the snip” – Ladies’ edition

So, you’ve done it. You’ve found your beautiful girl and you’re ready to adopt!

If you’re adopting from a shelter, your puppy or kitten likely comes already spayed or neutered. If not, you have some choices ahead of you. Today we’ll be discussing spaying, next week we’ll cover the boys and neutering.

Like with […]
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End of Life Journeys Pt 2

Last time we covered the first stage of the active dying process: Dissolution of Earth.
This stage is the first and generally takes the longest. The next stages are usually completed in a matter of days at most, though, as I mentioned in the last blog a patient may go back and forth through […]
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Cheer up with oils; end of life journeys

We are taking on a heavy topic in this time before Christmas as we explore the process of active dying, and I know many people are facing the realities of this process at this time of year as well. The good news is that there is help available. Of course there are death doulas and […]
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How hospice helps

As stated by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, hospice is “[c]onsidered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice┬ácare involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is […]
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