Blog: Holistic Health

Five major signs your pet is suffering from allergies!

Published on April 15, 2022 in Ask Ellen 🐶, Ask Scarlet 🐱, Holistic Health, Uncategorized

It’s that time… Runny eyes Reverse sneezing Licking paws Scratching head and face Ear and skin infections Remember that food allergies typically manifest year-round. A large percentage of dogs with food allergies also have environmental allergies. I don’t know about you but go outside right now and it looks like the scene for an allergy … Read More »

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FDA Recalls Sportmix, What You Need To Know.

Published on January 4, 2021 in Holistic Health

The latest pet food recall involves a pet food company called Sportmix, manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods. The FDA issued an alert that it contains potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins after the death of twenty eight dog and the illness of many others. Signs of sickness included: sluggishness, decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. It’s … Read More »

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COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part II

Published on in Holistic Health

My neighbor contacted me recently about their 13 year old Border Collie Nellie. She was in a panic and asked me to come by as soon as possible as Nellie was suffering. I have lived across the street from them and their many dogs for the past 30 years. I have even helped one dog … Read More »

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COVID and Stress in Our Animals: Part I

Published on December 16, 2020 in Holistic Health

I recently spoke to a pet owner who was concerned about going back to work post COVID.  Their recently rescued pet was accustomed to them being home with the exceptions of essential trips and she jokingly referred to him becoming her “Velcro dog”. Increasingly, people are adopting pets in record numbers during the pandemic. Many are … Read More »

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Planning to Hike with Your Dog? What You Need to Know

Published on December 15, 2020 in Holistic Health

When you live in Southern California, the heat is always a factor, especially when doing outdoor activities with pets. One of my favorite activities to do with my dogs is go hiking. With so many amazing trails close by I wish my dogs and I could hike more, but in order for it to be … Read More »


The Best of Both Worlds

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Whenever I’m prepping food for the family, I’m always thinking about what I share and use with my pet’s food.  Eating processed food entirely is not good for anyone, including our pets.  Just remember if you stay under 10% of added food to a balanced diet you are not setting the diet off balance. So, … Read More »


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