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Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises - and your Dog Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a source Read More

Natural Remedies for Obsessive and Compulsive Behaviors in Dogs

Dogs may not suffer from the classic obsessions and compulsions that plague millions of people, but they do engage in compulsive behaviors that can adversely affect and interfere with their lives. Compulsive behaviors are exaggerations of normal behaviors that occur Read More

Caring for Aging or Disabled Pets: Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, we discuss various health issues which can adversely affect your pet’s mobility, suggest therapy and exercise options and review tools and equipment you may want to consider to help with specific physical Read More

Dog Fighting: Facts about this Cruel Blood Sport

As you may well imagine, this is a very difficult topic to discuss.  However, the more we collectively understand about an issue, the more likely it is we will be able to effectuate positive change.  So, here goes! History Dog Read More

How to keep your cat from shredding your furniture

Kitty Claws are Good! Cats have sharp claws – that is a fact of life and it’s a good thing too.  Those claws are essential to a cat’s survival and well-being and allow your kitty to express her inner cheetah.  Read More

Why do dogs bark?

The answer to the question, “Why do dogs bark?” may seem obvious: To communicate, of course!  However, there are lots of things your pup may be trying to communicate by barking and the trick is to try to understand what Read More

Natural Antibiotics for Cats

There's nothing worse than seeing your cat suffering from an upper respiratory or urinary tract infection and feeling helpless to do anything about it. Vet visits and prescription medications can be time consuming and costly, and many prescription antibiotics cause Read More

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Holistic Remedies to Ease the Suffering

If your dog is losing her appetite, losing weight, is suffering from abdominal pain or other unexplained intestinal discomfort, the cause might be pancreatitis.   In older dogs and dogs with chronic/repeat bouts of pancreatitis, it can cause kidney failure, Read More

Manage and Prevent Anal Gland Issues for your Dog

Have you ever been blessed with a shot of anal gland fluid from your precious baby? I have, and it was not a pleasant experience. Rila and I were in the car on Halloween when Rila was still a puppy Read More

Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises - and your Dog Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a source Read More

Feline Urinary Tract Infections: Natural Cure Alternatives

Because our feline companions are generally very good at hiding their pain, we may not immediately realize that they may be suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI).  Cats can be afflicted with a number of urinary tract issues, generally Read More

Why do dogs pant?

It’s HOT in here! The short answer to why dogs pant is: To circulate sufficient air through the body to cool off.  Humans have sweat glands (small, tubular structures located just under the entire surface of our skin with the Read More

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Holistic Remedies to Ease the Suffering

If your dog is losing her appetite, losing weight, is suffering from abdominal pain or other unexplained intestinal discomfort, the cause might be pancreatitis.   In older dogs and dogs with chronic/repeat bouts of pancreatitis, it can cause kidney failure, Read More

Automatic Water Dispensers for Dogs: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

Automatic water dispensers for dogs, also called dog - or pet - drinking fountains, and other water dispensing devices like lick valves, automatic water bowls and water coolers, can help you encourage your pooch to drink enough water throughout the Read More

Automatic Feeders for Cats: Pros and Cons and Types that Work

If you've ever had to work late or spend the night away from home, you understand the problems associated with free-feeding your cats. Leaving piles of food around is an open invitation to bugs and other pests, and it can Read More

Most Common Questions Asked of Holistic Veterinarians

Expert Roundup Onpets wanted to find out what the most common question is – and the answer – that holistic veterinarians receive from pet parents.  We consulted with a number of veterinarians around the country who practice integrative veterinary medicine Read More

The Benefits of Spirulina for Dogs

By now, most of us have heard something about the many benefits of a more plant-based diet, including one of the smallest plant forms on the planet: algae.  Spirulina is a microscopic, spiral-shaped, fresh water, blue-green algae packed with nutritional Read More

Giveaway – Serenegy Treats

Onpets Serenegy Giveaway: Calling all Dog Parents!! Onpets is excited to announce its third Giveaway!  Make sure you sign up with us here to receive notifications about each Giveaway! For our third Giveaway, Onpets has partnered with Veterinarian Amy Randall, Read More

Life with my Wolf, Nasha

Get comfortable, grab your favorite drink of snack and read on about my 16 ½ year adventure with Nasha, my wolf girl. Gorgeous Girl Nasha was my wolf-mix girl who lived with me from the day I found her, abandoned Read More

Pet Friendly Accommodations, Part V: South Dakota – Wyoming

If you and your fur babies are travelling to any state in the alphabet from South Dakota to Wyoming, Onpets has some great suggestions for you in this final installment of our series on pet-friendly hotels, bed and breakfasts, camp grounds Read More

Dog Party Planning Guide

Planning a party for your favorite pup can be a lot of fun.  Here the Onpets guide to help you and your canine fur babies have a blast. Who is the Party for Anyway?? First things first: As you are Read More

Fireworks and Your Dog – How to Manage the Fear

Fireworks – and other loud noises - and your Dog Separation anxiety, fears and phobias abound whenever loud noises, including exploding fireworks, are on the menu.  Holidays like the Fourth of July, while delightful for us humans, are generally a source Read More

What is your cat telling you?

Some basic facts: Once cats are no longer kittens, they stop meowing to communicate with other cats. Adult cats meow to communicate with humans. Each cat develops her own ‘meow’ for her own human, based, in part on how her Read More