What you should know about Cheatgrass

Cheat grass, also known as – mean seeds, timothy, foxtails, cheat grass, June grass, and downy brome, is not only invasive, causing early season fires, out competing native species, but it is also potentially harmful to your dog. This grass germinates in the fall, and the seedling roots continue to grow throughout the winter, making…

Is it for health, or is it just marketing?

This will be short and sweet. If you follow any type of conventional vaccine schedule for your cat, dog, or horse for that matter, you are trading a ‘maybe’ acute disease that they currently don’t have and maybe will never get, for lifelong chronic issues, or the side effect known as ‘death’. Please know that…

Ever wanted to know how the whole kibble thing happened?

We have all fed our dogs kibble at one time or another. There isn’t anyone alive today that hasn’t seen a bag of dog food. It is part of our personal biography, our history of sorts. And with my generation, there isn’t a person alive that hasn’t fed table scraps, dogs were the ‘composting garbage…

Snake Bite Prevention & Care

The best possible prevention is being prepared and using good common sense, so let this information serve as that tool so you can have a great experience in the front/back country. This is simple and practical advice from me to you. And as always, when you are out in the front/back country you are a…

It’s a health thing

Here it is, the information for the most commonly asked questions, that are above and beyond ‘what to feed’ type questions, that I receive about nutrition during my lectures, talks, and workshops. I work in the field of behavior, so by default I have learned a tremendous amount of nutrition. Why? If a dog does…

Purdue Vaccine Study – what you should know

Please print and give your veterinarian a copy of the letter below, regarding the research being done at Purdue University Veterinary School under the direction of Dr. Larry Glickman. This study started in the late 1990’s, the study of Vaccine-Induced Autoimmunity in the dog and there is already some evidence of thyroid, heart, bone disease (HOD…

The Window of Susceptibility – what you should know

Why oh why do puppies get so many vaccines in the first three months of life? If your veterinary is not proactively sharing information on why, the real reasons why, not the pharma sales person pitch on why, two totally different monkeys by the way, than you either need to put your foot down, or…

Your voice counts, your comments are needed!

So you have a bit of spare time, absolutely nothing to do for a few hours, no plans, no laundry, no messages, no e-mail to return, YAY! What is the first thing you dive into with this ounce of freedom? A book, a movie, gardening, a long hot bath, a hike, playing with your dogs,…

The Definitive Dog Poop Guide

If you are reading this, you are a pooper. If you have a dog, cat, horse, or other mammal, you see and clean up lots of poop. I don’t know much about reptiles but I do know whatever goes in must come out, so they are poopers too. I can tell you that my Budgies…