Top Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs

pumpkin dog superfood

Pumpkin is a ‘superfood’ and has a high concentration of critical nutrients, including potassium and vitamin A. Why is pumpkin such an excellent supplement for our dogs? First, it calms an upset stomach and, in many cases, helps with diarrhea too. Second, it can act as a binder to help firm up loose stools. Finally,…

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Benefits of an Integrative or Holistic Vet for Your Pets

Cat Acupuncture

Many pet owners may be skeptical about holistic vet care, but it’s a wonderful addition to your pet’s overall medical program. There are many benefits to working with a holistic vet that offers integrative healthcare. Many pet owners schedule appointments with holistic vets for preventive care or solutions to recently diagnosed problems. Alternative and integrative…

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How To Choose a Dog Trainer

Choosing a dog trainer doesn’t have to be complicated Legitimate trainers have a certification from a reputable organization like CCPDT There are many questions to consider when interviewing various trainers, and the technique they use is essential Many folks during the pandemic brought dogs and puppies home but didn’t have opportunities to socialize and train…

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Help detoxify your home with safe plants that purify your air

Plants that detoxify the air - Spider plant

Plants that detoxify the air Many non-toxic plants help purify indoor air for pets Wildfire smoke causes a lot of problems for our pets, especially those with respiratory illnesses In addition to plants, there are other ways to increase indoor air quality for your animals, including keeping the windows open Your animals are exposed to…

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Small Pets could be a consideration for adoption this Summer


The latest research shows that 5.4 million U.S. households own a small animal. Not only do dogs and cats improve people’s moods, control blood pressure, and stave off loneliness but so do rats! There are many small animals like rats and guinea pigs at local shelters waiting for forever homes. Our rescues need families to…

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What to do when you have a broody chicken

Broody Orpington Chicken

Every June, our Orpington (yellow) chicken goes broody. This has happened every year since we adopted her, and she goes ‘broody’ almost the same day towards the middle of the month! It’s also contagious behavior as another hen typically starts to go broody a few days after she watches the yellow chicken’s temperament and behavior…

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Dog Anxiety During Summertime – Top Techniques

dog anxiety and hiding

July 4th Fireworks Are Around the Corner According to Chinese medicine, some dogs during summer may feel out of balance! For example, flowers are blooming now that may cause allergies, spring storms (although not as prevalent this summer so far), holidays with fireworks occur, and many dogs are plain hot and uncomfortable on regular walks.…

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Oregon Native Plants You Can Grow including SW Washington

Oregon Native Plants Can You Grow

There are many beautiful native plants that are easy to grow in the region Important pollinators help our fruit and nuts grow  Consider planting wildflowers native to the region  Invasive plants compete for space with our native plants  Five Oregon Native Plants Oregon’s native plants attract pollinators and benefit the environment in many ways. There…

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Get Help From a Professional Pet Sitter

We all deserve and need vacation time, but it can be stressful deciding on care for your pets while you’re gone. Boarding facilities can be a fantastic option – but the best ones are understandably often booked far in advance. A professional pet sitter can be a lifesaver and give you peace of mind when…

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