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Ying and Yang of Food for Dogs

The ying(yin) and yang of food for dogs is basically about achieving balance.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine diet is used in the prevention as well as treatment of disease. This principle is reflected in other Eastern medicinal practices like Ayurveda.

The philosophies used are very different than the approaches used by Westerner practitioners. By and large Westerners view the symptoms as the problem. And consequent suppression of them as the cure.

The Eastern approach sees the symptoms as a result of another underlying problem. A bit like a Tsunami being a symptom but the earthquake the underlying cause. Continue reading

dog itching can be a problem for many dogs

Dog Itching

Skin testing of dogs will nearly always come back with results about dust mites, grass pollen, house dust and so on. Everybody and every living thing is allergic to parasites and dust. The issue is how our bodies handle it. How strong is the dogs immune system  to brush aside parasites and dust problems. Continue reading

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Dog Urinary Incontinence

Dog urinary incontinence is mostly seen in spayed bitches (and neutered dogs).

What is Dog Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence in dogs occurs when a house-trained dog loses control of his bladder. This can range in severity from occasional small urine leaks to inadvertent voiding of a large amount of urine. Continue reading

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Safe Herbs for Dogs

Sometimes at Land of Holistic Pets we get asked what exactly are ‘safe’ herbs to give to dogs.

For thousands of years humans have used herbs in cooking and medicinally.

In fact there are many safe herbs which help promote and maintain health in the body and strengthen or boost the body’s own immune system.

Herbs can give relief to underlying health issues and can even sometimes help relieve acute symptoms. Continue reading