Diabetes in Pets – What To Look Out For

There has been a massive increase in diabetes worldwide, especially in dogs and cats.  It is estimated that 1 in 500 dogs have diabetes and as many as 1 in 100 cats currently suffer from this disease. The term “diabetes” is commonly used to refer to Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic lifelong…

9 Tips For Starting Your Puppy On A Raw Diet

Guest Blog by Dana Scott – Dogs Naturally Magazine As I write, my little 5-week old twin puppies are happily slopping up turkey, egg and goat milk. One puppy will stay to live with me. The other has a lovely home waiting for her where her new mom will feed her nothing but raw food. By the…

Why is my dog scooting?

“I remember asking my mom as a child why my beloved dog Linka was scooting across the floor, and often on the grass outside. She looked really uncomfortable. “Probably worms” my mom would say and off she’d go to the vet for some medication. With more investigation, I’ve learnt that worms…

Indigenous medicine for you and your pets

More and more animals, as well as humans are suffering from diseases such as diabetes, leaky gut and a variety of cancers, to name but a few. The stresses of our modern lifestyle, poor or inappropriate nutrition, pollution, chemicals etc. are all taking its toll- at the same time many of us are…

Apple cider vinegar for you & your pets

What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar. The word comes…

The benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

Everything in Nature works according to a cycle. And every step in the cycle feeds the next. This is evolution or alchemy if you will. Diatomaceous Earth illustrates this so beautifully, as it provides us with the opportunity to turn fossils into medicine. So, what exactly is Diatomaceous…

10 Easy Home Remedies For Pets

Humans have been using all natural, herbal remedies for years. In fact these were the first types of medicines made. Now more and more pet lovers are remembering the benefits of herbal remedies and all natural pet treatments, and they are themselves often making these at home.  The remedies below…

The Story of Rooibos

What is Rooibos? Rooibos is a member of the legume family of plants and grows only in South Africa. The scrub is red coloured, with stems that contain many dark green needle shaped leaves. Only the leaves and twigs are used. Rooibos leaves are harvested in summer, cut or chopped and are left to…

The miracle that is coconut oil

Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life." Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional…

How to transition your dog or cat from dry pellets, to raw food.

Adult Dogs Most dogs transition from kibble/pellets to raw dog food without any issues.  Some dogs, however, may have an upset tummy (vomiting and/or diarrhoea) during the transition. This is due to the change in diet and does not mean there’s something wrong with the food. The trick is to…