Farm Dog Natural's Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Farm Dog Natural's Holiday Gift Giving Guide
 Every year during the Yule season, my pugs, Finnbar and Francis, and I sit down for a little gift giving. Of course, all I get from them is snot, bad breath, and the cute anticipatory expression known as the holiday pug mug. This expression always challenges me to find fun...

Naughty & Nice: A Holiday Survival Guide

Naughty &  Nice: A Holiday Survival Guide
Whether you eat Turkey or Tofurkey, keeping your pets safe this season should be at the forefront of your holiday plan. Why? Your pets are watching and waiting for the right moment to strike. To stay out of trouble, I have created a quick checklist of holiday foods you should...

Is Pennyroyal a good choice for your dog?

Is Pennyroyal a good choice for your dog?
Has anyone ever told you that pennyroyal is an effective insect repellent?  It is! It is also highly dangerous for your dog. In my article at Dogs Naturally Magazine I discuss what pennyroyal is, how it can affect your dog, and common misperceptions about the herb. To learn more check out...

PolyEthylene Glycol (PEG) And Your Dog

PolyEthylene Glycol  (PEG) And Your Dog
Finding out why manufacturers are using polyethylene glycol in wound care and other “natural” products sparked my interest. I was surprised to see  just how many of these products were on the market. After some research, I realized there are a large number of products containing polyethylene glycol being marketed to pets and those numbers are growing. Scary.

Natural Advice For Dealing with Fleas

Natural Advice For Dealing with Fleas
In these summer months, we dog owners need to be our own defense department. We have to gather an arsenal of weapons against an unseen army of fleas and ticks. This army can ambush our sweet furry ones overnight and cross over into our homes and bedrooms without being seen. Worried? Don’t be.

Is Your Dog Really Old? I'm Thinking Not.

Is Your Dog Really Old?   I'm Thinking Not.
Did you know that studies on American dogs have classified over 80% of dogs who are ages 6 and older as geriatric? In human terms, that is a ripe age of 42. As a 42 year old woman, I don’t think I am ready to be put out to pasture....

Isopropyl Alcohol. Just Say No For Dogs

Isopropyl Alcohol. Just Say No For Dogs
It's important to pay attention to the ingredient list in your pet products. If you do, you may have noticed that isopropyl alcohol, otherwise known as rubbing alcohol, is finding its way into some dog care products.  “What’s the big deal with that?”, you may be wondering. The bad news...

German Chamomile. Herbal Sunshine for dogs.

German Chamomile.  Herbal Sunshine for dogs.
Besides being joyous, Chamomile is an herbal medicine that can help inflammations, spasms, ulcers, anxiety, wounds, gastrointestinal ailments, round and whip worms, diarrhea, swollen ears, eye irritations and dermatitis. I use it to help relax and wind down at the end of a long day.