As you may know, I’m a big proponent of adding healthy fruits and veggies to my dogs’ diets. The nutrients and vitamins that these delicious foods offer are undeniable. But what about herbs? Did you know that certain herbs can also add nutritional value to your dogs meal? Although I’d love to get a vegetable garden growing in my yard, I haven’t done so yet. In the meantime, however, I am growing herbs! The best part is you don’t need a large amount of space to grow herbs – you don’t even need a yard! All you need is some indoor space with natural sunlight, and you’re ready to grow! Check out this list of dog friendly herbs you can grow in your home.
Wynston was diagnosed with intrathoracic tracheal collapse in summer 2014. It had gotten progressively worse as he had gotten older to the point that he was coughing several times everyday. Some of Wyn’s coughing episodes were terrifying and turns out, it was up to me to help him. I didn’t want to put my boy through western medicinal treatments such as steroids and inhalers. What was I to do?! Wynston was suffering and I had to stop it. So I did – naturally!
My guinea pig Sammie passed away on Friday. I adopted him in January but in the short time he was a part of our family, I wasn’t the only one who became extremely attached to him. And I’m not the only one who’s struggling with his loss.
Ever since Wynston was about 6 months old, he’s had an issue with coughing. At first, the vet thought perhaps it was just due to getting acclimated to the air outside of the puppy mill. As time went on, the vet thought maybe he had a collapsed trachea, as it’s common in small breed dogs. Well, Wynston’s coughing got progressively worse as time passed. The episodes of honking and coughing went from once a week, to multiple times a day over three years. Thankfully I’ve come up with a home remedy to treat tracheal collapse in dogs, and now his episodes are rare.
My cat Edison broke his leg on a cold November night in 2011. I rushed him to the emergency vet around 11pm, where the doctor told me I was going to have to put him down or amputate his leg. The next day, I took my Edison to my regular vet, where the doctor told me to cast his leg for 6 weeks and he’d be fine! Turns out, Edison was fine, all it took was a cute festive cast and some TLC.
I learned after the traumatizing experience that you can’t always trust “professionals.” Sometimes you need a second opinion, and sometimes YOU have to decide what is best for your animals – after all, nobody knows your animals like you do.