Parasites and Pests

on parasites and pests that affect dogs


Creepy Crawly Spring?

Creepy Crawly Spring?


Posted By on Apr 24, 2018

The leaves are budding, birds are singing, flowers blooming,it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere! It’s a happy time of renewal and new growth. At least until we start to think of the bugs that also start to “flourish” which can also plague our animals both externally and internally. Part of the problem is that we have been conditioned to believe we must fear these pests and to annihilate them at all...

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Birds and Bees

Birds and Bees


Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

It’s that time of year when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and bees are buzzing…or is it? The sad fact is that over the last few years bees all over the world have been disappearing. It is evident that we need to support and encourage bee populations if we desire this planet and all that exists within it to continue. There was a popular song when I was a child that’s lyrics included, “let me tell you...

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Toxins That Hinder Health

Toxins That Hinder Health


Posted By on May 3, 2016

While I think ALL my animals have actually been my “heart” animals, some just seem to stand out from the others. Fridge was one of those dogs that simply stole my heart and ran away with it! His complete story is in my book, Animals Taught Me That. Due to his petit mal seizures, I began to learn about the toxins that hinder us from being well. I won’t go into the details of why he began having seizures, but suffice it to say it had to...

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The Heartworm Scare

The Heartworm Scare


Posted By on Aug 22, 2014

The heartworm scare – we’ve all been there because they are scary. It is scary to know they can kill our dogs. Years ago when I worked in veterinary medicine as a tech, I saw many dogs have to be treated for heartworm which was rather awful as we used arsenic to kill the heartworms but it often killed the dog in the process. But the REAL scare is the lie that using these toxins is somehow prevention and safe. On our dog...

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Conventional pest control is a common practice among pet owners these days. After all, we’ve been taught to be afraid, be very afraid of the wicked diseases and pestilence they bring. Yes, I know about Lyme’s disease among other things and I am not discounting that but we have been looking at this all wrong thanks to modern scare tactics convincing us that the only solution is to poison the heck out of these pests and then...

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No Try, Only Do

No Try, Only Do


Posted By on Oct 17, 2013

“‘Press on’, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~Calvin Coolidge It seems in my conversations with my business partner, BFF and colleague, Jeannie, at times she will say to me, “Okay Kim, I’ll try to get that done today.” And my response is invariably, “In the famous words of that ever wise sage, Yoda, there is no try, only do or do not.” 🙂 Then we...

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