The Possible Canine’s Blog

Frozen Dog Treats Part Two – Savoury!

So, it's the weekend and I am having a little fun with recipes - a thread on my Facebook group convinced me to develop more frozen treats for the warm summer months, and since not all dogs love fruit, I thought I'd do a few savoury, but still very healthy versions....

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Frozen Herbal Dog Treats – Part One

Every summer, a  few frozen treat recipes start to appear around the internet,  usually yogurt based, with additions like sardines and salmon and blueberries - all good stuff. I  started to wonder if I might not concoct a few such treats myself, maybe with a  twist...

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Three Old Dogs

So, last week on my Facebook Page, I asked readers a simple question: who here has a senior dog? And the response was overwhelming. I suspect that thread might just be the liveliest one in the history of my Page. Seems a lot of people have senior dogs, and are...

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Midsummer Sale on Nutrition Courses

Hello, all! I am posting today to share a flash sale with my readers - I generally try to do two sales per year, one approximately around each of the Solstices. A bit late this summer, but here we go. From today until Friday June 30, the following (major) discounts...

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Carob/quinoa treat recipe

I’m not sure when I actually bought Todd Caldecott’s lovely and informative book Food as Medicine, it might be about 5 years ago. Although I practise as a Western Herbalist, I have a long standing interest in Ayurveda, and Todd is a great herbalist, someone to be...

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Pet Blogger Challenge 2017

When did you start your blog and, for anyone who is just seeing it for first time, please provide a description of your site. Would you say your blog focuses more on sharing stories with your readers, or providing a resource for your audience? Answer: This version of...

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Calendula for dogs

Over the past week I have had a flood of emails asking about calendula, a wonderful and easy-to-grow herb that I utilize in many ways, for both topical and internal issues, for humans, canines, and other species.. The biggest question in my Inbox right now- is it...

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End of the Year Sale

... because I do this every year - for the next ten days I am offering a special price on the two nutrition courses. (The Herbalism course already is at a rockbottom price, until the New year when it will be going up - so it's staying as is). If you take one of the...

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Remember “Cookie of the Week?”

...well, that fell by the wayside with all the other stuff I have to get done all the time. However - I do bake cookies and other treats for dogs, and once in a while I hit on a tasty and healthy delight I have to share. Today is one of those days. Fiddling around...

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Herbs for the Urinary Tract

Common Conditions –   Lower Urinary Tract Disorders of the Dog Overview To start with, conditions of the urinary system in both dogs and cats are very common, and form a significant percentage of my own clinical cases. Diseases of the bladder and urethra are related...

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I Can’t Stress it Enough…

Response this morning to a few emails I've received - friendly questions, so I'm glad to respond. The jist of it all is, my recipes may be balanced and cover the essentials, but  where are the Superfoods? Isn't it boring to feed just sweet potato or quinoa, chicken,...

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Herbs for Rescue Issues

  Rescued animals of all species, ages, and backgrounds can present with a range of physical and emotional issues –which are very often, if not always obviously, deeply connected. Some of these problems are apparent immediately, while others will emerge over...

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Thirty Day Herb Challenge

This was an idea I put forth to my student group, and it was met with so much enthusiasm, I decided to go ahead and set it up. The only questions were, how hard to make this? I have students of all levels in my course, from total beginners to a couple of veterinarians...

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Learning Never Stops

With all the focus on my new herbal course, I've been neglecting to talk about the two canine nutrition courses I've run for years, seems like they are well known and I always have a steady stream of new students along with graduates. That said, I think it's time to...

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The Possible Canine’s Blog

Energetics 101

This is one of those "by request" posts - since the whole topic of energetics has been tossed around so much lately in the natural health world, and there is a bit of popular confusion, I hope to be able to help sort some of it out. Plus, it's a favorite topic of...

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Chamomile – much more than tea!

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita, Chamaemelum nobile) Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: Flowers, fresh or dried Actions: antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, relaxing nervine, carminative, stomachic, antiemetic, vulnerary, diaphoretic, mild antimicrobial, aromatic, bitter...

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