Slippery Elm – Your Pet’s Best Holistic Friend

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) is an exception to the fears and cautions surrounding the use of herbs in animals. It is very safe and non-toxic. The part of the tree used is the inner bark, which is soft and stringy. Simplest to use is the powdered form, which can be purchased in bulk, or pre-packed in capsules, at most health food stores. It is readily available over the Internet from herb suppliers. Herbalists attribute many wonderful healing properties to Slippery Elm: demulcent (soothing, mucilage-forming), emollient (soothing and protective for skin), nutritive (providing specific food nutrients), tonic (promoting healthy function of one or more body systems), and astringent (constricting, binding or drying effect). It can be used both internally and externally. …

Tips for Travelling With Pets – Choosing Pet Friendly Pit Stops

All trips include pit stops, and travelling with your pet is no exception. In fact, your pet will generally need more breaks than you will. Whether you are making a dash to you parents’ for the holidays or taking a trip cross country, you’re going to have to stop at some point to fuel up, eat, use the restroom, or just take a break. In any case, the facility you choose will greatly affect whether or not your pet will be able to take a necessary break, too. Here are a few tips to choosing the best pet friendly pit stop options. 1. Food. We all need to eat. Your pet can eat anywhere you stop or even on the …

Top Tips for Travelling With Pets

For those with pets, going away on holiday means that you’ll have to decide on the best way to care for your pets while you are gone. Most pet lovers can’t bear to leave behind much a valued family member. To ease your mind, we have compiled a list of great tips to help you travel with your pets. By Plane If you’re flying, check the requirements and conditions for pets outlined by the specific airline you are travelling with. I would recommend calling or emailing them if you need any clarification on their conditions. By Land: Map out bathroom breaks If you’re driving to your destination, it’s important to map out and schedule stops for bathroom breaks. To avoid …