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Cancer is considered the leading cause of sickness and death in dogs. In fact, when it comes to the golden retriever, one study found that 68.3% of golden retrievers were diagnosed with some form of cancer and 65.0% of golden retrievers had a death attributable to cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are made in dogs each year. “Since not all pets receive medical care or a definitive cancer diagnosis, this number likely would rise if every pet saw a veterinarian annually.” 📈- AAHA

One of the world's most extensively researched and promising natural compounds for cancer treatment is a medicinal herb that so desperately needs to be incorporated into our pets’ lives. 🌿 That herb is turmeric root. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years not only as a spice but also as a medicinal herb, and now science is beginning to understand why. 👩🏼‍🔬 Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies, and has been shown to have anti-aging properties.

Over the years, curcumin has been studied as a potential tool to both reduce as well as possibly treat, different forms of cancer.🦠 Various studies have found that curcumin can help kill tumor cells, as well as inhibit tumor growth in test tube and animal studies. With the ability to selectively target cancer stem cells, curcumin plays a significant role in suppressing the metastasis of cancer cells.

In addition, curcumin has also been shown to help boost the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and improve cognition by making omega-3 DHA, more available in the brain.🧠 This means that in addition to improving memory, and maybe even delaying memory loss, curcumin-boosted BDNF could be effective in delaying or even halting age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

More recent research has discovered curcumin may also protect the body from oxidative stress and damage caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Studies show that cooking some foods at high heat results in the formation of more than ten to hundred times of new AGEs in foods. Processed canned and kibble dog food may contain significantly high levels of these AGEs. Animal and human studies show dietary AGEs result in increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and potentially organ damage, with more than half of absorbed AGEs bound in the liver and kidney. Accumulation of AGEs in the body over time may be a significant contributor of aging. Curcumin has been shown to not only protect the body from AGE’s damage but may also inhibit the formation of AGEs in the body.

👉 Our suggested dose for dogs: 50 to 250 mg two times a day, this is roughly 2 mg per pound of body weight twice a day. *Based on curcumin's naturally low bioavailability, source a product that has been formulated for increased absorption.

As with people, the longest lived dogs often have healthy dietary habits in common. In the Herbs for Health section of our new book, The Forever Dog, turmeric is one of the many herbs we recommend sharing with your dog. We also explain how to incorporate herbs into your dog’s meals, along with how much to feed. 🐾 Get your copy now:

Pet Herbal Tip Folder 13/05/2022

Pet Herbal Tip Folder


In a study conducted on sled dogs, blueberry supplementation elicited significantly elevated antioxidant status in the dogs.

This suggests that dogs fed blueberries should be better protected against oxidative damage. -

Aside from being classified as antiangiogenic aka anti-cancer, blueberries contain a compound called pterostilbene, a derivative of resveratrol.

These little blue powerhouses are good antioxidants because they contain phenolics that preferentially react with free radicals.

So, offering your furry companion blueberries can help protect them against cancer!

- Rodney Habib

Photos from Blue Jean Chef's post 12/05/2022

Photos from Blue Jean Chef's post



Flea and tick insecticides applied or fed to pets are designed to kill pests, but they can also damage your pet’s health ❗ Fipronil (the insecticide found in Frontline, Sentry, Hartz and other flea/tick products) has been classified as a possible human carcinogen, and isoxazoline products (like Bravecto, Nexgard, Siparica, Credelio and other spot-on flea/tick products), have been linked to neurologic adverse events in pets.

“Hybrid” preventive protocols (adding natural repellents to reduce the amount of chemicals applied to pets) can reduce the overall number of chemical pesticide applications by up to 50%, not to mention adding in supplements that help your pet’s body deal and detoxify from recurrent pesticide application.

Read today’s free health article to learn how to make an all-natural homemade pest deterrent for your pet:

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Lip-licking 👅

Excessive lip-licking can be a sign of GI distress. There are quite a few causes, but here are some helpful tips if you notice your pet is excessively lip-licking.

🥩 Feed a high meat, species-appropriate diet. Avoid foods your pet is sensitive to. My favorite food sensitivity test is Nutriscan:

🧡 Help settle the stomach between meals (late at night and early morning especially) with my ginger cookies:

🪵Add in a supplement containing slippery elm like Gut Soothe or GastroElm:

Photos from Innate Hands Chiropractic's post 29/04/2022

I debated on sharing this, but realized my personal testimony may help others with a similar journey as mine.

The last 2 weeks of Dec 2021 and the first 2 weeks of Jan 2022, I had C*

Pet Herbal Tip Folder 24/04/2022

Pet Herbal Tip Folder

Version 3 of our herbal dosage chart with some new additions! :)

Rodney Habib

Pet Herbal Tip Folder 20/04/2022

Pet Herbal Tip Folder


By now, I’m sure you have heard of all the super awesome benefits to adding coconut oil to your diet and, of course, to your pet’s as well.

Today, you will see organic virgin coconut oil being added to almost everything as a source of good fat and/or to make herbs and oils more readily available for you and your pet, i.e. turmeric root and omega-3 fish oils.

(Note: Coconut Oil is to not be confused with omega-3! Coconut oil is not an omega-3 or omega-6 fat).

Ranked in the top 10 most important food medicines, coconut oil is a must-add for everyone! However, there is still some controversy swirling around this super nut. So let’s weigh in on the scientific evidence that is currently available, shall we?

Coconut oil contains monolaurin, lauric, capric and caprylic acids, all of which have anti-bacterical, anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal activity.
Hence the nickname: nature’s antibiotic. An added benefit is that there are none of the harmful side effects that drugs normally offer.

Because of its bacteria and fungus killing properties, coconut oil is being used holistically to help prevent and kill off yeast problems ailing a pet.

“Killing off yeast problems?” you ask.

Yeast is a fungus that’s always present on pets as part of the normal flora of the body, both internally and externally. When the immune system becomes overburdened, or when the dog is fed starchy foods, the yeast will proliferate in the hair follicles and throughout the body. The result? A giant outbreak of itching and scratching with red-hot looking skin!

By adding the acids found in coconut oil to your pet’s diet (lauric, capric & caprylic), the acids attack the cell wall of the yeast fungus causing the cell wall to disintegrate which, therefore, kills off the yeast.

This is not a new concept! Coconut oil has been used for bacteria-bashing and wound-healing for thousands of years.

FUN FACT: Now current research is shedding some light on the possibility of flea prevention with the association of coconut oil!

“In this study we show that the twice daily application of a herbal repellent based on coconut-oil (Zanzarin), is highly effective in preventing sand flea disease in a heavily affected community in Madagascar. The attack rate became zero immediately after starting the application of the repellent.” -The European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Coconut oil is not only great for helping kill things like yeast on your pet, but it also has many other benefits according to leading researcher Dr. Bruce Fife:

• Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
• Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
• Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
• Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
• Regulates and balances insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
• Helps prevent or control diabetes
• Helps reduce weight, increases energy
• Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

The recommended dosage for feeding coconut oil to your pet is:

• ½ teaspoon for every 10lbs of body weight daily

Or, if using topically, just rub the oil on your hands and apply to your pet’s coat. (Remember not to over do it!)

Studies in dogs show that coconut oil fed as 10% or less of a dog’s diet poses no digestive or other health issues. (Aldrich, 2009)


When sourcing organic virgin coconut oil, be careful. Some manufacturers can extract the coconut oil using hexane, a petroleum product made of crude oil, which is super toxic!

FYI - Hexane evaporates during processing and the FDA doesn't require it to be listed on food labels. Source organic and look for cold-pressed products.

Rodney Habib Pet Health Media

"An educated, informed and well-researched community of pet owners can only put more pressure on the pet food industry to be better! When pet owners know better, they will only do better!"

Check out some of the rockstar studies sited by Yeast Infection:

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effect: In 2010 by Thai scientists published a report where they studied pharmacologic properties of virgin coconut oil. They found moderate anti-inflammatory effect, moderate pain-killing (analgesic) effect, and fever-reducing (antipyretic) effect in rats with acute inflammation.

Liver-protective effects: A 2011 study from Malaysia reported the liver protecting role of virgin coconut oil against paracetamol induced damage of liver in rats. As a higher dose of VCO was needed to show liver-protective effect, it is thought that either VCO exerts this effect through the molecules that escape digestion or due to higher concentrations of other compounds in the oil.

Skin moisturizing effects: A randomized double-blind controlled trial from Philippines published in 2004 showed that coconut oil had comparable moisturizing effect as mineral oil. The study found it to be safe and with added advantage of being antiseptic in nature.

Antithrombotic effect: A study showed that a coconut-oil based diet lowered the dangerous clot formation in blood as compared to a diet with high mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids.

Antibacterial activity: Coconut oil at 5-40% concentration, incorporated in a cream base and applied to skin, has been observed to have microbe killing activity. While virgin coconut oil does not have antibacterial activity on its own, its components (lauric, capric and caprylic acid) do – this has been shown by a 2013 study from USA.

Researchers from Nigeria published an article in 2007 that described an in-vitro experiment showing candida killing properties of 25-100% coconut oil. When coconut oil was used undiluted, all the candida strains they tested were killed. In comparison, fluconazole was unable to kill all the candida strains at highest concentration.

A study from Nigeria, published in 2010 showed that coconut oil at 5-40% concentration, incorporated in a cream base and applied to skin, killed candida apart from other bacteria. This effect was attributed to monolaurin (but could also be due to other fatty acid components of coconut oil) which disrupted the microbial cell membranes with enhanced effect due to surface active agents used as emulsifiers in the cream formulation.

An article published in 2012 by Japanese researchers described how capric and caprylic acid could inhibit the filamentous growth of candida even at very low concentrations. They tested the effect of these two fatty acids on mice and found that the symptoms of oral candidiasis improved significantly. When they studied the tissues of the mice, they found that these fatty acids suppressed the filamentous growth of candida on the surface of the tongue.

A 2008 research by Indonesian scientists showed that VCO with added zinc stimulated the immune system of patients with vaginal candida infection and helped them fight candida infection. They recommended a dose of 1 tablespoon of zinc containing VCO per day for vaginal candida infections. Thus, apart from the direct action of VCO fatty acids on candida, coconut oil also boosts our immunity against it.

Photos from Innate Hands Chiropractic's post 19/04/2022

Pup got skunked. Try this.



What’s the best training treats for dogs with GI issues, including diarrhea, colitis, ulcers and sensitive stomachs? Unripe, or green bananas!🍌

Green bananas🍌 are the unsung heroes of gut health; they are low in sugar and high in pectin and prebiotics (non-digestible, resistant starch) which are powerful food tools to nourish your dog’s good gut bacteria💥🦠, increasing the production of butyrate and other short-chain fatty acids. Research also shows the resistant starch in green bananas can have a positive effect on blood sugar control.

The anti-ulcer activity of green bananas has been attributed to a flavonoid, leucocyanidin, which may also inhibit the release of histamine in the gut. Resistant starch also contributes to the prevention of intestinal diseases, increases the synthesis of B-complex vitamins and mineral absorption, improves the immune response, and may aid in the prevention of the development of intestinal cancer, according to researchers.

Quartering green banana slices🍌 provides the perfect training treat for dogs with sensitive GI tracts. Suggested amounts, chopped into bite sized pieces:
Giant breeds: 1 green banana a day
Medium to large breeds: ½ green banana a day
Small breeds: ¼ green banana a day

One fact all of the microbiologists agreed on, when we wrote The Forever Dog book, was that the more fresh food fibers added to your dog’s bowl, the healthier your dog will be. Green bananas are a simple, easy way to build gut health! 🐾

Longevity researchers are clear: a diverse microbiome is critical for maximal health span, the longest-lived mammals have a microbially-diverse gut, created by consuming a variety of gut-building foods. If you want to learn more about certain longevity foods and treats from your fridge that should be rotated into your dog’s diet plan and how much to feed to strengthen your dog’s immune system, our new book called The Forever Dog is packed with surprising new science that will help your dog live healthier, happier, and longer. The book is set to hit book stores, worldwide, in 3 weeks! You can reserve your copy here:



Like us, our pets are exposed to environmental contaminants, including excess heavy metals and glyphosate (the herbicide RoundUp) ☠️ through a variety of sources - environmental pollutants🏭, contaminated water🚰, household products🧽, and some fish.🐟 Heavy metal (and glyphosate) contamination is also a growing problem in the commercial pet food industry.

These heavy metals, such as mercury, nickel, lead, aluminium and cadmium, accumulate over time and pets eating the same products year after year could be at risk of increased exposure.⚠️

Chronic exposure to these contaminants has been linked to dermatitis, pancreatic and GI issues, blindness, seizures, and chronic kidney failure. So it is important to remove these toxins from the body!

The good news is certain foods can help transport excess heavy metals and glyphosate out of the body 😍. Both chlorella and cilantro🌿 are natural detoxifiers but research shows the two fed together have enhanced superpowers for heavy metal and glyphosate detoxification - binding an average of 87% of lead, 91% of mercury, and 74% of aluminum within 45 days!

📌We recommend starting with fresh, preferably organic cilantro, and chlorella is a human supplement that works great for all animals; coming in tiny tablets you can hide in a meatball or powder you can mix in food.

* 250 mg a day for dogs under 25 lbs
* 500 mg/day up to 50 lbs
* 750-1000 mg a day for larger dogs

* Fresh: finely mince, 1/4 tsp per twenty lbs per day.
* Dried herbs are more potent, one shake for every 10 lbs of dog, until you know your dog’s preferences

💡You can learn more in our best-selling book, The Forever Dog, about the benefits of both cilantro and chlorella, in addition discover other herbs, supplements, and superfoods you can add to your pet’s bowl to enhance and protect their health.

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Make a note of these! ❤️

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