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Dandelion: The Near-Perfect Plant for Your Dog

Spring has finally arrived in the Northeast U.S. and with it comes the ubiquitous dandelion, considered by many to be a noxious weed. Not so in our house; here we celebrate the awakening of spring and the much-maligned dandelion (Taraxacum officianale) both for its health properties and as one of the first food sources for bees. Wait. […]


Make Your Own Pupkinccino!

It’s a nice gesture, but did you know the “puppaccino” you get at the Starbucks drive through is really “just” whipped cream? No big deal, right? Not so fast. According to the Starbucks website, their whipped cream contains cream, milk, mono- and diglycerides, and carrageenan. Let’s break down those ingredients, shall we? Cow’s milk/cream According […]


Take that, fleas. Create your own fragrant pet shampoo.

Rosemary is for remembrance and…  To keep fleas and ticks at bay. Contrary to popular misconception, fleas and ticks do not, unfortunately, disappear with the onset of cooler weather. Ticks can survive through the winter by burrowing into warm and protective leaves or other debris, while fleas can find their way into the warmth of […]