Animal Essentials president Greg Tilford Receives Award as 2019 National Teacher of the Year from the American Holistic Medical Association Council of Elders

Phoenix, AZ – Herbalist and author, Gregory Tilford has received the 2019 National Teacher of the Year Award from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s Council of Elders. The prestigious award was given to Mr. Tilford in acknowledgment and recognition of his work as an esteemed educator in the field of holistic veterinary medicine.The mission of the American Holistic Veterin…

Legumes and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A look at the Bigger Picture

As the FDA scrambles to figure out why 500 dogs have recently developed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) from consumption of foods that list legumes as primary ingredients, holistic pet care experts are wondering why regulators and nutritional experts behind the formulas can’t figure out the obvious: Dogs are carnivores that require proteins from meat sources, NOT legumes. Although they are kn…

The Dogs of Holbox Island - Is this Where Dogs go to Heaven?

Editors note:  The mission of Animal Essentials is to bring holistic awareness and expert support to the world in ways that will enhance the wellness of companion animals, their people and the communities they live in.  While we clearly recognize that their are thousands of mistreated, malnourished and abandoned animals that need our help right here at home, our travels are also teaching…

In Praise, and Defense of Garlic

Garlic is an amazing herb, and despite a long time misunderstanding of its potential hazards, it remains as one of the most widely used botanicals in the pet care industry. Garlic contains considerable amounts of protein, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, taurine, zinc, riboflavin and dozens of other nutritive compounds--- and a single clove of fresh garli…

Understanding The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

With dozens of reputable studies and thousands years of empirical data, it's hard to refute the powers and effectiveness of medicinal mushrooms.  In a March, 2013 issue of Integrative Veterinary Care, my old friend and mushroom guru Dr. Ihor Basko, DVM sums it up quite nicely.  READ ON…

The Animal Essential Story Part 1: Early Beginnings

Its hard to believe that Animal Essentials has been around for 23 years! Its been a wonderful ride! Welcome to the Facebook version of our new story video. Go to our website if you would like to see the full five minute version. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Stay tuned for the new multimedia launch of "The Animal Herbalist", where I will be producing a monthly podcast and a series of two minute "Mee…