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…

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…

Amazing Olive Leaf!

Virtually any credible herbalist will tell you, “there are no silver bullets; no panaceas.” This is absolutely true--- nothing cures everything, and there is not a single herb, drug or medical treatment that will help every individual, every time. There is however a few herbs that reach closer to being a “fix-all” than most others, their medicinal values just waiting to be discovered. At…