Dealing with Pet Anxiety: Should You Medicate Your Dog?

In the United States, 77 million dogs are owned and nearly 3 million of them have been prescribed anti-anxiety medication. Why do people choose to medicate their pets, and is it something you should consider?

Avocado Salad Parfaits Recipe

Serve these simple salad parfaits for a unique start to any meal. Load them up with your favorite fresh, seasonal produce to enjoy them throughout the year.

Vegetarian “Liver” Recipe

Serve a traditional-tasting pâté during the holidays with this delicious Vegetarian “Liver” recipe.

White Bean Cashew Dip Recipe

A pop of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a hint of cayenne pepper round out the flavor of this delicious White Bean Cashew Dip recipe.

5 Tips for Gardening with Pets

Gardening and pets don’t always mix. These five simple tips will help you enjoy gardening and quality time with your furry friend, at the same time.

Parmesan and Bacon Bites Recipe

Whip up this simple appetizer in minutes. This Parmesan and Bacon Bites recipe is great for holiday gatherings, although it also makes a great treat during the summer.

TropiClean Introduces Fresh Breath Dental Treats

TropiClean, a company that strives to perpetually innovate the finest products, packing, marketing and management in the pet industry, is gearing up for the launch of their new dental treats.

3 Homemade Popcorn Seasonings

Forget butter and salt. These three homemade popcorn seasonings will blow guests away with just a little effort.

My Favorite Christmas Thyme Book and Dried Herb Wreaths: Part 1

Lemon Verbena Lady finally makes a holiday-inspired craft—dried herb wreaths—from one of her favorite Christmas books. It repurposes your old potpourri into charming mini wreaths for gift giving or decorating. Part two will show you how to make a mini spice wreath.

17 Uses for Baking Soda

Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.

New Eco-Friendly Pet Beds from West Paw Design

West Paw Design adds two new patterns to its line of Bumper Beds, filled with a material created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles and turned into a soft, durable fill.

4 Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.

Get Crafty with Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kits

A typical Make-Your-Own Beeswax Candle Kit contains several sheets of honeycomb-printed Beeswax made in the United States, 100% cotton wicks and instructions; enough supplies to make at least 10-12 individual candles.

Recycled DIY Dog Bed

Build a sustainable dog bed out of recycled T-shirts or newspapers. When placed in a revamped end table, it makes a nice piece of doggie furniture, too.

9 Ways to Reduce Stress

Chronic stress can harm both body and mind. Prevent and relieve stress in your life with these nine ideas.

In the News: Kroger Recalls Pet Food

Kroger recently recalled select pet food brands from 19 states. Learn how to protect your pets from contaminants found in store-bought pet food by making your own.

Green Your Life: Homemade Frozen Dog Treats

They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing. Surprise your pup with these easy and delicious homemade frozen treats to keep him cool in the heat.

Fresh Berries Recipe: Blackberry Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a perfect summertime treat. Cold and refreshing, this blackberry gazpacho recipe is a fruity variation of the traditional Spanish soup that makes for a stunning appetizer or side dish.

Pet-Friendly Lawns and Gardens

Popular fertilizers and mulches can be dangerous to our furry family members. Editorial intern Amanda Thompson discusses ways to make sure your lawn and garden are pet-friendly.

Pet Health: Make Castile Soap

Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.

Starbucks Greens its Coffee Cups

Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.

Green Your Life: Green Dog Ownership

Part one of Natural Home intern Dani Hurst’s “green pet ownership” series. This one’s for all the dog lovers who want to raise a greener best friend.

Green Artist Spotlight: La Chanh Nguyen

La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.

No Bark with No Bite

For a barking dog, electric shock collars may do more damage than good. Read what I'm using to rid my dog's bark, without the bite.

Great Natural Pet-Care Tips

The best tips for natural pet-care from The Herb Companion's latest E-Book "Natural Pet Care."