If you haven’t been to the 3 Schips and a Girl facebook page, you’re missing some cute photos of some of our happy campers!

I just put a note on the wall there today about Living Earth Herbs. This nice little shop has a new pet friendly section with a custom doggie shampoo and a custom salve (made from plantain) that is great for bee stings and other mishaps and the great part about it is that dogs can lick away at the salve and it won’t hurt them! If your dog gets the occasional hot spot (one of my Schips, Tripp, occasionally does from a protein imbalance), a nice herbal salve and tea can do the trick and make your dog more comfortable. We are lucky to have Living Earth Herbs in town as a resource, along with Dr. Donna Kelleher who can work with you on herbal (and many other) solutions. Personally, I really enjoy practicing a holistic approach to my pet care: western medicine, Chinese medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbs all have a place in my dogs’ lives, and they are all the better for it. Yes, it’s a little more work for me (in terms of doing research and making decisions), but I learn a lot more in the process.