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Our mission is to share information, help empower dog and horse owners with knowledge about nutrition and health of their animals, and to bring them the best whole food supplements.

Our blog articles are our personal experiences and opinions, as well as scientific research and nutritional studies.  These articles are our own, based on our own thoughts and research, and are not intended to cure, diagnose, or treat any disease.



Astaxanthin: Super-Antioxidant, Player of Many Roles

Astaxanthin (pronounced Asta-ZAN-thin) is a powerful antioxidant you’ve probably never heard of.  It is a carotenoid, ...
Warhorse Real Soap

Warhorse and Solio: Real Soap, by Real People, for Real People

When an opportunity arose for Warhorse to join forces with Solio Family Farmers (aka Farm Batched ...
Lizzy Meyer joins us to talk about glyphosate in hay • Breed of the Show focuses on the Maine Coon cat • Critter Nutrition discusses starting out on a whole food diet

Healthy Critters Radio: Whole Food Tips, Glyphosate in Hay

Healthy Critters Radio on the Horse Radio Network presents Episode 19,  which includes: • Lizzy Meyer joins ...
How to start with a whole food diet

Getting Started With the Whole Food Diet

It can seem daunting to disconnect ourselves from commercial horse feeds and plunge into the world ...
Feeding Horses in the 1800s - BioStar US

Looking Back: Feeding Horses in the 1800s

I came across an interesting book called The History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse written ...
Healthy Critters Radio Episode 18

Healthy Critters Radio: Oats, Electrolytes, A-Level Horses

The 18th episode of Healthy Critters Radio on the Horse Radio Network is online and includes: • ...
Warhorse to the Rescue

Success Story: Warhorse to the Rescue

by Lynn Windsor, BioStar Customer Support Specialist Recently, my daughters' landlord made a surprise visit to ...
Understanding Electrolytes

Salts of the Earth: Understanding Electrolytes

Horses cool themselves by sweating as we do, but they can sweat three times more than ...
Image credit: Puppies Behind Bars

Giving Back: Summer Proceeds Go to Puppies Behind Bars

For the Summer of 2016, BioStar has pledged a portion of our proceeds to help support Puppies Behind ...
BioStar Success - Ella and Lucy Pingree

Success Story: Ella and Thera Calm

Horse owner and dressage rider Lucy Pingree shares the story of her horse Ella's success with ...

Bovine Colostrum: Nature’s Superfood

Bovine colostrum is one of those superfoods that I always have on hand for the horses, ...
Healthy Critters 17 Cochin Hen

Healthy Critters Radio: EPM, Cochin Chickens, Canine Coiffs

The 17th episode of Healthy Critters Radio on the Horse Radio Network includes: • Equine Therapist Caroline ...
Healthy Critters Radio Ep 16 massage

Healthy Critters Radio: Equine Massage, Grooming, Intuition

The 16th episode of Healthy Critters Radio on the Horse Radio Network includes: • Chiropractor Mike Bushkol ...
speaking to intuition

Intuition: The Best Communication with Your Horse

In our high-tech world of bytes and data we can forget there's another avenue of communication that ...
environmental impact of manufactured amino acids

The Environmental Impact of Manufactured Amino Acids

I ran across an interesting study from the Netherlands published in 2010 that examined the raw ...
HCR: Equine retirement, silkie chicken

Healthy Critters Radio: Equine Retirement, Distillers Grains, Silkie Chickens

Bringing you the 15th episode of Healthy Critters Radio on the Horse Radio Network! This episode includes: • Expert ...
Thera Calm EQ detail - Calming formula for horses

Thera Calm EQ: The Equine Stress Formula

As many people know, I am rather obsessed with the GI tract. The more I learn, ...
Buckaroo Beat the Heat

Buckaroo’s Tips on How to Beat the Summer Heat

I am a heavy-coated Aussie, which makes summer a bit more challenging for me than my ...

Whole Food Supplements for Horses and Dogs