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Category: Health

weight issues in dogs

Manage Your Dog’s Weight Without Pills

Weight is a major health concern in dogs. Just as millions of Americans are overweight, so are our canine companions. Approximately 20% to...

holistic medicine for pets

Proof of holistic success for dogs

Where’s the evidence it works?” Fans of a strictly conventional approach to medicine often ask this question in an attempt to shut down...

valley fever in dogs

All About Dogs With Valley Fever

In 2006, my dogs Shadow, Dasher and I moved from Maryland to southern California for a year. During our six-day drive across the country,...

Switching your animal from a conventional to holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is pretty easy. You want the best care for...

acupressure for seizures in dogs

How acupressure can help with seizures in dogs

It was late in the evening and time to get ready for bed. Spencer, our six-year old greyhound, trooped out to the backyard with our three...

holistic vet for animals

Benefits of a holistic vet for your animals

Surprisingly, there are many people who are seriously committed to green living, holistic healthcare and the organic lifestyle, but who...

immune system dog

Keep your animal’s immune system balanced

If your dog or cat has a healthy immune system, he’s much less likely to get sick. In fact, the importance of a balanced, functional...

L-carnitine

L-Carnitine for Your Animal

You might be familiar with L-carnitine as a supplement popular among bodybuilders. But did you know it can also be useful for your...

skin issues in dogs

Supplements for Animal Skin Problems

For a lot of dogs and cats, summer means an increase in skin problems and allergies. Others suffer from these issues all year round, thanks...

flower essences for stressed dogs

Helping your anxious dog with flower essences

Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of noise on sensitive ears to the overwhelming sights...

medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Medicinal mushrooms for dogs

Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not...

vaccines for your dog

Which vaccines are necessary for your dog?

We’ve known about the risks of over-vaccination for awhile now, though many veterinarians, trainers, boarding kennel operators and others...

heartworm prevention

Heartworm prevention & treatment for your dog

It’s important to be proactive about heartworm prevention – especially if you live in a region where it’s prevalent. The...

adaptogens for your dog

Solving your dog’s stress with adaptogens

Like us, our animals have built-in mechanisms for coping with stress. But there’s an additional way to protect them that you may not...

arthritis

Animal arthritis

We all know someone with arthritis, whether it’s a human friend or family member, or an animal companion. But if asked to describe what...

canine rehabilitation

At-home rehabilitation for your dog

When a sick or elderly family member comes home from the hospital, a home health care worker may visit your house to make sure the space is...

top medical emergencies in dogs

6 common dog medical emergencies

Even if you live only minutes away from your veterinarian, it’s a good idea to know how to act if your dog gets injured or suddenly falls...

mental illness in dogs

Mental illness or behaviour problem?

Mental illness in dogs can arise as an extension of physical illness (a progression of disease from the physical to the psyche), or it can...

Chinese herbs for dogs

The facts on chinese herbs

What exactly are Chinese herbs? What’s so special about them? You’ve probably heard plenty of treatment stories that sound nearly...

environment

Saving the environment with a greener carbon ‘paw’ print

Recently, I read about a study done by researchers at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. They calculated that owning a...

thyroid issues in dogs

Detecting thyroid problems in dogs

Kodak, a young bearded collie, was a regular at the park. He loved to play with children and other dogs. Then something odd happened. This...

acupuncture for cushings disease in dogs

All about acupuncture For dogs

Coco is a five-year-old poodle cross who had a prolapsed intervertebral disc. Even after surgery, her prognosis was poor, and her family...

acupressure for Cushings disease in dogs

Acupressure for Cushings In Dogs

“Titan seems to be getting old right before my eyes,” says Katrina. “He’s turning ten and just a year ago he was still his feisty...

biking and jogging with your dog

Biking and jogging with your dog

Spring’s here, and it’s time for you and your dog to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Long walks are a favorite form...

anaphylaxis in dogs

Recognizing anaphylaxis in dogs

One summer afternoon, I decided to take the dogs to the beach at Humarock, along the shore in Marshfield, Massachusetts. My Uncle Jerry...

phytochemicals for your dog

Phytochemicals for your dog

Your mother knew what she was talking about when she told you to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Research on cancer and nutrition in people...

camel milk for dogs

Camel Milk For Dogs

When you think of camels, you probably think of the desert. These humped dromedaries are well-adapted to dry, harsh environments and have...

lupus in dogs

All About Dogs With Lupus

In my many years of caring for rescue dogs, I’ve encountered some unusual canine ailments. But there’s one I’d never heard of until...

humane pet food

Humane pet food

We love our animals. We talk to them, let them sleep on our beds, give them parties and buy them gifts. In short, we treat them as furry...

antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance In Dogs

It’s getting a lot of media attention these days. From news articles to health websites, the issue of antibiotic resistance is causing a...

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