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Category: Health

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

If you live in a region where heartworm is prevalent, you need to be proactive about heartworm prevention. Start by taking steps to...

adaptogens for your dog

Solving Your Dog’s Stress with adaptogens

Life can be a challenge at times. All manner of stressors can harm the body or mind, and often both. While we and our animals have built-in...

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...

canine medical emergencies

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 Behavior 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...

acupuncture 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...

glutathione

Glutathione For Your Dog’s Health

Mention antioxidants, and most people think of vitamin C or beta carotene. But there are other, less commonly known antioxidants that are...

medical marijuana for dogs

Dogs & Medical Marijuana

When Nikita was facing her final weeks after a battle with cancer, her guardian and veterinarian Dr. Doug Kramer eased her discomfort with...

supplements for aging dogs

A supplement to slow the effects of aging

As we age, our brains often don’t function as well as they did when we were younger. The same is true of dogs. While aging is normal,...

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