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seizures in dogs

Holistic help for dogs who have seizures

Toby was a darling three-month-old puppy when he had his first seizure. His guardian placed a frantic call to the vet, and the receptionist...

Your Dog’s Joint Health

Osteoarthritis is common in dogs. Causes include developmental orthopedic diseases (such as hip dysplasia and osteochondrosis). These negatively impact joint health early in life, especially...
fighting fleas on dogs

Integrated pest management: fighting fleas on dogs

Have you ever heard the term "integrated pest management"? It sounds rather dry and intimidating, but it's actually a holistic strategy for dealing with...
osteoarthritis

7 steps to beat osteoarthritis in dogs

If your dog has osteoarthritis, he has lots of company. It’s the most common joint disease in canines. One in every five dogs older...
hair analysis for dogs

Importance of hair analysis for dogs

Hair analysis is a holistic procedure in which a sample of your hair is tested for levels of harmful and nutritional minerals in your...
dogs and cats with kidney problems

Feeding cats and dogs with kidney problems

Tyrone was king of house and neighborhood. One day, the Persian-tabby cross thought it would be cool to jump from the balcony railing to...
heartworm in dogs

Understanding Heartworm In Dogs

If you have a dog, you already know something about heartworm. But there are several misunderstandings surrounding this disease that need clarification. Let's take a...
how do dogs recognize each other?

How dogs recognize each other

Louise’s daughter asked her an interesting question one day while they were walking their dog. The friendly golden retriever had just stopped to say...
periodontal disease in dogs

Periodontal disease in dogs

Most people know that bad breath in dogs is very common. What they may not know is that it’s often a sign of dental...
toxins

Managing the toxins in your dog’s environment

It’s a fact that our air, soil, water and food are contaminated with man-made toxins that have a negative impact on our health –...
diseases that can spread from dogs to people

Common diseases that can spread from dogs to people

Many of us assume that because dogs and people are different species, diseases can’t spread from one to the other. But the fact is, about...
bone problems in dogs

Preventing bone problems in young dogs

If you’ve adopted a puppy or young dog that’s still growing, you may be assuming you don’t need to worry about his bone health...
special needs dogs

Caring for a special needs dog

Mariah Mountanos was volunteering at her local shelter in 2005 when she noticed a young white heeler/ pit bull mix sleeping in his kennel....
dog nose

The nose knows: what your dog’s nose can tell you

"Molly's nose is cold and wet, so she must be in good health." A lot of people believe the texture and temperature of a...
MRI scans for dogs

MRI Scans for Dogs

Shelley’s vet suspected her dog might have a brain tumor, and suggested an MRI to determine if that was indeed the case. “I asked...
thyroiditis in dogs

Understanding thyroiditis in dogs

When Robin Simpson adopted Tater, a 1½-year-old bull terrier, she knew she’d face a few challenges. On top of being deaf, Tater had already...
dog grooming

Good dog grooming equals good health

Nicky is a Maltese whose person wanted to keep his coat long. When he was brought to us, he was a mass of mats...
IBD in dogs

Understanding IBD in Dogs

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an uncomfortable condition that occurs in the intestines. It involves the infiltration of an abnormal number of cells from...
leaky gut syndrome in dogs

Dogs with leaky gut syndrome

Bella was losing weight uncontrollably after treatment for gastritis and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. She had been treated with prednisone, vitamin E and folate...
supplements for dog's with arthritis

Natural supplements for dogs with arthritis

Many dogs develop arthritis as they age and it can be just as debilitating and painful for them as it is for us. The discomfort...
multivitamin for dogs

Multivitamins for dogs

Melissa takes a daily multivitamin. Lately, she’s been wondering if her dog should also be taking one. “I try to feed him a good...
diet can affect dogs with epilepsy

How diet can affect dogs with epilepsy

Leo is my beloved terrier cross who was found in a trash can when he was less than two weeks old. I took him...
bald patches on dogs

Why is my dog going bald?

Your dog naturally sheds at least twice a year. The evidence is everywhere – on your clothes, in your car and on your furniture....
IMHA

IMHA in dogs

Something was wrong with Gracie. It started with subtle signs – she didn’t have her usual pep when on walks, her appetite was off,...
PTSD in dogs

Dogs with PTSD

Lisa and her husband were out when a tornado struck their town and partially destroyed their home. But their dog Pete was alone in...
yeast or allergies in dogs

Allergies or yeast infection?

Shenanigan was a young Yorkshire terrier, five pounds of gorgeous silky hair. Then she had an “allergic” reaction, probably caused by a flea or...
TCM for animals

TCM as treatment for your dog

Misha was diagnosed with a flea allergy. His person, Karen, didn’t want him taking drugs, so she turned to an integrative veterinarian who recommended...
balanced diet for dogs

A balanced diet for your dog

Your dog’s well being depends on what you put in his dish. After all, the time to keep illness at bay is before it’s...
canine diabetes

All about dog diabetes

Katya was devastated when her veterinarian broke the news that her seven-year-old poodle had diabetes. “Maddie had always been healthy, so this really threw me...
herbs for dog digestion

How herbal remedies can help your dog’s digestion

Anyone who shares their life with a dog will sooner or later have to deal with a bout of diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, bladder stones...