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New Year's Resolutions for your dog

New Year’s resolutions for you and your dog

Another year has gone by, and it’s time to start a new page in your life – and your dog’s. Among the New Year’s...
health problems in dogs

5 most common health problems in dogs

Using natural home remedies to treat our own minor ailments can help foster a deeper knowledge of wellness while reducing medical costs. But when...
when not to vaccinate dogs

When NOT to vaccinate

BRANDON, an Australian Shepherd, was brought to me after he went into a coma following a vaccination. He had been in the intensive care...
Choosing raw bones for your dog's health

Choosing raw bones for your dog’s health

Most dog lovers used to accept at face value whatever recommendations were made by their veterinarians. But today, many do their own research on a...
treating hot spots in dogs

Treating hot spots in dogs

Many dog lovers will tell you how annoying hot spots can be. These skin irritations start with some innocent licking or scratching, but if...

Understanding ringworm in your animal

Ringworm isn’t aptly named. In fact, it’s not a worm at all. Also called dermatophytosis, ringworm is actually a fungus that veterinarians typically see...
caring for your canine athlete

Caring for your canine athlete

Any athlete can tell you the importance of muscle health when it comes to optimizing performance. The same applies to dogs. Whether your companion...
bone problems in dogs

Treating bone problems in dogs

Most of us take our bones for granted – until we break one or develop a painful condition like arthritis or osteoporosis. We also...
canine rehab

Canine rehab: the good & bad

Canine rehab is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine. During its humble beginnings in the early 1990s, only a handful of veterinarians and...
canine osteopathy

Osteopathy for dogs

Mallomar is a 13-year-old Scottish terrier mix who came to my clinic three years ago for recurring pain in her mid back. When I examined...

Caring for a sick dog

Stress is a part of life. Work, finances, family and health…it seems there’s always something to worry about. Being the caregiver for a sick dog...
herbs for dogs

5 herbs for animal arthritis

Herbs have a firmly established place in alternative medicine. Used properly, they can help treat a wide range of conditions in dogs. The key term...
vibrational therapy for canine healing

Heal your dog with vibrational therapy

We often take our hearing for granted, and may not realize the effects different sounds have on us and our dogs. Various sounds illicit...
common eye injuries in dogs

Common eye injuries in dogs

Eye injuries or traumas is common in dogs. While many people are familiar with cataracts and glaucoma, medical conditions such as these occur less...
cancer in dogs

Two views on dog cancer

Homeopathy, along with new discoveries in conventional medicine, are coming to similar conclusions about how to more effectively treat cancer. Approximately one in three dogs...
can dogs get sunburns?

Do dogs get sunburns?

Dogs have sensitive skin, and even 30 minutes of sun can result in sunburns in some breeds. Whenever you take your dog outdoors, he’ll be...
10 best foods for your dog's vision

10 best foods for your dog’s vision

Vision and eye health in dogs has become the talk of the town. There’s more and more discussion about eye disease in canines, including...
pink eye in dogs

Pink eye in dogs

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is common in humans, but dogs can also contract it. Know the symptoms, and how it can be treated. Pink eye is something...
heal your dog with aloe vera

Healing your dog with Aloe Vera

The incredible aloe vera offers multiple benefits. This family of plants has over 200 varieties; Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller is of the greatest use...
canine osteoarthritis

Treating canine osteoarthritis in 6 steps

Arthritis is the leading cause of chronic pain in dogs. A multifaceted healing plan that draws on a range of therapies offers the most relief. Loyal,...
autoimmunity in dogs

Autoimmunity in dogs

Autoimmune diseases are increasingly prevalent and have genetic and environmental triggers. Here's what you should be aware of. If you were unlucky enough to catch...
obesity in dogs

Addressing obesity in animals

Obesity is a severe and debilitating illness, and the most common nutritional disease in both animals and people. Estimates suggest that up to 45% of...

Mushrooms for your dog’s immune system

My dog, Cardiff, is a neutered Welsh terrier who has suffered three bouts of typically fatal  Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) during his seven...
no GMO for dogs

Why GMO is bad for your dog

Could GMO be harming your dog? Like the proverbial canary down the mine shaft, dogs have become our sentinels.  They alert us to health hazards...
food for your dog's brain

Food for your dog’s brain

If you’ve ever felt lazy after eating a big meal, or hyperactive following a sugary treat, then you have an idea of how what...
cancer in dogs

Signs of cancer in animals

Unlike humans, dogs and cats can’t tell us when something’s wrong, so it’s up to us to keep an eye on their health and...
treating canine osteoarthritis

The latest treatments for canine osteoarthritis

If your older dog or cat seems stiff and sore at times, he’s far from alone. Canine osteoarthritis (arthritis) is an extremely common problem...
preventing periodontal disease in dogs

Preventing periodontal disease in dogs

Dental problems affect most dogs and can cause serious health issues if left unattended. A wholesome meaty diet along with energetic balancing are two...
antioxidants for dogs with cancer

Antioxidants in animal cancer treatment

They’re crucial to good health, but some vets feel they interfere with conventional cancer treatments. Find out why, and how an integrative approach with...
supplements for pets

Should I add supplements to my animal’s diet?

Prevention is the most powerful cure. By providing your dog with supplements, you can ensure he is getting everything he needs to stay healthy. Not...