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Animal Reiki -- attracting more attention as a healing modality

Animal Reiki — attracting more attention as a healing modality

Once dismissed as bogus, Reiki is being brought into shelters, veterinary clinics and other animal facilities as an effective way to enhance healing and...
Natural remedies that support a healthy immune system in your pet

Natural remedies that support healthy immunity in pets

From triacontanol and docosanal to aloe vera, squalene and calendula -- these remedies support your animal’s immunity while helping treat bacterial and fungal infections. A...
 An update on vaccines and titer testing for dogs and cats

An update on vaccines and titer testing for dogs and cats

Despite research showing that most vaccines have a much longer duration of immunity than originally thought, many veterinarians and their clients still opt for...
Fermented foods for your pet’s microbiome

Fermented foods for your pet’s microbiome

From kefir to kombucha, fermented foods help improve your dog or cat’s gut health by balancing the bacteria in his microbiome. Fermented foods such as...
Microbiome Restorative Therapy in companion animals

Microbiome Restorative Therapy in companion animals

Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT) is a procedure in which fecal material is transferred from a healthy dog or cat to the gastrointestinal tract of...
How Torigen is changing the fight against small animal cancer

How Torigen is changing the fight against small animal cancer

The founders of Torigen have developed a revolutionary immunotherapy treatment that's effectively treating cancer in dogs and cats. Our dogs and cats are integral members...
Vet techs and what they do

Vet techs and what they do

You’ve probably met at least one veterinary technician at your vet’s office, but how much do you know about the role she plays in...
How gemmotherapy helps keep animals healthy in a toxic world

How gemmotherapy helps keep animals healthy in a toxic world

More and more toxins are polluting our environment, leading to bodily stress and disease in our dogs and cats. Gemmotherapy is an excellent way...
Can oregano oil be used for dogs?

Can oregano oil be used for dogs?

With powerful healing qualities that range from antibacterial to immune-supportive, oregano oil – when used properly -- has a variety of uses that can...
Diagnosing your animal’s digestive problems

Diagnosing your animal’s digestive problems

Digestive problems are common in dogs and cats, and can be challenging to diagnose. These tests narrow down the causes and make effective treatment...
Top 5 herbs for canine and feline digestive health

Top 5 herbs for dog and cat digestive health

Digestive upsets are common in dogs and cats. These five herbs can effectively alleviate diarrhea, vomiting and constipation, and even treat deeper problems. Occasional digestive...
When it comes to buying CBD pet supplements, quality is one of the most important considerations. Here's what to look for — and avoid.

Prioritize quality when considering CBD pet supplements

When it comes to buying CBD supplements for your animal companion, quality is one of the most important considerations. Here's what to look for...
Do grain-free diets really cause canine heart disease?

Do grain-free diets really cause canine heart disease?

While the recent headlines may sound alarming, the connection between grain-free dog foods and heart disease isn’t as clear-cut as many believe. You’ve probably...
5 herbs to help your arthritic dog

5 herbs to help your arthritic dog

These healing herbs can help your arthritic dog by getting to the root of his arthritis while easing his pain. If you have an arthritic...
Today’s top approaches to animal osteoarthritis

Top approaches to animal osteoarthritis

From nutrition and weight management to acupuncture and stem cell therapy, integrative and holistic treatments for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats are effectively reducing...
What chiropractic care can do for your senior canine

What chiropractic care can do for your senior canine

Whether you want to address age-related conditions in your older dog, or help prevent your younger canine from developing these issues as he ages,...
How Bowen Therapy can help your dog

How Bowen Therapy can help your dog

Originally developed over half a century ago for use in humans, Bowen Therapy has also been adapted to animals – including dogs -- with...
Vitamin D – is your dog or cat getting enough?

Vitamin D – is your dog or cat getting enough?

Unlike us, dogs and cats can’t get their vitamin D from spending time in the sunshine. So it’s a good idea to have your...
Canine hip dysplasia — 5 common misconceptions

Canine hip dysplasia — 5 common misconceptions

Is it true that small breeds never get hip dysplasia? What does it mean if your dog lies with his back legs stretched out...
How acupressure eases arthritis pain in dogs and cats

How acupressure eases arthritis pain in dogs and cats

Reduce your animal’s discomfort by gently stimulating these three key acupoints. Many dogs and cats suffer from arthritis, especially as they get older. Thankfully, there...
 Omega fatty acids and how they boost pet health

Omega fatty acids and how they boost pet health

Enrich your dog or cat’s well-being, inside and out, by serving up these recipes rich in Omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids have been making...
5 myths about “lumps and bumps” on our pets

5 myths about “lumps and bumps” on our pets

Lumps and bumps are common on dogs and cats, and a lot of misinformation surrounds them. Let’s bust five myths about these abnormalities so...
CBD may help manage pain in companion animals

CBD may help manage pain in pets

Arthritis and chronic pain afflict many dogs and cats, especially as they get older. CBD could become an important tool for managing their discomfort. As...
Cancer tests for dogs and cats  

Cancer tests for dogs and cats  

An early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death for animal cancer patients. Learn how a blood profile and ultrasound can help...
Organ meats — superfoods for dogs and cats

Organ meats — superfoods for dogs and cats

Packed with vital nutrients, organ meats such as liver, kidney and heart can add a rich array of health benefits to your animal’s diet....
Dr. Terri McCalla has been a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist for over 30 years, and has an MS in Comparative Pathology and a special interest in retinal disease in animals. Her private referral practice is located in Bellingham, WA. Dr. McCalla and Dr. Carmen Colitz are founders of Animal Health Quest Solutions and formulators of Ocu-GLO, a vision supplement for dogs and cats comprised of 12 antioxidants.

Canine cataracts

Cataracts in dogs have many causes – aging, diabetes, genetic predisposition and more. While surgery is the only treatment, there are ways to help...
Can a keto diet help dogs and cats with cancer?

Can a keto diet help dogs and cats with cancer?

Cancer is not only a genetic or inflammatory disease – it’s also a metabolic disease. A keto diet can starve cancer cells by targeting...
Leptospirosis – should you vaccinate your dog?

Leptospirosis – should you vaccinate your dog?

This serious disease is increasing in incidence, yet is still relatively rare in most regions. Find out what causes leptospirosis, how it’s treated, and...

Tilley’s tale – how a senior dog adapted to being blind

When this high-energy canine developed cataracts and glaucoma at the age of seven, an integrative treatment approach, including acupressure-massage, helped her adjust to blindness....
How cannabis benefits dogs and cats with cancer

How cannabis benefits dogs and cats with cancer

Hemp-derived CBD may help treat cancer in dogs and cats, while easing symptoms and treatment side effects. The cannabis industry is exploding in both the...
Does your dog have recurring ear infections?

Does your dog have recurring ear infections?

Most canine ear infections are caused by yeast, not bacteria, and conventional treatments usually result in recurring problems. Here’s why, and how a more...
Preventing cancer in our pets – is it possible?

Preventing cancer in our pets – is it possible?

While no one can predict which dogs or cats will develop cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. Cancer rates...