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Monday, January 17, 2022
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Health

Natural Health means taking preventative action with your pet’s health and using natural and alternative treatments that are both good for your furry friend and for the environment. As one of our Four Pillars of Animal Wellness, Natural Health ensures that your pet will lead a happy, healthy life.

Does your dog or cat have scaly skin?

Scaly skin in pets may be nothing much to worry about. But if it’s excessive, it can signal a more serious underlying issue, and...
pain management

Keeping old dogs young — pain management, safety and immune system

Good health and quality of life will ensure your dog lives well into his golden years. A look at pain management, safety and immune...
exercise classes for you and dog

Exercise classes for people and dogs

Human-dog exercise classes are springing up all over. They’re a fun way for you and your dog to stay fit together, both physically and...
addison's disease

Canine Compulsive Disorder or CCD

Does your dog seem obsessive-compulsive? Does he do the same strange things over and over again, without apparent reason? He could have Canine Compulsive...
doggie dental health made simple

Doggie dental care made simple

Visiting the dentist is a routine part of our lives, but we often forget that our dog’s dental health is also extremely important. Just like...
corticosteroids

Side effects of corticosteroids

While corticosteroids definitely have their place, steroids are frequently over-prescribed and misused, and can lead to serious health consequences in pets. Corticosteroids (often referred to...
dog licking floor

Is your dog always licking things?

A recent study has shown that ELS (excessive licking of surfaces) is a telltale sign of gut disease in dogs. If your dog seems obsessed...
elbow dysplasia

What is elbow dysplasia and how does it affect dogs?

Knowing the signs of elbow dysplasia, getting a diagnosis, and establishing an integrative treatment plan limits damage, relieves pain and inflammation, and improves quality...
acupuncture

How acupuncture helped a senior cat walk again

An elderly cat with radial nerve damage in one leg makes a full recovery thanks to acupuncture. I discovered the healing benefits of acupuncture when...
lipomas in dogs

9 integrative treatments for lipomas

Lipomas are benign lumps that often develop as dogs get older. An integrative approach with a variety of treatment options is the best way...
How herbs can improve your animal's joint health

How herbs can improve your animal’s joint health

Herbs go deeper than NSAIDs when it comes to alleviating the inflammation at the root of arthritis and other joint problems – and without...
reiki for shelter animals

4 ways Reiki can help shelter animals

Shelter dogs and cats are under a lot of stress. Reiki can relieve their discomfort and even make them more adoptable. Animal shelters are stressful...
acupressure for hospice

Acupressure for dogs in hospice

Used within the context of hospice or palliative care, acupressure is a wonderful way to alleviate discomfort and help dogs pass more easily when...
Prevent slipping with these tips.

Tips to prevent your dog from slipping

Dogs can be injured by slipping and falling on smooth flooring. Take these steps to keep him from getting hurt. Most of us have smooth...

Should my dog chew sticks?

It seems natural for dogs to chew sticks, but it can also be dangerous. Learn why dogs like chewing sticks, and how you can...
Enzymes for cats and dogs.

Enzymes and your dog or cat

Every pet can benefit from enzyme supplementation. Enzymes not only support digestive health and enhance nutrient absorption; they also reduce inflammation and boost overall...
tear stains

Dog tear stains

Clean up those ugly brown tear stains under your dog’s eyes with a healthy diet and some extra attention to his facial hygiene. Thanks to...
mobile groomers grooming

Grooming your dog’s hair

Depending on your dog’s coat, he may need regular grooming with clippers or scissors. If you decide to do it yourself, be sure to do...
herbs

Western herbs for animal allergies

Keeping your allergic dog or cat itch-free can be done with herbs ranging from ashwaganda and astragalus to dandelion and Echinacea. Allergies in dogs and...
eft acupressure

EFT can ease your pet’s emotions

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Tapping, can help with anxiety, phobias and related problems in dogs and cats. Emotional Freedom Technique is a healing modality...
anal gland

Anal gland problems in dogs

“Butt scooting” and bad smells are signs of an anal gland impaction or infection. Here is one dog guardian’s natural approach to solving the...
natural insect repellent

Essential oils: natural insect repellent for dogs

Looking for a natural insect repellent? Check out the best essential oils for protecting your dog against insect pests. Fleas are a fact of life...

Folliculitis in dogs

This common condition is caused by an inflammation of the skin follicles. Here are some natural ways to ease the itch of folliculitis. Have you...
Luxury hotels for your dog

Melatonin for dogs and cats

Along with promoting sleep, melatonin may also help with Cushing’s disease, separation anxiety and other dog and cat health problems. Melatonin as a nutritional supplement...
Diatomaceous Earth to fight fleas

Using diatomaceous earth to control fleas

Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is an effective way to get rid of fleas without exposing your dog to toxins. If your dog has fleas...

Massage for arthritic dogs

Does your canine companion have osteoarthritis? Massage therapy helps ease the pain and stiffness. Audrey Rose is an 11-year-old poodle with osteoarthritis. "If she moves...
Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurvedic medicine for animals

A look at the three body types as defined by Ayurvedic medicine, along with four herbs used in this modality. “Ayurveda” means "science of life"....
Acupressure-massage for puppy mill survivors

Acupressure-massage for puppy mill survivors

Combining veterinary care with acupressure-massage can help heal these dogs, both physically and emotionally. Pet shop puppies are adorable. Your heart melts and you have...
feline dental

Feline dental health made simple

Cats seem prone to problems with their teeth and gums. Here’s how to help prevent these painful dental conditions. Does your cat have bad...
catnip

Catnip is good for dogs too!

Catnip offers a range of natural health benefits to canines. When I return home from a trip to the pet supply store, my Jack Russell terrier...
Using conventional medications safely

Using conventional medications safely

Medications like antibiotics, NSAIDs and steroids are sometimes necessary to treat canine and feline illnesses, but it’s important they’re not used indiscriminately. As a holistic veterinarian,...
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Chiropractic can help his immune system

Spinal misalignments can lead to inflammation and infection in an animal’s body. Regular chiropractic care naturally helps prevent illness. Did you know your dog or...