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Holistic medicine for “hopeless” cases

Conventional medicine has its place, but in many instances, there’s only so much it can do for a sick dog or cat. Often, turning...

Fox tapeworm on the rise in Canada

We spoke to an expert to learn more about Echinococcus multilocularis – a new type of tapeworm that’s popping up across Canada. Should you...

C. difficile dogs – fully trained and saving lives!

A second c. difficile detection dog has been trained to sniff out this nasty superbug at Vancouver General Hospital. Since the dogs began working,...

Saving dogs “one family at a time”

Every 11.7 seconds a dog or cat is killed in a US animal shelter due to lack of space and resources. Meanwhile, over 6...

Dogs can get flu, too!

Canine influenza has been cause for alarm this season, with many cases popping up across North America. While most experts agree there’s no reason...

Rabies and your pet

Rabies is a serious disease, so making sure your dog or cat is protected with vaccination remains a necessity. As with any vaccine, however,...

Angus sniffs out C. difficile

Meet Angus — an adorable two-year-old English springer spaniel, and the first certified C. difficile detection dog in Canada.   C. difficile is a superbug that...

Canine heart disease

Heart disease can afflict dogs of all breeds and sizes. Find out what the signs are, and how these conditions can be diagnosed and treated...

Should small dogs receive a half dose vaccine?

This new ground-breaking study on half dose vaccine protocols reveals small dogs should not receive the same size vaccine as large breed dogs. Editor-in-chief note: Currently,...

Manganese deficiency and CCL disease

Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet...

Gemmotherapy can help heal your pet

Gemmotherapy, a gentle healing system, involves the use of plant bud extracts to address health issues and help detoxify your dog or cat. When healing...

Colostrum can boost your pet’s wellness

Bovine colostrum supplementation is showing a lot of promise for health issues in dogs and cats – from respiratory infections to diarrhea to periodontal...

High dose vitamin C therapy – Part 1

When injected at high doses into a pet or person, vitamin C offers some amazing healing benefits and can even help treat cancer. Vitamin C...

Keeping old dogs young — diet, supplements and exercise

Good health and quality of life ensure your dog’s golden years are the best they can be. In the second part of this article,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Keep his teeth clean without brushing

If you can’t brush your dog or cat’s teeth, these easy-to-use no-brush dental gels, drops and sprays may be the answer. Healthy teeth and gums...

Dental disease linked to organ problems

Dental issues may harm your dog or cat’s kidneys, lungs, liver, heart and even his immune system.   Do you factor your dog or cat’s dental...

Could your dog or cat have a pH imbalance?

A pH imbalance can impact his health and well-being, and is associated with a variety of health condition. When your dog or cat is under...

Feline diabetes

How diet and acupressure can help manage feline diabetes by supporting his digestion. Has your cat been diagnosed with diabetes? Don’t panic. Feline diabetes is...

Is your dog or cat getting enough vitamin D?

Many people take vitamin D supplements nowadays, and for good reason. Research has found that low levels of this vitamin are associated with a...

Can my dog or cat get ebola?

The risks are minimal on this side of the Atlantic, but here’s what you should know about Ebola. Most of us have been following the...

Top 5 health concerns in cats

Most of our kitties, at some point in their lives, will develop health concerns such as kidney disease, dental problems, or obesity. The good...

Diabetes in dogs

Getting a handle on diabetes in dogs — it's causes, treatment options and prevention. Your dog is diabetic.” It’s a diagnosis no one wants to...

Can dogs donate blood?

If your dog is eligible to donate blood, he can help save the lives of other dogs in need! Dogs enrich our lives in a...

Parsnips for dogs

When we discover how healthy they are for us, we’ll want to serve these sweet, fragrant root vegetables more than just at holiday time....

Natural treatment for degenerative joint disease

Degenerative joint disease is very common in dogs and cats. However, arthritis should not be accepted as a natural course of aging, nor should...

Enjoy Bark for Life with your canine companion!

One of the best things about our animal companions is the comfort and joy they bring to our daily lives. Their unconditional love is...