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11 alternative modalities for pain management in pets

If your dog or cat experiences pain or discomfort, consider trying one of these alternative modalities before reaching for the pain meds! Did you know...

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches.   Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel...

Ways to detect and reduce pain in aging dogs and cats

Recognizing the common signs of pain in dogs and cats can help you promote their quality of life throughout the aging process. As our pets...

How PRP helps treat cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs

Cruciate ligament injuries are common in our canine companions. Modified platelet rich plasma (PRP) assists with recovery by stimulating the repair of soft tissues...

Health problems that can cause behavior changes in dogs

If your dog has become anxious, withdrawn or snappy, don’t just assume he’s “acting out”. A variety of physical health issues can trigger behavior...

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...

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...

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...

What’s new in animal pain management?

Animal Pain Awareness Month is shedding light on all the integrative pain management approaches available, and how they can help offer relief to the...

6 ways to know if your dog is in pain

Because dogs can’t talk, it can be hard for us to understand how they’re feeling. By understanding something about canine body language and behavior,...

Cannabis for Cats

How medical marijuana may improve your kitty’s health. Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, remains a controversial topic. But more people are realizing how effective...

Noni – a tropical fruit that’s good for dogs and cats

Noni has great potential for the treatment and possible prevention of many diseases in pets. Noni fruit is nothing short of amazing. It’s been in...

Can acupuncture relieve my dog’s pain?

Arthritis, disc disease, CCL tears and many other problems can cause pain in your dog. There are many causes of pain in dogs – from...

Tibetan singing bowl therapy

If you’ve never heard Tibetan singing bowls, you’re in for a treat, and so is your dog or cat. This unique modality uses sound...

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...

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...

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...

Acupuncture for joint disease

Can acupuncture effectively reduce pain, improve mobility and better you dog or cat's quality of life? If you’re interested in alternative therapies, then you probably...

4 simple stretches for dogs

Help keep your dog limber with these gentle stretches. Give yourself a stretch. Notice how good it feels, and how it helps you feel more...

Treating chronic pain with ESWT

Recently introduced to veterinary medicine, extra-corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) eases the discomfort of many joint, back, muscle and tendon problems. Chronic pain can be debilitating...

Turmeric for dogs

Turmeric is much more than a disinfectant and a tonic. As an aid to our dogs’ heart health and liver function, and an anti-inflammatory...

Helping your dog adapt to amputation with acupressure

How acupressure-massage can help can replenish the healthy cells needed to heal your dog's wounds and strengthen his other limbs after amputation. As a young...

Prolotherapy

Take a look at how prolotherapy, a form of regenerative medicine, can help your dog's joints.  Jona was just eight months old when he started...

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...

Chiropractic care for your senior dog

Misalignments in your dog's spine do more than cause back pain. They can actually affect his overall health, especially if he’s older. Chiropractic adjustments...

Help for hip dysplasia in dogs

Hip dysplasia is common in large and giant breed dogs. Learn what you can do to protect yours from debilitation. If you’ve ever had a...

Protect your dog’s joints

Picture your dog jumping an obstacle. He launches his body into the air, and then depends on his front limbs to absorb the shock...

How to ease your dog’s arthritis pain

Diet, supplements, and other therapies work together to reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Like people, dogs and cats often develop arthritis as they...

Coping with the grief of losing a pet

Grief has many meanings. When we lose a pet, grief can take a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical toll. Grief is what you...

Valley fever in dogs

How to  minimize the risk of valley fever in your dogs — and yourself. In 2006, my dogs Shadow, Dasher and I moved from Maryland...

Acupressure for active dogs

Adding canine acupressure to your dog’s routine every five or six days will enhance his fitness level and overall health. Active dogs are happy dogs...

Chinese herbs for your dog’s arthritis

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine uses ancient herbs to help fight pain by focusing on the root of your dog's arthritis. Lily was trained for agility...