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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...

Natural approaches to allergies

In canines, seasonal allergies usually manifest as skin problems and scratching. Here’s how to ease the discomfort. It’s spring – the start of another allergy...

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 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"....

How’s your dog’s mobility?

His posture, range of motion and the way he moves can have an influence on his mobility and overall well-being. When was the last...

Feeding your dog from a TCVM perspective

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) teaches that foods affect the body in multiple ways. Feeding your dog using this approach can enhance his well-being. Food...

Hyperthermic therapy for dogs and cats

Hyperthermic therapy is the new kid on the block when it comes to treating cancer, but it’s showing promise for some tumor types. One recent addition...

FeLV — it’s NOT a death sentence

If your kitty is diagnosed with feline leukemia (FeLV), you shouldn't assume that it automatically points to a death sentence.  Athena, a fluffy black kitten...

Excessive paw licking — it may not be allergies!

Why is she constantly licking her paws? Abby has a puzzling habit. She spends hours licking her front paws. Her guardian took her to the...

Understanding the roles of RVTs and unregistered vet assistants

Learn about Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) and Unregistered Assistants and how they help care for your dog or cat. You know your veterinary clinic has...

The power of medicinal mushrooms for your pet

Did you know medicinal mushrooms can have a powerful affect on your pet's health? Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The...

Switching your dog to an integrative or holistic vet

Making the decision to switch from a conventional to an integrative or holistic veterinarian is a great choice. Here's why. You want the best care...

Needle-free acupuncture for your animal

When you hear the word "acupuncture" you immediately think of big long needles. But, what have you heard of needle-free acupuncture? When an animal loses...

How to work closely with your vet

It is important to take an active role in your dog or cat's health and wellness. By working closely with your companions vet, you...

Treating heartworm in dogs naturally

Some diseases require conventional medications to prevent and treat them, and heartworm is one. But natural therapies can reduce your dog’s risk of being...

Herbs for Cushing’s disease in dogs

How nutrition, herbs and acupuncture helped Tess regain her health and vitality after a diagnosis of Cushing’s disease. I knew something was wrong when my...

Prolotherapy for canine joint pain

Forget drugs or surgery. Prolotherapy is an effective and non-invasive way to alleviate chronic joint pain in your companion. Stiffness, lameness, pain…they’re common joint problems...

Beating bone cancer in dogs — holistically!

Bone cancer is common in dogs. Holistic therapies, when used with conventional treatments, give these pooches a better chance at beating the disease. When Georgina took Tinker...

Acupuncture for dogs

Acupuncture can help treat a wide range of canine conditions, from osteoarthritis and epilepsy to incontinence and asthma. Coco is a five-year-old poodle cross who...

Busting the myths on Chinese herbs for dogs

How do Chinese herbs differ from “ordinary” herbs? We bust the myths and help you understand how these unique formulations can help your animal...

Choosing a pet insurance plan

Buying health insurance for your dog is a smart move, but how do you decide which plan is best? If someone you love falls ill,...

Mushrooms for your dog’s immunity

Can medicinal mushrooms be used to boost your dog's immunity? The studies say yes! My dog, Cardiff, is a neutered Welsh terrier who has...

7 ways to beat dog arthritis

With early intervention and a multi-faceted treatment plan, you can help get the better of the common condition of arthritis. If your dog has arthritis,...

Ozone therapy for animals

Ozone therapy is not widely available yet, or even approved for medical use this side of the Atlantic, but it shows promise as a healing...

Cat scratch fever

Cat scratch fever is an uncommon disease that can be passed from felines to humans. Should you be worried? You might know Cat Scratch Fever as...

Reducing the cost of veterinary care

Many people unable to afford veterinary care are forced to give up their companions. Here is one organization that can help. Lulu is a boxer...

Taking care of your dog’s floppy ears

Who can resist floppy dog ears? They’re soft, velvety and lovely to stroke. But they’re also prone to infection. Learn what to watch for...

TCM for dogs explained

You’ve heard about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its benefits, but what exactly is it, and how can it help our animals? Here’s a...

Coping with cancer in pets

How the passing of two beloved dogs sparked an organization that provides support and educational resources to those dealing with cancer in their own...

PTSD in dogs

PTSD is a well known syndrome in people, but did you know our canine companions can also develop it? Retraining and holistic remedies can help...

Understanding dog diabetes

Does your dog have diabetes? Don’t panic. This common disease doesn’t have to be fatal, and in most cases can be easily and effectively...