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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...

High-tech medical procedures

Should he have a kidney transplant or heart surgery? How do you determine when high-tech medical procedures are viable for your dog? It was 30...

Two views on canine cancer: homeopathic vs. conventional

Homeopathy, along with new discoveries in conventional medicine, are coming to similar conclusions about how to more effectively treat cancer. Heidi was upset when her...

Tuning forks for dog healing

Learn how to use tuning forks to heal your dog through vibration and sound.  Tuning forks or tuners are often used for vibrational and sound...

HCM in cats

Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the number one heart disease in felines. Though currently incurable, a combination of conventional and alternative therapies may help...

The pros of canine rehab

Once practiced by a handful of vets and therapists, canine rehab is now a recognized field in veterinary medicine – and offers a growing...

How to treat pink eye in dogs

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is common in humans, but dogs can also contract it. Know the symptoms, and how it can be...

How Reiki heals animals

Reiki is a form of energy healing that’s both powerful and profound. Here is what you need to know about how it works and...

Caring for your dog’s teeth

There are several main areas to consider when caring for the 48 adult teeth in your dog’s mouth – good nutrition and natural remedies,...

What’s new in arthritis treatment?

Arthritis is the most common skeletal disorder affecting dogs and cats. Here’s a look at what’s new – and what’s tried and true –...

Stem cell therapy for dogs

Regenerative stem cell therapy is relatively new on the scene, but it’s already being used to successfully treat arthritis and related conditions in dogs...