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What is causing my dog’s itchy skin?

Q.I have a 5-1/2-year-old Bouvier who has itchy skin. She is mostly scratching around her tail and up her back and sides. She has...

What can I do for my dog’s enlarged liver?

Q.I have a 3½-year-old sheltie. I have been told she has an enlarged liver. Two other dogs at the same vet clinic have liver...

What vaccinations are vital to my indoor dog’s health?

Q.I have a 16-year-old part cocker and golden retriever mix. He is an indoor dog. Is it necessary to get bordetella bloodwork done, Heartguard...

What natural remedy can I give my dog to prevent bladder infections?

Q.I have a 16-year-old female Bichon who has been suffering from struvite bladder infections (no stones) since she was diagnosed with Lyme disease several...

Does my dog have cancer of the stomach or intestines?

Q.I have a 14-year-old Westie. Last May she began vomiting, having diarrhea, lost her appetite and half her body weight, and generally looked bad....

What do you suggest for the cancerous growth on my dog’s neck?

Q.I have a 13-year-old terrier, poodle and cocker spaniel mix. A year ago he showed signs of cancer with an enlarged node and lesion...

Is a phosphatidylserine safe for my dog with liver problems?

Q.I have a 13-year-old Bedlington terrier with idiopathic age-related liver disease. It is under excellent control with a home cooked diet. She also has...

Why does my dog have watery poop?

Q.I have a 1½-year-old miniature schnauzer. Ever since I started taking him out when he was five months old, he has shown a very...

What is a good natural heartworm and flea preventative?

Q.I am trying to go all natural with my beagle. She is not quite four years old and is spayed. What is a good...

How young can a puppy be to receive a rabies vaccination safely?

Q.I am trying to buy a puppy in the U.S. (I am in Germany) and one of the requirements is to vaccinate him for...

What can I do to prevent my dog’s seizures?

Q.I am thinking of adopting a 2½-year-old mini dashie named Buffy. She is the breeder’s dog, who cannot keep her because she has had...

What do you recommend for behavioral problems relating to over-vaccination?

Q.I am sick over this matter. I have a rescue dog in foster care. This one-year-old spayed female (40 pounds) has received three doses...

What is a safe alternative for heartworm protection?

Q.I am concerned about giving Heartgard/Interceptor and Frontline to my two goldens (six and nine years). What do you recommend that is safe and...

What is causing the small lumps on my dog’s neck?

Q.I am a U.S. soldier serving in Germany. I have a three-month-old Shih Tzu named Juli. Last week she started getting a small lump...

Is Alkaline water safe for dogs?

Q.I am a nutritionist working in a health and wellness centre. I've been asked by several pet owners if alkaline water is the same...

Should I give my dog milk thistle?

Q.I adopted a seven-year-old dog from the shelter who is lyme positive. His liver enzymes are fine except the alkaline phosphaste is 217. I...

Can you suggest a holistic approach to Vulvafold Dermatitis?

Q.For years, my mother’s seven-year-old Pekingese has had a condition called vulvafold dermatitis. The doctor prescribes cream for it but it never really goes...

What herbal remedy can I give my dog to eliminate itching?

Q.Every time my Peke/Shi-Tzu mix sheds, she scratches and pulls tufts of hair out with her mouth. I guess when they shed, they itch?...

Do you think Mgn-3 is good for dogs that have lymphoma? What would you...

Q.Do you think Mgn-3 is good for dogs that have lymphoma? What would you suggest for this?   A.In our clinic, we have been using Cellular...

Do you know of any products or methods that may help us live with...

Q.Do you know of any products or methods that may help us live with fecal incontinence? My red heeler has had anal gland surgery...

Can you recommend to me a natural medicine for Cushing’s disease in dogs?

Q.Can you recommend to me a natural medicine for Cushing’s disease in dogs? My 12-year-old mixed breed Pomeranian/Chihuahua developed diabetes because of Cushing’s. I...

Can you recommend a diet and herbal remedies for a dog with struvite bladder...

Q.Can you recommend a diet and herbal remedies for a dog with struvite bladder stones? My dog is a ten-year-old neutered male Peke cross.   A.There...

Can you give any advice on how to stop dogs eating rocks?

Q.Can you give any advice on how to stop dogs eating rocks? I know a caring dog owner of two mixed breed ten-month-old puppies...

What is the cause of Cushing’s Disease?

Q.Both of my dogs (unrelated) had Cushing’s disease. Do they now know what the cause is? I have heard that it is from too...

Are “human grade” vitamins safe for dogs?

Q.Are “human grade" vitamins safe for dogs? There are so many dog vitamins out there and the cost is more than what I pay...

Any suggestions about protecting my one-year-old dog from lepto?

Q.Any suggestions about protecting my one-year-old dog from lepto? My five-year-old dog died from it almost two years ago. He had four strains, and...

Is my dog allergic to his anxiety rescue drops?

Q.Annabelle is five years old and we have had her for eight months. She has adjusted well. We have some anxiety issues being treated...

What probiotics do you recommend while my dog is on antibiotics?

Q.After much research and seeing four veterinarians, my three-year-old Australian shepherd female has been diagnosed with Mouth Chewer's Syndrome, and is re-injuring her frenulum....

Why is my dog having difficulty getting up and walking?

Q.About three months ago, my 12-year-old German shepherd began having difficulty getting up and walking. Our vet, who is an orthopedic specialist, X-rayed her...