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What holistic treatment can I give my cat with Hepatic Lipidosis?

Q.I have a cat that has hepatic lipidosis. I would like to try some holistic treatment but don’t know where to start.   A.In our clinic,...

What herbs can I give my cat to produce healthy stools?

Q.I have a cat named Pumpkinator whom we rescued. We have a colony of ferals that we tend to and she has always been...

What can I do for my dog’s ongoing bladder infections?

Q.I have a beautiful seven-year-old female Chow. She has bladder infections every three to four months. When a culture is done, “proteus mirabilis” shows...

My dog is afraid of walking on wood floors, what can I do?

Q.I have a 9-year-old Labrador retriever who has a fear of walking on wood floors. He will not move from an area which is...

What can I do to improve my dog’s demodectic mange naturally?

Q.I have a 9-month-old ½ shar-pei, ½ shepherd mix puppy. About 4 months ago, she started displaying symptoms of demodectic mange. We cook organic...

What multivitamin and joint support product can I use for my dog with IBD?

Q.I have a 7-year-old neutered Chinook. He has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Rather than load him up with steroids and antibiotics, I...

What is the appropriate dosage of milk thistle and SAM-e?

Q.I have a 7-1/2-year-old smooth fox terrier, Beau, who has recently had elevated liver values and a slightly elevated cholesterol. Aside from a couple...

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...

What supplements can I give my cat for lead poisoning?

Q.I have a 15-year old-cat who has been sleeping in window sills for the last two years. I just found out the sills are...

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 can I use to help my cat’s IBD?

Q.I have a 14-year-old male cat who I suspect is developing inflammatory bowel disease. I have used alternative approaches for him in the past,...

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...

What natural remedy could I use for my cat’s kidney and liver problems?

Q.I have a 12-year-old cat with elevated enzymes indicating kidney and liver problems. I am looking for a holistic/natural remedy to impending kidney and...

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...

Should I vaccinate me cat?

Q.I have a 1½-year-old female cat. Since she is an indoor cat who only occasionally goes out on a leash in the backyard, I...

My cat’s whiskers keep breaking, what do you suggest?

Q.I have a 10+-year-old cat, previously ferral, who tested positive two years ago for FIV. I recently had a BNA test done and give...

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 can you suggest to help my kitten with Cerebellar Hypoplasia?

Q.I am fostering a ten-week-old kitten with severe cerebellar hypoplasia. I have had him about two weeks and he is progressing and learning to...

What supplements will help ease my cat’s kidney and itchy ear problems?

Q.I am currently fostering a three-legged male cat from the shelter. Two vets have now confirmed he has a heart murmur (3 out of...

Is it safe to feed my cat raw chicken?

Q.I am confused about feeding my cat raw chicken. The vets say no because of bacteria and yet raw food enthusiasts say it is...

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...

Is it always necessary to treat a “cat cold”?

Q.I am a foster guardian to different shelter cats. Although I keep them in quarantine from my own animals, sometimes my cats will catch...

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...