Monthly archive for August 2014

4 Ways To Help Your Pet With a Luxating Patella

4 Ways To Help Your Pet With a Luxating Patella

Sudden Lameness Sophia was having a nice walk on a beautiful beach. Out of the blue she started limping. Her concerned guardian rushed her to her veterinarian who diagnosed luxating patellas (dislocating kneecaps) and advised surgery. Did Sophia really need immediate surgery? Was surgical intervention her only therapeutic option? No. There

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The 10 Ways to Raise Your Pet Naturally and Holistically

The 10 Ways to Raise Your Pet Naturally and Holistically

The Beginning You’ve just adopted a new animal companion and want to start out right. You’ve heard from friends and read that the healthiest pets are raised naturally. It makes intuitive sense to try and raise your pet close to nature. After all, Mother Nature knows best, right? But how

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Cancer in Young Cats (is NOT OK)

Cancer in Young Cats (is NOT OK)

How could this be? I should never have been talking about palliative end of life cancer care with this guardian. Her kitty was still a baby. Yet here she was. Two weeks after a CT scan and surgery. Amputation had been advised as the only way to potentially save his

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The 1 Worst Thing You Can Do For Your Pet

The 1 Worst Thing You Can Do For Your Pet

A Very Bad Habit My client looked shocked and dismayed. As if she had just gotten some horrible test or biopsy result. But she didn’t. This was a routine wellness exam. What did I say? I made the egregious error of suggesting that vet checkups every three years did not

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4 Easy Tips to Avoid Visits to the Animal Emergency Room

24 hour emergency practices and hospital ERs are important but none of us ever wants to need them. When your pets (or us) gets injured or suffers some other life-threatening problem, it’s great that someone is always available. The little known fact is that the majority of ER visits are

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1 Easy Tip to Help Prevent Cancer in Your Pet

1 Easy Tip to Help Prevent Cancer in Your Pet

The C Word Cancer. The word alone scares most of us. Thoughts of life out of control. Dwindling length and quality of life. Chemotherapy, radiation, radical surgery. We do everything in our power to avoid cancer. To help their animal companions an increasing number of pet owners are feeding species-appropriate

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Homeopathic Treatment of a Dog With Kidney Failure

Homeopathic Treatment of a Dog With Kidney Failure

Wow! Another fantastic weekend working with the rescue dogs at On The Wings of Angels Rescue in Florida. It’s very gratifying to watch previously un-adoptable dogs have their health and behavior improve. Proper training and whole-istic care makes all of the difference in the world. Their rescues are treated and

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Understanding Your Pet’s Signs and Symptoms

Understanding Your Pet's Signs and Symptoms

The message. “It’s a medical emergency”. This is what I hear from the bedroom while taking a shower this morning. Amy (my wife) awakened with a fat lip. Her lower lip was twice its usual size. The lip looked as if it just had fat injections. This sudden odd symptom

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Veterinary Homeopathy Can Help Pets With Heart Disease

Holistically-oriented pet lovers want to help our beloved companions by working with their bodies. Not against them with drugs. However, since we all want them to live the longest and best lives possible drug intervention can be life-saving when critical problems come on suddenly.

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Holistic Vet Homeopathy Helps Heal Osra’s Skin & Fears

Holistic Vet Homeopathy Helps Heal Osra's Skin & Fears

Osra was a mess. Emaciated, covered with fleas, full of worms and virtually hairless. She seemed terrified but was also lunging at the caring people who had come to rescue her. A pole used to capture and transport rabid animals had to be used to get her out of the house.

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How to Help Your Pets Holistically

How to Help Your Pets Holistically

What’s the best way to treat our pets? How can we prevent them from suffering and treat them when they fall ill? Should we work against the natural healing mechanisms of the body, or with them? Osra had severe itchy allergic dermatitis (skin dis-ease). She did have the usual “ANTIS”

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