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How To Holistically Help Your Hypothyroid Dog

The Problem Beau walked slowly into my office a few months ago and he obviously had a problem. A BIG problem. He was so obese that he looked like an engorged tick with a little head and legs sticking out from a huge body. He had no hair. He could

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Why Your Cat’s Eyes Run And 4 Ways To Help

Why Your Cat's Eyes Run And 4 Ways To Help

The Crying Kitty Samantha’s mom is very upset. Her beloved kitty has been discharging from both eyes. It looks like Sam is crying. She knows that cat’s don’t cry (as far as humans know). Sam is frequently trying to clean her face with her paws but is acting normally in all other

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4 Holistic Halloween Safety Tips

4 Holistic Halloween Safety Tips

Know Your Enemy And Prevent Problems Our animal companions are like our children. It is our responsibility to keep them safe. We all face many potential hazards in this world. Being aware of them and mindful can prevent many calamities. One of the “scariest” and potentially hazardous is here in

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4 Ways That Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Can Help Your Pet

4 Ways That Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Can Help Your Pet

Do You Kiss Your Pet? Sophia’s mom loves her very much. After all she is a fantastic, happy-go-lucky and affectionate pup. She’s very kissable. There’s just one big problem. Her breath stinks! Well, maybe it’s not that bad (depending on who you ask). This is despite her teeth being brushed

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Can Your Pet Get Ebola?

Can Your Pet Get Ebola?

A Scary Disease For People (And Pets?) This post was supposed to continue my holistically-raised pet holiday safety theme but a much scarier topic that effects our pets has emerged. Death of our beloved companions from Ebola virus exposure. The effects of the Ebola virus are scary. Really scary. There

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How To Board Your Vaccine-Free Pet

How To Board Your Vaccine-Free Pet

Vaccination Required? You’ve been planning a fabulous trip. But there’s a problem and it seems to be a big one. Most boarding facilities require every vaccination under the sun but you don’t vaccinate your pets. Every kennel has their own rules for admission. Both dogs and cats need to be

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Feline Cystitis Can Be Prevented and Treated Holistically

Simba’s Urinary  Problems In June 2001 Simba was atypically licking his rear end and was visiting the litter box frequently. He ran urgently to the box every few minutes for an hour in the middle of the night. He’d try to urinate but only a few drops would pass. Sometimes

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AVH 2014-Homeopathic and Holistic Treatment of Rescued Animals

Vet Homeopaths + General Holistic Vets = Winning Combination There were many great talks at this year’s Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) conference in Portland, OR. Before discussing one in particular, I want to express my deep gratitude to Helen Rich and her On the Wings of Angels Rescue (OWAR).

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Holistic and Homeopathic Vet Care Education in 2014

Holistic and Homeopathic Vet Care Education in 2014

Continual Education Flying high! That’s where I am and how I feel. 36,000 feet above the earth and very grateful to be here. Two incredible learning experiences. Both the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association meetings. Together for the first time. It’s been a long and

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The 3 Ways To Know if Your Sick Pet Is Really Better

You Know Your Best Friend the Best You are your animal companion’s best advocate. No one know him or her better than you. That makes you the very best person to detect the early warning signs of dis-ease. Once you learn them, imbalances can be treated more quickly and easily. Early

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5 Ways To Help Your Itchy Pet

5 Ways To Help Your Itchy Pet

Is Your Pet Allergic (and why)? Itching, scratching and chewing to distraction. Some pets may even itch all day and night. Their quality of life (and our sleep) can be seriously affected. Many very itchy pets are generically labelled as “allergic”. Are allergies even a real disease? Are they “incurable” as

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Are Annual Vet Visits Dead?

Are Annual Vet Visits Dead?

Not So Routine “I’m not dead yet”. So says the Monty Python and the (quest for) the Holy Grail cast member. But is the annual vet visit dead-or just forgotten? On our quest for a long, happy life, wellness is the goal. The “routine” wellness checkup should play an integral role

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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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