Health Challenges

How holistic medical decision making helped me

How holistic medical decision making helped me

This is not my usual post. It is not directly about your animals. What follows is my own medical story. However, I hope it can help someone make a better and more holistic decision about treating their animal. Many thanks to James Mapes for urging me to write it and

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How To Treat the Rabies Miasm

How To Treat the Rabies Miasm

What Is the Rabies Miasm (and Vaccinosis)? Helping the body heal naturally with veterinary homeopathy is exceptionally rewarding. We all want our beloved companion animals to remain in the best health possible. In homeopathy, signs and symptoms are known to be early warning signs of internal imbalance. Scientifically evaluating them helps allow

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 diagnosis and management of pets with Addison’s Disease

Holistic diagnosis and management of pets with Addison's Disease

Addison’s Disease and your pet When your beloved pet is sick, you want to help, fast. But finding reliable information is remarkably tricky, especially on the net. That’s when I can help, with informative blogs you can trust to be accurate and written by an experienced professional (me!). These posts

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