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General: Nutraceuticals, Supplements and Nutrition in Hip Dysplasia

Although you can not change the genes your dog inherits, you can influence how those genes express themselves. Nutrition, supplements and nutraceuticals can affect the course of this inherited disease. Nutrition has the biggest impact on whether or not a dog genetically prone to hip dysplasia will develop the disease. It appears that the number […]

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General: Physiotherapy and Dog Hip Dysplasia

Dogs with Hip Dysplasia can live totally normal lives without surgery. How is this possible? If the muscles that support the hip joint are strong, then that adds stability to the joints and can often be enough to prevent the need for surgery. But, the muscles need to gain strength via increased exercise and it […]

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General: Dogs Suffering from Hip dysplasia

Large and giant breeds are susceptible to hip dysplasia with Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds being well known for this problem. Dogs suffering from dysplasia have two things that are commonly abnormal. First, the head of the femur ( the top bone of the leg) is not deeply and tightly held by the acetabulum ( […]

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Food & Recipes: Recipe for Homemade Cat Food

Below is a recipe for homemade cat food that should work especially well for cats who suffer from constipation. If your cat is constipated only 30% of the meat should be raw. If you use fish, all the fish must be cooked. Do not neglect the Taurine as cats require this for vision and heart […]

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General: Constipation–Oh No!

Most people understand that constipation is stool that is drier and harder than normal with decreased frequency of bowel movements resulting in lack of or difficulty passing stools. In cases of constipation it is important to rule out things that may be obstructing the stool or causing pain when the pet is trying to pass […]

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General: Fatty Liver in Cats

There are a number of liver problems that plague cats but Fatty Liver or Hepatic Lipidosis is the most common. Cats with fatty liver are not necessarily obese cats but they can be. Fatty liver occurs when cats stop eating for whatever reason –whether it is because of infections, emotional stress, diet change or some […]

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General: Natural Treatments for Kidney Disease in Dogs

As dogs age they are most likely to develop kidney issues. Their kidneys stop doing all the jobs they were meant to do such as filtering the blood to remove waste, saving the good salts (electrolytes), saving protein in the blood and producing factors that make red blood cells. When this happens your dog may […]

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General: Food Therapy for Senior Pets

“When treating an illness, the first step should be dietary therapy. Only when this is unsuccessful should one try drugs..” –Sun Si Miao Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Food therapy is practiced by TCVM practitioners as another tool to help their patients along with acupuncture and herbal therapy. Food therapy is used to treat specific […]

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Food & Recipes: Marrow Soup Recipe

This recipe is compliments of Dr. Connie DiNatalie and is for old and recovering Senior Pets. It is great for recovery from illnesses for younger pets as well. Cooking Directions Roast an Organic Chicken in the oven at 375 until well cooked. Add any veggies you like and some spices like Rosemary, Parsley, Garlic Powder. […]

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General: Herbal Therapy for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Keeping our pets strong and vibrant through their lives is a goal of most pet owners. Pain and discomfort due to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions can alter our pet’s vitality and affect muscles and joints. Owners will most commonly notice an alteration in their pet’s way of moving or may even see an obvious […]

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