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Cats: Holistic Teatments for Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is very common in middle aged to older cats. It occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. This seems to be diet related. Researchers have determined 2 things related to the diet of cats and hyperthyroidism. The first is that cats that consume large amounts of commercial fish-flavored cat food were […]

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Cats, Dogs: Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)

Integrative veterinary care has a lot of options to offer dogs who suffer paralysis or paresis ( partial paralysis) from IVD. Chiropractic is very important for these dogs as one of our posters has pointed out. Chiropractic can actually be used for prevention in breeds that are subject to IVD. Regular chiropractic care can improve […]

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Dogs: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease or IVD occurs in many breeds of dogs but with greater frequency in long backed dogs such as dachshunds. The intervertebral disc is part of the joint between each vertebrae in the back. Aging and genetics cause the center of the disc to degenerate. With the degeneration there is less elasticity of […]

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Cats, Dogs: Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is the fastest growing complementary therapy practiced on animals. The number of veterinarians seeking training in this Ancient Chinese modality is increasing. About 5000 years ago acupuncture was discovered by the Ancient Chinese. They learned that by inserting needles into certain parts of the body that they could effect physiological changes, control pain and […]

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Dogs: Tendon Soup

This recipe is again courtesy of Dr.Connie DiNatalie and the Chi Institute Food Therapy course. Ingredients 2 to 4 pounds of cut up hooves and tendons with bones on from beef, goat or lamb( no pork) 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar Root vegetables up to 3 cups cut in large chunks ( sweet potato , […]

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News: Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine is now being used to treat chronic diseases in pets. In humans, stem cell therapy can be a bit controversial due to the use of embryonic stem cells and and all the moral and ethical considerations involved in that. In animals, however, adult or mesenchymal stem cells taken from […]

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Cats, Dogs: Pet Ear Disease

Ear problems are very common in pets. Ear infections in dogs and cats most commonly involve the external or outer ear canal, whereas in people the middle ear is more commonly involved. Infections caused by bacteria or yeast are most frequently seen although ear mites ( a small parasite that lives in the ears of […]

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Cats, Dogs: Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or claw up doors in an effort to get out and find somewhere safe. No one […]

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Cats, Dogs: Dealing with a Pet’s Food Allergies

Some itchy dogs ( and cats) have allergies to the food they eat. Food allergies and food intolerances are among the most difficult problems to diagnose as there is no concrete test that will pinpoint the offending food. Frequently trial and error with exclusion diets and adding foods one at a time is needed to […]

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Dogs: Environmental Allergies in Dogs

Another cause of itching dogs is environmental allergies also know as atopy or allergic inhalant dermatitis. When I went to veterinary school in the stone age, we were taught that itchy ,scratchy allergic dogs inhaled pollens and other antigens and then these allergies came out as scratching of the ears, face, feet, and general body. […]

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