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Dogs: Seizures in Dogs

Seizures are on of the most common neurological problems that occur in dogs. A seizure is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can occur as full or grand mal seizures or partial seizures. Grand mal seizures cause the dog to be unresponsive, paddling, foaming at the mouth and lose control of bladder and bowel. […]

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Dogs: Choosing a New Dog

Are you thinking of getting a new puppy for the family? I am often asked what breed of dog would be the best. Well that depends on the situation. When I am asked I always ask a few questions: Do you want a long or short haired dog? Is your family very active and you […]

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Dogs: Holistic Treatments for Dog Diarrhea

One of the most common problems seen in dogs is diarrhea. In most cases, the diarrhea can be traced to bad eating habits – foraging through a garbage can or eating spoiled food or non food items. When this happens, the dog diarrhea is usually resolved in a day or two and poses no long-term […]

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Dogs: Alternative Approach to Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart Disease is common in dogs. There are several types of heart problems that dogs can get. Giant dogs like Great Danes and Dobermans can have problems with the muscle of the heart. This is called Cardiomyopathy. The heart muscle has a genetic problem in these dogs and literally wears out. Some large breed dogs […]

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Cats: Holistic Treatment for Kidney Disease in Cats

A few months ago I wrote about Kidney Disease in Dogs but here is a cat specific article. Chronic kidney failure is extremely common in older cats. In most cases when the pet starts to show signs of kidney disease the cause of the problem may be long gone but the damage to the kidney […]

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Cats, Dogs: Holiday Foods you can Feed your pet

Pets love holidays and holiday foods just as much as we do. Some foods can cause tummy upsets but here are some that are sure to please and most ( not all) pets can enjoy at least a few of them. If your pet has severe food allergies don’t try them but otherwise a few […]

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Dogs: Conventional vs. Natural Treatments for Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s Disease or Hyperadrenocorticism is a common endocrine disease in older dogs. The adrenal gland is located at the top of the kidney and is one of the major glands of body. The adrenal gland produces hormones like cortisol, and adrenalin. It is this gland this responsible for the “automatic” fight or flight response that […]

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Cats, Dogs: Traveling with your pet Part 2

Air travel I would prefer it if my patients did not travel by air as they often end up in cargo and this can be dangerous. Your pet can become lost , injured or even die as a result of air travel. If you absolutely must travel with your dog by air here are some […]

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Cats, Dogs: Pet Dental Disease

Bad breath is very common in dogs and cats and is often a sign of dental disease. 85 % of all dogs and cats have periodontal disease by the age of 2 years. Periodontal disease starts with plaque accumulating on the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens into tartar. Accumulations of tartar […]

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Cats, Dogs: Traveling with your Pet

For my friends in the US, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, or American Thanksgiving as we Canadians who live on the border like to call it. As an aside we border Canuks like to celebrate twice, once in October and again in November–guess we just like Turkey. One great thing about holidays in going […]

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