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Dog Diarrhea

Medical Information Causes Dietary indiscretion Intestinal parasites Sudden Diet Changes Stress and Anxiety Medications Bacterial and viral infections Symptoms Soft, watery, or loose stool Alternative Therapies Slippery elm herb Probiotics Novel protein diet Acupuncture therapy Chiropractic care TCVM food therapy View our Infographic Find our helpful infographic here. Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. […]

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Understanding Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s disease was first discovered and described in humans in 1912 by a neurosurgeon named Harvey Cushing. It has subsequently been found to occur in many species, including horses, cats, and dogs. Its scientific name is hyperadrenocorticism. The disease is the result of excessive levels of cortisol (a steroid hormone) in the body for a long period of time. Cortisol is naturally produced in a dog’s body by the adrenal glands. These are small structures that sit on top of the kidneys.

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Supplement to Balance a Raw Diet

Is SPARK used to balance a raw homemade diet? Hi Thank you for your inquiry regarding Spark. Spark was not created to balance a homemade diet, raw or otherwise. Homemade diets and raw diets can be excellent for your dog but they need to be properly balanced. Spark does not contain the ratio of calcimin […]

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Steps to Evaluating Cushing’s Disease

Cappuccino is a Miniature Pinscher that we adopted almost 8 years ago. She is thought to be 11, 12 or 13 – our original veterinarian placed her age at probably 4 when we adopted her. She was a badly abused dog. When we adopted her she had baldness in areas attributed to poor nutrition – […]

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Dog Lymphoma

Good afternoon! I was just on the website and posted a question and was advised to contact you. I have a 14 year female bichon with lymphoma – enlarged nodes all over. Her blood work came back all normal except for high liver enzymes. She currently is eating well and her activity is good. She […]

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Mitral Valve Insufficiency

Good Morning, Dr Jan: I have a dog , 8 years old, just Diagnosticated with a Mytral valve insufficiency, and now he is taken 2 medicines: Furosemida and Nebibolol (but he is not doing well with them) , and he has a lot of cough an his breathing is heavy. Can I give to him […]

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Adrenal Harmony for Cushing’s Disease

Dr. Jan, I recently spoke with Tyler in customer service.  He was very helpful but I would like inquire about your Adrenal Harmony.  I have a 15 yr old female dachshund that has been recently diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. About 1 year ago, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and elevated levels of liver […]

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Shih Tzu Diagnosed with Pituitary HAC

Hi there Dr. Huntingford, I am writing to you about a patient of mine, Chloe.  She is a 12 yr, spayed female shih tzu who I diagnosed with pituitary HAC this past summer.  She is currently on trilostane (1 mg/kg BID).  I would say her disease is moderately managed on the current protocol.  Her owner […]

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Natural Product Suggestion for Luxating Patella

Dear Dr. Jan, Just wondering if you have a “natural” product suggestion for a one and a half year old, small mixed breed (probably Chihuahua/Pomeranian) dog with a luxating patella. He may need surgery, but we would like to offer him some nutritional and supplemental support. Thank you, Rosanne A Hi Rosanne, I deal with […]

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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is common in dogs. Small breed dogs such as poodles, Yorkshire terriers and ShihTzu tend to suffer from chronic valvular disease and this leads to congestive heart failure. In large breed dogs, the problem is generally with the heart muscle and is actually called cardiomyopathy. With congestive heart failure the heart […]

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