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Dogs: Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Medical Information Causes The loud noise Electricity in the air Air pressure changes Family fear Genetics Past experience Symptoms Crying and whining. Panting Pacing Dilated pupils Rapid heart rate Drooling Becoming very clingy Hiding in a closet or bathtub Digging at door frames in an attempt to escape Jumping through windows to get away Treatments […]

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Pet Parent Help: What is Allergic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs?

Medical Information Causes External parasites Fleas Food Bacterial, yeast, or fungal infections Symptoms Pruritic (itchy) skin, feet, or ears Scabs and bumps on the skin Foul odor Changes in skin color and texture Hair loss Frequent head-shaking Fur-staining Treatments Exterminating fleas and ticks Immunotherapy Cool baths Antihistamines or prednisone Alternative Therapies Acupuncture Homeopathy Herbal Remedies […]

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Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Help: Feline and Canine Vestibular Disease

Vestibular disease is a disruption in the balance, or vestibular, system of a dog or cat. This system has components in the inner ear and the brain. It is responsible for determining what position the animal is in and telling his eyes and extremities how to respond in relation to it. When something interferes with […]

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Pet Parent Help: What You Need to Know About Anesthesia and Your Pet

So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents, may be concerned about your pet’s anesthesia.  When your puppy or kitten is spayed/neutered or undergoing another type of surgery, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel […]

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Dogs: Infographic: Holistic Dog Diarrhea Remedies

Find everything you need to know about treating diarrhea in your dog with our helpful infographic.

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Dogs: Infographic: Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s disease is a complicated condition and we know how overwhelming it can be to have to learn everything about it. This is why we’ve created an infographic with all the essential information pet parents need in order to evaluate and treat Cushing’s disease in their loved one.

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Dogs: Bladder Stones in Dogs

Medical Information Causes Diet Chronic infections Metabolic problems Inherited tendency Symptoms Frequent urination Painful urination Blood in the urine Inability to urinate Recurrent bladder infections Straining or vocalizing during urination Urinating in inappropriate places Treatments Diet high in water Surgical removal of stones Hydropropulsion Alternative Therapies Dietary changes More frequent feeding Natural urinary antiseptics Your […]

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Dogs: 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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Cats: Cat 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 If you live with cats, you will probably eventually have to deal with a bout […]

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Dogs: 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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