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Chiropractic Care for Cats

When Dr Palmer developed chiropractic over 100 years ago, he developed it as a system that could be used on any animal with a vertebral system. In the early 1900’s chiropractors were trained to adjust humans, horses, dogs, cats, and other animals. Adjusting of animals fell out of favour as chiropractors aligned themselves with the […]

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Milk Thistle for Pets

Milk Thistle is a well known “liver herb” for people and pets. The active ingredient is “silymarin” which is actively a combination of other active compounds. Milk Thistle is used to treat liver disease, kidney disease, mushroom and other toxicities, and lead poisoning. Holistic veterinarians have used it for years to treat liver diseases of […]

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Preventive Health Care

Our pets age faster than we do and their health changes with age. 10 to 20 percent of all dogs that veterinarians see for their annual examinations have underlying health issues that have gone unnoticed by their owners. So how do you know your fur kid is actually sick? Here are 10 signs that your […]

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High Rise Syndrome in Cats

Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. It is great to be able to open the window and let some of the spring air in, but it can pose a danger to your cat, especially if you live in an apartment without window screens. Even if you have window screens, some cats can […]

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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

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 health conditions, and to prevent disease. Homemade diets are the foundation of food therapy.

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Allergies in Pets

photo credit: kellyhogaboom Spring is full of warmer weather, beautiful flowers and more time outdoors. Many of us enjoy these signs of spring, but some find them intolerable due to seasonal allergies. The same thing applies to our pets.

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Spay or Neuter Your Pet

photo credit: www.metaphoricalplatypus.com Pet overpopulation is the major cause of suffering and death in companion animals. Six million dogs and cats will end up in shelters every year and the sad truth is half of them will be euthanized because they can not find homes. In addition, there are a large number of feral ( […]

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Allergic Dermatitis in Cats and Dogs

Skin problems are very common in cats and dogs. One of the most common skin issues is allergic dermatitis. Allergies that affect the skin are called allergic dermatitis. Pets are subject to the same environmental allergens as people. Pets suffer allergies to food, plants, pollen, environmental substances, and external parasites ( such as fleas , […]

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Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV)

FELV is a disease that is common in cats. It is caused by a retrovirus that is found world-wide. FELV infections reduce the ability of the cat’s immune system to protect itself from secondary infections with bacteria, viruses or fungal agents. The prevalence of FELV varies from area to area. FELV is not contagious to […]

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Rabies

Rabies is once again in the news. There have been 2 cases of rabies that have made the headlines. Most recently a bobcat in Georgia was confirmed positive with rabies after it bit 2 dogs and late last year, there was a case in Ohio involving a Siberian Husky. Rabies is a reportable disease and […]

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