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Gunner overcomes Cushing’s disease

Pam, a resident of British Columbia, noticed that Gunner, her 10-year old Blue Heeler started drinking more water, developed a voracious appetite, and urinated at night while he was sleeping. At first, Pam thought  that the dog was suffering from a bladder infection or a kidney disease. After numerous blood tests, X-rays, and an ultrasound, […]

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Sammy wins battle over kidney disease

Sammy is Sue’s love of her life. So when Sammy started not being himself, Sue got really worried. The 10-year old papillon poodle was often sick, vomiting and having diarrhea, and was no longer the happy dog that Sue had fallen in love with. Sue suspected Sammy had kidney disease Sue took Sammy to the […]

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Spring Pet Detox

Spring Detoxification for pets Spring is a great time to clean things out—not only our houses but our bodies as well and this includes our pets.  Our environment is toxic and our pets are exposed to toxins in the environment even more than we are.  Most toxins are produced in the body every day as […]

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Pet Wellbeing Dosage Explained

Mandy explains how all Pet Wellbeing tincture dosage is measured.

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SPARK gives a Ella new sparkle

Ella could not see or hear very well, and she was not feeling good. Her bones were creaky, and she just did not have the energy to be a dog any more. After all she was a 14-year old lab, and aging was taking its toll. Doug felt sad that Ella did not want to […]

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Hot Spots! Not Again!

For human and animal allergy sufferers , warm weather brings a whole of itching and hot spots called moist dermatitis by veterinarians.These spots are typically circularly and will be oozy, red, smelly and damp. How do hot spots come about? They come from scratching, itching and biting. There is always something underlying that is causing […]

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5 Things You Can do to Keep your Dog Cool

With the weather getting warmer, we need to think about preventing heat stroke and heat stress in our pets. Here are 5 tips that you can follow to help keep your dog cool inside and outside the home. Provide multiple sources of water for your pet. This is important because only one water bowl can be […]

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Understanding Feline Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (Feline Diabetes) is a common disease in which a cat’s body either doesn’t produce or doesn’t properly use insulin. During digestion, the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in the diet are broken down into smaller components that can be utilized by cells in the body. One component is glucose, the sugar that provides the […]

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Good Preventive Spring Health Care for your Pet

Spring reminds all of us of spring cleaning, but maybe your pet needs some ” Spring Cleaning”. Here is a list of some great preventive tips for your pet’s health. Review your pet’s nutrition–a good diet is essential to your pet’s health.  Feeding your pet a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet is one of the most important […]

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Bloat in Dogs

I had the misfortune yesterday to see a patient who had gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome (GDV) or bloat in dogs. This patient was a German Shepherd and GDV  is seen primarily in large breed dogs with deep chests. Great Danes, St Bernards, Greyhounds, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and setters are among the most common breeds that […]

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