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Vet Talks: Post Surgical Care for Your Pet

Posted February 16, 2018

Weather your pet has had a laceration repair, abdominal surgery or a fracture repair, it is extremely important to follow post surgical instructions given to you by your veterinarian. The most common post surgical complications in my practice are licking and chewing incision causing infection and in worst case dehiscence of the surgical procedure. Additional […]

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Vet Talks: Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

Posted January 19, 2018

I often work with dogs who have degenerative myelopathy, a disease that is difficult to treat and very sad to see. However, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, rehabilitative therapies, as well as herbal supplements and diet can slow the progression of the disease. Degenerative myelopathy in dogs is a slow progressive, non-inflammatory degeneration of the white matter […]

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Vet Talks: Cancer in Pets

Posted December 15, 2017

Being an integrative veterinary practitioner, I often see dogs and cats with cancer who need holistic care.  Many receive western medications and chemotherapy and I add in diet, herbal therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture, and or spinal manipulation to enable my patients to be more comfortable, and stay in remission longer. Cancer, unfortunately is the […]

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Vet Talks: Anal Gland Disease in Dogs and Cats

Posted November 10, 2017

Almost every day, dog and sometimes cat patients visit my integrative veterinary practice, due to scooting on their hind end.  A veterinary hospital can be a very smelly place at times!  Anal gland problems are very common. Dogs and cats have two small pouches on either side of their anus that make a smelly, brown fluid—this […]

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Vet Talks: Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD) in Dogs

Posted October 20, 2017

Back problems and diseases in dogs are one of top 5 diseases that I treat in my veterinary practice. It’s been my experience that using an integrative approach to treating IVD can be very rewarding. It is so heartwarming when my animal patients get up and walk, especially when their original prognosis was very poor. […]

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Vet Talk: Ringworms in Dogs and Cats

Posted September 15, 2017

In my veterinary practice, I see a lot of cat and dog patients with itchy skin. One reason for an itchy pet is a ring worm infection. Ringworm, which is actually not a worm but a fungus on the skin and top layers of hair, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes.  The most  common of […]

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Feline Asthma And What You Can Do To Help Your Cat

Posted August 4, 2017

Feline asthma is the most commonly diagnosed respiratory disease in cats. Although it is incurable, feline asthma is still manageable for your kitty. What Is Feline Asthma? When your cat has asthma, it means that there is a constriction of the airways caused by an over reaction to the presence of an allergen. The body […]

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Vet Talk: Lupus in Dogs – Everything You Need To Know

Posted May 10, 2017

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a fairly rare and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that mostly affects dogs. Although rare, it is believed that many cases of SLE go undiagnosed. In today’s blog, I’ll touch on what to look for (signs and symptoms of SLE in pets) and how to best manage your pet with SLE. […]

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Vet Talk – Liver Disease in Dogs and Cats: Is Your Pet At Risk?

Posted April 14, 2017

In my veterinary practice, liver disease in cats and dogs is unfortunately all too common. The liver is a major organ in the body, and essential to your pet’s immune system; it detoxifies the blood and is a filter for metabolites, a source of energy, produces bile acids necessary for digestion, and produces clotting factors […]

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Vet Talk: Lumps and Bumps on Dogs and Cats

Posted March 24, 2017

It’s not uncommon to notice or feel small lumps and bumps on our beloved animals. I understand that it is scary to find these, and although not all lumps and bumps are necessarily bad, I strongly feel that a veterinarian should check them out, in order to catch any potential problems as early as possible. […]

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