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Pain Awareness in Pets

Posted September 16, 2016

One of the most important things to know as a pet owner is how to tell when your dog or cat is in pain. Pain can be a signal of a life threatening issue.   Signs of pain (even the subtle signs) will be more obvious to you, if you have a good idea of […]

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The Importance of Deworming Your Pets

Posted September 9, 2016

Intestinal parasites are diagnosed in cats and dogs daily in veterinary practice. Animals that sniff, slurp, lick, hunt and eat, as well as gobble anything in their path such as dirt, trash, and poop, are bound to pick up parasites. Though some dogs and cats do not show obvious signs of infection, others can have […]

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Vet Talk: Cushing’s disease in Dogs

Posted August 26, 2016

Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism in dogs is an endocrine disease resulting in a set of symptoms observed when the body is exposed to excess cortisone over a long period of time. It commonly affects middle aged dogs and the most common breeds affected are poodles, dachshunds, and beagles. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the […]

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How to Help Behavior and Anxiety Problems in Pets

Posted August 5, 2016

Think we humans are the only ones you get stressed out and act badly? Well, that’s simply not the case. Dogs and cats also suffer from severe anxiety. In fact, in my veterinary practice, it is very common for my dog patients, who are suffering from anxiety to exhibit destructive or aggressive behavior. Cats too […]

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Vet Talk: Kennel Cough in Dogs

Posted July 6, 2016

Any coughing dog that comes into my clinic is a red alert—is it contagious, is it heart disease or neoplasia? It is important to isolate coughing dogs from other dogs until a diagnosis is made. One common diagnosis is kennel cough. Kennel cough in dogs is a respiratory infection caused by bordetella bronchiseptica and canine […]

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Vet Talk: Integrative Care For Cancer in Pets

Posted June 21, 2016

In my veterinary clinic one of the most common and unfortunate cases I’m presented with is cancer in pets. As an integrative veterinary practice, the owners who see us are seeking help with how to improve quality of life, extend life with holistic therapies, or ease chemotherapy side effects. Diet, supplements, acupuncture, physical therapy, and […]

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Vet Talk – Urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

Posted June 7, 2016

Anyone with a bladder infection can attest to the pain, aching, and discomfort it brings. It’s the same for urinary tract infections in dogs and cats; but because they can’t always say what’s going on, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms to look out for so your pet doesn’t continue to suffer. Signs […]

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Vet Talk – Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Posted May 17, 2016

Through years of experience, I have found that when a senior cat comes into my veterinarian practice it is usually due to hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, or diabetes. These diseases are so prevalent in older cats that I always rule these out first. In today’s vet talk, I’ll be focusing on hyperthyroidism in cats—symptoms to look […]

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Caring For Older Pets

Posted May 10, 2016

One of the things I love most about my day-to-day practice is seeing geriatric patients. With their sweet eyes, and deep bond with their owners, it is hard not to love what I do. Senior pets generally present to my practice for acupuncture, supplements, and diet recommendations. Other senior animals come for regular well checks, […]

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Posted April 15, 2016

April is heartworm awareness month, which means it’s that time of year when your veterinarian may want to check your dog or cat for heartworm disease. Heartworm in pets is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is caused by foot long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of […]

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