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What is Arnica & Can It Be Used For Pets?

Posted December 9, 2016

Arnica is a classic sunflower with bright yellow flowers and is found in the alpine regions of North America. It has traditionally been used in western herbalism and homeopathy for pain and bruising. Whether the pain stems from arthritis or muscle bruising or trauma, arnica can be used both internally and topically for your dog […]

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Vet Talk: Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Posted November 18, 2016

  Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health and is linked to other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year (or twice a year in senior patients) by your veterinarian to look for early signs of a problem and keep your pet’s […]

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Vet Talk: Why Give a Multivitamin to a Healthy Pet?

Posted October 28, 2016

When our pets are healthy and young, it’s natural for us as pet parents to wonder ‘is it really necessary to give my healthy dog or cat a multivitamin?’ The answer is simply—yes. Vitamins are necessary for life. They help to regulate body processes, protect the body from environmental toxins, and break down nutrients such […]

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Vet Talk: Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Posted October 14, 2016

Hypothyroidism in dogs is one of the most common diseases I see at the Animal Wellness Clinic (my veterinary practice). A thorough understanding of the disease and the symptoms will help with early diagnosis and treatment. Below is an explanation of the complicated and all encompassing disease of hypothyroidism in dogs. What is hypothyroidism? The […]

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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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