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Integrative Vet Care: Keep Your Pet’s Body Balanced

Posted March 11, 2016

In today’s blog, I really wanted to take a moment to empower pet parents, who are using conventional medications to treat diseases in their pets. I wanted to share my knowledge on how to utilize supplements and alternative therapies to help reduce the potential side effects of pharmaceuticals, so your pet can achieve optimal health. […]

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Superherb: Turmeric and It’s uses For Pet Health

Posted February 26, 2016

Overall health and vitally of a canine companion is extremely important to all pet parents. There are some wonderful natural herbal supplements that can help achieve this. Turmeric is one of those super herbs. Including Turmeric in your pet’s daily diet will help prevent health disorders in the future and keep your cat or dog […]

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Vet Help For Diabetes in Pets

Posted February 5, 2016

Many times in my veterinary practice, I see middle-aged cats or dogs who are brought in because of concerns with their excessive thirst and frequent urination. Although these symptoms can be due to other disease processes, it is a classic sign of diabetes in pets. If your cat or dog is exhibiting these symptoms, ask […]

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The Top Therapeutic Uses of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Pets

Posted January 8, 2016

As a holistic veterinarian, I would love if all my patients were on a good quality omega 3 fatty acid supplement, simply because of the vastly positive health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids for pets. But pet parents should be aware: Not all omega 3 fatty acid supplements for pets are created equal. When […]

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Vet Advice for Heart Conditions in Dogs

Posted December 4, 2015

Hello Everyone! In today’s blog I wanted touch on heart conditions in dogs, specifically what symptoms to look for, understanding what diagnostic tests your vet might recommend for heart conditions in dogs; and treatment options including what integrative therapy options I would recommend for heart disease in pets. What are symptoms of a heart condition […]

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Holistic Advise For GI Issues in Dogs and Cats

Posted November 6, 2015

This week on NHV’s vet blog, I wanted to discuss a messy, inconvenient, but common issue for pet parents: gastrointestinal (GI) issues in dogs and cats. First, let’s look at some common symptoms that may indicate your cat or dog is suffering from GI issues: Vomiting Diarrhea Weight loss Bloody stools Halitosis (bad breath) Constipation Loss of […]

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The Many Uses of Milk Thistle For Cats and Dogs

Posted October 23, 2015

This month as we talk about an integrative approach to pet health, I wanted to discuss the powerful benefits of Milk thistle for cats and dogs in helping to improve liver function and protect the liver from the side-effects of pharmaceuticals. What exactly is Milk Thistle? Milk Thistle, otherwise known as silybum marianum, is from […]

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5 Signs Your Pet May Be Ill

Posted September 21, 2015

Many times it is the subtle changes in your dog or cat’s behavior or body language, which may not necessarily alarm you to visit your vet, but which actually signify that the disease process is going on. Frequently, I get calls saying, “My pet is not himself or herself”; in those cases I say, “Come […]

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Ear Infections in Dogs: Veterinarian Tips on Cleaning and Prevention

Posted August 24, 2015

With the hot moist heat, pollen, and outdoor activities (like swimming) our dogs do, summer at my holistic veterinary practice seems to be the season for dog ear infections. But before I can give any advice on proactively preventing or treating dog ear infections, we need to understand why and how they occur… And that […]

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Hairballs in Cats: Advise From Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Cook

Posted July 20, 2015

Cat hairballs—that cold, squishy, tubular hairy mass— it may be an unpleasant experience for cat owners, but cat vomiting due to hairballs is one of the common issues in my holistic veterinary practice. Although not entirely preventable there certainly are things that the caring cat guardian can do to reduce the frequency and severity of […]

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