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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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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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