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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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Understanding Feline Leukemia with Dr. Hillary Cook

Posted June 29, 2015

In my veterinary practice in Virginia, I am fortunate to work with such a variety of patients—from chickens, to dogs, cats, horses and more. Sometimes, it’s a quick fix to get my patients happy and healthy, and sometimes the issues are far more complex; but the one constant on the road to good health is […]

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Traveling with Pets in Cars: Tips From Veterinarian Dr. Cook

Posted May 25, 2015

With summer coming, many of my clients are wondering how to ease their dog or cat’s anxiety while traveling in the car. Dogs and cats just like people suffer from motion sickness and stress. Dogs may vomit or have diarrhea; and cats may yowl, drool, or urinate in the car to cope with the stress. […]

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Cat And Dog Eye Health: Glaucoma, Corneal Ulcers, Runny Eyes, And Uvetis

Posted April 24, 2015

Lately, my holistic veterinary clinic in Virginia has been inundated with cats, dogs, and other animals having eye issues. ‘Great!’, I thought to myself, what an inspired time to give all you some information on at-home eye care for your pet, common eye health issues to look out for, tests your veterinarian may perform, and […]

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