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Feline Hyperthyroidism: Can You Treat It Naturally?

Feline Hyperthyroidism: Can You Treat It Naturally?

As a holistic veterinarian, I am often approached by cat parents who are looking for a more natural approach to hyperthyroidism in their kitties. If you do a quick Google search on Methimazole (the oral medication commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism),...

Your Pet’s Endocannabinoid System

Your Pet’s Endocannabinoid System

When I started to investigate the medicinal properties of cannabis, I discovered a body system I had never heard of before, the endocannabinoid system. I earned a BS in Biomedical Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and I don’t remember a single...

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

When Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

The best age to spay or neuter cats and dogs is a very controversial subject in veterinary medicine. Many studies published in the last ten years have revealed significant risks to the health of dogs that are spayed and neutered. (Cats seem to be less affected and I...

Heartworm Prevention: Does your pet need it?

Heartworm Prevention: Does your pet need it?

Most pet parents want to limit their pet’s exposure to chemicals and medications. I am frequently asked if heartworm prevention is necessary. In this article, I will share my thoughts and opinions about preventing heartworm disease and what I recommend for...

Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats

Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats

Acupuncture has been an invaluable part of my practice. Evidence of the use of acupuncture for animals can be found dating back several thousand years ago. It is a safe and effective therapy that can improve quality of life and longevity for many pets. In...

Coping With Grief from the Loss of a Pet

Coping With Grief from the Loss of a Pet

Everybody and everything dies. We all know this and it doesn’t make losing a pet any less painful. As a practicing veterinarian, I experience loss and grief weekly. It’s the part of my job that doesn’t get easier. Our society doesn’t honor and acknowledge...

How to Cook a Balanced Diet for Your Dog

How to Cook a Balanced Diet for Your Dog

The pet food industry is fraught with controversy, conflicting information and constant recalls. It’s no surprise that many dog guardians want to prepare their pup’s diet in their own kitchen.Unfortunately, the veterinary industry has made cooking a...

Grain Free Pet Food and Heart Disease

Grain Free Pet Food and Heart Disease

The FDA has issued a warning about the possible connection between diet and heart disease in dogs. The diets specifically implicated in this warning are grain free formulations. In this article, I am going to outline what is currently known and give you an action plan...

CBD Dosing for Cats: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

CBD Dosing for Cats: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your kitty. My favorite CBD product is HempRx by Rx Vitamins for Pets. For kitties, I recommend starting with the HempRx Soft Chewz or the HempRx oil. If you have multiple kitties, I...

CBD Dosing for Dogs: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

CBD Dosing for Dogs: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your dog. My favorite CBD product is HempRx by Rx Vitamins for Pets. For small dogs, I recommend starting with the HempRx Soft Chewz or the HempRx oil. If your pup is 20 lb or larger, I...

Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

Anxiety in Dogs and Cats

As our world’s pace becomes faster and more frenetic, anxiety is more common in people and unfortunately for our pets. I empathize with my many anxious patients. Often, pet parents don’t recognize when their cats and dogs are anxious and many things they do to help...

Cannabis for Pets: Beyond the Basics

Cannabis for Pets: Beyond the Basics

As legislation for medical and recreational marijuana sweeps the country, the application of cannabis for dogs and cats has become a point of focus for pet parents and the veterinary community. This article, will cover more detailed information about...

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) in dogs is common disease and is also one of the most overdiagnosed diseases in small animal medicine. I must admit since graduating from veterinary school over 10 years ago, I have struggled to accurately diagnose dogs with...

Preparing Pets for Baby

Preparing Pets for Baby

When we welcomed my daughter to our family several years ago, I underestimated how hard the transition would be on my pets. They struggled, and I was too preoccupied with a sick child to help them. Soon we will be welcoming another child to our family, and I know how...

Probiotics for Cats & Dogs

Probiotics for Cats & Dogs

The Basics The bacteria that live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract are critical in maintaining health and vitality. This population of bacteria goes by many names including gut flora, intestinal flora, microbiome, microbiota and many more. The gut flora helps...

Four Tips To Get Your Pet Summer Ready

Four Tips To Get Your Pet Summer Ready

Fun times are ahead! As we get out yards and homes summer ready, don’t forget to prepare your pets as well! Below are four tips to help you get your pet summer ready. I have included some natural tips under each section.Heartworm PreventionDepending on where you live,...

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