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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats: Part 2

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats: Part 2

In the second part of this two-part series, I will discuss in great detail my holistic approach to cats with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If you missed the first part, check it out! I discussed the diagnostic process. In this article, I will discuss diet, supplements,...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats: Part 1

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats: Part 1

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in cats is common and can be challenging to manage. I have created a two part series to help empower you to take a thorough and holistic approach to this disease. In the first part I will cover the symptoms of IBD along with an...

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs and Cats

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs and Cats

Many people are concerned about over vaccinating their pets. It can be difficult for some pet parents to have honest conversations with their veterinarian about vaccines. Many fear the label of ‘anti-vaxxer’ but also need help making an educated decision about...

Preventing Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Preventing Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in dogs and cats. Without treatment dental disease can lead to disease of the heart, lung, liver and kidneys. If you are interested in holistic health, preventing dental disease should be one of the most important...

Steroids: A Holistic Approach

Steroids: A Holistic Approach

If you are like many of my clients, you want to avoid steroids for you pet. As a holistic veterinarian, I also want to avoid steroids for my patients; however, there is a time and a place for the judicious use of steroids in cats and dogs. In this article I am going...

5 ways to help your pet lose weight

5 ways to help your pet lose weight

I see overweight dogs and cats everyday in my practice. Many pet parents don’t realize their dog or cat has become overweight. The best way to know if your pet is overweight is by having your veterinarian evaluate your pet’s body condition or refer to this chart for...

Best Holiday Gifts for Dogs & Cats

Best Holiday Gifts for Dogs & Cats

If you are like me, you hang a stocking for every one of your animals. I do this because they are part of my family and I know that Santa would never forget them. Just incase you are stumped about what to get your favorite pet this holiday, I wanted to share some of...

3 Ways To Get Your Cat To Drink More Water

3 Ways To Get Your Cat To Drink More Water

Cats are notorious for being dehydrated.It is so hard sometimes to encourage them to drink water. They are desert animals and tend to be poor water consumers. Unfortunately, this dehydration can worsen kidney and bladder disease. Here are few easy ways to increase the...

The Holistic Puppy

The Holistic Puppy

Getting a new puppy is exciting and nerve wracking.Most pet parents want to do the right thing for their puppy and ensure a good start in life. There are so many things to consider and so much conflicting information. I have put together a list of topics...

Ways to Save Money on Veterinary Bills!

Ways to Save Money on Veterinary Bills!

Veterinary care can be expensive. While some veterinary bills are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to alleviate the financial burden.Here are five tips that can help you save money at your veterinarian’s office.1. Learn to trim your pet’s nails. You can often...

The Holistic Approach to Arthritis

The Holistic Approach to Arthritis

Many clients in my practice want to avoid pharmaceuticals in their aging pets for as long as possible. Luckily, arthritis is one place where holistic medicine shines. In this article I am going to give you a complete plan to help your dog or cat’s arthritis...

Being Your Pet’s Best Medical Advocate

Being Your Pet’s Best Medical Advocate

Today I am sitting in a specialty hospital with my cat, Simba. He has been losing weight, vomiting and has pancreatitis. It’s hard to be on the other side. I am always humbled when I become the ‘client’ and my pet becomes the ‘patient’. As a holistic veterinarian, one...

Is Pet Insurance Worth Buying?

Is Pet Insurance Worth Buying?

Pets are expensive. There is no denying this fact. Big dogs tear ACLs, puppies eat socks, cats take rides in clothing dryers, the list goes on. When these events happen, it can cost thousands of dollars in veterinary care to save or treat your animal.Here is my advice...

What To Do If Your Pet Gets Cancer

What To Do If Your Pet Gets Cancer

Getting the cancer diagnosis for your pet can be terrifying, heart breaking and completely overwhelming. You may feel angry, confused and scared. In this article I am going to take you through how to get through the days ahead with a solid plan. First, I will give you...

Should your pet eat grains?

Should your pet eat grains?

As the paleo diet becomes more popular in the US, many pet parents have started to question the use of grain in their pet’s diet. There are many opinions about grains for cats and dogs. A veterinary nutritionist would tell you that corn is a great source of protein...

Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Cat

Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Cat

The market is exploding with cannabis products for cats. I get asked regularly about the medicinal use of CBD for kitties. Over the past few years, I have been using cannabis (CBD) for many of my feline patients with excellent results. I have been extremely impressed...

Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Dog

Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Dog

Using cannabis for pets is a hot topic. It comes up in my practice daily. Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, more of my clients have access to and use cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. In this article, I am going to cover the basics of cannabis and...

Why Does My Cat Vomit?

Why Does My Cat Vomit?

Is your cat a puker? If your cat never vomits, consider yourself lucky! Some veterinarians would say that it is normal for cats to vomit. As a profession, we now know that we have confused common with normal. Cats vomit commonly. It’s not normal. Now, if you have a...

Home Made Broth Recipe for Cats & Dogs

Home Made Broth Recipe for Cats & Dogs

Today I am going to give you a simple and easy-to-make food that can drastically improve the health of your pet’s gut. Chicken broth has been used for centuries to help heal the sick. It’s no coincidence that chicken noodle soup is the universal food for those...

Holistic Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Holistic Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Many older kitties suffer from CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). While this disease is progressive, there is a lot we can do to help these kitties live longer and happier.Below is my holistic approach to CKD in cats:Diagnostics. When your cat reaches 7-8 years of age...

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