The keys to canine health, happiness, and long life are detoxification, proper nourishment, and spinal alignment. Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM talks about using these principles to keep his own dog, as well as his canine patients, happy, healthy, and long-lived. Our pets are constantly bombarded with toxins from the environment (e.g., air, water and soil pollution, cleaning products, pesticides, fertilizers, other chemicals), pharmaceuticals (either given purposely or as environmental contaminants), metabolic toxins, and even encounters with toxic people and animals (e.g., abusive situations).… Read More →
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Humans and dogs share a common problem – a trend toward declining sperm quality. In both cases, environmental chemicals have been identified as a likely culprit. A decline in sperm quality in humans has been discussed for decades and new data in dogs demonstrate similar concerns.… Read More →
Honestly, even “natural” lawn care practices can cause your pets or children some amount of harm if they ingest grass, yard clippings, or the product itself right after application. You can be safe and still have a luscious, green yard by using the least harmful products and incorporating a few new habits. … Read More →
As a result of rising concerns about the Zika virus, individuals living in or traveling to areas where the Zika virus is found are turning to insect repellants for protection against the Zika-carrying mosquito. But, what about our pets? Are those same insect repellants safe for them?… Read More →
Holistic Treatment of Adrenal Tumor Leads to Complete Recovery Modalities: Reiki, Herbs This case study reports on the successful use of Reiki and herbs to support a 10 ½ year old welsh terrier in his full recovery from an adrenal tumor without the use of conventional methods such as drugs or surgery.… Read More →
The lungs of dogs and cats are similar to ours and can be damaged by secondhand smoke. Just like humans, our pets are exposed to cigarette smoke by direct inhalation of secondhand smoke and indirectly when they lie on carpet, furniture, clothing, or other surfaces exposed to cigarette smoke.… Read More →
Laundry and dishwashing detergent can be toxic to your pets and children! Detergent pods are colorful and squishy – just the kind of thing pets and children like to dig their teeth into. But ingestion of even small amounts can cause toxicity.… Read More →
Many dogs suffer from problems with their anal glands, which excrete a ‘fluid’ having a noxious, fishy odor. Some pets will unexpectedly empty the gland (often at very inopportune times or places), scoot around in an attempt to express the gland, or develop inflammation, abscesses and rupture of the gland due to obstruction.… Read More →
The holidays are here, so please take note of these common risks lurking in the kitchen.
- Grapes and raisins, particularly non-organic products that are heavily sprayed with insecticides, are often featured in holiday recipes. RISK: kidney failure.
- Xylitol is an artificial sweetener often found in gum, mints and other candies, and baked goods.
Accidental ingestion of human medications is the number one cause of pet poisoning. The most common medications ingested are heart and blood pressure medicines, but other medications, including over the counter drugs and prescription pet medications are also a risk. Always keep medications out of the reach of your pet, following the same precautions you would if there were a child in the house.… Read More →