As any dog person knows, our canine friends are such beautiful souls and a big part of our life. They’re always there to greet us with wagging tails even if we’ve only been gone a short while! These years of fun and boundless energy are followed by the senior years, when the whole dynamics of caring for a dog can change.… Read full post
One might assume that since I am a holistic practitioner, I do not endorse allopathic veterinary care. Remember what our grade-school teachers warned about what happens when we assume, as this is simply not true.
Don’t get me wrong. I am definitely not a fan of what veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, the founder of the BARF movement, refers to as “Fake Industrial Foods,” which allopathic vet clinics peddle for top dollar as premium quality fare. … Read full post
I could add it’s confusing no matter what age your dog is. For me it’s because of the amount of conflicting information out there. I finish reading about how good dry food is to help keep teeth clean, when the next article says it’s a myth, and by the way, dry food is nutritionally dead.… Read full post
You know when you’re sitting on the couch relaxing, slowly petting your dog and then you feel a lump? You know when your heart skips a beat, you get that nauseous feeling and the word “cancer” fills your every waking moment?… Read full post
I have to say something up front, and yes I know it’s obvious but I’ll say it anyway. Don’t stop giving your dog his medication or add supplements without the advice of a vet or holistic vet.
Now that I got that out of the way…A little background info
When it comes to my own healthcare I have long preferred a more homeopathic whole person approach, and I am extending that philosophy to the care of my animals as well.… Read full post
In a perfect world, we would not need supplements. That said, this is not a perfect world. Far from it. No corner of the globe, however remote, escapes the far-reaching side effects of today’s society: air and water pollution; topsoil erosion and soil depletion; radiation; exposures to toxic chemicals from pesticides, herbicides, immunizations and medications; and, with all due respect to those who deny its existence, climate change.… Read full post
As anyone fortunate enough to have a senior canine knows, these animals are in a class all their own, and, as such, warrant specialized care. Much like their two-legged counterparts, senior dogs tend to develop age-related health challenges that may involve any or every body part, from mouth to gut to joint to bone to brain, and beyond.… Read full post
I’ve been interested in alternative treatments for myself and then later for my pets, for quite some time. Due to various circumstances I wasn’t able to pursue that for my dogs until recently.… Read full post
I’m interested in holistic medicine as it applies to the overall care of animals, not just a specific condition. I’m highlighting arthritis in this post because I have seen a few dogs lately that have it.… Read full post
Well, it’s a little of both I guess.
There is no shortage of “success” stories when it comes to how much glucosamine has helped both humans and animals. A search of the term will bring up an unlimited amount of information, not only about what it is and its benefits, but success stories from people who have seen their dogs almost transformed as a result.… Read full post