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A Holistic Approach to Treating Cancer in Dogs

While most vets would recommend treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, are you interested in discovering a holistic approach to treating cancer in dogs?

Although I never had a dog with cancer, I did have 3 cats who had various types of the disease.

Tyler

Tyler had squamous cell carcinoma in her jaw.… Read full post

signs of arthritis in dogs

Arthritis and Dogs

A common issue yet one too often ignored by pet parents, it’s time to address arthritis and dogs.

I literally want to cry when I speak to people with dogs who are obviously in pain, yet they assume it’s a natural part of aging and don’t do anything to help. Of course I suggest they go to the vet immediately.… Read full post

wheelchairs are great mobility aids for dogs

Pain and Mobility Issues in Old Dogs

Managing pain and mobility issues can be one of the most challenging problems facing caretakers of senior dogs.

Don’t settle for having a pet in pain before exhausting every avenue available. Many pet owners are unaware their pets are suffering from pain; most pets don’t moan or whine, even though they are painful.… Read full post

dementia in dogs

Dementia in Dogs

I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a pet’s life the absolute best they can be. There are many issues that may need to be addressed as our pets age, including mobility, pain, changes in vision and hearing, cognition or senility, dental care, incontinence, cancer, and changes in appetite and nutritional needs.… Read full post

Hip Dysplasia in German Shepherds

How to Help German Shepherds With Hip Problems

Charley’s story

My Charley has Hip Dysplasia (HD). She’s turning 9 years old on the 10th of October this year.

I knew Charley had HD when I decided to invite her into my life. But it didn’t matter, I loved her from the moment I saw her.

The breeder said her hips fall into the borderline category and she might never present with HD symptoms.… Read full post

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for dogs

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Dogs

In this post we are going to be looking at the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin for dogs.

Many pet parents assume that the slowing down they’ve been witnessing in their dogs – the stiffness, difficulty in getting up out of bed, and inability and/or unwillingness to take long walks, is a natural part of the aging process. … Read full post

Shepherd with thigh muscle atrophy

What You Can Do About Hip Problems in Dogs Right Now

photo by Joel Mills If your dog is having trouble walking or climbing stairs, you’re probably wondering what you can do about hip problems in dogs right now.

Luckily you have come to the right place, because my first recommendation is – see your vet! Not what you expected then? I say that because I don’t know if you’re assuming your dog has hip problems, or you already know this to be true.… Read full post

acupuncture for dogs

Benefits of Acupuncture: Dry-needling with Electro-Acupuncture

I am very happy to introduce my guest author of today’s post, Christy Caplan.

As a Certified Vet Tech, longtime PR veteran and content marketing expert, Christy Caplan brings her unique understanding of social and digital media to connect dog lovers to brands both on and offline. She lives with three hounds – two Doxies and a Beagle/Basset Hound mix, who constantly teach her about life and companionship.… Read full post

acupuncture and dogs

Acupuncture And Dogs: Is There a Point?

Acupuncture and dogs…really? 

Yes really, and I’l tell you what, I’m a fan. Or more specifically I’m a fan of it for my dog Red. 

Of course I was familiar with acupuncture in humans, and I know many people who have derived tremendous benefits from it, and yes I was even aware acupuncture for dogs was available.… Read full post

dementia in dogs

Dementia in Older Dogs: A Holistic Approach to Treatment

It seems more and more of us are seeking alternative therapies for ourselves and our pets, so this post is about a holistic approach to the treatment of dementia in older dogs.

A word of caution –if you are interested in exploring supplements, I recommend you find a holistic vet, or a vet trained in alternative therapies.… Read full post