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  • Overuse of Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are important medications; it would be difficult to overstate the benefits in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of ...
  • To Spay or Not to Spay?

    Before I became involved with holistic medicine, I would have said that all pets should be spayed or neutered at six months of age before the fema...
  • Old, Cold Pets

    I couldn't resist writing a blog about this after seeing a photo on Facebook of a kitty sitting by the heat register enjoying the flow of warm air...
  • Glyphosate - What is it and Why should I care?

    Glyphosate is an herbicide. It is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. Glyphosate was first registered for u...
  • Is Your Home Pet-Friendly?

    Having pets in your home is like having toddlers. They seem to find things that aren't good for them, even when we are careful. Here is a list of ...
  • Acupuncture - Does it Work?

    When I first studied acupuncture almost twenty years ago I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Seriously, how could sticking small needles into d...
  • Dental Care for Pets

    Pets Need Proper Dental Care, Just Like People Do Eighty percent of pets have periodontal disease, based on information from a scientific study ...
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Recently there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and feeding grain-free kibble. The FDA is...
  • You Can't Solve Allergies if You Don't Fix the Diet

    Dealing with itching, scratching pets with chronic ear and skin infections is incredibly frustrating for pet owners. Listening to chewing, licking...
  • Choosing the Right Diet

    For years I have been saying there is no "one size fits all" diet for our pets. When asked which company makes the best food, or what one food I r...
  • The Purchase Price of a Pet?

    Recently I had a great conversation with a client about the price of purchasing a dog (or cat). She told me her mother has a Cavalier King Charles...
  • Trust in Pet Food Industry

    Recently there have been dozens of recalls within the pet food industry associated with excess levels of vitamin D in both canned and dry pet food...