Trimming Your Dogs Toenails

One of the most common questions we get asked on a daily bases is “How do I trim my Dogs toenails?” This question is usually followed by “My dog doesn’t like his or her toenails trimmed” and/or “Trimming my dogs toenails makes me nervous or uncomfortable because I fear cutting the quick.” As a veterinary…

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How does a solar eclipse affect animals?

Calling all scientist animal lovers!!!!  Here in Salt Lake City, we will experience a partial eclipse.  And it is still significant enough to get outside and observe.  Here is what is very cool, set yourself up around animals wildlife and/or pets and livestock for the viewing.  Record or observe how the animals experience the eclipse…

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Here’s Why Easter Is Bad for Bunnies

This Easter brought a gift to the family. This little bunny Shadow had been dumped with his sister on a busy corner lot near our house. I had been watching him for 6 weeks after his sister got hit by a car and he was all alone. The neighbor and friends were feeding the little…

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Pet Health Care Monopoly Part 2

I will speak to the corporate computer generated wellness model that forces unnecessary vaccinations into your animals in another blog. I wanted you to read the full Bloomberg article in my first blog before you read this summary. I have used portions of this article from Nancy Kay, DVM ABOUT the Bloomberg article as a…

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Pet Health Care Monopoly

A wave of corporatization is hitting the veterinary industry, but does a one-size-fits-all approach work? Even if you don’t tend to, this truly is a must read! This explosive article in Bloomberg Business Week looks at what happens when big business monopolizes the pet health business and how this corporatization might not be in the best…

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Marijuana poisoning a serious risk for Colorado dogs and all dogs! What you need to know!

There is credible science to the value of CBD oil, the cannabinoid in marijuana and hemp plants. HOWEVER, it is CRUCIAL to know your source. When we use the super concentrated form of an oil extract of a plant compound, it becomes powerful in minute amounts. Likewise, secondary deadly toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides,…

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Why Has Veterinary Care Become so Expensive? A slippery slope!

Only you can set your budget and know what you value. My approach to health is proactive and participatory; I am an honored guide sitting alongside you in the drivers seat. To work with me, you are invited to invest time and it will be time well spent because it will pay dividends into the…

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Dr. Becker Demonstrates How to Make A Bone Broth

Easy Bone Broth Recipe: 5lbs. bones, raw or cooked cooked leftovers 5 quarts water 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar 1 tbsps salt Method: 1) in a stockpot, pressure cooker, or slow cooker, add bones. 2) if raw, brown if desired to increase flavor. if using bones with fat, such as chicken backs, drain oil after…

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What is the science and the law surrounding rabies vaccination?

Kansas State University has compiled research to show that an animal with an overdue rabies vaccination when exposed to a rabid animal can then be given a rabies vaccination and be clear of the disease. This is huge news! Because before this if you found yourself in a situation where your animal was overdue for…

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Baby Rhinos Signal Conservation Success in South Africa

From Dr. Backus: This is what we are going to South Africa to help with! In the face of sobering poaching numbers, relocation fosters a baby boom At the end of 2014, the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal reported an exciting milestone: its black rhino population had grown to 500, up from 411 in 2004.…

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