Sprayed by a Skunk

IF you have ever encounter a SKUNK and have been sprayed, you know the smell can be horribly annoying. Not only is the smell annoying, getting the smell off your animals fur can be even more annoying. Just the other day, a Saturday night in fact, I was taking my four dogs for our nightly…

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If You Love Dogs, You’ll Be Fascinated by This Study

I love science and citizen science rocks because it provides good data without using animals in laboratories settings and is true to real life as well. This initial look at labrador retrievers says it all. They LOVE to retrieve. And the other interesting take away is that in HUMANS we are attributing 20% to genetics…

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Ever Wonder How Many Calendar Years Your Cat Is?

Okay everyone! We have done many posts regarding our canine and horse companions, but what about our feline companions? Today’s blog was a fun and interesting topic…Have you ever wondered how old your cat is in human years? We invite you to read Dr. Becker’s August 2017 blog to learn more about how your kitty…

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Food Sensitivity vs. Food Allergies to Chicken=Duck & Turkey =?

Dr. Jean Dodds is the absolute expert in her field when it comes to explaining the difference between Food Sensitivities vs. Food Allergies. Just recently, she released a new Pet health Resource blog explaining a common held belief of, “My dog has a chicken “allergy”, which means he/she is also “allergic” to turkey, duck, pheasant,…

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Using a Water Pik to Clean Your Dogs Teeth

Just as with us humans, dogs and cats benefit tremendously from good oral health. The holistic premise of care for oral care is to do something every 24 hours to disrupt the micro biome in the mouth to keep plaque from accumulating and then running away into tartar and gum infections. We use a multi…

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The Elephant in the Room

As a society, we need to accept that we are feeding our animals (our beloved pet family members) TOO much and shortening their lives! The magic bullet and the least cost solution is to STOP overfeeding with food AND treats and ONLY feed a well-balanced raw diet IF possible. Obesity is on the rise! Are…

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Raw Green Tripe

Lay Down a Good Foundation! One of the first questions we ask our clients is, “What is your dogs currently diet? kibble? Commercial Raw? or Homemade?” The reason we ask this question is because a more natural diet is fundamental is establishing GOOD health. Although our pets have been domesticated, their dietary needs have not changed…

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Promoting Healing with Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical regenerative injection technique that introduces small amounts of an irritant solution to the site of painful and degenerated tendon insertions (entheses), joints, ligaments, and in adjacent joint spaces during several treatment sessions to promote growth of normal cells and tissues. For the patient, the goal of Prolotherapy in chronic musculoskeletal pain…

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What Your Dog’s Nose Can Tell You

A common question we get asked is, “If my dogs nose is dry and warm, does this mean they have a fever and/or are sick?” Believe it or not, a lot of people believe the texture and temperature of a dog’s nose is a reliable barometer of how their dog is feeling. While there’s some truth…

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Chemical Contaminants in Our Pets

Toxins That Could Be Effecting Your Thyroid Part 2: In a previous blog, I wrote about “Toxins That Could Be Effecting Your Thyroid.” Although the information in the article was related to more humans and human medicine this issue still has value in its relation to animals. In doing research, I have found the perfect…

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