Talk to Your Vet

More and more, people are playing an active role in the health care of their animal companions. It is important to work closely with your veterinarian to achieve the best possible level of health care for your pet. An important part of this partnership is clear communication. Ask the right questions and you […]

Arthritis therapy: Integrative approach

Many patients I see suffer from joint pain, loss of mobility, stiffness, and decreased quality of life due to degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis. A multimodal approach is required for this very challenging condition. Usually an increase in mobility, a decrease in pain and a much better quality of life results. Key modalities are diet, acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, herbal supplements, nutraceuticals, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and non-sedating narcotics. Physical therapy is helpful for improving mobility and building back muscle strength lost due to inactivity. For the very difficult cases, nerve-pain drugs such as Amantadine and Gabapentin are added. Surgery is needed when there is significant joint instability, bone chips in the joint space or for hip replacement. […]

Stem-cell therapy: successful procedure in the news

Read the article on Chip’s recovery from crippling arthritis in The Toronto Star, July 18, 2009 (you’ll need to scroll the frame below the photo):

FRED THORNHILL FOR THE TORONTO STAR

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Is the economy affecting your companion’s health care?

If pet care expenses are getting you down, you are not alone. Today there are so many more avenues of care than there were 30 years ago, and while the quality and quantity of care is amazing, health care costs for everyone are soaring.

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Her philosophy is refreshing

Rona has on more than on occasion impressed us with the level of care she has provided for our pets. She has made herself available at times when I wouldn’t expect a response from any other vet. Her philosophy is refreshing I appreciate the way that she always personalizes her advice to each […]

Another Pet Food Recall

Yet Another Pet Food Recall […]

What is Laser Acupuncture?

Laser Acupuncture uses an infrared “cold” laser beam to stimulate the acupuncture points instead of inserting needles into them. A feeling of warmth or tingling may temporarily occur. Laser Acupuncture is particularly indicated in sensitive, bony areas of the body such as the feet, or in areas that are dangerous to insert needles […]

Great rapport with my pets

Rona has treated both my dog and my cat. I am impressed with her knowledge and great rapport with my pets. Rona is successful in using Chinese Medicine in her services (herbs and acupuncture) which is a great addition for her patients and really works – often when other things don’t.

Good Dog! Treat Biscuits

½ cup apples ½ cup carrots 2 tbsp. FSA* 1.25 cups EACH brown rice flour, barley flour and Millet flour 3 tbsp. sunflower seed oil 1 pinch kelp or spirulina

Cook apples and carrots in water or chicken broth, drain, then puree.

Add in oil then flour, roll out dough and cut […]

Clear Skin, Bright Eyes diet: Allergies, liver disease

1 stalk of Chinese broccoli (gai lan) 1 carrot 1 cup dried Shiitake mushroom 3 cloves fresh garlic 5 tbsp. fish body oil (ie wild salmon oil) 2 cups clear chicken broth (no MSG) 5 Tbsp. kelp or spirulina

Slice veggies into pieces, bring chicken broth to a boil, and add garlic […]