Vitamin D levels in pets- are they getting enough?

Most of us know about the importance of Vitamin D in maintaining not only healthy bones, but in the function of the immune system and preventing cancer. Most physicians recommend that people in the northern half of North America take between 1000 and 3000 IU daily over the winter months when there is […]

What causes shaky legs?

I recently had a question about what can cause shaking, especially in the legs of an older dog. The most common cause of shaking legs in the young dog that I see is fear- these are dogs that do not want to be in the examination room! But for the older dog shaking […]

Pain is a Pain

Recently when suffering a barometric pressure-change headache I was thinking about pain in our companion animals. We can’t ask them where and how it hurts, if the pain is worse with certain activities or at certain times of day. As veterinarians we have to play detective, and try to figure things out with […]

Workshop: Cooking for your dog

There is great upcoming opportunity available, but only to the first 12 people to respond! Hilary Watson, veterinary nutritionist, and Janet Craig, a licensed chef, are offering Canine Culinary 101, a workshop to train owners how to prepare home-cooked dog food recipes safely and in bulk using a community kitchen.

Normally these classes […]

Does she need to be vaccinated this year? Blood Titre test can help decision-making.

Recent studies have shown that most core vaccinations last longer than one year. One study found adequate serum antibody titres to last for at least 6 years for feline panleukopenia virus, 4 years for feline calcivirus, and 3 years for feline herpesvirus. Many veterinarians are now adjusting their vaccination protocols and determining the […]

Year of the Tiger

I want to dedicate this article to the memory of Clara, who left our world peacefully on Sunday Feb. 14th, surrounded by friends and companions. She was a real little tiger for all her 21 years, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

We have entered the Year of the […]

The Magic Curing Pill

Are you looking for an easy quick solution to your pet’s health issues? Is your pet vomiting or having diarrhea? Does she have a dull, dry, itchy coat? Arthritis? Bad breath, dental disease, ear infections, flatulance, or runny eyes? Do you want a cheap, easy to give pill that would solve the […]

Holistic VS Homeopathic- what’s the difference?

Differences between Holistic, Integrative, Naturopathic, Alternative and Homeopathic therapies and practices […]

Cancer diet

In a large pot put:

4 cups of water ½ cup fresh parsley 1 cup chopped celery 6 cloves fresh garlic 1 tbsp. dry basil powder, 1 small can tomato sauce 1 tsp. dry ginger powder 2 cups beets 1 cup potato 2 cups sweet potato 1 cup dry lentils, soaked overnight 4 […]

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 […]