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 […]

Study to explore lifelong health of Golden Retrievers

I was very excited to learn about this groundbreaking long-term study. It is unique in the collaboration of a very diverse group of company sponsors, and I believe it is is the first comprehensive longitudinal study in dogs. Similar studies in people, such as the Nurse’s Health Study, have revealed very important results […]

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 […]

Holistic VS Homeopathic- what’s the difference?

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

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. […]

Another Pet Food Recall

Yet Another Pet Food Recall […]

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 […]

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 […]

Betsy-Wetsy diet: Urinary incontinence

In a large pot with adequate water boil up:

4 cups watercress 1 cup parsley (Italian) 6 cloves garlic 1 cup celery 2 cups Azuki beans ½ cup green onions ½ tsp. ginger powder ½ cup dried Shiitake mushrooms 1 cup pearl barley 1 cup green beans 2 cups cabbage 2 cups soup […]