Equine Osteomyelitis Treated with Chinese Herbal Formula
avatar

Osteomyelitis is a diagnosis that many horse owners are devastated to hear, as it is a serious, and often life-threatening, infection of the bones. This infection is not as common in grown horses as it is in foals, because the immune system in foals is not as strong and able … Continue reading

Dental Disease in Pets: How Holistic Remedies Can Help
avatar

Dental Disease in a Dog

It’s a fact that one of the most common diseases seen by veterinarians today is dental disease.  In fact, it is such a problem that each year, the entire month of February is devoted to promoting dental health and procedures for pets. Poor dental health not only creates severe oral … Continue reading

Holistic Measures to Help Arthritis in Horses
avatar

Treatments for equine arthritis

While there are thousands of studies on humans and homeopathic treatments and remedies for arthritis, there is a shortage of scientific studies on horses and treating and remedying arthritis with holistic medicine. Fortunately, there is still an abundance of information from individual sources that discuss different holistic choices horse owners can … Continue reading

Annual Conference of the American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association
avatar

American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association

Hello from Portland, OR.  This week we’re at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) annual conference in beautiful Portland, OR. We’ll be learning the latest and greatest information on multiple alternative treatment modalities, including acupuncture, aquapuncture, homeopathy, low level laser therapy, chiropractic, and of course, all aspects of nutrition. … Continue reading

TTouch for Cats can Calm Negative Behaviors and Improve the Feline-Human Bond
avatar

TTouch for cats

Not all cats are going to be patient and sit still long enough for their owners or other people who come into contact with them to perform Tellington Touch (TTouch) on them. According to the research, though, this method of massage is worth a try for felines. More research has … Continue reading

New Treatments for Equine Arthritis
avatar

Treatments for equine arthritis

Equine arthritis – technically termed osteoarthritis – can be attributed to approximately 60% of equine lameness cases, according to The Horse.com. And, while most horse owners maintain the ideal that only the older, possibly harder-worked horses will end up with osteoarthritis, the truth is that just about any horse can … Continue reading

Why Communicating With Your Horse Is Vital for His Welfare
avatar

Communicating with a horse

Humans and horses are two very different species when it comes to behavior and communication. When dealing with horses, we have to remember that they are herd animals that are accustomed to also being animals of prey; therefore they flourish best in groups. Their primitive instincts remain dominant, even in … Continue reading

Problems with Commercial Pet Foods
avatar

Pet food check list

Commercial pet food is a great convenience for busy caregivers. You want the best for your companion, but with a bewildering array of foods and claims to choose from, how do you decide what’s best for your pets? (See our article on Feeding Guidelines for your pet for more useful … Continue reading