Leaky Gut Syndrome in Pets
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Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a problem in people and animals alike. And recent research is pointing to LGS as a possible causative agent in many previously unrelated diseases. What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? The GI track (or alimentary canal in medical jargon) should be thought of as an internal … Continue reading

Canine Hydrotherapy
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Alternative treatments in veterinary medicine

Dogs that are suffering from hip or elbow dysplasia, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, osteoarthritis, chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, femoral head ostectomy, orthopedic conditions and spinal injuries can all benefit from hydrotherapy. Additionally, dogs who are recovering from fractures, trauma, neurological damage and other injuries, as well as … Continue reading

Alternative Treatments in Veterinary Medicine
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Alternative treatments in veterinary medicine

The recent acceptance of alternative therapies has been spectacular, and offers us therapy options outside of the realm of mainstream medicine.  Located below are some unique methods currently being used or investigated in veterinary medicine. Acupressure is the practice of using massage techniques along the same meridian lines as acupuncture … Continue reading

Perspectives on Canine Arthritis
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Arthritis is a common affliction of the aging pet that results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement in varying degrees. It is caused by inflammation from various sources, and can occur as a crippling condition or simply a slowing down attributed to aging. Though the severity differs with each … Continue reading

Healthier Options for Your Itchy Dog
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Itchy dog

Atopic dermatitis, or atopy, is a common skin problem in dogs that normally occurs due to an allergic reaction. Pollen and dust mites are two of the most common allergens that cause atopic dermatitis in canines, and because dogs cannot avoid these triggers, atopic dermatitis can seem like it appears … Continue reading

Homeopathic Remedies for Canine Trauma
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Arnica from Leopards' Bane

While the first and immediate issues that veterinary emergency clinics need to focus on when a canine presents with vehicular trauma are normally the physical/internal injuries, it is also important to treat the trauma from shock that usually accompanies these injuries. In a case study highlighted in the Journal of … Continue reading

Turmeric for Dogs
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Turmeric root and powder

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in Asian and Middle Eastern food preparations. It has a bright yellow-orange color and is derived from a plant, called Curcuma longa, which belongs to the ginger family. This spice is made by boiling, drying, and then grinding the rhizomes found in … Continue reading

Dental Disease in Pets: How Holistic Remedies Can Help
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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
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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