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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

Constipation in Dogs
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Many dog owners are familiar with pets getting diarrhea, but often have less experience with constipation.  Constipation occurs when there isn’t enough fiber or water consumption in the pet’s system to adequately eliminate waste products in a timely manner. Other factors will also be discussed. Your pet postures for relief, … 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