Index: Cat Health
This is similar to Alzheimer’s in people. Dogs accumulate deposits of beta-amyloid (a protein plaque) in the brain with age. Dogs show signs similar to people with Alzheimer’s.
Your pet sleeps much more and plays less. He has a graying muzzle, poorer hearing and poorer vision. You may see cataracts. He may show abnormal signs, such as… [Read more]
Do these *really* work?
Great question, and it’s one that I always ask myself when I consider using or suggesting an alternate option.
A great example comes from treating coughs- in people and pets.
For years in veterinary practice I was frustrated in that there was very little that conventionally works…there really aren’t very many good cough suppressants.
So I… [Read more]
Veterinary Medicine has a bit of a drug problem
As in using too many of them, too often.
A classic overused drug..
They are used for many veterinary conditions, from treating asthma in cats, suppressing the immune system in polyarthrits, to the most common condition- stopping the itching in allergic pets.
But they come with side effects
Here is… [Read more]
Hello to you fellow blog readers.
For those who aren’t aware, I jumped a bit too large cliff, aiming for the pillow of snow at the base of the tree, only to have my face slam into the tree.
Fortunately no concussion or fractures, but nasty wound and bruised ego.. The ER doc did a great job of suturing me… [Read more]
A new story has come out claiming that Chicken Jerky Treats are now safe. Source:dvm360
Two brands of chicken jerky pet treats will soon reenter the market after years of reports of pet illness—even death—associated with consumption of jerky treats made with chicken sourced from China. Milo’s Kitchen and Nestlé Purina (the maker of Waggin’ Train treats) say that since… [Read more]
If you have a middle aged to older dog or cat, then likely they have some degree of joint
They should be on a high quality, effective, essential fatty acid (EFA).
There are a number of studies backing this up.
A study conducted last year in the Netherlands suggests that cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis show symptom improvement… [Read more]
‘New’ anti-itch treatment…
A very common herb, that is in many of our gardens.
It has been used in Western medicine for digestive upset, but it also can be a big help to our pets with recurring allergies, paw licking, ear infections.
Chinese folk medicine values mint as a treatment for itchy skin and hives.
Mint contains… [Read more]
Cancer, or neoplasia is one of the most feared diseases and diagnoses among dog and cat owners; unfortunately the incidence is on the rise leaving pet owners with many questions about why this is happening, and what they can do to prevent it.
The definition of cancer is of abnormal cells which divide without control and are… [Read more]
New Holistic Arthritis Treatment
Here is one which interests me, and should be of interest to you:
Cetyl myristoleate is a fatty acid.
It was isolated in Swiss albino mice, which for some Darwinian wonder, never develop arthritis.
It also seems to be an effective joint lubricant and anti-inflammatory.
Cetylated fatty acids are also used for diseases in which the… [Read more]
Times are a changing in the world of vaccines for dogs and cats. We now recognize that vaccines not only prevent disease, too many vaccines are actually causing disease.
Titer testing can be used to see if vaccines are even necessary, avoiding adverse reactions.
Some of these reactions can include lethargy, fever, injection site lumps, cancer, severe allergic reactions, arthritis,… [Read more]
Colostrum is still seen by most in the veterinary community as a ‘hocus pocus’ supplement which offers no real health benefits to your dogs or cats. Uninformed veterinarians claim that there are no studies to back it up, and that, ” it is not absorbed from the stomach of any animal after puppies and kittens reach a certain age.”
In… [Read more]
Bee Pollen is the food of the young honey bee. It is very nutrient dense containing: all essential amino acids ( 40% protein), over 20 minerals ( calcium, magnesium and iron), over 10 vitamins vitamins (B, C, E and D), enzymes and 14 beneficial fatty acids.
There are a number of health claims, and many of these are now being… [Read more]