Index: Pet health

Holistic Cough and Flu Remedies For Dogs And Cats

Friday, January 17th, 2014 I myself am just getting over a nasty bout with a cold, cough, runny nose, and achy flu like symptoms..but now after 4 days I am feeling almost normal! I seldom become ill, so being layed up on the couch was a new thing for me.. I did self medicate with a few things, and here are 2 things that… [Read more]

Chihuahua Eats 3 Chocolate Cookies: What Should You Do?

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 This question was posted a number of years ago, but is still especially relevant today. Should you be worried or rush to the vet? My Chihuahua weighs about 6-7 lbs. and she ate 3 chocolate chip cookies and a brownie yesterday. she couldn’t keep water down at first but now she can. she is still vomiting though. should I take… [Read more]

Ketogenic Diet To Treat Cancer

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Ketogenic Diet To Treat Cancer There is increasing talk about a ‘new’ diet in people that is showing impressive results in treating cancer in people, and it may help with our pets. The diet specifically eliminates carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein. As in NO kibble to be fed to your dogs or cats. The underlying science of… [Read more]

22 Human Medicines That Work For Pets

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 Before you give anyone or any animal any medication, please consult your doctor or veterinarian about dosage and side effects. The medications and their dosages in the following list are only guidelines. You should call your veterinarian for your animal dosages today. That way you can place a list in your first aid kit with specifics for your pets before… [Read more]

Grapes Causing Death In Dogs: Signs and Solutions

Monday, January 13th, 2014 Recently there has been a lot of talk about grape and raisin toxicity in dogs. I have received numerous emails from pet owners asking me ..What should I do?? In most cases, NOTHING will happen to your pet. But a small number do react. What is known: Dogs affected will vomit with a few hours of eating either raisins or… [Read more]

Prescription Drug Kills More Than Cocaine and Heroin

Friday, January 10th, 2014 What prescription drug kills more people than cocaine and heroin? Prescription painkillers. Drugs which include Vicodin, OxyContin, Anti-inflammatories. These drugs are generally being abused, not being used for their intended purpose, or being illegally prescribed. As an aside, HOW is it these so called ‘Doctors’ still have their licence? Nearly 15,000 Americans died from an overdose of prescription painkillers in… [Read more]

Natural Sedatives For Dogs And Cats

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 Is there such thing as a natural sedative? Great question, and one that my wife asked as our older senile cat YOWLED throughout the night. You may be wanting this for a trip to the groomer, when you have guests, OR as im my case, get some sleep. I have used a few different holistic options, some have helped, some… [Read more]

10 Signs To Tell If Your Pet Is In Pain

Monday, January 6th, 2014 Can you tell if your pet is in pain? This can be difficult, as many of the signs are very subtle. It is thought that our dogs and cats have the tendency to ‘hide’ their symptoms of pain as an instinct for survival. In the wild often the weak or elderly animals are targeted as prey…to not end up as… [Read more]

Personal Disclosure: I have a Fat Cat

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 This being a New Year brings about many a people talking about WHAT they will be changing. One of the more common ones is about weight…as in losing some of it, and keeping it off. The same thing can be applied to our pets- up to 50% of our dogs and cats are overweight. A little extra weight is fine… [Read more]

Dog Allergy Update:New Treatment

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 Allergy Update – New Treatment First, these are the basics of allergy treatment 1.Use lowest oral dose of medication when needed (seasonal flare-ups) to keep pet comfortably itchy (i.e. lowest dose of Pred/antihistamines) 2.Frequent bathing, ear cleaning (DON’T underestimate this – I prefer an Aloe/Oatmeal Shampoo plus conditioner) 3.Get proper diagnosis (secondary infections, hypothyroidism, demodicosis, etc.) 4.A simple hypoallergenic diet… [Read more]

New Diabetes Causes and Treatments

Monday, December 30th, 2013 Diabetes is increasing in frequency in dogs, cats and people, but there are some new remedies on the horizon. The potential cause for increased incidence of diabetes A new study shows that high fructose corn syrup consumption rates go hand in hand with higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes. Researchers discovered that Type 2 diabetes rates are 20 percent higher… [Read more]

Use This Remedy For Garbage Gut in Dogs

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 Sudden vomiting, diarrhea is commonly known as ‘garbage gut’ on the veterinary world. It typically occurs when your dog eats something that he shouldn’t be eating. It irritates his stomach, and intestinal tract causing the vomiting/diarrhea. Some of the common causes: garbage, compost, fatty food, spoiled food. Other less common causes include toxic plants, poisons, anti-inflammatory drugs and the varied… [Read more]

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM