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Dog Paralysis

May 22, 2019

Dog Paralysis: Causes and Treatments Causes: While we are addressing dog paralysis in this article, other pets are susceptible to paralysis as well. There are many ways that our pets can become paralyzed. These may include tick bites, congenital diseases, bacterial infections, and trauma resulting from impact. Not surprisingly, veterinarians are seeing an increasing number …

Obesity in Dogs

April 16, 2019

Obesity in Dogs can create serious health problems. Excess weight is a serious health problem for dogs and cats and is common in many countries. The two main causes of obesity are too much food, poor quality food, poor digestion and too little exercise. Other contributing factors can be due to hormonal influences, certain genetic …

Probitics for Pets

April 3, 2019

Probitics for Pets: Beyond Healthy Food. Should we be supplementing with probitics for pets? Or is their food enough? The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods). But …

Inflammation in pets

March 25, 2019

Inflammation in pets – Let’s dig in! Beyond Food – Supplements, the natural anti-inflammatory The quality of pet food we feed our pets has a huge impact on their health, their quality of life and the prevention of a number of diseases (see my previous articles about pet foods). But beyond choosing the best food, …

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

March 19, 2019

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs – What is it? Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip socket (acetabulum) and the femoral head (thigh bone) causing a loose joint to form allowing for excessive “sloppy” movement in the joint. This excessive “sloppy” movement causes changes in the acetabulum resulting in a broadening of the socket and …

Knee Injuries in Dogs

March 8, 2019

Common knee injuries in dogs The rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in medium and large breed dogs. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation …

Luxating Patella

March 7, 2019

Luxating Patella – Get the facts. Luxating Patella – About Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position, usually by imbalanced forces from the muscles down the hip and leg. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of small breed dogs, but it is …

Vaccines and Titers – The Great Debate

March 4, 2019

Vaccines and Titers: The Great Debate Continues. The issue of vaccinations, and their effect on our pets’ health, has recently become an area of much debate in the world of veterinary medicine. For many years, veterinarians have administered multiple annual vaccines with the understanding that they were providing an important preventative health measure for their …

low-level laser therapy for pets

February 11, 2019

Can low-level laser therapy improve my pet’s quality of life? Khaleesi(background) and her sister Spankie arriving at The Healing Place for Khaleesi’s low-level laser treatment. Khaleesi is an 8-year-old Irish Wolfhound. As is typical of the giant dog breeds, she has begun to suffer from hip and back problems. The good news is – she …

Healthy pets in developed countries.

February 1, 2019

Healthy pets with Dr. Trish Do we have healthy pets? Are there things we can control? We like to think that most pets in the developed countries of our world live rather pampered and privileged lives. However, many people would be surprised to learn that the health challenges facing today’s pets are actually much greater …

Veterinary care that’s holistic!

January 25, 2019

Holistic veterinary care for your pet at The Healing Place: When beginning the journey into alternative or holistic veterinary care, many people are not even sure of what they are searching for. Most are looking for another option of treatment than the standard, conventional medication and surgery options available at a traditional veterinary clinic. What …

Ozone therapy for protein losing enteropathy

January 18, 2019

Ozone therapy for protein losing enteropathy with Dr. Trish Kallenbach. What is Ozone therapy for protein losing losing enteropathy? Let’s break down one of the words into something easier to understand. “Entero” means intestine and “pathy” means condition, hence a protein losing condition of the intestine. This disease in pets would be considered similar to …

Heart Disease in Dogs and Grain-free pet foods

October 22, 2018

Heart Disease in Dogs (Dilated Cardiomyopathy, aka: DCM) and Grain-Free Pet Foods. The Heart of the Matter… Is There a Proven Connection? For purposes of this article we will be discussing Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), with regard to heart disease in dogs and grain-free pet foods. Not enough time to read the whole article? Watch the …

Choosing the best dog

October 15, 2018

Choosing the best dog. When choosing the best dog for yourself, your family or a loved one, careful thought and consideration are in order. What does evolution have to do with choosing the best dog? Dogs have been purposefully and selectively bred by humans for thousands of years. Breeding has included inbreeding dogs from the …

choosing the perfect cat

September 28, 2018

Choosing the Perfect Cat (PURR-FECT) So, you’ve decided that it’s time to get a cat. Get ready for a new relationship that will give you years of love and companionship. But, also keep in mind that you’ll be making a commitment that will last the lifetime of the cat—perhaps 10, 15, or 20 years. When …

Heatstroke in dogs

September 24, 2018

Heatstroke in dogs…it’s a killer Living in Florida, we have learned to adapt to the heat and humidity by wearing light weight clothing, keeping ourselves hydrated to replace the moisture we lose through perspiration, and taking the time to get out of the heat when it becomes uncomfortable. How difficult would it be to adjust …

Best foods for your pet

August 22, 2018

Best foods for your pet with Dr. Trish  When standing in an aisle at your local pet supply store, in front of a colorful shelf of pet foods, what do most people wonder? Are you wondering which are the best foods for your pet? How do you choose? Some say premium, super premium, raw, wet, …

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