What Happened to the Diagnostics?

What Happened to the Diagnostics?

Diagnostic testing is the mainstay of veterinary medicine. Diagnostics are used to determine the underlying cause of illness and suggest the correct path for treatment. Diagnostic testing may include bloodwork, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, fecal exams,...
My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What Should I Do?

My Dog Seems to Have an Ear Infection. What Should I Do?

This is a question I get a lot. Sometimes, people want a holistic treatment they can do themselves. Other times, they just can’t get in to see me for a couple days, and want to give little Fido some relief. First, make sure the ear is not bleeding. If it is, your...
Help for a Kidney Patient?

Help for a Kidney Patient?

I hope you can help me. My 5 year-old Doodle had a kidney ultrasound and it revealed right is half the size of the left kidney, and showed poor detail meaning little function. The vet could hardly see it from the other tissues. She has an elevated creatinine and BUN...
The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

The Scary Situation with Kirby’s Seizures

My very good friend Susan has a little man named Kirby. He’s a 13-year-old Papillion who has been eating our recipes since we wrote the cookbook, Dinner PAWsible, in 2009. Kirby only receives rabies vaccine when required by law and receives very little other...
Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

A pet owner writes: My conventional vet wanted to put my 9 year old cat asleep after finding he had an enlarged heart from a x-ray. I did not want to, so he put him on Enalapril 2.5 mg and Furosemide 12.5 mg. He is alive but I think he is having issues with balance....

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