When Is It Too Late?

When to take our pets for healthcare is often a very hard decision. Certainly, many of us are guilty of waiting longer than advised for ourselves. We are busy, and we just don’t take time for our own health care. We are tough, we will be fine! But when it comes to our...
Is Gabapentin Really the New Answer?

Is Gabapentin Really the New Answer?

In the last post, I shared some of my thoughts and experiences with antacids. In this post, I would like to explore another western medication which is being prescribed with increasing frequency: gabapentin. Over the last five years, gabapentin has been prescribed for...
How to Hold Your Pee

How to Hold Your Pee

As we discussed last week, this week, we are discussing how urine control works, but more importantly: how it works, explains how to fix it! First, just a little scientific nuts and bolts: Urine control occurs at the bladder, in the middle of the back, and at the...
Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

There’s not much more concerning than waking up in the morning and finding that your dog peed the bed. It’s embarrassing for dogs too. More than embarrassing, it’s important to discover the underlying cause and figure out what needs to be done – some causes of...
Is Your Pet in Pain?

Is Your Pet in Pain?

Because they can’t tell us, somehow we have to figure out when our pets are in pain. This quest for clear indications of pain is applicable for any animal species, not only dogs and cats, but also reptiles, birds, horses, and any other species with which we share our...
Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

It is estimated that 70 percent of older dogs and cats are affected by arthritis. It is common to think of arthritis in dogs, less so in cats; but changes such as reluctance to jump and loss of muscle over the hips maybe an indicator of an arthritic condition in...

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