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As a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist, when I see a dog that appears to react to a certain food category or meat protein, the first step is a dietary trial. The canine digestive tract is usually most reactive to foods that they would not eat in nature. Grain and milk…

It can break your heart to watch your beloved furry friend limping around from arthritis pain. If your dog is diagnosed with arthritis, you should consider exercise as an important part of therapy. In addition to these exercise ideas, make sure your pet is the appropriate weight, eating the correct…

If your dog takes herbs or western medications, try giving them in a pill pocket made from natural ingredients.  Please note, if you choose peanut butter, make sure there is not xylitol.  Fresh ground organic nut butters are the best option. This recipe makes 12 pill pockets. What you will…

In Chinese medicine, clinical signs of illness are linked to an imbalance with specific organ meridian. For instance, when your pet has arthritis, this translates to an imbalance in the kidney meridian. So what? Well let’s think about this from both the western and eastern perspectives. Wait until this “Ahaa”…

Summer is here and it’s already hot. Now just imagine if you were were outside covered in fur! You can still play outdoors with your furry BFF, just follow these safety guidelines. 1) Target exercise and play during early morning hours or as the sun is setting. These are the…

Fleas!!! I even hate the word. Fleas are a pain for every pet, pet owner and veterinarian. A single female flea can lay almost 2,000 eggs in her lifetime. So seeing even one flea in your house is a big problem. When dealing effectively with fleas, I take an integrative…

Dogs love almond butter, and these cookies are a great way to sneak some fish oil into your dog’s diet. Fish oil improves your dog’s coat, making it shiny, soft, and healthier. Look for organic almond butter at your grocery store. Many commercial brands of almond butter have unhealthy hydrogenated…

How many actual minutes is your pet outside of his cage while boarding? Can you answer this question with certainty? Many of you can’t. I think it’s important to know exactly what your pet’s routine will be while you are away. With so many options available now, you can find…

  If you are standing and you look down at your pet, you should see a slight indentation where a waist area would be. You should also be able to palpate your pets ribs fairly easily on each side. With pet obesity on the rise, I wanted to take a…

Coconut Oil Bites Ok #teamvetnaturally! Here is the easiest recipe you will ever make with amazing benefits to your pet. What you will need: Unrefined Virgin Organic Coconut Oil Parchment Paper Zip lock bag Directions: Fill bag with raw, organic coconut oil and massage until very soft.  Cut hole in…