Have a Lot to Share

I just returned from a veterinary conference in San Antonio…lots to share with all of you..BUT my computer is having lots of trouble…once we figure out the problem and get it running again I’ll be able to more easily write these blogs on a regular basis….hoping to return to blogging soon! Dr. Shawn

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A PET’S TEN COMMANDMENTS

Thanks to one of my favorite clients for the following- 1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don’t be angry with me for long and…

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Doggie and Kittie Alzheimer’s Disease

Canine and feline cognitive disorder, often referred to as doggie and kittie Alzheimer’s disease, is a very common problem of middle-aged and older pets.  Fortunately, it is also very easy to treat using natural therapies.  Several years ago I was hired to evaluate a product that had been on the market for over 25 years called Cholodin. In my studies,…

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Obesity Linked to Environment

New research indicates that at least for some adults, obesity may have started in the womb. Exposure of the developing fetus to environmental chemicals including pesticides and hormones may be the culprit. In the developing fetus, stem cells have the potential to develop into various tissues. Early exposure to environmental chemicals have been shown to cause these stem cells to…

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What the Heck Is a Holistic Vet?

Pet owners refer to me as a holistic veterinarian, but what does that really mean?  What do I do that is different from other conventional/traditional veterinarians? In general, there are several things that I do differently from a conventional veterinarian. First, I focus on health rather than disease.  While traditional doctors ask the question, “How can I treat or cure…

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Dog Flu

A new virus causing dog influenza has been slowly spreading across the country. Similar to human influenza, canine influenza causes upper respiratory disease in affected dogs. It is quite contagious and is easily spread from dog to dog, most commonly from intimate contact, especially among dogs visiting dog parks, doggie day care, and boarding facilities. Treatment is supportive. Conventional therapy…

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Hi all! My official blog is now active

After a lot of prodding from my web designer (and others) and putting it off as long as I could, I’ve now decided to start blogging.  I’ll try to write something most days to let you know what I’m doing, share inspirational stories from my practice, and comment on interesting items in the news. Check back daily to see what…

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