Dr. Shawn’s New iPhone App Now Available for Pet Owners

For those of you who have iPhones or know someone who has an iPhone, please check out my new iapp. It’s called Dr. Shawn’s Natural Pet Therapies. With it, you can quickly find information on how to use natural therapies to treat a number of common conditions in pets. Here are some highlights of the app. *It is the ONLY…

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More on the Flu-Dog, People, and Swine Varieties

Recently I shared my thoughts on the flu. These thoughts are not simply opinions but are directly formulated based upon hard scientific data and are not influenced by the emotions and fears that often accompany a discussion of serious diseases. As expected, a recent blog of mine disturb some “pro-flu vaccine” folks. A local veterinarian even called my office and…

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Las Vegas Forces Mandatory Spaying and Neutering for Pet Owners

In an attempt to reduce the number of pets left animal shelters and ultimately euthanized, the Las Vegas city Council passed a new ordinance requiring most dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered by four months of age. I’m certainly in favor of spaying and neutering pets for a variety of reasons: preventing unwanted litters, reducing behavior problems, and…

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Alternative Medicine and the Media Bias

Alternative Medicine and the Media Bias Everyone who uses some sort of “alternative” or natural therapy knows there is a bias among conventional healthcare providers against these types of therapies. As a result, most people will not share their use of natural therapies with their doctors or veterinarians for fear of being ridiculed. Comments such as “there’s no proof that…

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What Would You Do If Your Pet Was Given 24 Hours to Live?

This is a question many owners face every day. Unfortunately, most choose to follow their doctor’s advice and end their pet’s life. However, for owners who refused to follow this poor prognosis, there may be hope for what appears to be a hopeless situation. In my new book, Unexpected Miracles-Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets, I share true heartwarming and…

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Fewer Doctors, Less Time-Welcome to Health Care Reform

As is often discussed on Fox & Friends and other shows (Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity, Bill O’Reilly,etc.) there are a number of reasons to take a close look at the current batch of health care “reform” proposals. One reason to be concerned about proposals making their way around Washington is inadequate medical care. One…

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Vitorin, Zetia, and Other Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs? Think Again

There is an interesting article in today’s newspapers about how a recent study showed that several cholesterol-lowering drugs (Vitorin and Zetia) were no more effective than the B vitamin niacin. While this may come as groundbreaking, earth shattering news to many in the medical profession, it’s something holistic doctors have known for years. Unfortunately the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry…

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