The Lie About “Holistic” Care

Last month I discussed our approach to holistic anesthesia, a unique way we approach sedation and anesthesia to keep your pet safe whenever anesthesia is needed. We get many referrals for this alone as so many pet parents are fearful of anesthesia, especially for older pets that may have health problems. This month I want to discuss a disturbing trend…

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MRSA Infections in Pets-A Growing Danger

Most readers have heard of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal Aureus.) This “superbug” has been in the human medical news a lot, as several reports of deaths (often among younger athletes who contracted the bacterium from “work-out” facilities) have been reported. Yet it may surprise you the MRSA and related bacteria are increasing among pets as well. This article will teach you…

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Titer Testing-A Natural Approach to Vaccinations

As a holistic veterinarian, I know that vaccinations can be both helpful and harmful, depending upon their usage. While limited vaccinations will help establish immunity in our younger pets, repeated and unnecessary vaccinations can be harmful if the immune system acts inappropriately and harms the pet. This article will explore vaccine titers and offer support to those of you who…

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Holistic Help for Allergies and Ear Infections

A quick note on 2 recent memorable cases showing the strength of natural therapies… Case #1-Corona, a young golden retriever with chronic allergies and skin infections. Because immune dysfunction, as well as adrenal and thyroid diseases can cause skin diseases, I tested her for these problems and she tested negative for thyroid and adrenal problems. I continued antibiotics (a new…

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe this July 4th from my colleagues at Texas A&M. The 4th of July might be a day of celebration for people, but for pets it is a day of potentially hazardous situations. Dr. James Barr, clinical assistant professor for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained that…

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More Drug Shortages

Over the last few years doctors and veterinarians have increasingly faced shortages of medications. The FDA continues to create all sorts of problems as the drug shortages are continuing. What this means is that it can takes weeks, months, or sometimes even years for distributors and manufacturers to be able to produce and ship medications for patients. Over the last…

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Cancer Month Info

A few helpful tips on cancer in pets from my friends at Texas A&M…. With the month of May in full swing, so is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. All pets, regardless of size and breed, are at risk for developing cancer. However, there are certain breeds of dogs that have higher instances of the disease than others. Certain breeds, such…

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Helping Dr. Ballard’s Patients

As you know, my colleague Dr. Ballard recently retired. We are honored to be able to offer the same high quality alternative medical care for all of her patients. We have seen many of her patients and appreciate their commitment to helping their pets with a natural focus. Because we are seeing so many of her patients and our own,…

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Serving Dr. Trish Ballard’s patients….

As you know, my colleague Dr. Ballard recently retired. We are honored to be able to offer the same high quality alternative medical care for all of her patients. Like Dr. Ballard, we offer care using Chinese herbs and homeopathics. We also offer naturopathic care using Western herbs, acupuncture, cold laser, homotoxicology, autosanguis detoxification therapy, and unique protocols for patients…

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When to Start Natural Therapies for the Cancer Patient

I’m often asked when is the best time to start naturopathic medicines. Should you start before, during, or after traditional therapies?? While starting therapy at the time of diagnosis is ideal (as the natural medicines can reduce side effects from and increase effectiveness of traditional cancer therapies,) the MOST important thing is to start natural therapies sometime! The goal is…

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