Here Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian discusses vaccinosis, a term that mainstream vets know little or nothing about.
Whilst mainstream veterinarians will tell you there are no such effective choices as natural anti inflammatory options for dogs, or any other animal, this is not true. What is true is that this is how they have been trained. So they will prescribe NSAIDS (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).
However, those people who have their dogs on such medication (or are taking them themselves) tend to see the side effects Continue reading
Symptoms of hypothyroidism in dogs is not dissimilar to that in anyone who has this problem. It shows a thyroid deficiency which may be caused by a dietary insufficiency or a thyroid problem.
Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism in dogs include: Continue reading
Autoimmune diseases in dogs is, sadly, on the rise. Many die from it. The veterinary treatment of it is largely useless. In fact, vets really don’t understand this at all. This is a time where the so called ‘miraculous medical advances of the 20th Century’ really come acropper.
Western medicine really doesn’t understand health at all. They are, for the most part, in the firm grip Continue reading
An itchy dog tends to mean there are a multitude of problems going on, which I will try to explain in this short article. Once you can appreciate what it means, then you can spare yourself expensive veterinary treatment and your dog’s feelings when they resist medication. You can do this because the solution is obvious. And simple.
Most people can appreciate that an itchy dog indicates a problem with their skin, but most simply think its fleas. But why should fleas flourish on some dogs and not others? Fleas aren’t a great problem on wild dogs, so why are they on domestic dogs?
Fleas are part of the miraculous workings of nature. They are attracted to those beings who Continue reading
Natural pet food is complex. We don’t fully understand the complexities of food and its importance. But one thing is known by those who search for the truth; and that is a species-specific diet is vital to the health of everyone, your pet included.
Most people with a pet rely on commercial pet food, with little thought to how nutritious it might be. This is understandable when you realise that most people don’t feed themselves with nutritious food, instead relying on junk food, fast food, restaurant food, anything other than real food.
The fact is, food is vital to health. If you, or your pet, are not eating nutritious (ie quality), species-specific Continue reading
If you have a pet, there will probably come a time when you are faced with a veterinary emergency. This can come in a variety of ways, from a sudden digestive poisoning, a poisonous bite, to a flare-up of a chronic condition.
Most people, even those who use holistic health themselves, will race straight to the closest veterinary emergency clinic. It’s hard Continue reading
Natural flea treatment for dogs starts, not in looking for the most potent yet natural flea killer. This only seeks to address the effect of the problem. Instead, the best way to solve any problem is to search for the cause.
No veterinarian understands the cause of disease, let alone the cause of fleas. They have not been trained to search for Continue reading
Dog training can be quite brutal, disrespectful and frustrating. However, when The Dog Listener’s methods are used, you can train your dog gently, kindly, effectively and easily. Here, training your dog to heel on a loose leash is demonstrated.
Cystitis in dogs is one of the most common complaints that vets are presented with. However, there are a variety of things you can do to prevent this painful and stressful (for your dog) and expensive (for you) condition from occurring.
Cystitis in dogs, or in anyone, is considered by mainstream medicine to be something from the Continue reading
Overcoming common diseases in dogs is not difficult when you stop listening to outsiders and start listening to your dog and your heart. For too long, humanity has ignored individual feelings, instead focusing on outsiders knowledge. If you look at the current state of the world, then it becomes obvious that this approach has not Continue reading
Calcium deficiency in dogs is, sadly, not uncommon. There are probably two main reasons for this, which will be explored shortly. But it’s also worth knowing that such a deficiency will lead to many more problems and the link is not always easy to trace, even by vets. So avoiding Continue reading
Dogs come in various personalities, just like Continue reading
Dog health issues can be a source of concern. People worry about the health of their pets and spend time and money trying to avoid any problems. This is completely understandable to anyone who cares, and shows compassion for another. But not all health issues are a cause for concern. At least not how you Continue reading
Antibiotics for dogs are used extensively for almost every condition. It’s the first medicine of choice for every mainstream vet. And certainly the effects can be impressive. But what are the side effects of antibiotics? And what happens when stronger and stronger antibiotics are needed, which still Continue reading
In glaucoma the retina of the eye is affected. It is also affected in a similar condition known as retinal atrophy.
The symptoms of retinal atrophy is reduced night vision, followed by Continue reading
Before discussing the signs of heartworm in dogs, it’s a good idea to run through what it is, and how it comes about. Heartworm is a roundworm. Its name is dirofilaria immitis. It is transmitted by mosquito from dog to dog. The adult heartworm can live harmlessly in the region of the heart for many years, although signs are often seen after Continue reading
There is a good market in grain free dog food, because people belief this is healthier than the food which contains grains. But in reality, most is no more healthy than those which contain grains. You need to understand the whole story before Continue reading
Surgery for dogs is a booming trade. Some of it is necessary, but much of it isn’t. It is also very costly, and beyond the means of many people, leaving them frustrated and feeling guilty. But there are alternatives that don’t require you to take out a second mortgage on your house. Continue reading