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Bridging the gap in veterinary oncology
Integrative Oncology leverages the advances of Western biomedicine by downsizing the cancer burden while simultaneously utilizing the tools we have available to us from other traditions of medicine. The goal is to make the body a less hospitable environment for cancer and support its natural healing processes.   Research is accumulating on how diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, herbal medicine and...
Hope for degenerative myelopathy
Learn more about genetic testing for degenerative myelopathy and discover what Morris Animal Foundation is doing to help in the battle against this disease. For many practitioners, degenerative myelopathy is a frustrating and heartbreaking disease. Frustrating because the diagnosis is a challenge and no treatment options exist beyond supportive care. Heartbreaking because of the disease’s relentless, cruel progression. However, the...
Recommending the right supplements to your clients: how the NASC can help
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) is improving and standardizing the animal supplement industry by awarding their Quality Seal to companies that meet their rigorous standards, and paving the way to better health solutions for your clients. Veterinary clients can walk into almost any pet specialty store, supermarket or vet clinic and find a selection of pet supplements designed to...
Ergonomics in veterinary dentistry and surgery
The importance of magnification, illumination and posture for veterinary dentistry and surgical applications. Ergonomics involves the design of equipment, devices, and processes that support productive, effective, safe and comfortable use. The benefits of structuring the workplace with ergonomics in mind include the reduction of fatigue and discomfort as well as elimination of repetitive stress injuries. Ergonomics can be applied...
Eyes:  illuminating the aging process
Aging causes a gradual decrease in gastrointestinal nutrient absorption, so supplementation with antioxidants important for ocular health is essential for healthy eyes. While aging is a natural part of life, genetic and environmental factors dictate the aging process and the eyes reflect how well we (and our animal patients) age. Nowhere is this truer than in the lens, which...
KetoPet Sanctuary: ketosis, cancer and canines — Part 2
Non-profit organization KetoPet Sanctuary has tested the feasibility of using a ketogenic diet as an adjunctive therapy in dogs with cancer. In the second part of this article, we’ll look at the overall results of the program, along with some case studies.   Cancers exhibit an altered energy metabolism characterized by glycolytic dependency and glucose fermentation in the presence of...
KetoPet Sanctuary: ketosis, cancer and canines, part 1
Now five years old, KetoPet Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that has tested the feasibility of using a ketogenic diet as an adjunctive therapy in dogs with cancer. Each year, about six million dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in canines. Yet current therapies tend to be only marginally...
Hope Science Vet – real hope thanks to great science
Learn what inspired Dr. Kim Vanderlinden to start Hope Science, a company that provides effective joint pain relief for both humans and animals. Dr. Kim Vanderlinden, a naturopathic physician and doctor of Chinese medicine, knows about the power of alternative medicine. When a patient who suffered from debilitating pain for many years was given a new treatment that not only...
Assuring pet food safety through human-grade diets
Learn how a human-grade diet stands out as a trusted food option for pet owners. There are a number of different options and alternatives within the pet food market. From kibble and wet food to whole food diets, each one promotes different benefits. But when recommending nutritional products to clients, it is important to consider the food safety process behind...
Modified Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for cruciate ligament injuries in dogs
PRP stimulates the repair of soft tissues and joints without the use of foreign chemicals, and utilizes the body’s own programming for self-healing. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been applied to many different medical fields, such as cosmetics, dentistry, sports medicine, pain management -- and now veterinary medicine. PRP is blood that has been processed, usually by centrifuge, to contain...