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Good nutrition forms the foundation of good health. Homeopathy and nutrition form a powerful synergistic force to bring healthy balance to individuals. Classical homeopathic treatment helps nutritional therapy, while good nutrition assists classical homeopathy. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of classical homeopathy, realized the importance of vitamins and minerals before these nutrients had names (late 1700s to early 1800s)....
Short for Behavior, Energy, Appetite, and Mood, BEAM represents the context of health for each patient. It shifts the client’s focus from current symptoms to a more comprehensive view of the pet’s quality of life. Integrative veterinarians often encounter clients whose immediate goal is to quickly eliminate the current symptoms their pets are exhibiting. This is understandable with new clients,...
A lifelong commitment that includes client education and antioxidant support. In the veterinary clinic, dogs and cats are most often seen for eye problems when there is an acute injury or obvious clinical signs of a problem. Vision health probably isn’t first and foremost in a client’s mind. So it’s important to start a dialogue about lifelong vision support as...
How nutrient deficiency, toxicity, and lifestyle are making veterinary patients more dependent on the pharmacy medical model. We have reached a pivotal period in the history of our planet. During this time, we are clearly failing to provide a platform of “health” for our pets and veterinary patients (and ourselves) with our current lifestyle choices and agricultural practices. In order...
For patients with GI problems, MBRT therapy is more beneficial than Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. Since the gut has over 500 species and 1,000 subspecies of microbes, it is crucial that we try to balance that relationship when animals have a gastrointestinal illness. We have had dozens of cases of pancreatitis at my clinic, Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH),...
Cannabis provides a promising new pharmacotherapy for many different diseases in canine and feline patients. Hemp is cannabis containing 0.3% tetrahhydrocannabinol or less by dry weight, and is legal in most US states. The resin glands (trichomes) of cannabis plants produce around 100 phytocannabinoids that interact with our body's receptors to produce many different beneficial effects, such as analgesic,...
While treating Lyme disease in horses is complex, a wide variety of alternative therapies can be helpful for different stages and manifestations of the illness. Lyme disease (LD) has been recognized for 40 to 50 years, and is now the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the US and Europe. It is also found in Asia and increasingly in Australia....
Achieving optimal gut health in veterinary patients starts with an understanding of how important bacterial organisms are to the entire ecosystem of the planet. Bacterial organisms are the most primal yet critical contributors to both individual and global health. Their collaborative power to sustain longevity in animals, humans, and the planet, is unparalleled by anything else. BEGIN BY WORKING WITH NATURE...
Managing canine behavioral issues often requires a multimodal approach that incorporates environmental modification, behavior training tactics, and therapeutics. For behavior issues stemming from stress and anxiety, botanical remedies can be utilized as the sole therapeutic, or strategically incorporated to provide adjunctive support to conventional therapies. Plant-derived supplements can be effective at relatively low concentrations and produce few side effects,...
Pheromones are natural chemical signals that animals of the same species use to communicate and interact with one another. Cats and dogs of all shapes and sizes produce a wide range of pheromones, and each sends a different signal that influences behaviors. Cats use the feline facial pheromone (FFP) to mark their surroundings as safe and to bond with other...