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Monday, January 17, 2022

Deer velvet antler applications in the veterinary setting

Studies are demonstrating that deer velvet antler has a long, impressive, and rapidly-growing list of positive benefits. Integrative veterinarians owe it to their clients to...

Treating lyme disease in the horse

While treating Lyme disease in horses is complex, a wide variety of alternative therapies can be helpful for different stages and manifestations of the...

The evolution of gut health – part 1

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...

The benefits of botanicals in canine behavior management

Managing canine behavioral issues often requires a multimodal approach that incorporates environmental modification, behavior training tactics, and therapeutics. For behavior issues stemming from stress...

The “frenemy”, Escherichia coli, may be contributing to your patients’ chronic diarrhea cases

Veterinarians are trained to consider Escherichia coli to be normal inhabitants of the gut lumen. However, there is growing evidence that E. coli should...

Limited Ingredient Dog Food

You’ve heard of limited ingredient dog food — but what is it exactly, and is it right for your canine patients? Limited ingredient dog foods...

A new framework for chronic GI disease in dogs and cats

Chronic enteropathy (CE) is the term now used to describe long-term gastrointestinal disease that lacks a specific diagnosis in canine and feline patients. Gastrointestinal complaints...

Clinical utility of C-reactive protein and the C-reactive protein/albumin ratio (CAR) in canine patients

The inflammatory response is an important innate immune process that protects the body when tissues are injured by pathogens, trauma, toxic compounds, heat, etc....
Canine allergic dermatitis: a systemic approach to management

Canine allergic dermatitis: a systemic approach to management

Canine allergic dermatitis is a clinical issue, best treated with integrative therapies that address local and systemic factors as well as key body systems. Allergic...
Herbs and canine glaucoma

Herbs and canine glaucoma

When used as part of an integrative approach, herbs and herbal formulas can help manage glaucoma in dogs.  Glaucoma in dogs can be a serious...