Bettie's weight is 8 lbs (up from 6.5 lbs) and her T4 is now 1.1 down from 8.4.

Bettie’s hyperthyroid reversed

Feline hyperthyroid disease is very common in cats over the age of ten years old.  We think some of the causes may be excess iodine levels in the commercial food, excess halogenation (Bromine, or bromide,  Flouride, Chloride from water and flame retardants) which competitively bumps iodine off receptors in the thyroid gland, excess heavy metals in food and environment, excess… Read more →

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Accident prone Thoroughbred: Herbs to rescue

Charlie, this twenty-four year old TB gelding pulled his lower lid from his left eye and one week later it was almost entirely healed using only herbal medicine. Internally: Oregon grape root, gotu kola and sarsparilla powders as well as homeopathic Arnica montana 30C. Externally, my homemade salve with plantain, calendula, comfrey and Hypericum in an organic olive oil/bees wax… Read more →

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Training from the Heart with Frederick Pignon and Magali Delgado

Last month many of you know I was lucky enough to participate in a five day clinic with the founders of Cavalia, an amazing presentation of how horses and humans can dance, celebrate and perform tricks and acrobatics together. Frederick and Magali toured for seven years with Cavalia and now their focus has turned to their new show www.eqi-show.com.  During my… Read more →

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Holistic help for osteosarcoma

I interrupt your daily catastrophic weather report to tell you about Jefferson. He is a dear silver Lab who was diagnosed a year ago with osteosarcoma in the left humerus. Recommendations for amputation were ignored by his people because he has arthritis in the other 3 limbs and I recommended against radiation. Instead we did a 100% holistic protocol with… Read more →

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Wilson: Skin allergies all cleared!

Wilson’s person wanted to avoid steroids, antibiotics, Atopica and Apoquell this year so she came to me for five sessions. We cleared his allergies with acupuncture and NAET and are rotating his proteins monthly.  We used a few different herbal combinations to help the liver. Notice that his redness is along the ventral abdomen where the Liver, Spleen and Kidney… Read more →

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Mullein: Respiratory tract medicine!

Verbascum thapsus or mullein may often be found along ditches and roadsides, but it’s a powerful medicine for a dry inflamed respiratory tract. The Latin Verbascum comes from the word barbascum which means “with beard”, owing to the leaf’s soft hairs, a doctrine of signatures for the hair-like cilia along the respiratory tract that aids in sweeping viruses and bacteria along this… Read more →

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What makes dogs itch?

With the epidemic of dogs itching, I have to remember that it is normal for dogs to scratch here and there. But if your dog chews at one spot, scratches more than a few seconds or itches several times a day, interrupting normal behaviors like sleeping or playing, your dog may have a problem that will not get better without… Read more →

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Dr. Donna Presenting at The International Herb Symposium June 9, 2017

Dr. Donna will be presenting two of her herbal workshops at the 13th Annual International Herb Symposium at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts on June 9, 2017. Workshop details provided below. For more information, including registration, please visit the IHS website at www.internationalherbsymposium.com WORKSHOP #1 Pacific NW Plants:  A photo journey of the healing plants of my backyard here in WA state;… Read more →

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‘The Holistic Cat: A Healthier Path’ March 7th, 7-9pm Fairhaven Library (Bellingham, WA)

Join Dr. Donna for an evening of learning about holistic treatments and preventative care for cats! She’ll be discussing how to prevent common feline problems and diseases, and sharing valuable holistic at-home cat care tips. Ample time will be provided for Q&A following the presentation, and attendees will receive a handout of Dr. Donna’s Feline Wellness Tips (including important info… Read more →

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Dr. Donna teaching at the International Herbal Symposium!

This June 9-11, I hope you can make it to Norton Massachusetts to join me, Rosemary Gladstar, Christopher Hobbs, Guido Masse, Dr. Lowdog and others to help spread the word about herbal medicine! It’s a human conference but there is a veterinary tract that anyone can attend! I am presenting Pacific Northwest Plants and Skin infections in dogs and cats.… Read more →

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Help itchy skin, digestion and other immune problems

On October 30th at 4-5:30 pm, I will be sharing several important tips on how to prevent immune mediated diseases. We are not selling any products. This way we can concentrate on the knowledge you need to know to be preventative and proactive. I want to share photos and videos of my cases with you over the past twenty years.… Read more →