Category: Dogs


Is a vegan diet appropriate for dogs and cats

Since 1989, I have been a vegan myself (now I do eat some eggs from neighbor chickens) so I do understand why people want to feed their dogs a vegan diet. The range and bioavailability of amino acids is the real challenge with feeding a vegan diet to our canine and feline friends. Synthetic protein sources have inherent problems even… Read more →


Holistic Treatment of Wobblers Syndrome in a Doberman

Fred first came into my office in 2012 when he was only 3 years old. He was uncoordinated, wobbly and ataxic in his back legs, and his front legs were very stiff. This is a common presentation for wobblers syndrome or cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM).  Wobblers syndrome is a disease of the cervical (neck) spine that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed… Read more →


Does too much protein damage the kidneys and liver?

How much protein is the right amount? A few months ago, I saw a young Boxer with a history of liver disease, possibly present at birth. The specialists found no obvious portosystemic shunt, so his treatment from his regular veterinarian involved a severe protein reduction. When I saw him, his muscles had wasted and he was very thin. He did… Read more →

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Lipomas – A Holistic Approach

Ever wonder why your dog grows all those fatty lumps, and why, if you get them removed, they often come back in the same location? Holistic medicine explains why dogs consolidate phlegm along specific acupuncture meridians and how these lumps can be prevented or cured in their early stages. We need to look at the whole picture when it comes to… Read more →


Tommy says thanks!

Hi! My name is Tommy and I ran into a gate by accident and twisted my neck. I had trouble walking on my left side and I could not turn my head. After 2 chiropractic adjustments (very gentle, barely noticeable to the casual observer) and acupuncture treatments, I can run again.  My person says I should remember not to run… Read more →