Category: In The Press

In The Press

Dr. Donna talks about Canine Influenza on Dog Radio today!

Dr. Donna Kelleher joins us today to talk about Canine Influenza, how to strengthen your dog’s immune system, holistically, and so much more! What about the relationship between nutrition and immune function? How about the impact of stress and emotion on health? Can anxious behavior be related to health issues? Julie and Dr. Donna cover all of this ground and… Read more →

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Car Trouble

Dr. Donna Kelleher was interviewed for and article on dog Car Sickness/Anxiety in the June 2015 issue of Whole Dog Journal. Five magic words: “Wanna go for a ride?” These six simple syllables are enough to launch some dogs into a dizzying display of tail-wagging leaps and spins in eager anticipation of the fun to be found in a car… Read more →

Immune Mediated Diseases

As we learned in part one of this series of articles, immune mediated or autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system becomes confused and unable to distinguish self from foreign invaders. Vaccination is one likely cause of this confusion. Young animals are afflicted with autoimmune diseases more than older animals. Based on this information, it stands to reason that the… Read more →

Pet Acupuncture: Alternative Medicine Benefits Family Cats

With two cat carriers in hand, Lynn Graham steps into Donna Kelleher’s office at Whole Pet Vet in Bellingham for her cats’ bi-monthly appointment.  Kelleher places Graham’s eldest cat, 19-year-old Shadow, on the carpeted table in her office, greeting her with a generous pet-down before she begins the treatment. She then inserts one tiny needle at a time into Shadow’s dark,… Read more →

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Immune Mediated Diseases In Dogs: An Overview of a Growing Concern

Conventional medicine offers very limited treatment options for immune mediated diseases. What are some of the more common auto-immune diseases in dogs and how can holistic medicine help?  This is the first article in a three part series on this topic. Your dog’s immune system helps to keep him healthy every day. A properly functioning immune system can protect him from bacteria, parasites, viruses and even… Read more →

Dogs and Allergies

Itchy Skin? Chronic Ear Infections? Chronic Digestive Upset? Diarrhea? Reverse Sneezing? These are all symptoms of food/environmental allergies! Listen to my interview today with Dr Donna Kelleher, author of “The Proof is in the Poodle” and local holistic veterinarian.  Dr. Donna Kelleher is very successful in treating animals with allergies without the use of steroids, antibiotics and immune suppressants. Read… Read more →

5 Elements Interview

When did your interest in Veterinary Medicine begin? A lot of this is in my book “The Proof is in the Poodle”. When I was thirteen I wanted to be a Vet when my horse Bill got hurt (turned out to be a foot abscess) but my Mom said I wasn’t good enough in math and science (family support was… Read more →

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The Poop on Holistic Pet Care

Americans, as most of us know, have been visiting chiropractors, naturopaths and massage therapists in droves in recent years. The alternative medicine phenomenon has landed on television news programs and the cover of national news magazines. But alternative healthcare isn’t just for people. These days, millions of Americans are taking Fido, Whiskers and other pets to acupuncturists, homeopaths and other… Read more →

Pets on Pins and Needles

Mella the golden retriever was an itchy dog — a very itchy dog. Each night she would stay awake frantically scratching at the burning sores and scaly skin covering her body. As her allergies grew worse, the soft skin on her belly turned black with scabs and the tissue between her toes grew red and inflamed. Eventually much of her… Read more →