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It doesn’t really matter what your personal opinion is on who created us and our beautiful beasts, but whomever did, why in the world would they design a creature that wears a fur coat, eats prey that wear fur coats, but can’t digest fur!?
When my Basenji, Diesel, first started itching terribly, like many, my first thought wasn’t to look for alternative treatment. I wanted to do the right thing, so I initially went to my vet for advice. Things worked up to a point, but the cause of and the solution to itchiness can be complex and the drugs used to combat it quite harsh, so we ended up exploring different options for Diesel as an individual dog with his own unique health requirements.
There is so much information made available about diseases and illnesses in our pets, but much less about how to maintain their health. Lise had me hooked very early on with the statement: “Being healthy means so much more than simply not being ill”. Canine behaviourist and nutritionist Morag Sutherland reviews this book written by an integrated vet qualified in CAM treatments including homeopathy.It is a complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments.
Gremlin the cat has been treated with Photizo both to complement drugs (and other holistic treatments) and as an alternative to drugs depending on the scrapes he has got himself into.
Photizo Light Therapy is a non-invasive complementary or alternative therapy tool for wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and pain relief. It is ideal for use on companion pets, competition and working animals including horses and livestock.
When integrating Photizo Vetcare as a complementary tool into Harriet’s hands-on treatments, apart from noticing that she can work deeper into affected areas, Harriet has also noticed a dramatic calming effect using the device. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of therapeutic massage when combined with Photizo Vetcare’s LED sourced red and near-infrared light therapy on dogs diagnosed with elbow Osteoarthritis.
Duncan the Welsh pony is pulled from potential destruction due to laminitis, by Photizo vet care, herbs and homeopathy.
Feline behaviourist Julie-Anne Thorne reviews this book about pet wellness that demonstrates how a reasonable combination of proven Western veterinary know-how and time-tested Eastern therapies can promote health and vitality for your furry companion.
See how Photizo Red Light Therapy has helped Molly, Prudence and Mr Binks by accelerating the natural healing of their body, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating their immune system and relieving their pain.
Julie Anne Lee gathered together some of the world’s best holistic vets, practitioners and healers to discuss solutions to the stress experienced by our animals and ourselves during the 2020 lockdown – find out more, watch the videos and read The Science of Nature magazine here.
Dr Mark Elliott questions the routine use of pesticides on our animals and asks is the veterinary industry, and related pet businesses, participating in the systemic destruction of human and animal health as well as the environment?
Our supporters often provide information about what they find works for tick prevention. This blog has pulled together all that information into one place. Please do your own research before using any of the suggestions.
Lyme Disease – often hard to diagnose (when the symptoms could be down to other things) and consequently underdiagnosed. This is Daisy’s harrowing but hopeful story as documented by her owner, Lee Hogg, who will do anything for her as long as her tail keeps wagging and she has a quality of life….
I have used chemical flea and tick treatments in the past, albeit rather haphazardly. I knew the pros and cons. But, as with many things in life, something of such significance occurred that it made me change my approach.
Ticks are the bane of dog-owners’ lives. These tiny, blood-sucking insects find their way on to your dog’s coat when they venture into an infested area. It is important to get rid of ticks as soon as possible, ticks as soon as you find them as they can carry debilitating and potential lethal diseases, such as Lyme Disease.