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Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Jack is my 15-year-old Jack Russell. He is incontinent and has kidney disease, but it’s not the end of the world. Supporting Jack has been significantly helped by integrated vet care which treats him as an individual with his own specific needs. As well as a mix of conventional and complementary treatments such as herbs, homeopathy and nutraceuticals, this individualised medicine approach has included tailoring his diet. Jack’s excessive drinking and incontinence have become much reduced. We have also incorporated several tricks into making life as easy as possible for him and for us.

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Laser Acupuncture: More Than Just Pain Relief

Laser Acupuncture: More Than Just Pain Relief

We asked integrative vet Dr Sarah Priggen to tell us about her pioneering work using Laser Acupuncture. Here she explains how it works and highlights the first of a series of case studies demonstrating its success with Max the spaniel who faced an uncertain future. A testimonial from his owner is also included.

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The Complete Book of Cat and Dog Health by Lise Hansen DVM ~ Book Review by Morag Sutherland

The Complete Book of Cat and Dog Health by Lise Hansen DVM ~ Book Review by Morag Sutherland

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.

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Living With Pet Bereavement

Living With Pet Bereavement

It’s important to be able to look after our pets and ourselves during what can be a difficult and upsetting time. We asked pet bereavement counsellor and founder of Living With Pet Bereavement, Dawn Murray, to take us through what to expect in dealing with end of life care and suggest ways of coping with the surrounding grief.

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Rose Power

Rose Power

Healing Roses ~ as we highlighted in our Valentine’s Day blog, roses can help and heal in lots of ways. As well as culinary uses, there are numerous applications for medical, emotional, and behavioural problems for you and your animals. Here...

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The Importance of Water to your Dog’s Health

The Importance of Water to your Dog’s Health

Dogs are made up of around 70% water and it supports every bodily function. Without an adequate supply, dogs become dehydrated and seriously ill. This blog by canine expert Caroline Hearne highlights how vital it is to keep your dog hydrated, how to tell if they’re not and what to do about it.

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