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?
As ghoulish faces grin from bright orange pumpkins in celebration of Halloween, we thought it would be good to highlight what to do with them once the lantern Spook Fest is over. As the Woodland Trust points out, 18 thousand tonnes of pumpkin get chucked away in the UK after Halloween each year! It would be a shame to just let them rot or be thrown in the dustbin when they can be so beneficial to the health of our dogs and for wildlife! Isobel Hunt takes a look.
With a background in river and wetland conservation, Isobel Hunt was aware of the threats that pollution poses to the biodiversity of these precious habitats. As a user of integrative veterinary care, she also knew the importance of minimising the chemical load affecting her Jack Russell. This is an example of how it is possible to approach tick management to optimise health and environmental benefits.
The arrival of Gwen the Jack Russell puppy has forced integrative vet Ilse Pedler of Ilse Pedler Holistic Veterinary Care to think about puppy issues once again! She highlights the things to consider here…….
Holistic vet Dr Iris Ege examines whether anti-parasitic flea treatments for our pets are a problem for them, us, wildlife and the environment. She goes on to discuss a possible protocol to follow.
Integrative vet Dr Iris Ege highlights the main considerations in getting a puppy along with what to feed them and the routine measures to optimise their health you should consider implementing once they are home.
As our horses and ponies reach their senior years their lifestyle requirements will start to change. This will include adjusting their feed, adapting exercise routines and, should they have health issues, making major changes to maintain their health.
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.
Do you know if your animal has worms? And therefore, whether they need worming?