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Common Pet Arthritis Treatment

Posted on 04-11-2017

No one likes to see their pet in pain, but unfortunately, arthritis is relatively common in pets, and it brings many pet owners to Royal Oak, MI to Woodside Animal Hospital to help their pet have ...

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How Bemer Therapy Can Help Your Pet

Posted on 03-22-2017

If you want to improve the overall health and wellness of your pet in Royal Oak, consider the use of Bemer Therapy. Here at Woodside Animal Hospital, we have been using the Bemer method with great...

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Pet Dental in Royal Oak, Farmington, Ann Arbor, and Ferndale

Posted on 02-23-2017

One of the most important things a responsible pet owner can do can for their dog or cat is to make sure to properly take care of their teeth. In addition to regular home dental care of weekly bru...

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Annual Pet Check-Up

Posted on 01-16-2017

Woodside Animal Hospital Offers Annual Pet Exams For Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Berkley, Troy, Ferndale, Detroit, & Surrounding Michigan Communities...

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Winter Protection For Your Pets

Posted on 01-09-2017

As temperatures plummet in Michigan this winter, residents are putting on thick sweaters, cranking up the thermostat to activate the furnace and drinking plenty of hot beverages. While we make our...

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Pet Chiropractic Care

Posted on 12-20-2016

One of the things we humans have in common with our pets is that our ailments often respond to alternative healing methods. Traditional medicine just doesn’t have the answer to everything, a...

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Keeping Fleas and Ticks Away with Help from our Royal Oak Veterinarian

Posted on 12-01-2016

Fleas and ticks are two of the most common external parasites. They live in trees, tall grass and bushes as well as on other domestic and wild animals. They can even crawl into your home on your c...

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Holistic Veterinarian

Posted on 12-01-2016

For over 30 years, Dr. John Simon has been providing medical care and holistic treatments for Royal Oak, Ferndale, Troy and Birmingham, MI pets and pet owners. Upon arrival at Woodside Animal Clin...

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Your Veterinarian in Royal Oak

Posted on 08-08-2016

Woodside Animal Hospital is your source for skilled veterinary care in Royal Oak! From vaccinations to surgery, emergency care to spaying and neutering, we provide all the care that your pet n...

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Our Veterinarian Serving Farmington Hills

Posted on 07-11-2016

At Woodside Animal Hospital serving Farmington Hills and Royal Oak, we treat the pets of the community and provide critical medical care. Whether your pet is young or old, we have the skills and e...

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Our Veterinarian Serving Ann Arbor

Posted on 06-13-2016

Here at Woodside Animal Clinic, we pride ourselves in having the experience and state-of-the-art technology needed to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible. Our very own veterin...

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A Dependable Veterinarian Serving Sterling Heights

Posted on 05-31-2016

When your pets are due for a checkup or when they need care for an illness or injury, you can count on Woodside Animal Clinic to provide reliable care. Dr. John Simon, our veterinarian serving Ste...

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A Traditional and Holistic Veterinarian Serving Center Line

Posted on 05-31-2016

When you need dependable veterinary care in the Center Line area, Woodside Animal Hospital can help. Our office in nearby Royal Oak provides you with a traditional and holistic veterinarian servin...

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Holistic Veterinarian Serving Warren Offers Alternative Care

Posted on 05-19-2016

Dr. John Simon of Woodside Animal Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, is a holistic vet who prefers the big picture about pet health before making a diagnosis.  Instead of solely relying on t...

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Why See a Holistic Vet in Royal Oak?

Posted on 04-13-2016

Since 1970, Woodside Animal Hospital has proudly offered alternative veterinary medicine as part of their comprehensive animal care for cats, dogs, birds, and other domestic pets. It's ou...

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Woodside Animal Clinic Announces Strong Connection to People, Pets & Vets Program

Posted on 09-25-2015

Woodside Animal Clinic founder Dr. John Simon of Royal Oaks, Michigan, is proud of his history as the founder of the People, Pets & Vets program. He earned an award from the Michigan State...

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The Benefits of Holistic Veterinarian Care

Posted on 09-02-2015

At Woodside Animal Clinic, we realize that traditional veterinary services are not the only methods of health and wellness for your pet. Our aim is to give you different options so you can choose ...

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Holistic Vet in Michigan

Posted on 08-20-2015

We know your pet is a cherished family member which is why we offer the same type of care for them as you would want for yourself or any other member of your family. One of the services offered by...

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Chiropractic Care for Pets

Posted on 08-05-2015

Visit Woodside Animal Hospital for Holistic Chiropractic Pet Care  Serving the greater Berkley and Ferndale areas, our veterinarian offers chiropractic care to comple...

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Could Cytokine Therapy Help Your Pet?

Posted on 06-24-2015

If your pet is suffering from a chronic disease, Dr. Simon of Woodside Animal Hospital wants you to know about a new holistic therapy that could relieve your pet's symptoms by addressing the u...

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Beat the Heat: How to Keep Your Pets Hydrated

Posted on 05-06-2015

Water is essential to health and life. In the summertime, as the temperatures inch upward, it’s easy for pets to dehydrate quickly. To make things worse, summer power outages are common, int...

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Shedding Myths

Posted on 05-06-2015

Pet hair loss is perplexing and there are many myths circulating that propose potential causes and cures.  Some say that shedding is more common with older pets. Others believe that too much ...

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Spring Garden Safety

Posted on 05-06-2015

Will your pet be safe in your garden this spring? It’s likely that your pet will spend some time in your garden this spring and summer. But unless you take care, there are many hazards to...

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Healthy Natural Pet Dental Health: What Pet Owners Need to Know

Posted on 02-27-2015

By the age of three, the majority of pets already have symptoms of gum disease. Since pets cannot brush their own teeth, there are limited ways that pets can keep their gums healthy – they n...

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Winter Survival for Pets

Posted on 02-06-2015

At Woodside Animal Clinic we want your pets to stay healthy all year round. Winter presents some potential health hazards to pets who normally enjoy outdoor activities. Here are few tips for kee...

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Car Rides with your pet

Posted on 11-03-2014

With their ears flapping in the wind and their tails wagging ecstatically as hundreds of different smells pass by their nose, dogs consider a car ride with their owner as one of life's g...

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All About Acoustic Sound Therapy

Posted on 09-10-2014

Acoustic sound therapy, also known as infrasonic therapy, uses sound waves resonating at a frequency lower than the range of human hearing to impart several physiological benefits to patient...

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Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

Posted on 07-22-2014

If you are like most of your clients, you consider your pets members of the family. You may also worry about covering the cost of medical treatment should your pet have an accident or become...

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Keeping Pets Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

Posted on 06-30-2014

Fireworks define 4th of July celebrations more than nearly anything else, and offer a fun activity for the whole family. While you are enjoying the light show, however, chances are good that your pets...

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What Is Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy?

Posted on 01-15-2014

Healing Your Pet at the Cellular Level If using magnetism to treat your pet's joint degeneration, chronic pain syndrome or acute musculoskeletal injury sounds like science fiction, our team...

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How Bio-Modular Therapy Helps Your Pet Heal

Posted on 01-15-2014

You hate to see your beloved pet suffering from pain, or showing minimal progress in recovering from an injury. Traditional veterinary solutions have included drugs to kill the pain, and in recent...

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Learn How Prolotherapy Can Help Treat Cruciate Ligament Tears

Posted on 08-07-2013

A cruciate ligament tear, such as a torn ACL, is one of the most common injuries affecting older dogs. Cruciate ligament tears are not only extremely painful, but they can also severely compromise...

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Royal Oak Veterinary Recommendations for Pet Nutrition

Posted on 05-16-2013

Just as you need to eat a healthy diet to give your body the essential nutrients it needs and maintain optimal health and energy levels, your pets do too. Eating processed junk food all the time w...

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PRP Therapy Provide an Exciting Prospect for Veterinary Care

Posted on 04-10-2013

Here at Woodside Animal Clinic we pride ourselves on keeping with the latest advances in veterinary treatment. One such treatment, while still in its formative stages, has tremendous poten...

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Colostrum: An Important Boost to Your Pet's Health

Posted on 03-20-2013

You may know that baby animals receive a healthy dose of immune protection from their mothers' "first milk." This substance is not actually milk but colostrum, and all mammals pr...

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Dr. Simon Says...

Posted on 01-21-2013

A new concept in healing is that whereever you have disease in the body you have tissue that is lower than normal in voltage. If you scan the body with an instrument called a biotransducer you c...

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Bird Care: Tips from a Bird Vet

Posted on 01-11-2013

A bird can brighten your home for many wonderful years, but only if you know how to care for him. Here are some veterinary bird care basics from Woodside Animal Clinic. Proper die...

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Has Your Pet Tried Acupuncture?

Posted on 11-20-2012

Many people have tried acupuncture for pain relief, but most do not realize that acupuncture can be applied to help pets with pain management too. In fact, veterinary acupuncture has been ...

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Obesity Threatens a Pet’s Health

Posted on 09-13-2012

Over half of America’s pets are now overweight, largely due to poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. Our Royal Oak veterinarian is alarmed at the real suffering he sees in obese pets. Like ...

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Does Your Pet Have Skin Allergies?

Posted on 08-29-2012

If your pet constantly scratches, bites or licks one or more spots on his body, he may have a simple flea infestation or he may suffer from an allergy-related skin irritation (or allergy) known a...

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Technology for Pets

Posted on 07-25-2012

If your pet has lost the spring in his step due to injury or a chronic musculoskeletal disease such as arthritis, no doubt you would love to find a treatment that goes beyond simple pain reliever...

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Freezing is an Option

Posted on 06-12-2012

If your pet's skin problems have graduated from occasional dog rashes to suspicious lumps or tumors, you might worry about his having to go "under the knife" to remove the growth. But here at Woo...

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Cold Laser Provides Relief for Pets

Posted on 06-04-2012

Modern technology has done wonders for veterinary medicine, just as it has vastly improved doctors' ability to treat humans. In the past, pets who suffered from an acute injury or chronic ailment ...

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Itching and Scratching: Causes and Cures

Posted on 03-19-2012

If your see your dog scratching himself you may simply assume that he has fleas. Your dog might indeed have a flea problem -- or that scratching may indicate any one of a variety of other conditi...

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Dr. Simon Explains Kidney Failure

Posted on 02-16-2012

At Woodside Animal Hospital we want your pets to live as long and healthy a life as possible. One medical condition which sadly affects far too many older dogs and cats is kidney failure. Kidney ...

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Life-Threatening Bacteria Affecting Dogs

Posted on 12-08-2011

As your local Royal Oak vet, we want to make you aware of a recent outbreak of the dangerous leptospirosis bacteria in Metro Detroit. Recent statistics show that some twenty cases of this life-th...

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Royal Oak Cancer in Dogs: Catching Early is Key

Posted on 10-26-2011

Cancer in Dogs Has Higher Success Rate with Immediate Treatment from Royal Oak Veterinarian Cancer is not limited to humans, and it has become a leading cause of death in dogs. Preventative care a...

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Holistic Veterinarian Naturally Manages Pain and Illness with Holistic Pet Care

Posted on 09-27-2011

Is your pet struggling with pain as he or she ages? Are you wondering if alternative treatments for cancer in dogs are actually effective? Here at Woodside Animal Hospital, our Royal Oak holistic vete...

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Tips from Our Animal Vet Clinic on Keeping Your Pet Cool and Healthy

Posted on 09-13-2011

It is important to take steps to keep your pets as cool as possible. When left to deal with excessive heat, pets have some of the same problems as humans. They can overheat, become dehydrated, and...

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PLAYING THE ODDS WITH LAMENESS

Posted on 08-29-2011

When a pet develops  a lameness which involves both hind legs there is a whole group of possible causes that need to be considered and ruled in or out.   Hip dysplasia, intervertebr...

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Understanding Diarrhea

Posted on 08-17-2011

Diarrhea is one of the most common reasons owners bring their dogs to see us. It can be very alarming to both you and your pup. Diarrhea is not a disease but possibly a symptom of many other dis...

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MAKE MEDICATING EASIER: Know what Flavors they like

Posted on 08-17-2011

DOGS: Dogs favorite foods are meats, sweets, and cheese. They also like chicken pot pie, peanut butter, molasses, chopped liver, liver wurst , cream cheese, honey, and hot dogs. CATS: Cats like t...

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LAMENESS: pain, weakness, or incoordination:

Posted on 08-09-2011

Lameness is not always a result of a painful leg.     If pain is the cause of lameness then it may originate  from damage to  muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones...

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Check List For Good Health

Posted on 06-22-2011

  Regularly checking your pet's health between veterinary health examinations is a good idea! You can discover your pet's problems before they become serious  and expensive..................

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How To Perform A Weekly Home Exam

Posted on 06-19-2011

HOW TO PERFORM THE WEEKLY HOME PHYSICAL EXAM A weekly home exam performed on your pet is the only way you, as a responsible pet care taker, can hope to learn the animals normal anatomy, physio...

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HAZZARDOUS FOODS

Posted on 06-18-2011

FOOD INTOXICATION OF PETS  FOOD  Animal  Toxic Effect Avocado Birds, rodents, dogs ...

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Learning To Give Your Pet Emergency CPR

Posted on 06-15-2011

Unfortunately there are no paramedics to call when a cat or dog goes into acute respiratory or cardiac failure, however, pet owners who learn a small animal version of cardiopulmonary resuscitat...

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Meet John and Ziggy

Posted on 05-23-2011

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Canine Bloat

Posted on 05-23-2011

Next to severe trauma, "canine bloat" is probably the most acute health emergency any dog owner is likely to encounter. The death rate for even the mildest cases of bloat is at least 30%, wi...

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Winter Pets

Posted on 05-23-2011

Dear Dr. Simon,I have a 3 year old German Shepherd named Sarge that we keep outside in our backyard most of the time. He has a good solid dog house. What temperature do you consider is too low for him...

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Vaccination Risk Factor Management

Posted on 05-23-2011

Where pet livesAge of animalGoes out doors or stays inPrevalence of mosquitoes, ticks and fleasPet travelsNeutered or notDrink from standing water out doorsGo to groomer, boarding facility, dog traini...

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The Role of Antioxidants in the Free Radical Concept of Disease

Posted on 05-23-2011

What is the Free Radical Concept of Disease? The "free radical pathology concept of disease" holds that most disease is ultimately a result of oxidative damage to the cell by highly reactive,...

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Holiday Hazards

Posted on 05-23-2011

The upcoming holiday season should be a joyous time for the whole family Unfortunately, all too often, these good times are spoiled when the family pet becomes injured or sick from one of the followin...

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Flying With Your Pet

Posted on 05-23-2011

If you are moving or just planning a vacation, taking your pet along could mean added enjoyment. In this article I will discuss those precautions a pet owner should take to make their pet's plain flig...

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Enzymes - The Fountain of Life

Posted on 05-23-2011

Enzymes are special types of proteins which enable biochemical reactions to take place in our body. They are "biocatalysts", which means they either initiate a chemical reaction or cause the...

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Cryosurgery

Posted on 05-23-2011

Dear Dr. Simon,A friend of mine had her old dog's skin growths removed without an anesthetic using some sort of "cold surgery". Could you explain to me how this works and comment on how safe...

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Antioxidant Supplements: Microhydrin

Posted on 05-20-2011

Most people are aware of the damage that free radicals can inflict on the cells of our body and are also aware of the great benefits antioxidant supplementation can have by neutralizing these injuriou...

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Eliminate Environmental Toxins and Have a Healthier Pet

Posted on 05-20-2011

Whether we are talking about humans or animals, good health can not be simply defined as "the absence of symptoms". Most of us have heard of people who appeared perfectly health and then sud...

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Your Birds Health

Posted on 05-20-2011

Because birds are so adept at pretending to be healthy when they are actually quite sick, owners must learn to be more observant and pick up the more subtle clues that their bird is not doing well. It...

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Your Birds Diet

Posted on 05-20-2011

Most bird owners believe that a well prepared seed mixture is a diet sufficient to keep their feathered friend strong and healthy. Unfortunately this notion couldn't be farther from the truth.Most exp...

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Anti-oxidants, Free Radicals and Anti-oxidant Therapy

Posted on 05-19-2011

Next to a fresh, highly nutritious diet free of artificial chemicals, clean pure water, an unpolluted environment free of stress, and an abundance of love and companionship, providing your pet with an...

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Anti-oxidants, Disease and Healing in Pets

Posted on 05-19-2011

Next to a fresh, highly nutritious diet free of artificial chemicals, clean pure water, an unpolluted environment free of stress, and an abundance of love and companionship, providing your pet with an...

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The Seriousness of Spaying and Castration

Posted on 05-19-2011

Based on the questions I am asked daily, it is clear to me that most pet owners are very unaware of the serious nature of the "neutering" and "spaying" surgery. Every owner co...

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Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: What a Pain!

Posted on 05-19-2011

It is estimated that 25-30% of all dogs will suffer the agonizing and crippling pain of arthritis during their lifetime. Large dogs are the most susceptible to arthritis but dogs of any breed, age or ...

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Animal Lameness

Posted on 05-19-2011

Diagnosing the cause of  cat or dog limping  is often a much more difficult problem than diagnosing the cause of lameness in humans. When a cat or dog limps the owner frequent...

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Itchy Pet Skin

Posted on 05-19-2011

If your pet has recently started itching and scratching, do not feel alone.Late summer and fall is, no doubt, the worst time of the year for canine and feline skin problems. Not only is it the ragweed...

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Dietary Management of Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

Posted on 05-19-2011

Diarrhea Fast pet for 24 hours -- absolutely no food!! Then feed a soft, bland, low residue in small amounts several times daily - see recipe at the bottom of the page Continue this...

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Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Diarrhea

Posted on 05-19-2011

Keep in mind that diarrhea is not a disease but a symptom of a disease and can result from a large number of possible causes such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, poisons, allergies, foreign bodies su...

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Body Odor

Posted on 05-19-2011

Every day veterinarians are asked by pet owners why their dog or cat smells so bad. The question is not always easy to answer and often the veterinarian must give animal a complete physical in order t...

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Anal Sac Disease: Putting and end to the problem

Posted on 05-19-2011

Pets that lick under their tail repeatedly or drag their rear ends along the ground are doing so in an attempt to relieve "anal irritation" which they experience as an itch or pain. Anal irritation ...

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Chronic Diarrhea & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted on 05-19-2011

Dogs and cats with loose stools are all to common a complaint of pet owners. If you have a pet with either persistent or periodically abnormally soft stools it is important to discover the cause of th...

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An Alternative Dental Hygiene Strategy

Posted on 05-19-2011

For years I have emphasized to my clients the importance of providing their pets with yearly professional dental cleanings. I continue to tell them that next to superior nutrition dental hygiene is th...

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Dental Work

Posted on 05-19-2011

Just last week I attended a 2 day course dealing exclusively with the subject of veterinary dentistry. While listening to the lecturer I was amazed at the number of dental disorders which were totally...

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The Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

Posted on 05-19-2011

When it comes to maintaining your pet's good health and providing your pet with extra years of quality living, proper dental care is second only to proper nutrition. In fact, a yearly dental exam, cle...

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The Mid-Year Senior Pet Checkup

Posted on 05-19-2011

If your pet is over 7 years of age, a "senior mid-year check up" is highly recommended and very important for maintaining the overall health of your older pet.The senior mid-year check-up is...

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Give Your Bird A Weekly Home Exam

Posted on 05-17-2011

Because birds are so adept at pretending to be healthy when they are actually quite sick, owners must learn to be more observant and pick up the more subtle clues that their bird is not doing well.&nb...

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How Do I Know If My Pet Is In Pain

Posted on 05-16-2011

"How do I know if my pet is in pain?" is a question commonly asked by pet care owner In the following article my goal is teach you how to recognize the more subtle sign of paint. Of course...

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Recurrent Ear Disease and Allergic Otitis in Dogs and Cats

Posted on 05-15-2011

I have a 6 year old male beagle named "Squirt" who has been suffering for years with recurrent ear problems  My veterinarian has been giving me medication that seems to clear up the problem ...

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Pet Odors and Odor Control

Posted on 05-14-2011

ELIMINATE URINE STAINS Blot up as much as possible if wet. Apply vinegar solution and blot Apply detergent solution and blot Apply ammonia solution and blot Rinse with water and b...

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The Benefits of Spaying a Cat or Dog: The Ovariohysterectomy

Posted on 05-14-2011

An ovario-hysterectomy (OHE or spay) is a surgical procedure recommended for most female dogs or cats at 3-4 months of age. The benefits of spaying include: 1)     a dramatic...

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The Benefits of Neutering Dogs and Cats

Posted on 05-14-2011

For years veterinarians have observed that as a general rule pet owners have a difficult time making the decision to castrate their male dog or cat while the decision to spay their female pet seems to...

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How to Diagnose Diarrhea

Posted on 05-04-2011

Keep in mind that diarrhea is not a disease but a symptom of a disease and can result from a large number of possible causes such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, poisons, allergies, foreign bodies su...

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Diagnosing and Treating the Cause for Itching and Scratching

Posted on 05-04-2011

If your pet has recently started itching and scratching, do not feel alone. Late summer and fall is, no doubt, the worst time of the year for canine and feline skin problems. Not only is it the rag...

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Advancements in Veterinary Dentistry

Posted on 05-04-2011

Just last week I attended a 2 day course dealing exclusively with the subject of veterinary dentistry. While listening to the lecturer I was amazed at the number of dental disorders which were totally...

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The Senior Mid Year Blood Screen

Posted on 05-04-2011

If your pet is over 7 years of age, a "senior mid-year check up" is highly recommended and very important for maintaining the overall health of your older pet. The senior mid-year check-up is an ex...

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Feline Leukemia

Posted on 05-04-2011

The 2 most important viruses affecting cats today are Feline leukemia (Feleuk) and Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Of all contagious diseases that cats get Feleuk is now considered the number 1 k...

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Posted on 05-04-2011

As the weather becomes warmer and mosquitoes begin to appear, each and every dog and cat owner (yes I did say cat owner) should become concerned about a very easily transmissible, potentially fatal, b...

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How To Get Along With Your Veterinarian

Posted on 05-04-2011

Abridged Reprint --- Better Homes and Garden Sooner or later your dog or cat will have to visit a veterinarian. Even if your pet is never sick a day in his life, he will still need annual check-ups...

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Prolonging the Life of a Dog or Cat

Posted on 05-04-2011

Prolonging the Life of a Dog or Cat What are the most important things an owner can do to prolong the life of their dog or cat? Feed your pet a highly nutritious meat based, whole grain, ...

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Are You Misinterpreting What Your Pet is Saying?

Posted on 05-04-2011

Are You Misinterpreting what Your Pet is Saying?Since animals can not talk and tell us what they are really thinking we often misinterpret their actions. Did you know that when a cat rubs its head on ...

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Warning Signs of Pet Illness

Posted on 05-04-2011

Warning Signs of Pet Illness Loss of appetite Increase or decrease in water consumption &/or urination Reduced activity Change in posture or gait Personality or behav...

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Early Detection of Illness

Posted on 05-04-2011

  Feed your pet at specific times and pick up any remaining food after an hour as opposed to leaving food down all day long. This feeding approach will keep you more in touch with your...

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