Category: Alternative Veterinary Medicine

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How Are CBD Oil, Cannabidiol, and Hemp Extract Used for Pets?

Do you know the facts regarding the use of CBD oil for pets and hemp extract? CBD oil and hemp extract oil are high in cannabinoids.  Scientists have discovered over 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis plants. Different cannabinoids interact with different receptors in the body producing a variety of different effects. Hemp extract oil may help with the following: Reduce anxiety Reduce nausea Increase appetite Reduce types of seizures Ease inflammation due to arthritis and pain Reduce dermatitis and other allergic reactions How Hemp Oil Works and The Endocannabinoid System Cannabinoid binding sites exist throughout the central nervous system and

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Apple cider vinegar treats dog ear infection

Apple Cider Vinegar: Home Remedy for Dog Ear Infection

Many people are interested in using apple cider vinegar as a home remedy for dog ear infection. Apple cider vinegar is quite popular! You can find much information online about using vinegar as a household “miracle cleaner.”  Many people using vinegar to mix homemade cleaners and furniture polishes is quite popular.  But, did you know that vinegar can also be a “miracle cleaner” for dog ear infections? Vinegar’s Effects on Ear Infections Sometimes, bacteria, viruses, and fungi invade and reproduce inside a dog’s ear canal, causing an infection. Ear infections are most common in dogs with floppy, hanging ears. The

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Herbal for Cushing's

What is the Best Natural Treatment for Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

What is Cushing’s Disease in dogs? When a dog suffers from Cushing’s, the adrenal glands produce a variety of excess hormones, mostly cortisol. More times than not, older dogs suffer from this disease and the symptoms often mimic other diseases such as: Increased hunger, thirst, and urination Increased panting Pot-belly appearance Obesity Excess fat on the neck and shoulders Hair loss Low energy What is Atypical Cushing’s Disease? Atypical Cushing’s Disease presents with the exact same symptoms as Cushing’s disease yet no cortisol increase exists. The adrenal glands produce increased levels of intermediate adrenal steroids often called “sex steroids.” These

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3 Holistic Options for Dog Mast Cell Tumors

What are Mast Cell Tumors? Mast cell tumors are the most common skin tumors in dogs. A mast cell tumor is a cancer of a particular type of blood cell normally involved in the body’s allergic or inflammatory responses. Mast cell tumors most commonly affect the skin, but can also affect other organs such as the spleen, liver, digestive system, and bone marrow. Boston terriers, boxers, bulldogs, and pugs are more likely to develop mast cell tumors than other breeds. The exact cause of mast cell tumors is unknown. 3 Holistic Options for Mast Cell Tumors Dr. Marc Smith recommends

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White Vinegar for Dog’s Itchy Skin

How to Use White Vinegar for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin Many people are interested in using white vinegar for their dog’s itchy skin. Our homemade white vinegar rinse is the perfect itchy skin remedy. In addition, it is also an excellent solution for your dog’s allergies or skin irritation! And making a white vinegar rinse or spray is very easy and inexpensive. How White Vinegar Helps Itchy Skin Using vinegar to fight infections and other conditions dates back to the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates (460-377 BC).  Hippocrates recommended a vinegar preparation for treating sores and cleaning ulcerations. The treatments

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