Category: Alternative Veterinary Medicine

Natural Medicines, an option for cushing's disease

Holistic Options for Cushing’s Disease

Dr. Smith’s Thoughts on Holistic Options for Cushing’s Disease By reading this question-answer session, you will learn more about holistic options for Cushing’s Disease. Note: One of the goals of Natchez Trace Veterinary Services and Dr. Marc Smith is to provide ultimate transparency. The following question and answer session was pulled from Dr. Smith’s iPhone email archives and used, unaltered, in this article.  A Question for Dr. SmithHi, I am exploring holistic options for treating my dog with Cushing’s Disease. She has just been diagnosed as “borderline” cushingoid. She has some symptoms but they are not severe. My vet thinks

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Feline Calming Collar box for cats

Pheromone Collars for Dog Anxiety, Restlessness, Inappropriate Behavior and More

We can now provide you with pheromone collars that treat dog anxiety, restlessness, destructive behavior, and more! Who Can Use Nurture CALM Collars? Dogs and cats get stressed out just like people do. For example, any type of life change might cause unwanted behaviors such as: Destructiveness Marking or urinating in the house Excessive barking or meowing Fortunately, pheromone collars can help! The Nurture CALM 24/7 Pheromone Collar is available for dogs and puppies with up to a 28″ neck. The canine calming caller contains sustained release hormones that last 30 days. How Pheromone Collars Treat Dog Anxiety, Restlessness, Inappropriate

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Atypical Cushings Remedy Melatonin & Lignan Supplements

Since I practice alternative medicine, I get questions all the time about the use of Melatonin and Lignans as an Atypical Cushings remedy for Dogs. How does the treatment work? Is it effective? And are there any side effects to the treatment? These are pretty much everyday questions in my practice! What is Atypical Cushings in a Dog? Atypical Cushings is just that, not your typical regular type. Regular Cushings is characterized by dogs that drink too much, pee too much, are pot-bellied and often have concurrent skin issues. These dogs are diagnosed by a series of tests including but

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Pumpkin Benefits Dog and Cat Digestive Health

Pumpkins make delicious bread and pies for humans. But, did you know that pumpkin is really good for dogs and cats as well? How Pumpkin Benefits Digestion One of the main ways pumpkin benefits dog and cat digestive health is by alleviating both diarrhea and constipation. I know it sounds odd that pumpkin can alleviate these two opposites, but it does. Pumpkin is very high in fiber. And, the healthy fiber in pumpkin works as a “bulk laxative” for pets with dry, hard stool. The same fiber also absorbs the extra liquid from runny stools making them more firm. So,

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Some Organic Supplements For Pets

Standard Process Whole Food Supplements for Dogs, Cats, and Horses

I know many of you are aware of the Standard Process line offered by holistic medical professionals for humans. But, are you aware that this superb line of supplements is also available for your pets? We are pleased to provide Whole Food Supplements for dogs, cats, and horses! Standard Process Veterinary Formulas are unique. The reason is the company uses “Whole Foods and the Whole Food Philosophy”. Their goal is to provide nutrients as they are found in nature. In other words, in a whole food state where their natural potency and efficacy are fully realized. Their philosophy is to

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Holistic Kidney Stone Support for Dogs

What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are crystalline structured mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They are usually comprised of a compound called calcium oxalate but can form from other materials. Kidney stones can be very small and pass unnoticed through the urinary tract, or can become as large as golf balls and eventually block the path of urine leaving the body. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have indicated that humans with kidney stones are at a significantly higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. What Causes Kidney Stones? Lack of water is the leading cause of kidney stones.

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