Category: Veterinary Medicine

Calcium Oxalate Bladder Stones in Dogs; Prevent the Recurrence

Calcium Oxalate Bladder Stones in Dogs: Prevent the Recurrence

Your dog is urinating blood, whining, and trying to pee on every bush in your front yard. Bladder stones in dogs is the last thing that comes into your mind when this happens. Oh well, it’s probably a UTI, you think. Or, he is just having a bad day.  You hope it all just goes away. Well, lots of times, if it is just a UTI, it will go away. If bladder stones are responsible, these symptoms won’t just “go away”. Bladder stones in dogs are complicated. Many types develop for many different reasons. Let’s fast forward and say bladder

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Dog Arthritis Treatments

Dog Arthritis Treatments

Western Dog Arthritis Treatments I see and treat arthritis all the time. So let me give you a brief overview of the most common dog arthritis treatments.  In this post, there is no way to cover all of the treatments.  So I will just touch on a few so that you know there are more options than just Rimadyl or Previcoxx.  Remember it depends on the dog’s age, breed, problem, and other health issues. NSAID’s The most common medicines used for arthritis are by far NSAID’s.  Rimadyl, Previcoxx, Deramaxx, and Metacam are the most common by far.  They all work

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A Happy Dog Being Treated by Melatonin and Lignan

Melatonin and Lignan Cushing’s Treatment

Lignans for dogs are an excellent choice for easing the symptoms of Cushing’s disease.  When ingested, plant lignans are converted in the body to other lignans, such as enterolactone. Enterolactone is a major endogenous-mammalian lignan formed by the action of intestinal bacteria on plant lignans when they are ingested and acts as a phytoestrogen in the body. There are two kinds of lignans, SDG (secoisolariciresinol diglucoside) lignans extracted from flax hulls and which HMR (7-hydroxymatairesinol) lignans which are extracted from the Norwegian spruce tree. The main difference between the two types of lignans for dogs are: In the SDG flax

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Watch A Canine Prolotherapy Demonstration

Watch a Canine Prolotherapy Demonstration

What Is Canine Prolotherapy?
Canine prolotherapy is also called “nonsurgical ligament reconstruction.”

As you will see in the video, a proliferant (mild irritant solution) is injected into the affected ligaments and tendons.

The injections cause a localized inflammation which activates the healing process and directly stimulates the growth of new ligament and tendon tissue.

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A Picture Of Shrimp That Can Cure Renal Failure

Chitosan Renal Failure Treatment for Dogs & Cats

Chitosan comes from chitin. Chitin is a polysaccharide found in the exoskeletons of shellfish.  The chitin is obtained by removing the shells of shellfish and then grinding it into a fine powder.  The powder is then stripped of specific chemical groups resulting in a product called chitin.  Chitin will actively absorb fats. In the past, this product was used to detoxify water.  When spread upon the water’s surface, chitin absorbs greases, oils, heavy metals, and other toxic substances so thoroughly that an easily-removable scum forms on the water’s surface.  It is famous worldwide in water purification plants and was only

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