Category: General Health

Pet Nail Clipping Guide

This is a wonderful guide as to how to trim your pet’s nails and keep them trimmed. If you do inadvertently cut into the kwik, Dr. Dodds’ colleague, Dr. Barbara Royal, has a great home remedy: Pet nail bleeding after a trim or being broken? Don’t have quick-stop powder? Apply cornstarch, soap shavings, tea bag,…

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Reduce Inflammation, Improve Detoxification and Promote Repair

This article is a collaborative effort between W. Jean Dodds, DVM and Adam J. Lassin, DVM.  Like most humans our pets can develop arthritis as they age.  All joints can be affected; hips, shoulders, wrists and elbows. Our pets will begin to show signs of arthritis by being less active, lame, trouble getting up, and…

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Guest Blog Post: The Story of Henry

Reviewed by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, June 30, 2013 Kathryn, who penned the Dehydrated Dog Treats post, was so kind and wrote a wonderfully educational post about how she manages her dog’s conditions nutritionally.  Please remember this is Kathryn’s personal account of how she has managed Henry’s medical condition.  This is in no way shape…

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The gut: the key to health?

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is quoted as saying, “bad digestion is at the root of all evil” and “death sits in the bowels.” What Hippocrates likely meant was that the GI tract, or “gut”, is responsible for much more than digesting food; it plays a vital role in creating and sustaining health. Nearly 2,500…

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Q&A with Dr. Dodds: Flea Control

It is flea and tick season again!  We thought we would consolidate some of the Q&A’s we have so you can choose the right product – if it is necessary – for your companion animal.  Question: For the first time in many years, I have a flea problem and I am fearful of using flea…

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Pumpkin: Why is it such a popular treatment for diarrhea?

A recent search of the term “pumpkin diarrhea pets” on Google (aka “Dr. Google”) returned more than 485,000 results. Of course I did not check all of them, but the ones on the first few pages extolled the virtues of pumpkin for treating diarrhea, predominantly in dogs and cats. Not surprisingly, I often receive this…

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Dr. Dodds’ General Recommendations for Heartworm Preventatives

A normal functioning immune system is an essential component to promote the health and longevity of companion animals. The immune system is a delicately balanced and integrated functional network of circulating and cellular components that protect the individual against acute and chronic disease. Stress has a major influence on this function and can be physiological,…

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