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Vaccines: When too Much of a Good Thing Turns Bad

In my book, The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answer You Need for Your Dog, I discussed the critical role a properly functioning immune system plays in your dog’s health. If the immune system is weak (immunodeficiency), your pet’s ability to fight off disease is compromised or absent, which can expose them to many infections, including bacterial,…

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Addressing Pet Sensitivities to Foods with Homemade Diets

In my last blog post, we looked at why so many pets react to mass-market, commercially prepared foods. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to take control of their pets’ diets by preparing their meals. In this post, I’ll discuss the benefits of homemade diets and the do’s and don’ts of preparing…

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Evidence Based Practice and Use of Canine Plasma Transfusions

The concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has recently been revised to become evidence-based practice (EBP).  Evidence–based practice represents a more complete discipline that combines research science and publications with the art of medicine, namely clinical and patient experience plus expert opinion. Another medical field that relies to a great extent on the principles of evidence-based…

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Food Sensitivity vs. Food Allergy: Is It Not Really Just the Same Thing?

Confusing food allergies with food sensitivities (or intolerances) is a common mistake, not only among dog guardians, but also among veterinary professionals. I often hear experts in the veterinary field refer to food allergies, when in fact they are talking about food sensitivities. This is unfortunate, because as long as the veterinary community continues to…

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