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The (Un)truth About Holistic Medicine

As most of you know, there is an enormous movement in health care, both human and pet, towards a more natural method of staying healthy.  This is a great thing, if for no other reason than it gets us out of the conditioned mind approach to medicine.  We have been so conditioned for so long


One Word Can Limit Your Suffering

In a recent blog, I discussed how it is impossible for your pet to suffer.  The closest real definition of suffering is a mental belief that something that is happening shouldn’t be happening.  Essentially, this means that the mind has the ability to interpret something, judge it and deem it not acceptable.  When the mind


Non-Intellectual Knowing

I have always wondered why clinicians practice medicine.  I used to think it was because the wise clinician is always learning and applying new things that she learns.  I now believe that due to the way we utilize our intelligence require more and more practice.  I am reminded of the time that I gave a


Real Pets Don’t Suffer!

When I suggest to clients that our pets don’t suffer, I usually get a wide range of reactions.  It might be a subtle, confused look or a blatant, “Excuse me.  My pet is certainly suffering.”  It all comes down to a simple misunderstanding. A while back, I wrote a blog about grieving and explained how


Wildfire Smoke And Health Concerns For Pets

Every year in late July or early August, fire season begins in many parts of the western United States.  Due to climate changes, increased average temperatures and decreased rain and snowfall, the fire season is getting harsher and longer each year.  With fire, there is smoke, and with smoke there are health issues that need


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Grieving

Grieving is something we all do.  Whether it is from the loss of our first Teddy Bear, our loving grandparent or parent, or our beloved pet, at some time in our lives, we will experience grief.  Grief has been a problem for longer than we can imagine.   Professional therapists now focus on grief counseling as


Karma and Your Pet’s Health

You reap what you sow.  What goes around comes around.  You get what you deserve.  These are all statements that reflect the meaning of karma.  Karma, in a nutshell, means that whatever you put out in your world, will come back to you.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t describe how that will show up.  Most of us


The Mirroring Effect

The special relationship we have with our pets goes way beyond what most of us believe.  They offer us so much and in so many ways.  They give us unconditional love and the ability to love them back in the same way.  They provide healing energy that benefits our health and they mirror us so


Worrying About Anxiety In Your Pet?

There is not a week that passes without someone contacting me about their dog having anxiety issues.  Just like human health care, anxiety issues are escalating and the pharmaceutical industry is booming in pet health care.  Anxiety is not something new, but with more and more people focused on anxiety problems, there is an awareness


Question Authority

Many years ago, during the last couple of months in veterinary school, the veterinary clinicians took it upon themselves to give us little practical quizzes.  I guess they thought it would be a good way to prepare us for the life of a real veterinarian.  They would come up to a senior vet student and