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Ask The Holistic Vet

Question: “What is the difference between omega 3, 6, and 9 and do I really need to add this to my dog’s daily diet? She has allergies (shedding, hot spots) and some mobility/joint problems. Thanks!” Answer: To talk about essential fatty acids (EFAs), we have to talk about inflammation. Each EFA plays a different role

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Arthritis Can Be a Real Pain

By Robert Mueller Many times dogs are affected by canine arthritis (osteoarthritis) which is caused by the degradation of the cartilage within a joint. The cartilage functions as a buffer between the bones – once the cartilage breaks down, it reduces the function of the joint and creates pain and/or stiffness. While minimal breakdown of

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An Unhappy Mess That May Be Easy To Avoid

By Robert Mueller Vomiting and diarrhea – Cleaning up after our pets is NEVER fun for anyone. Something has caused your poor pooch to be sick whether from a one time occurrence like getting into the garbage or from years something in their diet slowly wearing down their tolerance. Either way, you are stuck scrubbing

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Constipation On A Raw Diet: A Stop And Go Solution

When it comes to digestive upset, there are three basic symptoms that trigger a pet owner’s frantic phone call to my office: diarrhea, vomiting, or constipation. Many new BARFers expect that every bowel movement that their pet has will be of perfect consistency, volume, odor, and regularity… but much like human anatomy, this is not

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