Tracheal collapse is a permanent, chronic, and progressive disease affecting mostly small-breed dogs. What is Tracheal Collapse Put simply, tracheal collapse is when a dog's trachea flattens out causing difficult breathing. A dog's … [Read more...]
TCVM for Dogs
Disease in dogs occurs over weeks, months, or – most likely – years.
Instead of waiting for an ailment to occur and then treating it, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) emphasizes prevention through a healthy and balanced life.
TCVM suggests illness is a state of imbalance or disharmony and considers many variables in relation to disease, not just symptoms.
At his yearly checkup, your pup was likely vaccinated with a DA2PP. What is the DA2PP vaccine? This vaccine protects dogs against canine distemper, hepatitis (canine adenovirus-2 and -1), parvovirus, and parainfluenza. What is … [Read more...]
Spot lumbered into the exam room. Spot walked somewhat bowlegged, carrying a distended belly and appearing as if he swallowed a basketball. “So, what brings you to the veterinarian today?” inquired Dr. Smith. “Well, Spot’s not … [Read more...]
My dog Suede used to lick his paws constantly. When I adopted Suede from the ASPCA, food allergies left his paws red and irritated. Once I got him on a home cooked diet, his food allergies disappeared. However, he continued to lick … [Read more...]
You may know of acupuncture’s benefits for humans. But can pets also benefit from, say, dog acupuncture? Yes! Acupuncture is beneficial for your pet. Acupuncture increases circulation stimulates nerves and improves the body’s defense … [Read more...]
Have you ever seen a heart infected with heartworms? It’s disgusting - and scary! You don’t want your pup to get infected. But, you’re concerned about exposure to unnecessary chemicals. Can you prevent heartworms … [Read more...]