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Luxating Patella: What you Knee'd to Know

Luxating Patella: What you KNEED to Know!   Your dog is running across the yard to fetch his favorite ball, but suddenly pulls up lame. Without warning, he begins to hop around on three legs. After a few minutes, he finally…
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Essential Oils And Our Pets

           Our pets are an integral part of our family. I am reminded of this every time someone brings their fur baby in for an adjustment. Pet owners will do anything to ensure their little companions have the best quality of…
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What Dog Breeds Are Predisposed to Back Problems?

Why do certain dog breeds suffer from back problems?   Did you know certain dog breeds are predisposed to back problems, like intervertebral disc disease, at much higher rates than others? Unfortunately, a combination of genetics,…

Potty Training Winter Tips

It’s like Christmas, but better. A new addition to the family arrived! He’s about four pounds, loves you like no one else possibly could, and is currently hiding behind a massive swath of hair frequently referred to as fur. There’s…
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Why Can't Fido Have Chocolate?

Why is Chocolate Poisonous for Your Dog? Chocolate – is there anything better on the planet? It’s such a powerful force that kids will inhale the broccoli on their dinner plate so that they can prepare for dessert. Your dog loves chocolate…
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Are You Ready for Winter??

Caring for Your Pets During Winter Winter brings beautiful white snow, skiing, snowboarding, and the opportunity for many more fun activities. Unfortunately, it also brings frigid weather, ice, elevated heating bills, and days where…

Vitamin D and Your Pets!

Vitamin D for Your Pets?   Well, if you’ve looked outside recently, you may have noticed winter is here. We can say goodbye to the sun for the next few months. With a lack of sun exposure comes Vitamin D deficiency -for people…
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Pet Dementia: Does it Exist?

Kitty Alzheimers, puppy dementia, are these even real things? You bet your bottom dollar. Though not the exact same as the human version, animals have a similar disorder designated “Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome”. All those…
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Puppies and Chiropractic Care

We’ve all experienced the joy of watching puppies play. These little furballs tumble and toss one another around like it’s their job. When they’re small, it doesn’t look as if these tiny somersaults have much of an effect on their…
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Vestibular Syndrome, Not a Stroke

Let’s talk about vestibular disease in pets. This condition mimics what many humans might think is a stroke, but fear not, it looks much worse than it actually is. We will take an in depth look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and prognosis,…
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Diabetic Neuropathy in Pets

With diabetes becoming ever more common in our furry friends, it’s no wonder that we are seeing an increasing number of animals with more severe complications from this condition. What I’d like to discuss today is diabetic neuropathy. What…
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The Pro-Arthritis Inflammatory Diet

Carbohydrates have been shown to be highly inflammatory, so why then are these specialized arthritis diets filled with them? This is a question I find myself asking time and time again. Excessive carbohydrates lead to increased inflammation…
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Alternative Therapies for Luxating Patella

Luxating patella, or “floating kneecaps”, can be a very painful condition in an animal that may require surgical intervention. In our practice, however, we see several clients diagnosed with severe luxating patella that have opted…
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Fecal Incontinence: Potential Alternative Solutions

With regards to restroom issues in our pets most of us do not immediately think of fecal incontinence. This condition often comes out of nowhere and affects pets of all ages, breeds, and species. Unlike it’s counterpart, urinary…
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Ear Infections and Chiropractic

Ear infections. They are unrelenting and unfortunately chronic most of the time. We clean their ears repeatedly and do everything right, yet they just keep coming back. Why? Well I’m here to shed a little light on this and also explain…