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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…
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The Importance of Proper Alignment

What does alignment have to do with anything? This is a question that gets asked at least daily in our chiropractic practice. Our answer is simple; alignment has to do with everything. We realize this may sound like a bit of an exaggeration,…
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People Food and Our Overweight Pets

Overweight animals are 99% of the time their humans fault. Let's take a moment and examine why...Feeding human food to our pets. We’re all guilty of it, a little chicken here, some potato chips there, a bit of scrambled egg in the morning.…
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Myasthenia Gravis: A More Detailed Look Inside

Myasthenia Gravis is likely something you have heard in humans, but are perhaps unfamiliar with in animals. Much like the majority of human diseases and conditions, it is seen across species - although it may present itself a bit differently.…
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Diabetes Mellitus: Natural Prevention and Protection

When one thinks of diabetes mellitus (Type II Diabetes), the mind does not naturally wander to our pets. The rate of diabetes among humans is skyrocketing, but did you know the same is happening in the pet community? Our pets are reflections…
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The Lick Granuloma: Redness, Swelling, And Lesions Oh MY!

The Lick Granuloma Story: One minute everything looks fine and the next your pets paw is red, oozing pus, and angrily inflamed. How did you not notice this? There’s a huge red lesion (a lick granuloma) on the foot that appears to have…
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Is Scoliosis Linked to Abnormal Spinal Fluid Flow?

Today we have the great pleasure of having a guest blogger, someone you may have heard of in a few of our other posts, Dr. Grant Tully (the human chiropractor). Dr. Tully practices out of Rochester Hills, Michigan and is our go-to guy…
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Glucosamine, The Joint Saver

Is it ever too early to start supporting your pet’s joint health? Certainly not! Being a pet owner, you have probably heard of the supplement glucosamine, however, you might have thought this was only needed in elderly animals. You…
Urinary Incontinence
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Urinary Incontinence...A Structural Issue?

Urinary incontinence is something that happens much more often than pet owners realize, and could perhaps be helped through alternative therapies rather than more drastic conventional measures. Whether your pet is elderly or a young stud,…
Aggression vs Pain in Dogs
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Aggression vs. Pain

Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to “aggression” in animals.They get blacklisted as aggressive, fearful, and even mean, when in reality only a portion of these animals have those behavioral traits.…