Category: Allergies

Back of a dog’s head

Week in the Life of Holistic Vet:

Hi people! Today I thought I would post a wrap up of cases from this week as a change from the usual posts where I focus on one dog at a time. Four older dog arthritis cases got better:  Some from just chiropractic and acupuncture; some with herbs such as boswellia, corydalis, dogwood and boneset powders in the food, some… Read more →

A close-up shot of a white dog

Wilson: Skin allergies all cleared!

Wilson’s person wanted to avoid steroids, antibiotics, Atopica and Apoquell this year so she came to me for five sessions. We cleared his allergies with acupuncture and NAET and are rotating his proteins monthly.  We used a few different herbal combinations to help the liver. Notice that his redness is along the ventral abdomen where the Liver, Spleen and Kidney… Read more →

A dog scratching itself

What makes dogs itch?

With the epidemic of dogs itching, I have to remember that it is normal for dogs to scratch here and there. But if your dog chews at one spot, scratches more than a few seconds or itches several times a day, interrupting normal behaviors like sleeping or playing, your dog may have a problem that will not get better without… Read more →

A cat being examined

Help itchy skin, digestion and other immune problems

On October 30th at 4-5:30 pm, I will be sharing several important tips on how to prevent immune mediated diseases. We are not selling any products. This way we can concentrate on the knowledge you need to know to be preventative and proactive. I want to share photos and videos of my cases with you over the past twenty years.… Read more →

A white dog being checked

Blanca’s skin better!

For many months, Blanca’s skin allergies and secondary yeast infection (black colored) was treated with western medicine: Ketoconazole, antibiotics, steroids and Apoquell, but her immune system adapted until she became resistant. With single protein rotation, herbs to control the yeast, and only 5 NAET visits, we have discontinued treatments because she no longer needed them.     Here is what… Read more →

A small poodle

Treating Chipper’s Severe Allergies

Chipper is a four year-old whose skin allergies were so bad, his people took turns holding him at night to prevent him from chewing sores especially between the legs and around the tail. He had no fleas. The regular vet prescribed antibiotics (which helped) and steroids (which made him crazy). Both these medications had poor long term side effects. With… Read more →

A cat with black and white spots

Meet Kitty, 5 year-old male neutered domestic long hair rescue

History: Mild hyperesthesia or skin twitching around his back end. When we touched his sacrum, he licked incessantly at his front foot. Conventional treatment: None. This condition is not readily treated using Western medicine. Usually, anti-inflammatories including steroids, or prednisone, are used. Current holistic therapies: Chiropractic and acupuncture and NAET to find that Kitty had a chicken allergy that accentuated… Read more →

A dog and his owner

Meet Carlos, 8 year-old male neutered mixed breed

History: Mild allergies manifesting as itchy skin, hip dysplasia on left hip, moderate partial tear of right cranial cruciate Current problems: Holding right hind leg up when he is too active, cries when he gets up. Conventional treatments: NSAIDs and surgery, both of which the owner declined. Current Holistic therapy: Acupuncture, chiropractic, aquapuncture around the hips and knees (into specific… Read more →

A bulldog and his owner

Meet Burl, 5 year-old male neutered English bulldog

History: Bulldogs have medical problems!But Burl has had fewer than usual.At four months old, his recurrent aspiration pneumonia was due to elongated soft palate; that surgery we could not avoid.Epilepsy, right carpal arthritis. Current problems:Only had three seizures in his life but the last one was severe, lasting many minutes. Conventional treatment:Anti-convulsant therapies were considered but avoided, due to potential… Read more →

A white dog on a leash

Meet Avalanche: 11 year-old male neutered Great Pyrenees

Avalanche’s history: Hip dysplasia, TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament tear at age one, lipomas, food allergies, intestinal symptoms. Most recent symptoms: Horner’s syndrome, neurologic weakness left hind. Conventional treatment: If treated according to traditional Western veterinary practice, Avalanche would likely be on a regimen of steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as well as narcotics for acute pain episodes. Each of… Read more →