Using Rosemary Gladstar’s recipe for Rose cream I learned from her at Sage Mountain in Vermont, here I am in my kitchen making rose cream from wild Nooksa roses. Rose is a magnificent way to manage insomnia and trauma as well as nerve pain and trauma. It is safe internally but here we are making a topical cream. Read more →
The big picture
Lately, I have been thinking of my career as a whole. I think I have summed up part of it: 37 legs not amputated 15 toes not removed 524 dogs saved 247 cats saved 136 pets in remission from cancer 21 epileptics saved from seizures 644 dogs less itchy from allergies 925 ear infections cured with NAET Aziz:… Read more →
Interview with Dr. Ihor Basko
Tune into www.kkcr.org 12-1 pm West Coast time. We will talk about my new book, Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets, Longevity and my work with horses that helps me learn to trust the vital force instead of over powering it. Read more →
Emily is Twenty years young!
We are celebrating Emily’s 20th birthday. I have been treating her for the past few years. Kidney disease and other problems don’t slow that girl down. Her person brings her in for acupuncture regularly so when she developed a small growth on her gum, she received medicinal mushrooms. She is on a tiny amount of three different kidney boosters–Herbalist Alchemist’s… Read more →
Youtube welcome video: Tree medicine!
Growing up with immune system weakness and lung problems, I was shuffled from one specialist to another but still suffered with asthma and pneumonia throughout childhood. Now I help myself with a small bottle of tincture I can carry easily in my purse, along with other supplements and a healthy sugar and dairy free diet. Here is a glimpse into… Read more →
The Ripple Effect
In my new book, Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets, I write about Ripple, an eight year-old poodle with severe IMPA (Immune mediated polyarthritis.) Note: Ripple’s joints are shaved where the specialist vet did joint taps to try to find a bacteria or infectious cause for the… Read more →
Interviewed by Dr. Karen Becker
Thistle’s Cushings and kidney disease cured during Pandemic
Thistle is a fourteen-year old Border terrier with months-long history of kidney and liver failure and Cushings disease. Cushings is a problem in the adrenal gland that is caused by too much cortisol and a widespread endocrine imbalance. It can cause overdrinking, overeating, pot belly, infections, and elevated liver enzymes and metabolic stress. Conventional medicine separates the pituitary versus adrenal-dependent… Read more →
Covid19: Some natural tips to keep the immune system healthy
The first steps I recommend to all my family and friend is to take four supplements: Vitamin C 1000mg, Olive leaf capsule 500 mg, Oregano oil 1 essential oil capsule and have propolis spray on hand for a sore throat (as long as you are not allergic it’s a bee product) I also recommend whatever you normally do for immune… Read more →
Covid19 and Your Kitty: Reverse Zoonosis
Today I read an article in nature which I am sure the media will love to exploit in order to scare everyone. Remember when we had “The Fairness Doctrine” and instead of a hundred talking heads on cable television who don’t know anything, we had real journalists? Please do not give in to the fear mongering. Cats are getting Covid19… Read more →
10 Steps to help prevent cancer
10 Tips to Help Your Dog’s Immune System Fight Cancer from Donna Kelleher, DVM Taken from the Green Juju website: Dr. Donna is Bailey’s holistic vet who we began working with when Bailey was diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Donna taught me more about cancer in the first five minutes than I had learned from every other source combined that I’d… Read more →
Positive, clicker training with wild one year old Mustang
Mick is the sweetest most reliable horse now but several years ago we were sorting things out! He would try to bite me (that is why I am carrying a whip) and I was trying to train him to the point we could catch him. I wanted him to learn that touch was safe. If you have an aggressive animal,… Read more →
Aloe at the Pheonix Botanical Garden.
Charlie in REM sleep, dreaming away!
This is my rescued thoroughbred Charlie. He and I have been together for 23 years. He is the happiest guy! And I can still ride him up the mountain with no lameness or soreness. I think part of the reason why are these dry paddocks and every day turnout. Read more →
Striker’s Liver helped by herbs!
Seizures have numerous causes from a holistic prospective and Liver imbalances can be one of them. Striker is a nine year old Aussie with a history of intermittent seizures. For over a year he had been seizure free after a course of acupuncture and herbs (Unicaria and Gastrodia combination) and some of his food allergies were also at the source… Read more →
Another CCL cured with prolotherapy!
Luka is a four year old mixed breed dog. He suffered a full cranial cruciate ligament rupture in April and had been using three legs to run. Interestingly, he would bear more weight when walking slowly. Physical therapy and hydrotherapy were initially the main treatment because Luka’s person did not want to do surgery. There is a greater chance of… Read more →
See You at Local Movie Premiere of ‘The Dog Doc’!
Hi everyone! This is the first movie showing our world of holistic veterinary medicine which is totally different than conventional veterinary medicine. Dr. Marty has been a pioneer so it will be good to see the inside of his world. I first met him in 2003 after my book (The Last Chance Dog) came out we were at a holistic… Read more →
Reaction to NY Times article on Dog foods and heart disease
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/us/dog-food-heart-disease-fda.html I submitted this to the NY times this morning: The article on brands linked to heart disease was not based on a double-blind study nor did it even mention taurine, the primary amino acid of interest nor did the reporter contact anyone outside of the Pet Food Institute which is nothing other than a corporate megaphone for big companies.… Read more →
Canine Nutrition class November 9, 2019 9 am to 1 pm
Hi folks! I hope you can join me for a fun-filled nutrition class in Ballard, Seattle. We will be covering many topics and include lots of time for discussion. Here are some of the topics covered: What is the “correct” amount of protein to feed my dog? Are all carbohydrates bad for my dog? What are the important nutritional requirements… Read more →
Dr. Donna’s Holistic Canine Nutrition Class
WHAT: Dr. Donna’s Holistic Canine Nutrition Class WHEN: November 9, 2019 9am – 1pm PST WHERE: 4511 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle 98107 COST: $135 Please Note: Class registration fee is non-refundable due to venue rental costs. One Participant $135.00 USD Class Overview Customizing raw and cooked diets to meet your dog’s individual needs Diet based solutions for liver and kidney… Read more →