Nutrition is the Foundation for a Happy and Healthy Pet
28May

Nutrition is the Foundation for a Happy and Healthy Pet

Dr. Kendra Pope knows that a good diet is the foundation of good pet health. Pets that eat a suitable diet and maintain a healthy weight will have an improved quality of life and increased overall health. Dr. Pope can enhance your pet nutrition by working collaboratively with a certified veterinary nutritionist. She helps owners […]

Holistic Pet Care to Supplement Conventional Treatments
14May

Holistic Pet Care to Supplement Conventional Treatments

Dr. Kendra Pope is a board-certified veterinary oncologist that specializes in treating patients that have received serious diagnoses. Her passion is helping her patients deal with difficult diseases and helping their owners navigate this challenging time. She is extensively trained in holistic pet care, including herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, and acupuncture. By combining holistic […]

Kibble: The Junk Food of Pet Food?
15Apr

Kibble: The Junk Food of Pet Food?

We all know the positive side of kibble, dry pet food: it is amazingly convenient and has a long storage life. Many dry foods have a shelf life of years. We also know these foods are balanced to meet a certain level of nutrition. But there are definitely downsides to dry dog and cat food. […]

Symptoms and Sources of Your Pet’s Allergies
04Apr

Symptoms and Sources of Your Pet’s Allergies

Like people, pets are subject to a wide variety of allergies. The big difference is that we can usually identify our symptoms, ask for help, and resolve the issues, while our pets rely on us to figure out what is wrong and how to help. Spotting the Symptoms Our first challenge is to be able […]

Second Opinions for Your Pet’s Diagnosis?
25Mar

Second Opinions for Your Pet’s Diagnosis?

Second opinions in people medicine are common. And smart.   The same is true for veterinary medicine. In fact, even though I see patients in person as a veterinarian near Lafayette, Indiana an increasing number of my patients are virtual… pet parents seeking a second opinion or alternative treatment for their pet. So, when SHOULD […]

Do Vomiting Dogs Need to Drink More Water?
20Mar

Do Vomiting Dogs Need to Drink More Water?

Depending on the age of your dog, vomiting can be very serious. If it’s a young puppy who has not had all its vaccines it could even indicate infection with parvovirus—which could be fatal if untreated. The dehydration from vomiting makes any age dog at risk of getting increasingly sick.   While vomiting leads to […]

Helping Your Cat If They’re Diagnosed with Cancer
11Mar

Helping Your Cat If They’re Diagnosed with Cancer

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants for their pet, and because cats are such particular creatures, it’s often a harder diagnosis to hear for them as they limit what they let us do to them. For example, it is harder to change cats’ diets; it is harder to give multiple medications to cats as […]

Dog Ownership: Things to Consider
04Mar

Dog Ownership: Things to Consider

Having a dog is more than providing a yard rope, food, and water. Responsible dog ownership is a big responsibility. Considerations Before Committing Owning a dog is a serious long-term commitment. Depending on the breed you can expect to have your dog between 10 and 16 years. You will need to commit financial resources to […]

How Long to Feed Puppy Food to Your Pup
27Feb

How Long to Feed Puppy Food to Your Pup

The idea with puppy food is that it provides the added nutrition a growing dog needs. Therefore, your puppy should eat puppy food until she is no longer growing, which is going to depend on the breed.   Little dogs, like the Maltese, do not grow anywhere near as long as bigger dogs like an […]

Holistic Healthcare for Your Cat
19Feb

Holistic Healthcare for Your Cat

aising a holistic cat requires a slightly different approach than the holistic dog. While the same principles apply, cats can be more sensitive to medications and some cats are quite particular about changes in diet. It is easiest to start as kittens, however, that does not mean an adult cat cannot switch to an holistic […]

Is Your Dog an Athlete?
14Feb

Is Your Dog an Athlete?

Trick question! Perhaps you’ve never thought of it like that but, if you’ve ever seen your dog chase a ball, then it might be obvious that your dog has natural athletic abilities! Sure, a “purse” dog and a sport dog may not seem terribly similar, but think about it… Does the toy poodle who is […]

Disaster Preparation: Don’t Forget Your Pet!
03Feb

Disaster Preparation: Don’t Forget Your Pet!

When preparing for a disaster, you may have learned to focus on the 5 P’s: People, Pets, Prescriptions, Pictures, and Papers. But when it comes to preparing for the unknown that a disaster can bring, aside from not forgetting your pet, how do you prepare for your pet’s life should a disaster arise? How to […]

FIV-Positive Cats Can Live Long Lives!
29Jan

FIV-Positive Cats Can Live Long Lives!

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (“FIV”) is a virus in cats that is similar to human HIV. Usually, cats are infected early in life but don’t become clinically sick for years; these cats are usually diagnosed by routine blood testing. The virus hangs out in the immune system for years. While it lives there, the virus weakens […]

What Can Holistic Pet Care Relieve?
21Jan

What Can Holistic Pet Care Relieve?

What is Holistic Pet Care? Holistic pet care is the consideration of the pet as a whole including physical, emotional, and social well-being. Holistic care is a combination of traditional and non-traditional remedies. As with every modality of care for our pets we want the very best for them. Modern traditional methods are often the […]

The Benefit of Repeat Treatments
12Jan

The Benefit of Repeat Treatments

Acupuncture and chiropractic often require repeated treatments for best effect. Both methodologies work with the body, promoting improved energy, better alignment, and increased mobility. Acupuncture and chiropractic work step by step helping a person’s or an animal’s body return to a state of balance, releasing pain or other symptoms of injury or illness along the […]

Considerations for Holistic Health for Your Dog
07Jan

Considerations for Holistic Health for Your Dog

Choosing a holistic lifestyle for any member of your family comes with decisions and responsibilities. And, if you prefer a holistic approach to your own health, it makes sense to take the same approach for your dog. Because holistic medicine is not the norm, some family and friends will find the decision to be unusual. […]

When to See a Veterinarian
28Dec

When to See a Veterinarian

We’re now into the busy — and expensive — holiday season. One of the top frustrations veterinarians see in January are issues that pets have been forced to “tolerate” through the month of December because the pet parents have decided to “wait it out.”   So, how do you know which issues or symptoms can […]

Keep Holiday Weight Gain from Affecting Your Pets
17Dec

Keep Holiday Weight Gain from Affecting Your Pets

Regardless of species, it’s quite common to gain weight over the winter months. Part of the problem is all the food we eat, or share with our pets, the rest of the problem is, for many of us, it’s cold and we don’t want to go outside and exercise.   Planning early is the best […]

Why a Dog Massage May Be Just What the Holistic Vet Ordered
13Dec

Why a Dog Massage May Be Just What the Holistic Vet Ordered

While it is rare, some dogs have allergic reactions to things like pain medication and anesthetic drugs. While these reactions can be as mild as itchy skin, they can be as serious as anaphylaxis. Are you a dog owner who is worried about their dogs’ sensitivities to medication? There is a holistic option that can […]

7 Ways Veterinary Acupuncture Could Help Your Pet
14Nov

7 Ways Veterinary Acupuncture Could Help Your Pet

We all know that acupuncture is a great treatment. It can help reduce stress and pain, relieve your headaches, and improve your immune system. But, did you know that acupuncture can also benefit your pet? That’s right, pet acupuncture is a thing, and it’s time to consider it for your pet. But, what’s so great […]

7 Incredible Benefits Of Pets Getting IV Nutrient Therapy
08Oct

7 Incredible Benefits Of Pets Getting IV Nutrient Therapy

Having a pet is a wonderful thing. That must be why over 80 million families in the US have one at home. The benefits of owning a pet are well-documented. Having a fur baby helps relieve stress, boost your mood, and more. One drawback to having a pet? Having to take them to the vet […]

Dr. Jean Dodds to Headline Second Annual Healthy Dog Expo in New York
19May

Dr. Jean Dodds to Headline Second Annual Healthy Dog Expo in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World renowned veterinarian Dr. Jean Dodds will be headlining the second annual Healthy Dog Expo, to be held April 6, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, N.Y. Dr. Dodds, a researcher and author on the cutting edge of holistic health care, and founder of Hemopet, the world’s first non-profit animal […]

NJTV News: How one nonprofit helps cover the costs of pets’ medical care
28Aug

NJTV News: How one nonprofit helps cover the costs of pets’ medical care

​ Five-year-old Katie happily takes treats from her parents. They’ll celebrating because the lab mix is now cancer free. “She’s my little sweetie pie. We go on walks, we play, we do everything,” said Bloomfield resident Fred Gardin. Mom, Pam, and Dad, Fred, remember getting hit with the horrifying news last summer after doctors found […]

RedBankGreen: Catch to Take Gotham Space
11Aug

RedBankGreen: Catch to Take Gotham Space

Catch will relocate from its present spot at 9 Broad Street to the home of Gotham, five doors away, and will be replaced by a Mexican restaurant. (Photo by John T. Ward) This edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn has a plateful of news from the Red Bank food scene, with two food-related businesses closing, one moving and another […]