ANIMALS & PETS
What is "Animals & Pets?" Animals bring us great joy, health and inspiration every day of our lives. Where would we be without both our pets and animals in the wild? On the All Things Healing Animals & Pets page, we’re committed to bringing you educational articles, opportunities for animal advocacy, training and safety tips, health and welfare, as well as sources of inspiration and compassion.

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Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM is a — now retired — integrative veterinarian and author of Dinner PAWsible, a pet food cookbook for pets.  Dr. Alinovi believes good nutrition is...
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Cathy Alinovi, DVM
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by Karen Becker, DVM

With warmer weather comes an increased risk of flea and tick exposure for your pets. Many veterinarians recommend chemical preventives as a solution (some even recommend them to pets year-round), but I don't agree with turning to chemicals as a means of controlling nature. Many of my conventional veterinary peers suggest a "one-size-fits-all" approach for pests, but I suggest you think about a more commonsense approach when it comes to dealing with summer pests.

 

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: It's the season to worry about nasty critters - neither our pets or we should have to deal with them. Some great advice to decrease susceptibility to fleas included here.

 

 

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by Cathy Alinovi, DVM,

ATH Co-Editor of Animals & Pets

It’s a form of energy therapy formalized in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. Since 1922, his original 2000 students-turned-Reiki Masters have taught other practitioners all around the world in Usui’s energy healing methods. Based on a centuries old method of directing cosmic Qi (energy) into healing touch, Usui’s followers use Reiki to improve the overall health of their subject. Gentle touch and intention, help the Reiki practitioner direct the subject’s vital force to parts of the body that need healing. Combining this touch with universal Qi, can be quite therapeutic for some.

 

 

 

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by Cathy Alinovi, DVM,

ATH Co-Editor of Animals & Pets

Statistics presented by veterinary insurance companies report that 25% of dogs will develop cancer before they die. For some reason, the cancer rate in cats is not as high as that in dogs. Therefore, this discussion will focus on dogs. However, much of what applies to dogs also applies to cats. Sadly, labrador-type dogs are at highest risk for cancer. Other breeds, like Great Danes and Saint Bernards have a generic tendency to develop cancer at a young age – for some of these dogs, it’s as early as one and two-years-old.

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: It's the last thing anyone wants to hear - cancer. Some types of cancer are more treatable than others, and many are preventable. The combination of conventional and alternative medicine can help prolong quality of life for the cancer patient.

 

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: These tips head the top of the list when it comes to protecting your dog from causes of ill health. Join Dr Dobias and his best friend, Skai for a great run-down.

 

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: What do all of the following have in common? Jersey Shore, Thrift Shop, and Holistic Pet Care? Here's an all-around take on pet care.

 

 

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by Lauren Bowen

Cross-posted from www.Care2.com

Vomiting is not a pleasant subject; and for many of us, the very thought of an upset stomach turns us green. For people, vomiting is usually a sign that something is acutely wrong—maybe a nasty contaminant made its way into our food or we caught the stomach flu in passing.

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Cats throw up for many reasons - great suggestions listed here! If your cat is regurgitating, don't forget to consult with an animal chiropractor as regurgitation can often be corrected with a manual adjustment - along with all the other great suggestions herein.

 

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Dogs eat some crazy things - I've removed rope toys, rocks, fish hooks, feminine hygiene products and balls of hair, just to name a few. Here are some more pictures - amazing recoveries for the dogs in this video - not all dogs are as lucky. Protect your pets - watch what they eat, keep them safe - vets would rather see healthy patients, not risky emergencies where the patient could die. (Kitties eat silly things too!)

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: There are many lessons in history. Presumably the first film ever made, this film of a race horse shows us what race horses looked like, how they moved, and how they were ridden 150 years ago. Have we improved their condition?

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: You've seen your kids, or your neighbors' kids, you've seen bulldogs - now - Mick the Cat! Skateboarder Extraordinaire. Doesn't that look fun?

 

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Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Shocking but possible, meat and bone meal does not tell the consumer what species are included. It really can include rendered pets from animal shelters.

 

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by Coleen Ellis

When a friend loses a pet, as we read in the last segment, most often they just want a listening ear. Someone who won’t judge them but will rather let them tell the story of the life they shared with a beloved pet...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Silence is awful. Stillness. Worse. The verb "to be" does not even exist in the Turkish language. Being is a given. How to we just "be" so we can help our friends grieve?

 

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by Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA

Fat has a bad rap, and it is often vilified in the media. (And please note, this article is about eating fat, not BEING “fat.” Being overweight is rarely a healthy state for pets.)...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Mmmm. Bacon. My Beagle loves bacon - reason to get up in the morning. Conventional wisdom has us trained to think eating fat makes us fat; we must eschew fat and eat carbohydrates instead. And yet, our society gets fatter and fatter eating carbs and avoiding fats. Dogs and cats included. Not Ollie the Beagle - the happy bacon eater. He's trim and fit, and eats bacon. In moderation.

 

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by Linda Webber

As is the case with all animals, their past experiences have helped to shape their personality and behaviour. Most animals have been traumatised in some way. Separation anxiety, shock, physical pain, are all common life experiences. Many owners are unaware of these aspects of their animal’s history, as they predominantly focus on its physical condition...

 

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