Entries by Dr. Doug

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Learn to PETitate

Meditation is an integral part of a holistic lifestyle for people. Many scientific studies now show that the regular practice of meditation can improve brain function, benefit the immune system, promote healthy sleep patterns, and even increase cancer survival. If you are interested in learning how to meditate, here is a free online course. I […]

The Kiss of Death

If your pet’s breath is enough to knock you over, she probably has dental disease. Dental health is very important for our pets. They say we can add years to our lives by flossing and I believe that keeping our animals’ teeth clean can improve their health and longevity as well. Many pets have dental […]

Veterinary Acupuncture – What’s the Point?

The word acupuncture comes from the Latin “acus” which means needle and “punctura” which means to puncture. So acupuncture involves the use of needles which are inserted into specific points on the body in order to affect a cure. In order to understand acupuncture it is necessary to recognize that the ancient Chinese had a […]

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Is Your Cat’s Food Killing Her?

Is Your Cat’s Food Killing Her? A study1 published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association evaluated the thiamine (Vitamin B1) content of 45 brands of canned cat food. In all 90 canned cat foods were evaluated – one fish and one non-fish flavor from each of the […]