Holistic-integrative, alternative, complementary medicine. Whatever you want to call it, this is it.

Now Available: People Chow

Run, do not walk, to your nearest grocery store to get yourself a big bag of People Chow. Yes, gone are the days of slaving over a hot microwave oven. Now you can get all the flavor and nutrition you can handle from this new, convenient, food-like kibble. Your life is going to be so […]

Mitsu vs. Bone Cancer

Mitsu is a wonderful 12-year-old Akita with a friendly disposition. She first came to me in May of 2012 because she was limping on her right front leg on and off for 6 months and her owner was concerned that she might have arthritis. Unfortunately, X-rays revealed she had osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her humerus […]

Six Myths about Conventional Pet Food

  Nutrition is the basis of health. To build and run a healthy body, both wholesome raw materials and appropriate fuel are needed. We have been led to believe that processed pet foods provide healthy nutrition. I would like to inject an ounce of reality into this notion. Here are six falsehoods regarding the benefits […]

Dr. Doug in the Raw

Yes, I’m going to bare it all for you right now. I am one of a rare breed of veterinarian who actually recommends raw pet food. This is in spite of my veterinary educational indoctrination that processed pet food is scientifically validated. Initially I bought the propaganda – hook, line and sinker. The reason I […]

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 […]

What is Holistic-Integrative Medicine?

So, what is holistic medicine? An alternative approach to health care and prevention of disease which integrates the body as a whole, including mind and spirit, rather than separate systems.                                                Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary Holistic Health – Holistic Health is actually an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the […]