Healthy Pets Naturally

Pet Immunization: Far Riskier Than You Might Think, Yet Highly Promoted by Vets

Friday, December 04, 2015

By Dr. Becker
The traditional veterinary community has decided to co-opt the CDC’s “National Immunization Awareness Month” for humans, which occurs each year in August. The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) encourage their membership to “Use August ‘National Immunization Awareness Month’ to Promote Pet Vaccination Awareness”. Click here to read the full article

Review of Seizures/Epilepsy in Animals

Friday, December 04, 2015

Coauthored with Diana R. Laverdure
Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and trailblazer, Joanne Carson, PhD, Founder of Canine Epilepsy Guardian Angels

Seizures are the most common neurological disorder in dogs (Wong, 2013). Witnessing a beloved dog in the throes of a seizure is terrifying; the fear that he will injure himself, that he shouldn’t be left alone or that his quality of life will suffer so much that you will be forced to make a dire decision regarding his future are all enough to cause feelings of helplessness and constant stress in even the most resilient dog parent. But the good news is that seizures do not necessarily get worse over time, and there are proactive steps that can help reduce both their intensity and frequency (Canine Epilepsy Guardian Angels, 2011). Click here to read the full article

Do You Make These “Small” Disease-Triggering Kitty Mistakes?

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Dr. Becker

Have you ever thought something was a little "off" with your cat but you couldn't quite pinpoint it? Maybe she was eating less, sleeping more, or avoiding you. Maybe she was sitting or lying in an awkward position, or her movements were halting or hesitant. Click here to read the full article

Scientists Never Expected to Discover Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Here…

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Dr. Becker

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been a serious health concern in human and veterinary medicine for several years now, and increasingly, scientists are discovering the problem among wildlife as well, most recently in monkeys inhabiting the remote jungles of Mexico. Click here to read the full article

This Vaccine Can Impair Your Dog's Immune System

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Dr. Becker

Earlier this year, a local ABC affiliate in Chicago, ABC7 Eyewitness News, decided to investigate dog owner claims (no mention of how many) that vaccine side effects had caused harm to their pets.1  Click here to read the full article

Vaccinosis

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dr.Richard Pitcairn Discusses Chronic Disease Caused by Vaccines

Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V.M., Ph.D., author of Dr. Pictorial’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, is a renowned homeopathic veterinarian practicing in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Pitcairn received his Ph.D. when he returned to school after becoming a veterinarian in order to study veterinary immunology, virology and biochemistry. This return to school was prompted by his search for basic answers about the body's ability to defend and heal itself. Click here to read the full article

Where Will You Turn If Your Pet Needs More Help Than Your Vet Can Offer?

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Dr. Nancy Scanlan, Executive Director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation

I started using nutraceuticals because I wanted to help a Boxer with heart disease. She was already on heart medicine, and after a year her heart was starting to fail again. Any increase in her regular medication would have been toxic. Nutritional supplements helped her live out her normal lifespan. Click here to read the full article

Three Simple Sure Fire Strategies to Optimize Your Pet’s Health

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dr. Becker's Comments:

Preventative medicine is not only important for us humans, but equally important for keeping our pets with us for as long as possible. You have to "create your pet's health" proactively throughout his life, rather than waiting for pathology to happen and then struggling to reverse it. By the time disease shows up, the damage has been done. Click here to read the full article

Titre Testing well under way at Healthy Pets Naturally

Friday, December 19, 2014

by Dr Rebecca Jenner

In Patty's previous Newsletter dated August '14, there are some very informative articles on the issue of Vaccinating vs Titer Testing so I thought I would take the opportunity to explain the Titer Testing that we now perform at Healthy Pets Naturally, Mona Vale and my personal view of the Test we use. The kit that I use is called VacciCheck and it assesses the immunity status of dogs for the pathogens Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus, which are the 3 pathogens in the C3 Vaccine and for cats Panleukopenia, Herpes Virus and Calici Virus IgG in the F3 Vaccine.  Click here to read the full article

The Writing Is on the Wall... And the Pet Industry Is Catching On

Friday, December 19, 2014

By Dr. Becker

Lately, a real head-scratcher for the processed pet food industry has been: why does that pesky little raw pet food market continue to grow, despite all our best efforts to denigrate and defile it, and drive consumers away from it? Click here to read the full article