Have you ever thought about how your own physical and emotional health affects your dog? Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte, BVSc, discusses how profoundly our own health affects our dog’s. Including how often he sees owners and dogs with the same exact health problems! What can be done about this? Dr. Edward discusses ways to help turn this around.
How do you know if your dog is in pain? Dr. Edward of The Healing Vet has found that more than 50% (!) of the dogs he’s assessed for pain are suffering and hardly any of their owners know it. In this blog post Dr. Edward discusses how dogs express pain with their body language, and he gives us a list of signs to look for—whether it’s acute or chronic pain. In Part 2 of Dogs in Pain, Dr. Edward will discuss treatments for pain—both conventional and holistic. Coming soon!Dog body language, Dogs in pain, Signs of pain, Silent suffering
In Part 2 of Dogs in Pain, Dr. Edward discusses treatment options—both natural and conventional. Diet, herbs, body work, heat packs, injectables and more, plus veterinary drugs if natural treatments aren’t enough. He also discusses diagnostic tests and the most important question he asks his clients before deciding to proceed with testing. This is the follow-up to “Dogs in Pain Part 1: It can be Surprisingly Hard to Tell When Your Dog is in Pain!” So now you know how to recognize when your dog is in pain and many treatment options to choose from!Dog Health, Dog pain, Holistic pain treatment, Natural treatments for pain, Veterinary drugs to treat pain
Veterinarians need to do more to discourage people from breeding dogs with extremely flat faces. Jessica Perry Hekman, DVM, PhD, compares the recent British Veterinary Association (BVA) position statement on flat-faced dogs, which is quite forward thinking, to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) position, which is weak, at best. “U.S. veterinarians are lacking strong leadership bringing us forward. How can we help to fix these breeds? One step is a new policy from the AVMA, providing real guidance to the veterinarians on the front lines about how to talk to the owners and breeders of brachycephalic dogs.”Boston terrier, boxer, Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), Brachycephaly, bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, English bulldog, Flat-faced dogs, French bulldog, Pekingese, pug, Shi Tzu, Veterinary medicine