Pet Advocate's Town Hall
Links To Articles About Herbs, Supplements, Health Issues, Medications & More For Pets
Choking - PetWave
Choking - The Happy Dog Spot
Heart - CPR For Dogs (video)
Heart - CPR For Dogs & Puppies - Pet MD
Plants - Toxic To Pets - UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
Knowing These 11 Symptoms Could Save Your Dog's Life - Little Things
National Poison Control Center, Emergency Disaster Information, Animal Legal Hotline, Spay / Neuter Helpline and Pet Travel Hotline
Please remember you are reading the opinions and mere suggestions of others for your consideration. YOU are ultimately responsible for making your own decisions and for your own actions. YOU must draw your own conclusions regarding this information and YOU must decided if and or how you should use it.
If your dog's health problem is an "unsolved mystery" you might want to check out these pages too
Commonly used products such as flea control products can cause severe and even fatal adverse reactions, your vet may not even be aware of it yet.
Adverse reactions come in many different forms such as organ damage and getting a correct diagnosis can be nearly impossible. Reactions can be mild, severe or even fatal.
What's In Your Dog's Medicine Cabinet?
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Marcie Fallek DVM, CVA, Holistic Veterinarian on CBS Early Show
"What Is Veterinary Acupuncture & Can It Help Your Dog?" - The Dogington Post
*Includes a list of health issues that respond to acupuncture
Bloat can be very dangeous and deadly. The link above provides a list of symptoms that should not be ignored, contact your vet or emergency clinic immediately!
Car Sick Pooch?
Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Is surgery the way to go?
Distemper & Parvo
Flea, Tick, Mosquito & Black Fly Repellent
Caution! Dog Bursts Into Flames After Flea & Tick Treatment - Examiner
Heart Conditions / Disease
This behavior can be caused by illness, disease or just be a bad habit
Arthritis & joint Pain, itching from allergies, digestive issues, inflammation, liver health & detoxification support, pain, some respiratory issues, unrinary tract infections
Mercola.com - Dr. Becker
Liver damage, kidney disease, pancreatitis, cancer, diabetes?
Mast Cell Tumors In Dogs
This is a list of human medications that are SUPPOSED TO BE SAFE for pets. I am not a vet, do your own research and make your own decision.
The list can be found here
Neuter & Spay
Keep in mind that pet over-population is an enormous problem. Although campaigns to neuter & spay pets have been very helpful, still far too many are killed in shelters everyday. If you choose not to spay or neuter your pet you are also chosing to take the huge responsibility of keeping your pet under complete control at all times.
(Video) Dr. Becker discusses both sides of the issue in this very surprising video.
"Long story short, neutering appears to increase incidence of many cancers, certain joint problems, and some behavioral disorders."
"How would removing a child’s reproductive organs before puberty affect their growth, maturation, and development?"
by Dr. Karen Becker
(Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
*The information below is copied from our Pet Product Alert page
Some people say it is a wonderful drug while others say it killed their pets. If this medication has been prescribed for your dog please be aware of the benefits and risks BEFORE you administer the first dose to your pet. You must be able to recognize the signs of an adverse reaction. Do not rely on your vet to provide this information and please make sure the proper lab tests (liver / kidney) are done before you even think about giving it to your pet.
"chewing rocks (or other non-food items) can be dangerous if ingested." - The Dogington Post
(Video) Dr. Becker discusses many causes and types of seizures and the various treatment options.
Skin Care, Itchiness & Hot Spots
*(you might also want to look at the Coconut Oil section - near the top of this page)
Spinning In Circles?
This could be normal dog behavior but it can also be a sign of health issues
Xylitol - Sugar Substitute - VCA Hospitals
"Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs."
Xylitol: The "Sugar Free" Sweetener Your Dog NEEDS You To Know About - Preventative Vet
If you want a more in depth look into vaccines much more information can be found here
Wheelchair - Does Your Dog Need One?
Your pet's life is in your hands.
Please do your own research so you will be able to make truly informed choices.
We can't expect our veterinarians to know everything or to always have the most accurate information.