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Forum: Dog Health 03-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Smile Your biggest fear regarding your pet's health

Hi everyone. I have been posting for a while now in hopes of sharing health information and answering health questions for people and their pets. As a holistic vet, I have people tell me every day...
Forum: Dog Health 01-06-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Ouch, sorry that your pup is hurting. ...

Ouch, sorry that your pup is hurting. Interdigital cysts are very common in dogs. They usually have two sources. One is a foreign body like a spear grass or cheat grass awn and the other cyst is...
Forum: Dog Health 01-06-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Pretty simple advice here. If you go to the...

Pretty simple advice here. If you go to the conventional vet route, the next step is to X-ray to see if there are bladder stones. Most vets should be able to do this by palpating the bladder with...
Forum: Dog Health 01-06-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
As a holistic vet, I get the opportunity to help...

As a holistic vet, I get the opportunity to help people start on the right track when they get a new puppy or kitten. Great news that you are going raw and fresh. That is wonderful news. Dry...
Forum: Dog Health 25-05-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
That would be my bet. Notice the bullseye...

That would be my bet. Notice the bullseye looking lesions. Typical of a bug bite. Don't put chemicals on your dog for bug bites. Treat them topically if at all. They will clear on their own once...
Forum: Dog Health 25-05-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Probably not mange. Mange almost always shows up...

Probably not mange. Mange almost always shows up in puppies unless you have an old dog with an immune suppressive disease. Sarcoptes is pretty rare and usually shows up on the face initially. ...
Forum: Dog Health 25-05-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
I think you are dead on..... it is about quality...

I think you are dead on..... it is about quality of life. We veterinarians often get so focused on coming up with a specific diagnosis, we forget to have a little common sense. No sense in putting...
Forum: Training 21-05-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Hang in there. Your intent for things to get...

Hang in there. Your intent for things to get better will allow it to happen. Now, before working with your pup, you need to help yourself. If you are fearful and stressed when you take your puppy...
Forum: Training 21-05-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
I have seen a lot of dogs damage themselves...

I have seen a lot of dogs damage themselves trying to get out of a crate. If you decide to crate her, put her in it and watch her from a distance for a while and see what happens. Broken teeth,...
Forum: Dog Health 19-05-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Fast her for 24 hours (water only) and let the...

Fast her for 24 hours (water only) and let the gut desensitize. Then start her back on small amounts of green lentils. Dogs are carnivores and need protein. Rice and potato are starch which...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
With a creatinine of 10, your dog has serious...

With a creatinine of 10, your dog has serious kidney disease. Most vets would diagnose your dog in kidney failure. The creatinine does not even begin to rise until at least 80% of the kidney mass...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
If he is having trouble with his balance, then...

If he is having trouble with his balance, then there is more going on than arthritis. Imbalance in the hindquarter, called ataxia, is usually due to a neurological problem which could explain the...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
If there is a fracture, your dog would most...

If there is a fracture, your dog would most likely be carrying the leg. Most dogs do not cry with pain unless it is cervical in nature or TMJ. If he is limping, he is painful. That is why he is...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
NOPE. The AHVMA is now backing a new guideline...

NOPE. The AHVMA is now backing a new guideline for vaccinating dogs that will blow the vets mind. One core vaccination at 16 weeks and that will be protective for the life of the dog. I would not...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Coconut oil has many benefits but is primarily...

Coconut oil has many benefits but is primarily used as a natural anti-inflammatory, so any disease that creates inflammation should benefit from its use. I recommend it with my client's pets...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Parvo is tough because it attacks the immune...

Parvo is tough because it attacks the immune system, which is required to eliminate the virus. Most shelter puppies come with little natural antibodies because their mothers were not likely...
Forum: Dog Health 16-05-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Whether it is food allergies, environmental...

Whether it is food allergies, environmental allergies or food sensitivities, these are all caused by an over-reaction by the immune system. This is why using prednisone is effective because it...
Forum: Dog Health 09-05-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Very unusual for a pesticide to have that...

Very unusual for a pesticide to have that immediate effect. Obviously it wasn't a heat stroke as the temperature would have been much higher on examination. If she was truly limp and flaccid, as a...
Forum: Dog Health 09-05-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Hi. I have been a vet for a long time and for...

Hi. I have been a vet for a long time and for many years I recommended feeding kibble to pets to "keep their teeth clean." Now, I know that this was a myth and that I was wrong to give this advice....
Forum: Dog Health 09-05-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
There is never a correct answer for this...

There is never a correct answer for this question. I have struggled with this for over 30 years as a vet and as a life-long pet owner. A couple of things I have learned. When we go into an...
Forum: Dog Health 09-05-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Questions: Has she been spayed? Is she aware...

Questions: Has she been spayed? Is she aware that she needs to urinate or is the urine dribbling out without her being aware? Are you finding urine on her bedding or where she naps? Your first...
Forum: Dog Health 24-04-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Hi. Sorry that your furbabby is having such...

Hi. Sorry that your furbabby is having such problems. You did not say how old your dog is, that might help. A couple of things to remember: Chi dogs are notorious for heart disease and they are...
Forum: Dog Health 24-04-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Hi. Nothing I see makes me think that the tooth...

Hi. Nothing I see makes me think that the tooth has anything to do with your dog's situation. If I were your vet, I would be focused on what is going on in the chest. An X-ray would be the best...
Forum: Dog Health 22-04-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Sorry to throw a wrench in works. Getting a...

Sorry to throw a wrench in works. Getting a definitive diagnosis can be difficult some times. However, I have always been reluctant to put an older dog down under anesthesia without being convinced...
Forum: Dog Health 22-04-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,936
Posted By Dr. Dennis Thomas
Hi. Sorry you are having seizure issues with...

Hi. Sorry you are having seizure issues with your dog. I have worked on seizure dogs for many, many years. Most young dogs, under five years of age, that have seizures are diagnosed with...
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