The Veterinarian’s Oath

This is the Oath that every veterinarian takes when we graduate. Why is it important? It affirms the roles and responsibilities of a veterinarian in protecting and enhancing animals’ welfare. Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the...

What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?

Integrative veterinary medicine is a system that diagnoses and treats disease in the context of the whole pet patient. This includes their state of health, nutrition, the presence of other diseases, and their environment. Conventional medicine is generally accepted, Western medicine, backed by vigorous, peer-reviewed scientific research. Alternative medicine is everything else, including therapies or...

Top 10 Pet Nutrition Tips

Prior to domestication, dogs & cats were foraging animals. Cats hunted small prey items in the desert. Dogs were most opportunistic and ate more variety. When pets became domesticated, they initially ate human leftovers. In the 1960’s the cereal companies packaged pet food in kibble form. Commercially packaged pet food became so popular because it...

Why Does My Pet Have Bad Breath?

Bad breath is often a sign of gum disease. It all starts when plaque builds up on the teeth. Certain breeds including Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, Poodles and Chihuahuas may be predisposed. Other conditions such as kidney disease and oral tumors can also cause bad breath. Most pets over 2 years old already suffer from periodontal...