Sprocket is a 9.5 year old neutered male Shiba Inu. He is very friendly and good with other animals and small children. He enjoys walks, playing fetch and being scratched. Unfortunately Sprocket has a few health issues that will require…

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Ginger Root, Zingiber officinalis (Gan Jiang) The herb Gan Jiang is used in a lot of herbal formulas for digestive disorders. This is not really surprising if we know what it does! Ginger warms the stomach and aids digestion. It is…

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Bone Broth – A Rediscovery Of The Old!

Bone broth has been used for centuries in human medicine for those who were sick or needed to recover from sickness. In many Chinese prescriptions soup or broth are used with or without additional herbs for many conditions. Bones are…

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Veterinary Chiropractic - History It was DD Palmer back in 1895 who was the first person to use the dorsal spinal process of the spinal vertebrae to “re-align” the spinal column. Veterinary chiropractic was pioneered by veterinarian Dr. Sharon Willoughby.…

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An Afternoon In Powell River – Prolotherapy, PRP & Canine Nutrition

The afternoon on Saturday March 28, 2015 proved to be an exciting one for Dr. Marlene and myself in Powell River. We had been invited to speak to a group of people on the topics of Prolotherapy & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)…

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Dr Radica will be doing a presentation on Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the members of the Comox Valley Working Dog Club this Sunday March 8 2015 at Merville Hall at 1 pm. Prolotherapy and PRP are proving…

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Phoenix Rising Veterinary Care presents Integrative Veterinary Medicine and Geriatric Care. Minoue is a 19 year old, female, spayed cat. She was brought to me for euthanasia. Her clinical symptoms were urinary incontinence and severe weight loss. She was emaciated…

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Hip Dysplasia By Dr. Marlene Smith And Dr. Radica Raj

Hip dysplasia is the medical term for poor hip conformation and the arthritis and pain that occurs secondary to that conformation. Normally the “ball” portion of the hip (the head of the femur) sits well within the “socket” portion of…

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The Best Present For Your Pet  – Pet Insurance!

With the real or perceived expenses of health care for our pets, most people have chosen to insure their pet with one of the pet care insurances available. Nothing is more tragic than having to decide to euthanize your dog,…

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