Vegan and Cruelty Free Skin Care

Why Vegan and Cruelty Free Skin Care Products? The vegan lifestyle used to be perceived as something for overly health-conscious people. Now it is one of the most popular lifestyle trends and is not showing signs of slowing down. This has increased the demand for vegan products worldwide, including Vegan and Cruelty Free Skin Care [...]
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What is a Holistic Vet?

A holistic vet is a doctor that is open-minded to all therapeutic avenues. Instead of dismissing new treatments or ideas outright, a holistic vet will try to incorporate them into a comprehensive treatment plan. In particular, a holistic vet will pay more attention to the mental state of the pet. Emotions such as fear, stress [...]

Shanghai – WATCVM

As most of you may know by now, Dr. Raj was honoured to be invited to speak at the 21st Annual International Conference on TCVM  this past September, held in Shanghai China. The conference theme centred around TCVM for dermatological and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, cats and horses and was held at the stunning World Expo [...]
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Abby in Her Chair

In the past 3 weeks, people have been saying Poor Abby when they see her chair but really we need to be saying YAY Abby! Degenerative myelopthy may be taking her ability to walk unassisted but the wheelchair gives her freedom back. Freedom to go for longer walks and the independence to explore without Mom […]


Petapalooza – Come Join the Fun

Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care will be at Petapalooza Vancouver on August 26, 2018.  This event is fun for the whole family. Dr. Radica Raj will be onsite discussing the latest in Integrative Veterinary Care modalities.  With events including running of the bulls (French and English bulldog races) Weiner dog races and a puppy stamped [...]
Pet Vaccines

Are Pet Vaccines a Necessary Evil?

Pet Vaccines Should I or should I not vaccinate my pet– this is a dilemma faced by many pet owners especially when managing age or health-related issues. Vaccines are useful in moderation to prevent disease and death. For dogs, the core vaccines are considered to be Parvo and Distemper vaccines. There is a small percentage [...]
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Important Announcement from Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising friends and supporters, As you may or may not know, Phoenix Rising turned 4 on July 29, 2017. Thank you to all of you that have helped me sustain the practice for the past 4 years and for your faith in integrative medicine. I would like to announce that the time has come […]

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Medications: Can veterinarians prescribe medical marijuana?

Medications: Can veterinarians prescribe medical marijuana? Hi friends and supporters of Phoenix Rising Integrative Veterinary Care. It was recently brought to my attention that there has been a Facebook discussion regarding the use of medical marijuana for dogs and cats. In this discussion my name and Phoenix Rising were being mentioned as a possible source […]

nosodes vs vaccines

Nosodes vs Vaccines

Nosodes vs Vaccines Nosodes are similar to homeopathic remedies. They are made from the blood of a sick animal or human or from the secretions, excretions or lesions that are produced in a diseased animal. Nosodes are made by a series of dilutions from the above-mentioned materials until there is no physical material, only the […]

Dr. Radica Raj

Vegan Vet – Dr. Radica Raj Now Booking Appointments for Vancouver & Surrounding Area

Vegan Vet - Dr. Radica Raj is now booking appointments for February 20, 2017 for clients in Vancouver and surrounding areas.  Dr. Raj will be scheduling Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments at Harbourview Animal Hospital. As some of you are aware, Dr. Raj has been offering PRP treatments for partial cruciate [...]