Doggie Alzheimer’s – Part Two

The pharmaceutical drug Anipryl (or generic selegiline) works to alter specific brain neurotransmitters. A standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease in people, it’s also been found to improve symptoms for some dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). It’s estimated that 75% of treated dogs will show improvement in at least one clinical symptom within two months of therapy. Sounds impressive – but what this really means is that not all dogs will respond and results vary widely. This drugstore option is my Plan B. So let’s move on to Plan A.
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Bee-killing pesticide found in garden store plants

A type of pesticide that’s a focal point in the controversy over endangered honeybees has turned up in garden-store plants sampled by Friends of the Earth. Other bee experts say the pilot study on neonicotinoids adds an important twist to the plight of the bees—but stress that more rigorous research needs to be done. Read The full article…
Mass Honeybee Deaths: Getting Worse, Not Better.

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Fido and the fourth of July jitters… Tips from Paula Tarifaj, DVM to keep your dog calm during the festivities.

While you may enjoy this spectator holiday, it’s often the worst day of the year for dogs panicked by loud unexpected noises. Read the full article…
Fireworks Season – help dogs cope and keep them safely indoors!

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Dogs Can Lose Golden Years – Alzheimer’s explained – Part One

Senility, or old dog syndrome, was once a familiar way to describe the family dog that was starting to resemble an elderly grandparent’s strange lapse of memory and bouts of curious behavior.
Alzheimer’s Explained – Part One

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How I Treat Itchy Smelly Dog Ears – Part 2, By Paula Terifaj, DVM of Dog Spa Resort

The microscopic presence of bacteria and yeast can easily be determined by taking a swab of the ear canal. Topical ear drops or ointments routinely prescribed are basically combo cocktails of antibiotics (to kill bacteria), antifungals (to kill yeast), and anti-inflammatory drugs like cortisone (necessary to dampen inflammation, stop the itch and reduce pain).
Part 2 on how to keep your dog’s ears healthy

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More information on the gaps diet. Food for thought when considering the long term effects of modern science in our daily lives.

Read more in these insightful tips from Hearler Dealer Diary.

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Itchy Painful Smelly Ears – possible fix for the pain of it all – Part 1

If you are dragging your dog to the vet for yet another round of ear cleanings, ear drops and other costly meds – read on. Some dogs are never “cured” from these frustrating bouts of ear scratching, head shaking and smelly ooze. But there is hope that you can lessen these painful episodes with routine care. – See more at: http://www.dogsparesort.com/how-i-treat-itchy-smelly-dog-ears-part-1#sthash.aCeWvDqI.dpuf
Read advice on how to keep your dog’s ears healthy from Paula Terifaj, DVM

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Want to learn more about promoting a healthy immune system? See this re-post of an article from Healer Dealer Blog.

THE GAPS DIET & GUT FLORA

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And some thought getting dogs high on pot was just something funny back in the day.

Check out the latest in this re-post from Dog Breath Blog…

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Paula Tarifaj, DVM Completes Her Series

Part 4 on pain relief for your beloved dogs.

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Dog Spa Resort Owner and Veterinarian Paula Tarifaj, DVM continues her series…

Part 3, pain relief for your dog

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Drug-free pain relief for people and pets – part two By Paula Terifaj DVM

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This is your chance to win a signed copy of the inspirational memoir, “OUT OF THE WOODS” by Katina Makris.

HEALER DEALER GIVEAWAY…OUT OF THE WOODS

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Helpful first in a 3 part series of posts about natural ways to keep your pet’s joints healthy. Posts are from Dr Paula Terifaj of Dog Spa Resort

Promising discoveries for joint health – Part I

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Cedar oil kills bugs dead – new safe pesticide for people and pets

Read what Dr. Paula Terifaj, owner of Dog Spa Resort in California has to say about using Dr. Ben’s Cedar Oil Formula for controlling fleas, ticks and other insects.
Dr. Terifaj is also the voice of Dog-Breath Blog

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