Health – Dogs

Learn about canine holistic healthcare, non-surgical treatment options, & how to naturally treat the different kinds of common health issues found in dogs.

Dog Fighting: Facts about this Cruel Blood Sport

As you may well imagine, this is a very difficult topic to discuss.  However, the more we collectively understand about an issue, the more likely it is we will be able to effectuate positive change.  So, here goes!

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Why do dogs bark?

The answer to the question, “Why do dogs bark?” may seem obvious: To communicate, of course!  However, there are lots of things your pup may be trying to communicate by barking and the trick is to try to understand what …

Top ten dangerous common household items for dogs

Just as you must be vigilant about dangers lurking in common household items for your two-legged toddlers, so too must you watch out for dangers to your fur babies.  We all know how curious puppies generally are and many adult …

Why Do Dogs Dislike Certain People?

Dogs are similar to humans with respect to ‘vetting’ those who approach. In fact, they are generally much quicker at deciding who they like or dislike than their human parents are. Maybe dogs can tell a book by its cover.  …

Is pet nail polish safe for your dog?

Nail polish for humans has been around since at least 3000 BC but is a much more recent trend for our fur babies.  Before you decide to share your favorite nail polish color with your canine fur baby, consider the …

Most Common Questions Asked of Holistic Veterinarians

Expert Roundup

Onpets wanted to find out what the most common question is – and the answer – that holistic veterinarians receive from pet parents.  We consulted with a number of veterinarians around the country who practice integrative veterinary medicine …

Are pet paints and dyes safe for your dog?

Let’s face it: We love to dress up, not just ourselves, but our children as well.  For pet parents, the desire to express oneself through clothing, accessories, tattoos, make-up and hair-styles extends to their four-legged children.  The issue is how …

Bemer Therapy for improved oxygen utilization

Dr. John Simon is very excited about the beneficial potential of Bemer Therapy, a non-invasive, painless therapy he uses on his patients to help them improve cellular oxygen utilization. Here is what he asked us to share with the Onpets …

Holiday Advice from our Panel of Veterinarians

The holidays are upon us!

This year, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa all happen or begin between December 24 and 26 so there will be holiday cheer all the way into 2017.  With all the special foods, decorations, travel, visitors, stress …