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Vitamin D Testing for Pets

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for pets, but according to a Tufts University study, up to 75% of dogs and 80% of cats are vitamin D deficient, especially those with chronic illnesses that can range from cancer to allergies. Meridian Veterinary Care can provide regular testing and veterinarian-supervised supplementation to improve your pet’s condition, [...]

FAQs About Integrative Oncology For Pets

When your pet has cancer, understanding all your care options is extremely important, so we have compiled your most frequently received questions about integrative oncology at Meridian Veterinary Care. Here are our answers. Question: My pet has cancer—are chemotherapy and radiation the only options? Answer: No—at Meridian Veterinary Care, we believe that your pet will [...]

What is Non-Anesthetic Pet Dentistry?

Your pet’s health is more than a sum of their body systems—it’s a constellation of complex and interconnected processes impacted by their internal and external environment. Dental health is one good example, because an unhealthy mouth can damage the liver, kidneys, and heart, and ultimately shorten your pet’s life. At Meridian Veterinary Center, our integrative [...]

5 Tips to Boost Your Pet’s Immune System

1. Feed more fresh food and less dry kibble. Feeding overly processed diets such as dry kibble may weaken your pets’ immune system over time. Ideally, dry diets should be eliminated or reduced and replaced with either a balanced home-cooked diet or a commercial fresh diet that is either frozen or freeze dried (click here [...]

Veterinary Laser Therapy

Laser Theory Light amplification by stimulated emission rays or L.A.S.E.R. is a means of directing highly concentrated coherent light at a concise wavelength to the muscles, tissues, organs, connective tissue, formed elements of the blood, and the living matrix of the body, are all involved and are all subject to laser stimulation and healing. Photosynthesis [...]

Nutritional Support for Pet Arthritis

If your pet has been diagnosed with arthritis there are a number of nutritional changes that can make a significant change in your pet’s comfort. Eliminate grains from the diet. Grains, particularly those containing gluten such as wheat, barley and rye, can be difficult for the body to process and can lead to increased levels [...]

Acupuncture Techniques

I use acupuncture on a daily basis to treat a variety of conditions in pets including allergies, arthritis, intervertebral disc disease, liver and kidney disease and more. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on energy pathways (meridians) to optimize circulation, decrease inflammation and regulate of the endocrine and immune systems. There are a variety of [...]

Treating Back Pain Naturally

Back pain in dogs and cats is a very common problem. Many pets show no symptoms at all, whereas others become reluctant to jump onto furniture, into cars or even go as far on their walks. In extreme cases, dogs especially, will become less active or even yelp in pain during certain movements or when [...]

The Kibble Situation

You’ve all heard me recommend that you reduce or eliminate the dry kibble—but is it really all that bad? Dogs and cats have been living on these diets for years. Why change? There are several reasons, but they all point to the same issue—INFLAMMATION. There is an epidemic of inflammation among humans and pets. Most [...]

Natural Flea and Tick Products

Looking for a natural alternative to traditional insecticide-based topical products for fleas and ticks? We have been experimenting with a variety of natural products on our own pets and have found two products that we have been very impressed with. The first product is an essential oil blend called Purification by Young Living which contains [...]

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