Dr. Cooke's Blog: My Thoughts & Ideas
Welcome to my Blog. I have included thoughts and ideas that I frequently discuss in the exam room with my clients. Hope you find them useful!
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Why Complementary Medicine is a MUST!
Complementary medicine such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbals, massage, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is based on studying the patterns of disease. What makes disease occur in the first place. Why do certain individuals get certain patterns of disease and … Continue reading
Dog Behavior Problems: Stop them before they start
Dog Behavior Problems: Stop them before they start Behavior problems in dogs and cats are the most serious ‘health’ issues that some pets face in their lives. Every year millions of dogs and cats are needlessly euthanized after being given … Continue reading
Recipe Alert! Newfie Breakfast Bars for Dogs
This recipe is from Lisa Jones, LVT and Ronald Dymond…enjoy! “I love this recipe because it makes a lot of treats and it is so easy! You just throw everything into the bowl, mix and pat onto 2 greased cookies sheets! … Continue reading
Learning your Dog’s Mouth: Oh How They Chew!
With February being Dental Health Month for the veterinary profession, I thought I’d write a few thoughts down for you to reference. Dental disease includes plague and tartar accumulation, bad breath (halitosis), gum infection and inflammation (gingivitis). Oral health includes … Continue reading
The Cruel Cycle of Osteoarthritis: Don’t ride this cycle!
This radiograph (x-ray) is that of my old dog Dusty. He had severe ‘coxofemoral degenerative joint disease’…which is a fancy way of saying severe hip dysplasia. Look closely at the ‘ball and socket’ joint of the hip. The … Continue reading
Make Your Own Glucosamine/Chondroitin: Tendon/Ligament Soup for Dogs & Cats & People!
This recipe makes a rich soup that nourishes the sinews, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Think of it as natural ‘stem cell’ therapy for repairing cartilage, bone, and soft tissues. It is good for dogs and cats but can be … Continue reading
To a Healthier New Year for Your Dogs…feed some “real food”
With the New Year approaching, I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous New Year. But in prosperity, I also want to include health for all those reading this blog and health for our loved ones, which of course, … Continue reading
We All Scream for Ice Cream…or Yogurt!
Frozen Yogurt Recipe for the Pups 32 oz. vanilla yogurt 6 capsules of probiotics 1 banana mashed 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter 2 tbsp. raw honey Combine all ingredients and add to ice trays and freeze. Pop them out as … Continue reading
Here Come the Thunderstorms!
Every year millions of dogs suffer from thunderstorm phobias and anxiety. The reason your dog may suffer from these phobias is likely due to many different factors. Some dogs have an anxious disposition anyway and don’t handle the ‘stress’ of … Continue reading