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Five Element Theory

Five Element Theory in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Have you ever wondered why a training method works for your friend’s dog but not at all for yours? Or why your new dog exhibits a crazy behavior you never saw in your other dogs? Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) recognizes that animals and people have five [...]

Holistic Veterinarian: Can Humans get Heartworms?

Can humans get Heartworm? Yes…and No. Human pulmonary dirofilariasis is caused by the transmission of infective third stage larvae of the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, during blood-feeding by several species of infected mosquitoes. Since humans are not primary hosts and cannot support the parasite’s life cycle, infective larvae die after migrating to the pulmonary vascular [...]

Holistic Veterinarian: Heartworm Prevalence

This article examines the individual factors that influence prevalence rates of canine heartworm in the contiguous United States. The data set pictured below was provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council, which contains county-by-county results of over nine million heartworm tests conducted during 2011 and 2012, is analyzed for predictive structure. The goal is to [...]

Heartworms in Dogs & Cats is Now a Public Health Issue

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in both dogs and cats. The disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis (D. immitis) continues to cause severe disease and even death in dogs and other animals, even though safe, highly effective and convenient preventatives have been available for the past 20 years. Furthermore, the parasite [...]

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