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Acupuncture and Acupressure Lecture Next Saturday!

Don’t Miss This Insightful Event!

On Saturday (December 10th), Dr. Gersten will be hosting a lecture on the topic of veterinary acupuncture and acupressure.

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Wellness and Vaccination Programs for Your Pet in New Jersey

Wellness and vaccination programs for your animal offered to you by Holistic Pet Care in Little Falls, New Jersey. There is no cookie cutter template to making sure that your beloved family pet is taken care of. So at Holistic Pet Care we have created our very own Wellness and Vaccination Programs for each type of animal we service. Whether is it a kitten or a puppy we have a plan for everyone. Now let’s take a look at some of the Wellness and Vaccination programs we offer.

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Dr.B Gives Expert Advice on Raw Pet Food at Whiskers Holistic Pet Shop, NY

We’re proud to have an expert animal dietician like Dr.Buchoff leading our team! On April 2nd he spoke at an event at Whiskers Holistic Pet Shop to help inform pet owners about the benefits of a holistic, raw-food diet for pets, and highlighted some of his tips and tricks for helping to maintain our furry friend’s health and longevity and the common issues faced by pets on a highly-processed diet.

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Big day for Surgery!

Today was a big day for surgery!
Dr. B performed a Cystotomy to remove a (probably oxalate) stone (pictured) from the urinary bladder of a 3-year-old male Yorkie mix. Later he performed a Femoral Head Osteotomy to help a 6-year-old male Yorkie walk again.

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Non-Anesthetic Dental

Hello everyone!We’d like to let you know that Dali and Kathy from Non-Anesthetic dental will be back in town on April 26th, 2016. 

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Caring for your Pets Winter Cold and Flu

We know that you care deeply about your pet’s health, and that’s why you take the time to read articles like this. Pets are not immune to some of the same sickness that we humans experience.

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It’s HOT – Watch Your Pet for Dehydration!

If there is one thing you want to look out for in your pets this summer, it’s dehydration – especially with how hot our summers get. None of us like feeling dehydrated, so it stands to reason that we wouldn’t want our pets dehydrated either.

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Raw/Cooked Cat Food Diet

It seems like today, there is a pretty big craze about raw and cooked ‘homemade’ cat (and dog) foods. The diet is safer for your pet, can help alleviate pains and bowel issues, and can be useful in keeping your cat happy, healthy, and well fed.

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Holistic Pet Care Procedures

Pet owners will be pleased to find a wide range of holistic pet care services which are available through several providers in the Little Falls, NJ region. While conventional treatment options may work for infectious diseases, holistic approaches to health and wellness provide alternatives which do not necessarily include medications and surgery.

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Alternative Medical Care

For many pet owners, having a pet diagnosed with a debilitating disease would be a death sentence for the animal, but such heartbreaking action isn’t always necessary. Proper care and treatment utilizing the holistic approach has saved the lives of many animals who were seemingly on their death bed.

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Cut the Crap! (Toxins, that is)

Your pet deserves to live a life of comfort and happiness. If your cat or dog has a disease which conventional medicine labels as incurable, they may be unnecessarily suffering from the result of toxins in the environment or an unnatural lifestyle factor, like improper diet, lack of exercise, or sensitivity to other toxic triggers.

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Holistic Pet Care Little Falls NJ

Pet-owners will be pleased to find a wide range of alternative treatments in Pet Care Little Falls NJ available through many providers in the region. These holistic approaches to health and wellness provide owners with options beyond medications and surgery, and that may be effective in treating many chronic conditions effectively.

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Veterinarian Little Falls NJ

Holistic pet care is different from conventional veterinary medicine. Holistic pet care is a more natural approach. We have the passion for helping animals. We treat each pet as if it were our own. Each animal is unique and should be treated as such. They all have their own issues and we are trained to handle them.

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Allergy in Pets – what you need to know

Allergy is one of the most common yet misunderstood diseases in pets. I consider it one of the most basic autoimmune diseases. Signs of allergies typically manifest at 2 years of age.

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Feeding raw while saving money

By guest blogger Shell Huber

You can stretch your raw feeding dollars by supplementing your pet’s diet with the uncooked trimmings of your family’s dinner. For example, when trimming beef, grizzle and fat can be mixed with whatever variety of Dr. B’s you are feeding your pet.

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Dental Disease: From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective

Pet Dental Month continues with this post from my colleague Dr. Vanessa K. Moore, DVM
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the most ancient forms of medicine. It continues to have a huge relevance in the way we practice medicine today.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

Animal Dentistry: Keeping your pet healthy and kissable
Dental disease includes gingivitis, calculus/tartar, gum recession, root exposure and loose teeth.

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Pet Bird Safety

We often see birds in our practice who are in distress. It is important to remember that birds are small and sensitive animals. Our feathered friends need special care to ensure their safety. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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To Board or Not To Board: that is the question

There are many things to consider when you are boarding your pet. The best way to decide on a facility is to ask for a tour to see the facility and to meet the staff. Some things to consider:
What will your pet’s day look like? Will your pet be in a kennel or crate or a larger suite?
Will there be interaction with other pets? How many pets? What is the staff to pet ratio in such situations?

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What you need to know about circovirus

Prior to 2012, circovirus was only seen in pigs and chickens. Crossing over into dog populations, cases have been reported in California, Michigan and Ohio. There have been reports of sick animals and several deaths related to circovirus.

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My dog needs a job

“My dog needs a job” lamented the owner of an Emma, an 8-year-old Shih Tzu. Emma had taken to obsessively gnawing at her leg, creating a persistent wound susceptible to frequent infection. Proper nutritional support and homeopathic remedies healed the wound nicely, but Emma would soon find another spot to target.

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Tis the Season for Itching

We have recently seen a plethora of cases scratching themselves. Granted, some of these are dogs and cats with fleas, but many are allergy-like skin cases. Most of the time, the food or material that is making them itch is difficult to identify.

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American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference

Dr. Buchoff has recently returned from the 30th Annual American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

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We Got Your Back! A Talk and Walk

Tomorrow, August 30th is National Holistic Pet Day!

To celebrate our furry companions, we are partnering with Davis Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center for an event called “We Got Your Back: A Talk and Walk.”

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The Magic Healing of Stem Cell Therapy

Brusier Raffiani, a ten-year-old chocolate labrador retriever, presented to our clinic in April of 2012 with arthritis, limping, and severe pain. After exhausting multiple treatments that seemed to be palliative and partially effective, his owner opted to do Vet-Stem Cell Therapy in July of 2012. Vet-Stem also has their own blog.

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