Tag Archives: pet health

Electronic Cigarettes Connected to Canine Fatalities

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

New and emerging pet toxicities are a topic I always find intriguing in the realm of veterinary medicine. After all, I’ve treated my fair share of unusual toxic exposures while working in emergency veterinary hospitals and also in my own Los Angeles-based holistic house call practice. I have treated poisonings from dietary supplements, marijuana and Read More

Victoria Talks Zeuterin on Home & Family

Posted on: March 27, 2014 - No Comments

Victoria was recently featured on Hallmark Channel's morning show, Home & Family, where she and renowned veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart discussed the moral, behavioral, and health benefits of spaying and neutering. The two also talked about Zeuterin, the newest dog neutering procedure that has recently been approved for use in the United States. At the Read More

Exercise Caution: A Word from Victoria’s Vet About Chemical Castration

Posted on: February 24, 2014 - 8 Comments

Zeuterin – what is it and what is all the fuss about? Zeuterin is an injectable sterilization product that is labeled for use on male dogs between 3 and 10 months of age. This sounds great, right? Sterilization without surgery? Any product that could potentially decrease the number of stray pets is fantastic. But hold Read More

Have You Been Bathing Your Pet with a Cancer Causing Shampoo?

Posted on: November 22, 2013 - 14 Comments

We all want the best for our canine and feline companions, but sometimes we owners may unknowingly be sickening our pets. One of the most glaringly obvious circumstances where pets were sickened or died as a result of the recommendations of animal-health professionals is the 2007 melamine pet food crisis. Dogs and cats that consumed dry Read More

Pets May Prevent Heart Disease

Posted on: July 8, 2013 - 2 Comments

Just in case you needed one more reason to keep a furry friend around, it turns out that owning a pet is associated with reducing your risk of heart disease. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association looks at the association between pet ownership and heart health.

Paraphimosis: Pet Emergency or Owner Embarrassment?

Posted on: July 5, 2013 - No Comments

As a sole practitioner with my own Los Angeles-based holistic house call veterinary practice, I work a lot of long and unusual hours. I'm highly available to my clients nearly all day and into the night. As a result, short naps are often needed to keep up my better brain function and energetic state.

Recently, I was just about to take an afternoon power nap when a text from a client came through with an attached picture. As I did not want to have an unanswered message dwelling on my brain and affect my sleep, I picked up the phone and laughed out loud when I saw the photo and associated text.

Positively Dog Training Episode 322

Posted on: March 14, 2013 - 3 Comments

Holly stumps Victoria with an Animal Academy after Victoria recaps her skiing trip. Dr. Duffy Jones of Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital calls the Positively Hotline to discuss allergies in pets, including Victoria's Chocolate Lab, Sadie, who suffers from extreme itching and licking on her foot during allergy season.