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Meet Beth Innis, DVM, CVA, CVCHM

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Beth Innis is the founder and owner of Sleepy Dog Veterinary in Massachusetts. Cattie: I first met Beth a few years ago when she came to our house to give our dog Sadie acupuncture. It was a very difficult time for us – Sadie was battling cancer and was going downhill fast and I was […]

Posts By and With Beth Innis

Pet Loss and Bereavement Q&A: Alternative Therapies – How Much is Too Much? Food as Medicine Q&A: How To Get Referrals from Veterinarians Seizures in Dogs – What to Do, Causes and Treatment Q&A: Should Alternative Practitioners Ask for Veterinary Consent?  Veterinary Nutrition: How To Choose The Right Food For Your Pet Q&A: Treatment Options […]

Q&A: Alternative Therapies – How Much is Too Much?

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When your animal friends are suffering, it’s tempting to throw every alternative therapy out there in the mix in order to make them better, but is that really the best idea? I will confess that I am guilty of doing this, both with myself and with my late dog Sadie. I start one therapy, then, […]

Q&A: How To Get Referrals from Veterinarians

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Q: How can practitioners of alternative therapies get referrals from veterinarians? What can someone just starting out do to develop a relationship with a veterinarian (that will hopefully lead to referrals)? Building relationships and collaboration are important parts of any successful business, and when your business is complementary animal health, building those relationships with veterinarians […]

Seizures in Dogs – What to Do, Causes and Treatment

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A friend recently asked me if I knew of anything that could help her 12-year old Shih Tzu who recently started having seizures. Her vet said they are age related and not connected to any other health issue. Our Sadie had a couple of seizures too the year before she passed away; it was just […]

Q&A: Should Alternative Practitioners Ask for Veterinary Consent?

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Q: Do you ask (and / or do you advise your students to ask) for a release or clearance from the client’s vet before working with an animal? We have received this question from many readers, along with the related subject: how do you get referrals from veterinarians? Both are great questions, and it is […]

Q&A: Treatment Options For A Dog With Pinched Nerve In Back

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Q: Our dog has a pinched nerve in his back creating back leg weakness. We’re looking for treatment options. Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage: Pinched nerves are serious business indeed and once your veterinarian has had the opportunity to diagnose the degree of trauma and the location, there are many therapies that will […]

Veterinary Nutrition: How To Choose The Right Food For Your Pet

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We all know that eating right is extremely important, and consistently subsiding on a diet full of processed foods and saturated fat leads to a number of disorders and diseases. And it is just as important for our pets as it is for us, but with all the conflicting information out there, how do you […]

What Are You Excited About This Fall?

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As I mentioned in the last newsletter, I am always sad to see summer come to an end, but fall brings other delights, and not only the beauty of nature. It is a time for new beginnings – the kids are going back to school, we return to work after vacations that hopefully left us […]