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Your Dog’s Golden Years Book Excerpts

Read excerpts from Jennifer Kachnic’s new book. Subscribe to the blog to get publication updates.

Some important scientific discoveries made in the past 15 years have helped nutritionists better define the dietary needs of the senior dog. For instance,Purina® scientists demonstrated that monitoring food intake to maintain a leanand trim dog resulted in longer, healthier lives for...
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“You are going to LASER my dog?” Yes, lasers are being used by veterinarians in the treatment of your four-legged companion.  We are  accustomed to hearing of lasers being used in applications as diverse as   telecommunications to manufacturing computer circuit boards. Now,...
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Chiropractic care focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing nerve stress caused by distortions in the musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis on the spine. This stress is known as a subluxation. Subluxations can cause physical and emotional malfunction. They are associated with loss...
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What senior dogs have told animal communicator, Terri O’Hara about death. After working for sixteen years with thousands of families, I’ve found the most common request for help is to assess senior animals and their quality of life. I have assisted over...
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Animal massage for companion pets is currently a growing field. We all know everyday touch can bring our dogs comfort, but massage does much more than this: It triggers a parasympathetic response of the dog’s nervous system, signaling the dog’s body to...
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How Do I Know if My Senior Dog Needs an Adjustment?  The most common question I receive from pet owners is, “How do I know if my dog needs an adjustment?” The simplest answer is whatever you would see your chiropractor for,...
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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  What is it and how can it help a senior dog? Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) is an ancient practice that has been gaining more popularity in the United States. Our geriatric pets can greatly benefit from these...
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The Human-Animal bond embraces love and respect for companion animals in society. People are emotionally shocked when their beloved pet is diagnosed with life-limiting or advanced stages of disease. Pet lovers are demanding that veterinarians step up to provide more comprehensive end...
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Although we would love to keep our young, energetic canine companions forever, it is inevitable that our dogs will get old. As they age, their systems will start to slow down, arthritis may set in and some older dogs may show signs...
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