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Your Dog’s Golden Years Book Excerpts

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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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    Energy healing is noninvasive, nontoxic, economical and effective. It has measurable therapeutic value. It has been proven, for example, to help flush toxins from the body, release endorphins, relax muscles to increase circulation and also to elevate oxygen levels, which...
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  Defining the senior and Geriatric Pet The Metzger Animal Hospital Age Analogy chart which (Figure 1) is the critical education piece for our practice’s entire senior/geriatric program-it defines the senior patient. The chart graphically educates owners by showing the human age...
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Professional animal communicators are available throughout the world, serving as advocates of all species of animals. Their services complement your loving care, along with the professional health careof veterinarians and other providers. With this helpful team, your dog ispromised an excellent quality...
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My name is Claude, and I am proud to be a 10-year-old senior dog. I love my grey muzzle, and I am here to tell you old age is not a disease. However, I need  my people to be aware of my special needs,...
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The concept of laser therapy has been around for many years. It was first demonstrated during an unrelated animal study. Researchers noticed that mice exposed to the laser grew hair at a faster rate than the untreated mice. This led to the...
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  “Tui na” is another form of hands-on bodywork available for dogs, usually used in conjunction with acupressure. “Tui na” means “push and grasp.” This is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that resembles massage. It is very low risk and entails...
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  The use of plants as medicine has been around for thousands of years. In written history, we find the study of plants dates back over 5,000 years to the Sumerians, who described medicinal uses for laurel, caraway and thyme. Ancient Egyptian...
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The need for senior dog adoption is great. What makes each of the circumstances creating this need even more saddening is the fact that, despite the wonderful attributes of older dogs and all the best efforts of most shelters, these dogs are...
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