How Much of a Dog’s Personality Comes From Their Owner?

Nov 15, 2019

You may know dogs and people whose personalities are mirror images of each other: a low-key pet parent with an equally mellow pup or an outgoing pet parent... Read More

Valerian Root for Dogs: Does it work?

Nov 15, 2019

If your dog is terrified during thunderstorms or becomes anxious when left home alone, valerian root may offer relief. It’s an herbal supplement with mild sedative qualities that humans have... Read More

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can Help Dogs with Cushing’s Disease

Nov 14, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help dogs with Cushing’s disease What’s the Evidence? In a study published on 2017,... Read More

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Nov 14, 2019

I frequently hear clients say his or her dog is just getting older, and that is why they have started peeing or pooping in the house, seem confused,... Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine can Help Chronic Kidney Disease

Nov 14, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Help Chronic Kidney Disease. What’s the evidence? A 2015 retrospective study, on almost 25,000 human patients... Read More

Chinese Herbal Medicine can Help with Insomnia

Nov 14, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Help with Insomnia What’s the evidence? In a meta-analysis study published on 2015, Chinese herbal medicine... Read More

Chinese Herbal Therapies can Improve Blood Sugar in Diabetic Pets

Nov 14, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Chinese herbal therapies can improve blood sugar in diabetic pets. What’s the evidence? In a recently published meta-analysis study, the... Read More

Did you know Ginger is Commonly used in a Traditional Chinese Medicine

Nov 14, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Did you know ginger is commonly used a in Traditional Chinese Medicine? What is Ginger Exactly? Ginger is a spice... Read More

Did you know Traditional Chinese Medicine can Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Nov 13, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Did you know Traditional Chinese Medicine can help Alzheimer’s patients? What is Alzheimer’s disease? Dementia is affecting about 24 million... Read More

Electroacupuncture can Help Dogs with Disk Disease

Nov 13, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How Electroacupuncture can help dogs with disk disease. What’s the evidence? In several previous studies, electroacupuncture is able to reduce pain... Read More

Pain in Veterinary Patients

Nov 13, 2019

Simply put pain is the worst. Pain is so awful our brains frequently try to shield us from the memories of pain. Unfortunately, people frequently anthropomorphize pain responses... Read More

Thunderstorm and Nosie Phobia in Dogs

Nov 13, 2019

Thunderstorm and Noise Phobia in Dogs Written By: Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, GDCVHM, CVSMT, CCOAC, CVA, CVFT A fear response can be normal and is a necessary evolutionary... Read More

Veterinary Acupuncture

Nov 13, 2019

Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, CVA, CVFT What is Acupuncture? The term acupuncture is from the Latin, “acus” meaning ‘needle’ and “punctura” meaning ‘to prick’. Acupuncture is the treatment of conditions or symptoms by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body in order to produce a response. Acupuncture points can also be stimulated without the use of needles, using techniques known as acupressure, cupping, or by the application of heat, cold, water, and... Read More

Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Nov 12, 2019

INDEPENDENT HILL VETERINARY CLINIC VETERINARY SPINAL MANIPULATION THERAPY Lisa Pinn McFaddin, DVM, CVMST, CCOAC, CVA, CVFT What is Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy? Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy is also... Read More

What the Heck is a Gogi Berry

Nov 12, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How What the heck is a Gogi Berry? Gogi berry is the general name of fruit from Lycium barbarum or Lycium... Read More

What the Heck is Ginseng

Nov 12, 2019

IHVC & Dr. Chang Present Integrative Know How What the heck is Ginseng? What is Ginseng? Ginseng is the root of plants in the genus Panax, and has... Read More

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