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What is Integrative Veterinary Care?

Dr. Al Townshend Today, humans and their companion animals are living longer than ever before. There is much to be thankful for when it comes to modern medicine for both humans and animals.  Increased interest in living a more natural way of life may also play a significant role in extending the lives of humans […]

Prevention and Your Veterinarian

Dr. Al Townshend Veterinarians today are extremely dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of animals and humans. The role of a veterinarian is varied and includes public health, human and animal research, teaching, animal welfare, careers in industry, the military, and the general care and welfare of all animals. When it comes to the […]

Saying Goodbye Part 2

Pets today are living longer than ever before, and that’s a good thing! A long, happy life for our pets is the goal of every Guardian. The longer our pets live, and we enjoy a positive relationship with them, the closer and tighter the bond becomes. We depend on them, and they rely on us.  […]

Preventing Cancer

Dr. Al Townshend There are two primary reasons why our beloved pets’ life-span is longer than ever before; science and the intense human-animal bond. Over the last few decades, veterinary medicine has improved, and as a result, we have learned to recognize and treat common problems much more successfully. Likewise, the more hectic lives we […]

Preventing Cancer: Lifestyle

Dr. Al Townshend The lifestyle choices we make in the way we live our lives and the lives of our pets can have a powerful impact on the health and well-being of every member of the family. Making the best lifestyle choices for ourselves and our pets is essential in reducing risk and preventing many […]

Preventing Cancer: Genetics

Dr. Al Townshend The reason one pet develops cancer and another pet does not is complex. There is no one answer to the question. It primarily involves the environment, diet, genetics, and how these three items interact with individual animals. Previous articles have discussed the role that lifestyle, the environment and diet can play in […]

Preventing Cancer: Food

Dr. Al Townshend When it comes to cancer prevention, the foods, treats, and supplements we fed to our pets can have a tremendous impact on the long-term health of our beloved canine and feline companions. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern-Medicine, said it over two thousand years ago, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine […]

Preventing Cancer: Environment

Dr. Al Townshend The association between the environment and cancer was first recognized in the 18th century when physicians began to notice an increase of certain cancers in chimney sweeps due to constant exposure to coal and the tar that accumulates in the chimney. Since then, it has become apparent that there are many environmental […]

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