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Black Lab at vet

4 Reasons Why A Visit to the Vet is Better Than a Visit to your Doctor

By Jackie Roman Every time I take my dog Roomba to the veterinarian, I wish my vet was licensed to practice human medicine. Roomba got her name because she is a canine vacuum cleaner who attempts to eat almost anything smaller than a telephone book. This means frequent vet visits. Unlike trips to my physician, which I look […]


Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Are Often Low in Vitamin D Stores

  Inflammatory Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an auto-immune disorder, is characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation and can advance to protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), an often fatal disease.  Dogs with IBD are often low in vitamin D stores (25VitD) due to inappetence and/or impaired absorption. Studies have found a correlation between the level of 25VitD and the […]

pile of fresh turmeric roots on wooden table

Before RxCurcuWIN, Low Absorption of Curcumin Limited Potential Health Benefits

 The potential health benefits of curcumin are limited by its poor solubility, low absorption from the gut, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination. A study published in the Nutritional Journal compared three different curcumin formulations to an unformulated standard. The results indicated that a formulation of curcumin with a combination of hydrophilic carrier, cellulosic derivatives and natural antioxidants significantly increased curcuminoid appearance […]

Canine Atopic dermatitis

Vitamin D on Canine Atopic Dermatitis – SIGNIFICANT Improvement in Latest Study

Downloaded from on February 22, 2018 – Published by Vitamin D Shows In Vivo Efficacy in a Placebo-controlled, Double-blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial on Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Authors: Christoph J Klinger, Stefan Hobi, Cornelia Johansen, Hans-Joachim Koch, Karin Weber, Ralf S Mueller Atopic dermatitis (AD) in dogs is among the most common skin diseases […]


Cats and Kidneys – Managing One of the Most Common Feline Health Conditions

A cat’s kidneys help control blood pressure, produce hormones and red blood cells, and remove metabolic waste from the blood. A complication with the kidneys can create a life-threatening condition. Kidney failure, a common cause of severe illnesses in cats, is perhaps one of the most important diseases to treat right away. Though it is […]

Vit D

Pet Disease Prevention 101: Vitamin D Edition

What’s So Special About Vitamin D? At this stage everybody knows about the health problems that can occur in people who don’t get enough vitamin D. As it turns out, however, with rickets, congestive heart failure, and IBD all among the numerous ailments found in cats and dogs with the same condition, vitamin D deficiency […]