Holistic Vets™

This show focuses on a broad range of topics about natural wellness care – including nutrition, herbal treatments and supplements, along with acupuncture and chiropractic –  as part of an integrative approach to animal health, along with traditional veterinary treatments to prevent and treat conditions in dogs and cats.

Co-hosted by Tracie Hotchner and a variety of members of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Chinese Medicine Food Energy

June 27, 2016

Holistic Vets (06-27-2016) #3057: Dr. Patrick Mahaney explains the guiding principles behind Chinese medicine food energy. MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

How to Prepare Dogs When You Travel

May 30, 2016

Holistic Vets (05-30-2016) #3056: Dr. Judy talks about her trip to five islands in the Caribbean and how to prepare your dogs when you travel. Before leaving do a full body check for lumps, ticks, and in their mouth so there are no surprises for your pet sitter to deal with — or for you […]

Cancerous vs Non-Cancerous Skin Masses

May 2, 2016

Holistic Vets (05-02-2016) #3051: Dr Patrick discusses the difference between cancerous and non-cancerous skin masses and why there’s no way to know for sure until you have your vet do a quick and painless needle biopsy of any lump. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Holistic Approach & Treatments Discussed

April 4, 2016

Holistic Vets (04-04-2016) #3059: Dr. Deb Rykoff in Chicago talks about her two holistic clinics — For Life Animal Wellness Center in Hoffman Estates and the Fox River Animal Wellness Center — and how she uses essential oils, chiropractic assessments, and the importance of the whole digestive tract, which explains the benefits of the sheep\’s milk yogurt in Ewegurt.

Elevated Inflammatory Markers & Serious Disease Risk

March 7, 2016

Holistic Vets (03-07-2016) #3053: Dr. Shawn Messonier talks about how 90% of dogs have elevated inflammatory markers and are therefore at risk for serious disease. He recommends a blood test (that is best utilized by a vet who regularly test pro-inflammatory markers) that measures enzymes and CRA — Cancer Risk Assessment (CRA). Some of the […]

Dental Health for Pets

February 8, 2016

Holistic Vets (02-08-2016) #3042: Patrick discusses dental health, the need for x-rays, when to seek out a specialist, and the fact that groomers should not be advertising dental cleaning. He explains that in California it is not legal for a groomer to perform “anesthesia-free dental cleaning”(only a veterinarian or certified vet tech can do that) […]

Amer. Holistic Veterinary Medical Assn Conf.

December 7, 2015

Holistic Vets (12-7-2015) #3052: Dr. Judy Morgan talks about the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association yearly conference she recently attended on the banks of the Savannah River in Georgia, and what a great experience it is to come together with like-minded doctors in a learning environment and share ideas. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Obesity Epidemic in Cats/Dogs

November 16, 2015

Holistic Vets (11-16-2015) #3050: Dr Patrick talks about the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an organization calling attention to this health epidemic facing dogs and cats; he describes how the clinical nutrition department at many veterinary colleges can work with owners and vets to develop a personalized, home-made diet for your dog or cat. MP3 […]

Forever Home for Senior Dogs

October 19, 2015

Holistic Vets (10-19-2015) #3048: Dr Judy just adopted two 14-year-old Cocker Spaniels who were in terrible physical condition but are a very welcome addition to her home full of rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They came from Monkey House Hospice and Sanctuary for Senior Dogs which seeks to give old dogs in shelters a reprieve […]

Chronic Ear Problems

September 21, 2015

Holistic Vets (09-21-2015) #3046: Patrick talks about chronic ear problems and what they learned in vet school: “dilution is the solution to pollution!” Frequent ear rinsing and flushing being the operative phrase. Tracie tells Dr. Patrick about Halo’s Herbal Ear Wash. Here’s a recent blog he wrote about ear problems: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blog/vet-tips-to-recognize-and-treat-pet-ear-problems/ MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow […]