Many people don’t realize how many dog diseases can actually be prevented through nutrition and other wellness strategies. Even when a dog does have health conditions, like arthritis or allergies, the first step doesn’t need to be highly invasive. We take seriously the Hippocratic oath of “first do no harm”. That is why we recommend starting with treatments for dog symptoms that have the fewest side effects. But sometimes more is needed. Dr. Tudor has strong relationships with local veterinary hospitals so when traditional medicine is needed he has a trust-worthy referral network.
This is what we mean by integrative. Because Dr. Tudor has such extensive experience with both traditional and holistic veterinary medicine he can bridge the two approaches in ways that can make a remarkable difference in your dog’s health, energy and overall vitality.
After 33 years in veterinary practice, Dr. Tudor opened THE WELL DOG PLACE as an alternative to traditional veterinary practice. His mission is to minimize illness by maximizing health through nutritional management, routine preventative care and proactive, safe alternative therapies. For diagnosing and treating medical problems, Dr. Tudor combines modern medicine with alternative treatments like Traditional Chinese Medicine, essential oil, Western herbs and cold laser therapy and is always on the look out for new alternative therapies and treatments.
Dr. Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness, has authored two homemade recipe books, written hundreds of articles about nutrition and health and is a featured expert on radio and televised pet programs. Read more
Hannah Rizzo is a gifted veterinary technician that has a calming way with patients. In addition to her traditional nursing skills, she has acquired skills in alternative treatments as well. Hannah is an Upland High School graduate and graduated from the Carrington College Veterinary Technician Program.
Outside work, Hannah and her boyfriend, Daniel are very active in fundraising events for Multiple Sclerosis research. They share their Pomona home with 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 bearded dragon lizards.
Both Doc and Hannah have worked with Taylor previously, so she is a perfect fit.
Hannah and Taylor first met while working together at The Claremont Club. Later, Hannah helped Taylor get her first job as a kennel attendant at a veterinary hospital in Upland. After 3 years in the field, she is now a veterinary assistant hoping to finish her college education and become a marine biologist.
Taylor shares her love of animals with 3 dogs and a cat but has had a menagerie of snakes, birds, fish, hamsters and a rat in the past.
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Vaccinating dogs yearly or every 3 years with parvo and distemper may actually cause problems for dogs by over-stimulating the immune system. We recommend checking blood vaccine titers yearly and vaccinating when these levels indicate vaccination is necessary. Protective vaccination titers can last up to 5 years or more.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric and curry powder, has potent anti-inflammatory effects. It helps reduce symptoms of allergies and reduces the pain of arthritis. In addition, these effects protect against the dementia of aging and cancer or cancer progression. We recommend curcumin as essential in the nutrition program of all dogs.
Dogs age faster than humans and can develop medical problems sooner than we do. A thorough exam twice yearly with a wellness blood screen can detect problems earlier when they are likely to respond to more natural, less invasive treatment.
Research is overwhelming that healthy intestinal bacterial counts not only aid digestive health but also immune health. An abundance of “good” bacteria in the gut actually causes a more balanced internal immune system and reduces the incidences of allergies and asthma. Our Pet-Dophilus probiotic provides the necessary “good" bacteria for your dog.
Cold laser treatments can promote healing and relieve pain. Ask us about this non-invasive treatment option.