3628 Lynoak Dr. #107, Claremont, CA

THE WELL DOG

PLACE

Dr. Ken Tudor
Holistic Veterinarian

Why Are Dogs So Anxious?
July 10, 2018
In our practice we have no waiting room so there are no other dogs around, our office is carpeted like a home, we spend 15-20 minutes just talking with pet parents to let the dogs roam and adjust and diffuse very calming essential oils. Yet 1/3 of our patients still show anxious behavior-
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July 4-The Disappearing Day for Dogs
July 3, 2018
Shelters and humane societies across the US report that the days after 4th of July celebrations are the worst days for increasing the number of dogs picked up as strays. Many of these dogs will not be reunited with their families because
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Vaccines Your Dog Doesn’t Need
June 26, 2018
We at The Well Dog Place want our patients vaccinated, but NOT over-vaccinated. Today we discuss some of the vaccines that may or may not be appropriate for your dog.
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Does My Dog Really Need a Distemper or Parvo Vaccine?
June 19, 2018
The canine distemper virus is common in raccoons, skunks, foxes and coyotes. Have had these visitors in your yard?
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Do Dogs Really Need Rabies Vaccines?
June 5, 2018
Rabies vaccine is not given to your dog to protect it. It is given
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Your Dog’s Vaccinations: Good or Evil?
May 29, 2018
There is presently a widely believed idea that vaccination reactions are common and vaccines cause other health problems, like cancer, allergies, overstimulation of the immune system. A recent three-year Canadian study of dogs receiving vaccines found
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Why Do Dogs Limp?
May 22, 2018
Although foot pads problems are the first thing owners think of when their dog limps, these are not the most common causes of limping in dogs.
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The Cause of Vomiting & Diarrhea in Dogs
May 7, 2018
Vomiting and diarrhea are protective symptoms that occur when the digestive tract is disturbed. Most dog owners immediately think of parvovirus or parasites or dietary indiscretion.
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Do You Know the Health of Your Dog’s Heart and Lungs?
May 1, 2018
It is common for older dogs to develop poor functioning heart valves that cause regurgitation and murmurs. This “un-pumped” volume of blood causes the heart to enlarge and become less effective at its job of circulating blood.
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The Sewage Treatment Plant of the Body
April 24, 2018
The liver never gets time off. That is why it is impossible to “detoxify” it. It will even detoxify the supplements used to detoxify it. This constant work with toxins takes its toll as the years pass.
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Is That Low Protein Senior Dog Food a Bad Idea for Your Dog?
April 16, 2018
As a general rule, commercial dog foods are not very high in protein (20-28%). Senior diets are often 18% protein. Why?
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How Lab Work Helps Your Senior Dog’s Health
April 10, 2018
Increased water consumption and urine elimination may be signs of problems that you are already noticing. Lab work helps us identify what may be causing those symptoms.
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Prebiotics: The Forgotten Supplement for Your Dog’s Health
April 3, 2018
Most dog parents know that probiotics are good for their dog’s health. We featured those benefits in our last blog. But what about prebiotics?
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Unlikely Reason Why Your Dog Needs Probiotics
March 27, 2018
Probiotics aren’t just about good gut health and digestion.
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There Are No “Superfoods” for Dogs
December 13, 2017
Only in the world of unicorns and leprechuans do Super Foods exist.
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Prevent Dementia in Your Dog
December 5, 2017
Did you know that older dogs experience the same type of Alzheimer changes in their brains that cause dementia in humans?
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Counting Calories Can Improve Your Dog’s Health
November 28, 2017
Dog food companies have taught us to feed cups or cans of dog food. But there are no standard calorie counts for cups or cans of dog food. Cups and cans can vary as much as 200 calories per cup or can between and among dog food brands.
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How to Add 2 Years to Your Dog's Life
November 21, 2017
According to a recent study, maintaining optimum fitness can add as much as 2 years to your dog's life, but how do you do that?
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Dog Food Ingredient List - The First Ingredient Rule Myth
Did you know the first ingredient listed on a dog food label is NOT the main protein ingredient? This first “Ingredient Rule” is a total myth.
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How Good is Your Dog’s Food? We Can Tell You
Send us your dog food information and we will calculate the quality!
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How to Select Dog Shampoo
August 29, 2017
Can't I just use my shampoo?
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How to Cope with the “In Heat” Dog
August 22, 2017
We know that early spaying may cause female dogs to have urinary incontinence, urine leakage during rest and sleep, later in life. It is suspected that joint problems and risk of certain cancers is associated with early castration or ovariohysterectomy (removal of ovaries and uterus)
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What is a Blood Titer Test?
August 10, 2017
Research has verified the titer dilution necessary to protect dogs from distemper, parvo or hepatitis. If your dog’s titer is lower than those recognized as protective, your dog needs a vaccination.
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Why does my dog need a rabies vaccination every 3 years?
August 1, 2017
Why can’t I do a blood titer instead? At The Well Dog Place we are hearing these questions on almost a daily basis. They are good questions but...
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What You Need to Know About Ticks and Dogs
May 27, 2017
Welcome to the middle of tick season. Tick activity is the greatest during spring, summer and early fall. These blood sucking pests can be a severe health threat in some parts of the US by spreading viral and bacterial diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme’s disease.
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Why Dental Health Is Important for Your Dog’s Health
February 1, 2017
February is Pet Dental Health awareness month. Your veterinarian will be offering dental procedure specials. These specials will include general anesthesia for dental procedures. We holistic vets also feel dental health is important for your dog’s overall health, but we disagree that all dental procedures require anesthesia. Here is The Well Dog Place’s program for your dog’s health.
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How Milk Thistle Can Help Your Dog’s Aging Liver
January 10, 2017
The liver is literally the sewage treatment plant of the body. This work eventually takes its toll and the aging liver shows signs of damage in routine blood work.
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Can Essential Oils Protect Your Dog from Viruses?
January 2, 2017
There is a worldwide problem of bacterial drug resistance to all medications because doctors and vets have been prescribing antibiotics for viral infections for decades.
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Is There a Holistic Alternative for Dog Vaccinations?
December 30, 2016
I was recently asked if there was a holistic alternative to vaccinations for dogs. After much thought I decided the answer was ...
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How to Tell If Your Dog is Dehydrated
October 21, 2016
For years, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other dog related professionals have been taught the “tent method” for determining a dog’s hydration.
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Why is the Vaccine Dose the Same for Small and Large Dogs?
October 14, 2016
Are you confused as to why a Chihuahua gets the same amount of vaccine for viruses as a Great Dane? You should be. And the answer is not obvious.
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When Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog?
August 22, 2016
New research suggests that standard approaches to age for dog altering may have adverse consequences.
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Do I need to give my dog heartworm medication?
August 15, 2016
. The mosquito that transmits heartworm disease in dogs is not commonly found here. So why over-treat?
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Dog Bite Wounds: What You See Is Not What You Get
July 5, 2016
Whether to a human or another dog, the tissue damage from dog bite wounds can be extensive, painful and potentially life threatening even though, superficially it looks minimal.
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Castor Bean Poisoning in Dogs: Right Here in Your Own Backyard
June 27, 2016
The toxin in the fruit bean of the Castor Bean Plant is the most toxic chemical known to man. Ricin, is also lethal to dogs.
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Does Myofascial Release Therapy for Your Pet Make You Sexy?
June 14, 2016
Connective tissue covers your pet’s muscles and joints. Scar tissue can develop in the connective tissue. This causes restricted movement of muscles and joints, pain, bad posture, poor circulation, and improper bone wear. Not sexy, right?
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Why Does My Dog Keep Getting Ear Infections?
May 23, 2016
Your dog is not getting or “catching” ear infections. Your dog is suffering from a condition that promotes uncontrolled growth of bacteria and yeast that normally live in his ear.
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New at The Well Dog Place: A Better Test for Diagnosing Kidney Disease
May 16, 2016
Traditional blood tests don’t discover kidney disease until 75% of both kidneys are not working. A new blood test can diagnose kidney disease up to 18 months earlier so the diet can be changed to better manage the disease.
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Why Do Dogs Pant?
May 11, 2016
One of the hardest medical questions I get asked a lot is, why are their dogs panting when they are not exercising? Sometimes the cause is obvious. Other times it is downright mysterious.
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Protect Your Dog From Salt Water Poisoning This Summer
May 3, 2016
Fetch at the beach is one of the best because dogs can exercise vigorously without overheating. But there are some hidden dangers with beach play.
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The Missing Heart: Is Your Vet Monitoring?
April 25, 2016
When you take your dog to the veterinarian for an exam you assume that they are checking all the important things. But are they?
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Essential Oils Can Help Arthritis in Dogs
April 18, 2016
Do you worry about the side effects of your dog’s arthritis medications? There are natural alternatives that don’t have the same risks.
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Bee Pollen: How It Can Help Your Allergic Dog
April 11, 2016
This season, allergic skin and ear problems are making many dogs miserable. But treating the skin and ears with antibiotics, antifungal, antihistamine and steroid or other drugs is just treating the symptoms, not solving the problem.
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Is Your Dog Being Over Vaccinated?
April 4, 2016
A part of any wellness program for dogs should include vaccination against serious life threatening diseases. But do we need to vaccinate dogs yearly or even every three years?
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Why Do Puppies Get Multiple Vaccinations?
March 28, 2016
Vaccines prevent serious, life-threatening viral diseases; for puppies that means vaccinations every 4 weeks from 8 to 16 weeks of age. But, why give so many shots? Wouldn’t one shot with a booster be enough?
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Anal Gland Health is Important for Your Dog
March 21, 2016
Does your dog scoot her bottom on the carpet? Does he suddenly and violently turn toward his rear or try and chew under the base of his tail? Does she lift her tail and rub her bottom against the couch or recliner? These are all signs that your dog’s anal glands may be full and uncomfortable.
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How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?
March 14, 2016
How often should dogs be bathed is a frequent question asked by my veterinary clients. And it is a good question, because the answer is “It depends.”
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My Dog's Pupils are Grey!
March 7, 2016
Have you noticed that the pupils of your dog’s eyes are getting grey and even slightly white as it ages? Are you scared it is cataracts and she is going blind?
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
February 29, 2016
Your dog eats grass and then vomits a short time after. You think there is something wrong. Maybe your dog has an upset tummy. Let’s look at what we know from scientific studies.
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Why Does it Matter That Dogs Age Faster Than Humans?
February 22, 2016
You have all heard that one human year is the same as 7 years in a dog, right? Well it turns out it is not that simple. It actually depends on the weight of the dog. Small dogs age slower and larger dogs age faster.
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How Often Should I Take My Dog to the Vet?
February 15, 2016
Dogs age faster than humans. This accelerated aging means problems can develop faster, seemingly overnight, and progress faster than the same problems in humans. Chronic kidney, liver or heart disease can start younger and progress faster. Cancer can develop, grow and spread much faster than our own.
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Do Microchips Help Find Dogs?
February 8, 2016
You have all probably heard stories of pets reunited with their original owners after years of separation because of microchips. But how many lost pets have microchips and are not reunited with their original owners?
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What Causes Tear Staining in Dogs? (Part 2)
February 1, 2016
In the last post we listed the breeds that are particularly prone to this tear staining. In this post we want to talk about how we find out what is causing the staining and how to treat it.
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What Causes Tear Staining in Dogs? (Part 1)
January 25, 2016
Do you have a dog that needs continual cleaning under the inside corner of the eyes, next to the nose? Do crusts sometimes form and cause irritation to the skin in that area? This is a common problem, especially for some breeds.
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5 Essentials for Your Dog’s Health
January 18, 2016
Your dog’s health isn’t about going to the vet only when there is a problem or he needs vaccines. Resilient health is about a lifetime wellness foundation built on the 5 pillars of health that you and your veterinarian develop for your dog.
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Why Dental Treats Can Make Your Dog Fat
January 11, 2016
Most dog owners know that dental health is important for their dogs. It only makes sense that dental treats that encourage chewing can help but they are also loaded with calories, lots of calories.
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3 Natural Remedies for Dog’s Allergies
January 4, 2016
Is your dog licking his paws more often? Is she rubbing her face on the carpet? Does the skin on your dog’s belly have red blotches? With the coming of spring, plants are blossoming and pollen counts in the air are going up. What can be done?
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How Laser Therapy Can Help Your Dog
December 28, 2015
Has your veterinarian offered cold laser therapy for your dog? This safe non-invasive procedure can help cure or manage many common medical problems, yet few veterinarians offer this service.
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How can hearing loss in dogs be prevented?
December 21, 2015
You notice that your elderly dog doesn’t seem to obey voice commands to “come” anymore, especially when she has here back to you. Is she being stubborn, is she deaf or a bit of both? Even dogs with chronic ear infections seldom lose hearing due to their ears problems. Old age hearing loss occurs in the brain. And you can do something to prevent it or slow it down.
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