3628 Lynoak Dr. #107, Claremont, CA

THE WELL DOG

PLACE

Dr. Ken Tudor
Holistic Veterinarian

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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