The Top 5 Advantages of the Green Lipped Mussel vs. Fish Oil

by Admin. Posted in Food for Thought, Nutrition & Wellness

Discovering the Best Omega-3 Source to Help Manage Your Dog’s Joint Pain Chances are you’ve heard of using fish oil as a supplement to support joint health. For years fish oils have been widely accepted as the most potent source of omega-3 fatty acids to naturally help with joint pain and inflammation in both humans […]

What happens to my pet when it eats people food?

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Uncategorized

One of the concepts I come across frequently in my practice that amuses me to no end is pet owners’ perception that “people food” is bad for their dogs. In all honesty, the fact that this idea has managed to ingrain itself in almost everyone’s minds is downright perplexing to me. My clients, who I […]

The Top 5 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain

by Admin. Posted in Joint Health

Learning What to Look For As a pet parent, you know firsthand the deep bond that exists between you and your beloved dog. When the people we love hurt, we hurt – and it’s no different with the members of our family that just happen to be covered in fur. I’m confident that if I […]

The Power of Protein during your Dog’s Recovery and Beyond

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Food for Thought, Nutrition & Wellness

  + 3 Protein Packed Homemade Treat Recipes Protein is an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet – for both you and your dog – and it is especially important for dogs in recovery. But with so much information out there, it’s often difficult to figure out how much protein your canine companion actually […]

Insider Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Yearly Veterinary Exam

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Rehabilitation

So, once a year you get that notice in the mail that your dog is due for a physical exam or yearly check-up and annual vaccinations. And every year you march into the chaos of the veterinary office with your dog in tow for your whole 15 minutes with the doctor… Let’s face it, 15 […]

Our Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy This Winter

by Admin. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

‘Tis the season for cozy clothes, curling up by the fire, and waking up to the magic of a world transformed by snow. As much fun as this time of year brings, the winter season also comes with challenges and potential dangers for our four-legged friends. Here are 10 tips to keep your dog feeling […]

The Benefits of Canine Massage: How and Why to Massage Your Dog

by Admin. Posted in Everyday Health

We all know that wonderful feeling of relaxation you get after a really good massage, but massage therapy can do so much more than that – and it’s not just for humans. Canine massage provides a wide range of physical and psychological benefits for your dog, and a basic massage you can do at home […]

The 3 Questions You Must Answer Before Buying a Support Harness for Your Dog

by Admin. Posted in Everyday Health, Rehabilitation

As pet parents we all have one thing in common, we love our dogs like they are our children. With that parental love comes a subconscious mindset to protect them. Naturally this internal protection mechanism gets heightened when they’ve been injured, have had surgery or when they are older and more fragile. During these times, […]

Making Happy and Healthy Joints for your Dogs. Everything from Exercise to Supplements and more!

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Joint Health, Medicine

(As featured on Grey Matters Blog for the Grey Muzzle Organization) In my first two blog post on the Grey Matters Blog we discussed simple signs for you to look for in order for you to potentially identify if your dog has joint pain or not. We then introduced the concept of “The Pain Trial” […]

The Pain Trial Concept for Dogs. What is it and Why is it important?

by Dr. James St. Clair. Posted in Joint Health

(As featured on Grey Matters Blog for the Grey Muzzle Organization) In my last post on the Grey Matters Blog, I described the “Silent Signs” of how dogs show us that they are potentially dealing with chronic pain specifically related to their joints or spine. We discussed that it is critical for us, as pet […]