Dr. Donna’s Holistic Canine Nutrition Class

WHAT: Dr. Donna’s Holistic Canine Nutrition Class WHEN: November 9, 2019 9am – 1pm PST WHERE: 4511 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle 98107 COST: $135 Please Note: Class registration fee is non-refundable due to venue rental costs. One Participant $135.00 USD Class Overview Customizing raw and cooked diets to meet your dog’s individual needs Diet based solutions for liver and kidney… Read more →

Seattle Times Article Published!

Evaluating our Moral Compass  Published February 8, 2019 “The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi A few years ago my husband and I decided to travel, not to discover romantic Italian art or wine or rumble down cobblestone lanes, instead choosing dirt paths through poor… Read more →

Dr. Donna teaches Saturday Dec 1 class, “Canine Nutrition”

We touched on why kibble is not good for dogs or cats, the dangers of treated water, raw versus cooked diets, the role of vitamins and minerals for our canine friends, omega fatty acids and oxidative stresses. I know these sound dry but in an effort to keep up the motivation, we worked on our own breathing. Inhaling up through… Read more →

Dori’s bladder tumor: Disappeared with holistic treatments

Dori’s bladder tumor: Completely disappeared after a year of intensive herbal and holistic remedies. As a side benefit to the holistic protocol, her oral bone resorption seems to be normal too. The surgeons at Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle would not resect the tumor because it was too close to vital structures. Using several successive ultrasounds through a boarded radiologist,… Read more →

Week in the Life of Holistic Vet:

Hi people! Today I thought I would post a wrap up of cases from this week as a change from the usual posts where I focus on one dog at a time. Four older dog arthritis cases got better:  Some from just chiropractic and acupuncture; some with herbs such as boswellia, corydalis, dogwood and boneset powders in the food, some… Read more →

Bettie’s hyperthyroid reversed

Feline hyperthyroid disease is very common in cats over the age of ten years old.  We think some of the causes may be excess iodine levels in the commercial food, excess halogenation (Bromine, or bromide,  Flouride, Chloride from water and flame retardants) which competitively bumps iodine off receptors in the thyroid gland, excess heavy metals in food and environment, excess… Read more →

Accident prone Thoroughbred: Herbs to rescue

Charlie, this twenty-four year old TB gelding pulled his lower lid from his left eye and one week later it was almost entirely healed using only herbal medicine. Internally: Oregon grape root, gotu kola and sarsparilla powders as well as homeopathic Arnica montana 30C. Externally, my homemade salve with plantain, calendula, comfrey and Hypericum in an organic olive oil/bees wax… Read more →

Training from the Heart with Frederick Pignon and Magali Delgado

Last month many of you know I was lucky enough to participate in a five day clinic with the founders of Cavalia, an amazing presentation of how horses and humans can dance, celebrate and perform tricks and acrobatics together. Frederick and Magali toured for seven years with Cavalia and now their focus has turned to their new show www.eqi-show.com.  During my… Read more →

Holistic help for osteosarcoma

I interrupt your daily catastrophic weather report to tell you about Jefferson. He is a dear silver Lab who was diagnosed a year ago with osteosarcoma in the left humerus. Recommendations for amputation were ignored by his people because he has arthritis in the other 3 limbs and I recommended against radiation. Instead we did a 100% holistic protocol with… Read more →

Wilson: Skin allergies all cleared!

Wilson’s person wanted to avoid steroids, antibiotics, Atopica and Apoquell this year so she came to me for five sessions. We cleared his allergies with acupuncture and NAET and are rotating his proteins monthly.  We used a few different herbal combinations to help the liver. Notice that his redness is along the ventral abdomen where the Liver, Spleen and Kidney… Read more →

Mullein: Respiratory tract medicine!

Verbascum thapsus or mullein may often be found along ditches and roadsides, but it’s a powerful medicine for a dry inflamed respiratory tract. The Latin Verbascum comes from the word barbascum which means “with beard”, owing to the leaf’s soft hairs, a doctrine of signatures for the hair-like cilia along the respiratory tract that aids in sweeping viruses and bacteria along this… Read more →