If you are a dog lover, I have no doubt that your main goal is to have your canine friend live the longest and healthiest life possible. It is my experience that people interested in a natural, holistic approach to health and diet are keen readers and learners who know about the dangers of processed food and drugs. In addition to feeding your dog well and minimizing the use of chemicals in treatment, there is one other part of care...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Welcome to Dr. Dobias’
Health & Longevity School for Dog Lovers
Nothing is more precious or rewarding than seeing your dog happy and healthy well into his or her late teens. The purpose of the Healing School for Dog Lovers is to pass on all I have learned about natural healing and nutrition in the course of 28 years of practice as a veterinarian. Based on my experience, even a few simple adjustments in your dog’s life can easily extend his or her life by several years and you and I know that there is nothing more valuable than the gift of extra time with your best friend.
Health & Longevity for your dog
UNLOCK YOUR DOG'S healthy, happy and long life.Access all 16 chapters of our Health and Longevity Course for Dogs below.
If you understand this, your dog is likely to live longer
Does your dog’s food contain mercury and arsenic?
In Chapter 1 one of the Health and Longevity Course for dogs, I mention that the first condition of achieving deep and long lasting health is the alignment of healing and medicine with nature. The logical first step is to eliminate the potential cause of a disease whenever possible, no matter what condition your dog has. I emphasize the word 'potential' because disease is most commonly caused by multiple factors and not just one. For example, if a dog ends...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
A natural cleanse protocol to keep your dog healthy
In the second chapter of the Health and Longevity Course , I revealed how you can find out if your dog's diet and body is tainted with toxins and heavy metals. Most of us know that toxins can build up in the body and cause disease, but how does this happen and what can we do about it? Most dog lovers get completely overwhelmed by reading articles, news and reports on what is safe and what is not. Also, it is...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
How to keep your dog safe from drugs and minimize side-effects
In Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the Health and Longevity Course for Dogs, I touched on two topics. One, how to determine what toxins are in your dog's body and two, how to get rid of them. Today, I would like to touch on the topic of pharmaceutical drug use. While I am not opposed to their use in some cases, I would like to help you understand the effect of pharmaceutical drugs and why I choose to avoid...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
One thing will make the most difference to your dog's health
Did you like chemistry at school? I wonder what your answer is because most people have a love/hate relationship with chemistry. The complex structure of chemical compounds makes most peoples' head spin. I had quite a few years of chemistry at school and I even remember having a chemistry kit where I made solutions bubble up, change color or transform from liquid to a lava-like substance. Chemistry touches every part of our lives from food and clothing to traveling on airplanes. ...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
One thing that you may not know about multi vitamins for dogs
If you are like most dog lovers, you are looking for ways to keep your canine friend healthy and happy for many years to come. This article will answer questions many people ask, like is it important to give our dogs vitamins? Is it necessary to give my dog vitamins if I am already giving minerals or other supplements? How does one recognize which supplements are good and which ones are not? In Chapter 5 of Health and Longevity Course...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Your dog's invisible pathway of life that you must know about
What is the pinched hose principle? In Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 of the Health and Longevity Course for dogs, I wrote about the essential building blocks of your dog's health - minerals and vitamins. But there is another key component to your canine friend's good health and long life and that is energy, blood and nerve flow. Humans work hard but fail to create what nature creates effortlessly If you have ever watched a house under construction or have...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
How to know if your dog is hurting or has suffered an undetected injury
In Chapters 1 to 7 of the Health and Longevity Course for Dogs, we went through the following topics: The first principle for good health, Hair testing, Detox and cleanse, How to keep your dog safe from conventional drugs, Mineral deficiencies, Comparison of whole food vs. synthetic vitamins and The pinched hose principle. Last time, I talked about energy flow in the body and how it can be compared to the watering system in a garden. When the garden hose gets pinched or twisted, the carrots and...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
What is the balloon effect and how can it affect your dog's head
For a few days now, I have been thinking about how to start Chapter 9. If you have read the previous chapters of the course, you may be starting to get the sense that creating a healthy and long life for your dog is more a series of common sense steps than luck. In Chapter 7 and Chapter 8, I dove into the principles of blood, energy and nerve flow in the body and what happens when it stops. Today,...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
The mysterious connection between your dog's neck and the internal organ health
I love how real life situations bring me the ideas for each chapter of the Health and Longevity Course for Dogs. Just recently, I went for a dinner with a friend who asked me how life was when I lived in Europe, what the family structure was like and who is in charge in heterosexual marriages. I thought for a moment and remembered a saying that answered the question perfectly. A man may be called the head of the family,...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Be on guard for your dog's heart
The health of your dog's heart is in your hands and that is why I have decided to dedicate this 11th chapter of the Health and Longevity Course for Dogs to the heart. If you have not gone through the previous chapters of the course, and especially Chapters 8, 9 and 10, please make sure that you read them as soon as possible. They contain knowledge that will add years to your dog's lifespan, based on what I have seen...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
A mysterious connection between your dog's lung health, cough and emotions
If you are looking for the short version - scroll down to the title "Lung diseases from a medical point of view." For the less dry Dr. D version, continue reading here. Today, I will tell you a story that very few people know about. More than 20 years ago, I adopted another dog before Skai but, if someone asks me how many dogs I’ve had in my life, I always say only one, Skai. As a young vet, I...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Pancreatitis in Dogs – Treatment and Prevention – Natural approach
Pancreatitis is a common and sometimes life-threatening disease in dogs that can be successfully treated or prevented by drug-free, natural, holistic methods. In the previous chapters of the Health and Longevity Course for Dogs I wrote about energy channels that lead to the organs and how it affects their function. Read more here. HOW DOES THE PANCREAS WORK? The pancreas is an exocrine (enzymatic) and an endocrine (hormonal) organ. Pancreatic secretions contain enzymes for the digestion of all three major...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Stomach Bloat – Gastric Dilation Volvulus in Dogs – Holistic Approach
The story of Daisy, the dog Daisy was one of those dogs that everyone loves and I was no exception. I met her and her ‘mom’ Paula in the early 2000s and loved their visits at my practice. Sometimes there was nothing wrong with Daisy, but Paula loved to come for a little chat, especially after her husband passed away. One wintery weekend my family and I visited my sister in Whistler, B.C., a ski resort that many Vancouverites visit...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Holistic and natural approach to treating diarrhea in dogs
One cause of inflammatory bowel disease and diet allergies that is often missed Some time ago, I wrote that one of the deepest expressions of love is to clean up diarrhea after your poor dog has an accident in the middle of the night. We put on the gloves, take a mop and a bucket, and instead of worrying about losing sleep, we worry about our dogs and making sure they are ok. That is love! When my dog Skai...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.
Holistic approach to anal gland problems in dogs
How to keep your dog's anal glands healthy Most vets learn about anal glands in vet school, but I had the pleasure of learning about them much earlier in life. It was our family dog - a dachshund named Gerda who taught me about the less pleasant part of living with a dog. Dachshunds are very passionate when it comes to tracking and they love being in the forest and Gerda was no exception. She especially...... Continue ReadingYou aren't signed in.