Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tis the Season for Itching

We have recently seen a plethora of cases scratching themselves. Granted, some of these are dogs and cats with fleas, but many are allergy-like skin cases. Most of the time, the food or material that is making them itch is difficult to identify.

As you know, we avoid steroids unless the case is an emergency. However, we have been finding much success using Chinese and Western herbal remedies. Where that is not enough, some cases have responded well to homotoxicology injections using complex homeopathy combined with the pet's own blood to remove the individual toxins that plague the patient.

Very simple solutions work such as adding water to the pet's food so the skin is more hydrated. Another good way to prevent itching in some cases is to stop bathing the pet, since baths dry out the skin and remove protective oils. Brushing every day with a wire slicker brush can stimulate skin glands to produce these comforting skin oils.

From a Chinese Medicine perspective, itchiness may be excess internal heat trying to escape the body. Therefore, some pets feel much relief using menthol preparations such as Gold Bond powder or lotion. So many pets need to simply change their diets from processed food to raw diet.  Often, commercial food is the cause of excess body heat. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Conference

Dr. Buchoff has recently returned from the 30th Annual American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. During this conference, over 200 veterinarians met from around the nation to discuss holistic products, treatment options, case studies, and more! There were tons of vendors, lecturers, and other like-minded individuals networking and learning about evolutions in Holistic Veterinary Medicine.

Our clinic is excited to update our inventory with Neutricks. Neutricks is a jellyfish protein extract that binds to calcium to help neurotransmitters communicate more effectively. It helps with mental agility and cognitive focus. This is for geriatric animals whose minds seem to wander in their elderly age.

More Chinese herbs and homotoxicology medicines will be added to our repertoire!

Dr. B heard lectures on Homotoxicology, one of the many procedures we offer. He believes it is "Tomorrow's Medicine." How Homotoxicology works is that a homeopathic remedy is designed to remove the specific toxins the body has. In order to do this, the medicine is mixed with a drop of the patient's blood. The pet's blood chemistry dictates how the medication will work because it helps the medicine identify which specific toxins are present.

Dr. B attended several other lectures as well:

"Herbs for Lymphoma and other Cancers in Dogs" by Dr. Huisheng Xie
"Vitamin D and Calcium: Bone Health and Beyond" by Dr. Patricia Schenck
"Hot Topics in Nutrition" by Dr. Patricia Schenck
"Circulation: It's Central Role in Disease Pathogenesis and its Control Through Medicine, Part 2" by Dr. Steve Marsden
"The Role of Inflammation and Injury in Cancer" by Dr. Sue Armstrong
(Sue Armstrong has seen curative effects in cancer patients with homeopathy!)
A Keynote Speaker: Extending the Frontiers in the Art of Medicine by Dr. Jean Dodds
"Managing Skin Disease, Lameness, and Paralysis" by Dr. Steve Marsden
"Headache in Animals - Recognition and Treatment" by Dr. Ella Bittel
"Raw Green Tripe- Smelly but Sensational" by Dr. Amy Fiumarelli
"Understanding Autoimmunity and Related Disorders" by Dr. Jean Dodds
"Novel Approaches for Managing and Treating Autoimmune Disorders" by Dr. Jean Dodds

For a more detailed description of the lectures or to contact the lecturers, please email Dr. Buchoff!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We Got Your Back! A Talk and Walk

Tomorrow, August 30th is National Holistic Pet Day!

To celebrate our furry companions, we are partnering with Davis Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center for a event called "We Got Your Back: A Talk and Walk."

The goal of this event is to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments in humans and animals. Dr. Buchoff of Holistic Pet Care and Dr. Raymondi of Davis Chiropractic will share their expertise. In addition, we will be demonstrating proper lifting and handling technique and end the evening with a leisurely walk around Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, NJ.

Admission is FREE.

Come on out and bring your friends and your dog. It's a nice way to unwind before Labor Day weekend.

Again, "We Got Your Back" is TOMORROW, August 30th.
7:00-8:00PM, 20 Bellvue Ave Montclair, NJ (Brookdale Dog Park)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Magic Healing of Stem Cell Therapy

Brusier Raffiani, a ten-year-old chocolate labrador retriever, presented to our clinic in April of 2012 with arthritis, limping, and severe pain. After exhausting multiple treatments that seemed to be palliative and partially effective, his owner opted to do Vet-Stem Cell Therapy in July of 2012. Vet-Stem also has their own blog.

The process of stem cell therapy involves harvesting the falciform ligament inside the patient's abdomen and sending the specimen to the VetStem lab in California. They extract the stem cells from the adipose tissue and send them back in syringes within the next day. Depending on the animal's case, stem cells may be injected directly into the joints and also intravenously.

Why does this work? Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning that they are versatile and can take on whatever role is most needed. If an animal suffers from osteoarthritis, stem cells will act to rebuild the joints affected, removing the cause of inflammation, and drastically decreasing pain. Scientific literature claims the effectiveness of stem cell therapy against some cancers. Dr. Buchoff has seen this firsthand in a case of hemangiosarcoma of the spleen.

Bruiser has seen dramatic results in only a short few weeks. Here is his owner, Beri's testimonial:

In Bruiser's case, he now is happy, care-free, and playing like a puppy again!

For more information about stem cell therapy or to see if your pet would be a good candidate, schedule with us today! 973-256-3899 or

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