A calorie is a calorie, right?

So, we know that nutrition is important our furfamily members and that they need a high-quality, meat based (for dogs and cats) diet. But, a meat calorie is a meat calorie, right? Other than allergies or your friend’s taste preference, once kind of meat is equal to another, right?
Well, maybe. It depends. According to […]
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Feeding for 5 Elements Intensive

Quick! What is the best thing to feed your pets?

As a veterinarian I know that this is a very important question. What you feed your pets can be the difference between wellness and chronic disease. What I also know both as a veterinarian and as a pet food consumer myself is that the answer […]
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Why does my cat pee red?

I’ve been talking a lot about food lately, and the color of your cats pee may not seem related to food. However, it really does, so bear with me as we cover the why, then the reason that this is related to food will become very clear.

From a conventional perspective, there are a few […]
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Five elements for pets

The best medicine for us and our pet is preventative medicine. We all know this, right?

But what does that even mean?!
If you listen to conventional medicine it means coming in every year for an exam and some yearly vaccines. Also, buying the special prescription diet directly from your veterinarian that claims to […]
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Bug Off!

Bug Off Flea and Fly Repellant Concentrate

Do you have a bottle of Bug Off sitting around and you lost the directions that came with it? Those bottles are so darned small we couldn’t get the directions on the labels, so here you go!

This essential oil flea and fly spray concentrate is […]
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Forget the eyes… the tongues have it.

Have you ever wondered what makes traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) different?

As originally posted on Corvallis Cat Care’s blog.

When I first learned TCM one of the things that mystified me greatly was how this ancient system of medicine could diagnose things so precisely based simply on taking a good history, palpation of the […]
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Five elements, one pet.

My book about feeding your pet according to their TCM constitution will be coming out this week! How exciting!

Next in the works I have planned a line of constitutional balancing essential oil blends. For both of these things it is important to know your pet’s five element constitution. There is a basic quiz in […]
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Rabbits and chickens and ducks, oh my!

Rabbits and chickens and ducks, oh my!


Feeding our cats is one of the most basic things that we do as caretakers to support the well being of our furry family members. It’s also one of the things we here at Corvallis Cat Care are passionate about. We have seen what happens when cats do […]
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DoTerra essential oils for pets

Essential oils for pets?

One of the most misunderstood treatments in holistic veterinary medicine is essential oil therapy. I have faced all kinds of opinions and situations from people applying large amounts of undiluted tea tree oil to infected ears in a dog, to people so panicky about safety that they refuse to even consider […]
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Dr. Erika goes to Veterinary Acupuncture Camp Part II

Visit part one here to read the start of the story.

Well, the essential oil class featured in part one was great, but that was just one day of my four day Acupuncture Camp experience at the 2014 AHVMA conference in Portland, Oregon.

I also attended a series of lectures on Chinese food medicine […]
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