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TCVM Treatment of a Behavior Disorder in a Labrador

TCVM Treatment of a Behavior Disorder in a Labrador

-Liane Sperlich, DVM, CVCH

Savannah, a three year old neutered female Labrador, was successfully treated for a behavior disorder using a Chinese herbal formula. The pet’s quality of life was very compromised and did not respond to training methods, medication, or herbal treatment prescribed by the owner. For two years the dog had been exhibiting fear-based reactions around the owners, other people, different situations and other dogs. The behavior was inconsistent and unpredictable, varying from startle reactions, panic, wildly barking and growling, to not recognizing the owners and acting fearful. These behaviors appeared to begin after severe illness as a puppy. The owners remember Savannah as being very loving when first adopted.
Friday, April 1, 2011/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3970)/Comments (0)/

"Tora the Tiger" and TCVM

-by Larry McCaskill, DVM, CVA

I was contacted by the Greater Baton Rouge Zoo veterinarian to evaluate and consider a TCVM treatment plan for Tora, a 19 year old male white tiger. Primary complaints were neurological signs of ataxia, crossing of both front and rear limb while walking and CP deficits. No other specific problems were noted.

Friday, April 1, 2011/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1912)/Comments (0)/
TCVM for the Treatment of Allergic Skin Disease in a Cat

TCVM for the Treatment of Allergic Skin Disease in a Cat

by Neal J. Sivula, DVM, PhD, FAAVA

Owner’s complaint and History: Brutus presented to my clinic on June 1, 2010. He had been pruritic around his face for the previous 2 months. Diagnostics had been negative at another veterinary clinic 2 weeks ago. Oral antibiotics had been not been effective, a trial course of oral Dexamethasone has been effective.
Friday, April 1, 2011/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1626)/Comments (0)/
TCVM for the Treatment of Cervical Intervertebral Disc Disease in a Dog

TCVM for the Treatment of Cervical Intervertebral Disc Disease in a Dog

By Neal J. Sivula DVM, CVFT - Richfield, OH

Signalment: Cupar, 4 years old, 194 pounds, castrated male, Irish Wolfhound

Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3081)/Comments (0)/
Chinese Herbal Formula Used to Treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Chinese Herbal Formula Used to Treat Flea Allergy Dermatitis

By Christine Johnson, DVM, CVCH - Oakland, CA

Abstract
A six year old, 9.25 lb, female spayed, domestic short hair cat was presented for examination. The cat had been pulling fur out excessively and chewing on her coat intensely for three to four weeks. She was diagnosed with parasites and External Wind. Her treatment consisted of a combination of a Chinese herbal formula, Jing-Tang Herbal’s External Wind, aquapuncture, manual parasite removal and nutritional supplementation. Her signs subsided quickly and her coat returned to normal.

Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (4894)/Comments (0)/
Kidney Qi Deficiency Leading to Urinary Incontinence and Hind end Weakness

Kidney Qi Deficiency Leading to Urinary Incontinence and Hind end Weakness

By Mitsie Vargas DVM, CVA -Winter Haven, FL

This case presented as a consult to evaluate quality of life and possible euthanasia of a 13.7 year old female spayed miniature Schnauzer named Muffin. Six months prior to presentation she experienced pancreatitis and was hospitalized for one week. The owner noticed progressive urinary incontinence and hind end weakness with muscle tremors since then... 


Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3470)/Comments (0)/
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