Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Did I ever tell you.... I actually LOVE my DOGTORS?

Did I ever tell you.... I actually LOVE my DOGTORS?

We talk to a lot of people because as you know, pet owners love their pets and they love to talk about their pets.

We have heard countless scary stories about confrontations between the pet owner and the vet over issues like feeding a home cooked diet. 

Apparently, there are vets that "do not believe" in home cooked diets. Well WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN THOSE VETS! Usually their clinics look like a cheap mini mart of dog "food". They are more like a distributor that a vet office...   A good home cooked diet is nutritionally complete and far superior to any bagged, canned, reconstituted, chemical laced caca.

 I LOVE MY DOGTORS. Dr. Klemm and Dr. Redding at Hickory Veterinary are the dynamic duo of vet care. You know momma. She is a veritable PITA when it comes to trusting anyone with our care... she is like a crazy woman. She knew and loved Dr Klemm, but who doesn't? He is pretty lovable unless he is taking your temp. No, Dr. K, I will never forgive you for that! Don't even look at my tush!

When momma first met Dr. Redding she did her cross examination by angry prosecutor bit. Then she tried to intimidate him. {She hates pushovers- they lack conviction because they are not sure of their own knowledge} But the man was solid. Solid enough that he got momma to trust him. She asked a zillion questions which he answered. 

Over a few months, they changed JD's meds and diet and he is healthier and happier. {I actually should be given credit for keeping him young and on his toes... I fan my tail and he forgets he is 11 years old! I get no credit... sigh...}

Dr. Redding is trained in both Western medicine and  he is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH) and a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT) since 2012 through the Chi Institute.

Enough credentials for you??? You can read more about my DOGTOR here:http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/chesapeake-veterinarian-mixes-east-west

So, besides the fact that my vets are awesome DRS, they actually support home cooking.

At the last open house, Dr. Redding cooked his bone soup and showed the people how easy it was to make delicious nutritious food. When we  told him we were doing a dehydrator contest, we asked if he had a recipe... and yuh he does!  And he was generous enough to share it.


Hickory Veterinary Hospital
100 Kegman Rd. W
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 548-1548

Dr. Redding’s Immune & Digestive Support Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Simple, yet effective, these chews provide dietary fiber, vitamins A & B, magnesium and beta carotene.  Adding local honey provides additional immune support and helps desensitize your canine companion to local environmental allergens. 

Large Sweet Potatoes
Local/regional honey

Cutting Board
Sharp Knife

Preparation & Cooking Instructions
1.      Scrub & rinse the potatoes.
2.     Cut the potatoes either lengthwise for chews or into rounds for treats.  Pieces should be about 1/3 inch thick.   
3.     Arrange the potato pieces in the dehydrator trays with a small
amount of space between pieces.
4.     Place a drop of honey onto each piece of the sweet potato.

5.     Cook the sweet potato pieces in the dehydrator for 8-10 hours.

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bichonpawz said...

We are pretty sure that the doctor won't forget your momma!! Glad that you all have found someone you like and that can be trusted. It is difficult these days. Some of them seem like they are just pushing food...and drugs!

silvieon4 said...

It takes all of us to demand better of our vets. Support the ones who really care and nurture their practice. When we go to see our vets, we are looking for help, and we need to trust their skills, knowledge and advice. You can only do that with comfort if you have educated yourself enough about them and about your pet. BE AN ADVOCATE, do your homework. Our vets do follow phone calls. They actually call to find out how things are going. I had a vet who would not ever talk to me... he sent his tech vet to talk to me. THAT WAS NOT OK.