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Pain Relief for Cat With Cancer3/17/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Chambreau, I have a 13 years old female cat which had mammary cancer last year and had a surgery. ...
  A: Please send me the name of your homeopathic veterinarian so I can use for others. And email me the ...
Yeasty Min Pin3/17/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Dr. Christina I have a 7yr old Min Pin with yeast infection inside and out caused by too many ...
  A: Apologies for the delayed response - I missed the notice. You are experiencing the tragedy of ...
Garlic3/15/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Is it ok to give cats garlic? I read that fleas hate it and leave.
  A: I know you live in Florida, so they are an issue. There is much debate in the veterinary world ...
Cat biting & chewing his tail3/14/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: My boy is 4yrs old and neutered. Recently he started licking and biting his tail at midlength. It ...
  A: yes, I do have many suggestions for you. When I only had my conventional veterinary training, I ...
Reasons for dry gums in dogs3/13/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: We have only had our German Shepherd for a few months, and recently I noticed that her gums were dry ...
  A: It doesn't sound like anything abnormal. Dogs gums aren't slimy wet 100% of the time. They often ...
dog tongue necrosis3/13/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Our six month old half breed pointer (6kg) came in contact with the pine processionary caterpillar. ...
  A: The one method that would give a possibility of saving the tongue is homeopathy. Lucky for you this ...
Thyroid3/12/2017Marie Peppers LPNMA ( pet nurse)
  Q: We are so appreciative of the information you gave us about compound Famotidine, as the flavored ...
  A: Well, you did go to the Vet for an exam this past week. Tell the Vet you want them to give you an ...
Cat Thyroid Problem - famotidine compounding 3/11/2017Marie Peppers LPNMA ( pet nurse)
  Q: Our 12 year old cat has been vomiting, and the vet told us she had an overactive Thyroid. She gave ...
  A: Call the Vet and ask if a compounding pharmacy can mix the drug for you. They can make this into an ...
overactive thyroid in my cat3/11/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Our 12 year old cat has been vomiting recently, and we took her to the vet, who performed blood ...
  A: Thyroid problems can be very challenging in cats and because of so many toxins in food, vaccines, ...
Lactated Ringer use3/8/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I volunteer for a small rescue. Since we have limited resources we try to make best with what little ...
  A: Scott, thank you so much for working with a rescue - the work you do is so critically important. I ...
Dog shaking his head2/19/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have a one year old Lab/Pitt mix. Lately he has started to shake his ears. He ifoes not hold his ...
  A: Having slightly itchy ears is one of the early warning signs that his energy balance (vital force, ...
cat had pyometra2/12/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: My cat had to have emergency surgery for pyometra a couple of months ago. We did all the medicines ...
  A: It is uncommon in cats, but so is pyometra. If your vet knows the problem then they are best at ...
Birth disabilities in Pets.2/7/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: Can there be birth disabilities in Pets viz Dogs,Cats,Horses,Birds,Fishes? Disabilities - ...
  A: Yes, there can. Nutrition and breeding are the main causes. Bad nutrition, badly selected parents ...
grain free dog food and more stool2/5/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have a 5 year old daschsund I got from the humane society 2 months ago. He had some flaking on ...
  A: The bad news - there is no one right diet for any dog, cat or person. The good news - just as for a ...
Boykin Spaniel2/4/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: My dog has an abscessed anal gland, is there anything that can be done at home until Monday? It is ...
  A: For tonight, if you check this, make water as warm as your fingers (not wrist), dip in a clean rag ...
Ear Infection In GS (7years old) Adult Male Dog2/2/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have a male German Spherad Dog of Mix bread. He has Ear infection in both ear with bad ...
  A: Sometimes it is not the selection of the correct remedy, but rather the correct potency and ...
Sore on dogs leg2/1/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: Don't know what this is,or how to treat it. Please help
  A: Michael, This is not something you can treat at home. This is either a pressure sore, or a lick ...
Cat cough1/30/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I recently adopted my cat from the city shelter in August of last year. She is 1 year 6 months old ...
  A: First let me remind you that I am a vet tech, not a vet, so I don't diagnose. Having said that, I ...
Cat keeps me awake at night time1/27/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have a 13 year old domestic short hair cat. He keeps me awake at night time. He sleeps all day ...
  A: I am so glad you wrote to me, a holistically trained veterinarian as I can definitely help you ...
Teeth1/26/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: My 3 year old standard poodle (female) has decent teeth. There's some dark buildup on her top molars ...
  A: There are so many products on the market to help keep teeth clean that it is confusing for everyone ...
Micro liver shunt1/20/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: What diet would you recommend for a 8lb dog with a micro liver shunt? I want to make her food. Thank ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I have been researching for the best person to help you with the diet. I also ...
Stomach in dogs1/18/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have an OEB and his tummy varies from day to day. Sometimes he has a normal BM and on the next ...
  A: I am so glad you wrote to me, a holistically trained veterinarian as I can definitely help you ...
Cat urinating on furniture1/15/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I have a major issue going on with my 6 month old female cat. She is up to date on shots and is ...
  A: I know how extremely frustrating this can be, having been through it myself. However, since you ...
Insect1/14/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: Is thete a difference between flea med brands? For ecample is tere a difference between ...
  A: Yes there is a HUGE difference between insecticides made by Veterinary companies and let's say Hartz ...
Blastocyosis1/9/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: My Pyrenees was diagnosed with blastocyst & starting treatment with fluconazole. I've researching ...
  A: While garlic is a good health booster and you certainly could use it, the best way to help your ...
Small poodle 17 yrs old1/6/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: He has diarea about 2-3 hrs after he eats and throws up in the morning. The only thi g he will eat ...
  A: Jan, for a 17 year old dog who has lost so much weight, and is eating a very unbalanced diet I would ...
Cat fleas1/3/2017Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have had a major problem with my cats getting fleas, and would like some advice on talking care of ...
  A: The presence of fleas is usually a reflection of the underlying lack of health with your pet, which ...
Cat with morning sickness?1/1/2017Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I have a Ragdoll female that I believe is pregnant. She has been vomiting only in the early morning ...
  A: While I have never seen or heard of a cat being sick from pregnancy (in 42 years in vet medicine) I ...
dog adoption12/26/2016Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I have two dogs. They are one year old and grew up together. I'm moving and won't have space for ...
  A: Since I live in California, I do not know much about the shelters in Florida. I can tell you this ...
dog adoption12/26/2016Marie Peppers LPNMA ( pet nurse)
  Q: I have two dogs that I love very much. I'm moving and won't have space for them. I don't want to ...
  A: Yes, please make up a flyer and place this on your Local VET office bulletin boards. Most of the ...
dog adoption12/26/2016Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: I have two dogs that I think I may have to give away. They are one year old. I truly love them and ...
  A: Jim, this is not at all my area of expertise, but I can really feel your pain. I may not have any ...
Natural remedies for cats12/25/2016Marie Peppers LPNMA ( pet nurse)
  Q: I was wondering about something I heard of online. I read that mixing slippery elm bark powder in a ...
  A: Well yes you can use Slippery elm for stomach upset in people and pets. See here from a trusted ...
flaking on fur, dandruff?12/21/2016Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf
  Q: I recently adopted a short haired black and brown dachshund from my humane society (2 weeks ago). ...
  A: Without actually examining the dog I cannot be very specific. If you are not confident in your vet's ...
Plantago Major12/18/2016Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Following my previous question about the staffordshire bull terrier with the pimple on the ...
  A: The best is as a fresh herb/poultice for 10 or 15 mins. But I would just see how his body responds. ...
Pimple on testicles dog12/17/2016Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: My 2 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a pimple on his testicles. I am not sure if it ...
  A: I am so glad you wrote to me, a holistically trained veterinarian as there is a whole new world of ...
Pimple on dog testicles12/17/2016Marie Peppers LPNMA ( pet nurse)
  Q: My 2 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a pimple on his testicles. I am not sure if it was ...
  A: Well, yes it looks like some kind of wart or pimple. I would say to have your local Vet take a look ...
Puppy Canine Teeth Not Comig In?12/8/2016Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I have a 20 week old female pit-bull puppy. She is in good health and started losing her baby teeth ...
  A: First of all, the canines are the last teeth to go and they fall out between 5-6 months of age. ...
different behavior after meds12/6/2016Jana Connell RVT, CVT
  Q: I have a 13 year old female hound mix that takes a couple of different medications. She takes one ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering you but I have been thinking about this and I don't feel I am ...
alternative treatment12/4/2016Dr. Christina Chambreau
  Q: Our 14 year old cat has just been diagnosed with squamous cell tumor cancer with a tumor under her ...
  A: Yes, there are many holistic approaches you can use to help the quality of life, though unless cured ...
Weimaraner bumps on belly and head12/3/2016Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf
  Q: Our vet is puzzlesd what is causing these skin bumps.
  A: When I cannot identify something like a nodule, I will do a fine needle aspirate of the lesion to ...

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I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.

Experience

I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Organizations
Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

Publications
I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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