What’s the ‘Point’ with Integrative Medicine

The Thought behind the Needles, the Herbs, and Alternatives


The Terms:

The Meaning:

What does it all mean?

Where does it fit my life and in my pet’s life?

I can’t even read the back of a food label anymore without mispronouncing ingredients!! 


The Thunder Rolls!


Summer is once again upon us!! With warm weather we have all kinds of fun things to do. There are things to do outside, traveling on vacation, holidays to celebrate and unfortunately bad weather in the form of thunderstorms. We all know of or have lived with dogs that become anxious or even terrified during many of these events. Car ride anxieties, firework fears, and thunderstorm phobias. All of these things can cause potentially dangerous responses in our canine family members who simply cannot rationalize that there is nothing to fear from any of this. These responses can range from simple hiding to destruction of property to running away.


Leptospirosis—A Downward Spiral

Leptospirosis…sounds like something from a horror movie, doesn’t it?

Well, in a way, it kind of is.

So, what is it?

Leptospirosis is a bacteria, a spirochete to be exact. This is the same ‘type’ of bacteria as lyme disease. Why are these types of diseases and bacteria sometimes more dangerous to our body than the rest of the bacteria we are surrounded by everyday? The answer lies in the body’s response, or lack of response, to the bacteria as a whole.


The Tooth Behind Dental Month!

It’s almost that time again! February is Pet Dental Health Awareness Month!

Alexis taking a bite out of dental disease!

Many of you may be wondering what all the hype is about Pet Dental Month. Some of you may even be surprised there is a whole month dedicated to the health of our animals’ teeth. Blue Ridge is here to help you understand your pet’s dental health and what you can do to take charge of it.