Immune System

The immune system is an amazing system of "technologies". The immune system is the body's defence against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body.

We discuss many part of the system that collectively make up the immune system.

De-Sexing as Endocrine Disruptors

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 25/06/2019 Times Read: 460 Comments 0
De-Sexing as Endocrine Disruptors

It is difficult to explain why the veterinary community continues to treat de-sexing and the associated glands and hormones only relevant to reproduction. It is no exaggeration to say that in modern human medicine and endocrinology testosterone is no longer a marginal hormone. Neither is it a lifestyle hormone for those men seeking eternal youth. Its deficiency leads to a serious deterioration of the health of men expressing itself in the metabolic syndrome and its sequels: diabetes mellitus type 2 and atherosclerotic disease, osteoporosis and sarcopenia, all strongly limiting physical independence in old age and accelerating morbidity and mortality.

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The Gut as an Ecosystem

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 22/06/2019 Times Read: 386 Comments 0
The Gut as an Ecosystem

Gut bacteria fall into three groups – the good, the bad and the indifferent. To put this more scientifically, the beneficial species (bifidobacteria and eubacteria together with lactobacilli and other lactic acid bacterial), the pathogenic and putrefacti

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The Endocrine System

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/06/2019 Times Read: 437 Comments 0
The Endocrine System

The endocrine system is made up of glands that make hormones to help our (parents and kids) bodies function properly. Hormones are the body's chemical messengers. Hormones carry information and instructions from one set of cells to another, basically, a network of glands that secrete chemicals. The endocrine system influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our and our fur kids’ bodies. We discuss the topic in greater detail.

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De-Sexing Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 20/06/2019 Times Read: 441 Comments 0
De-Sexing Pets

An emotional topic, emotive and controversial. Almost as controversial as real food. Yet, few think about the consequences. Surely it is not good medicine when those who are supposed to guide and support pet parents insist that removing vital organs, which have many functions beyond reproduction, in order to prevent something that may or may not happen? We are all conditioned to believe that de-sexing our fur kids is perfectly normal and even important for multiple reasons. We discuss the topic in more detail.

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The Major Cannabinoids

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 24/11/2018 Times Read: 3384 Comments 0
The Major Cannabinoids

Many of us have become familiar with the various cannabinoids (cannabis-like compounds) contained within the cannabis plant due to increased media marketing and social media on this topic lately. Did you now that there are at least 110 different phyto-cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant! The most well-known major cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the euphoric compound that “gets you high.” We discuss the topic in greater detail.

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The Endocannabinoid System in Dogs and Cats Explained

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 24/11/2018 Times Read: 3137 Comments 0
The Endocannabinoid System in Dogs and Cats Explained

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) functions the same way in people as it does in dogs, cats and other animals. As a matter of fact, ALL mammals have an Endocannabinoid System. This includes horses, rabbits, monkeys, dolphins and elephants to name a few. A large amount of research is currently being undertaken around the world to find out how exactly the ECS might be utilized in the treatment of different chronic diseases. We discuss the topic in greater detail.

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The Sum of the Whole

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 11/11/2018 Times Read: 3153 Comments 0
The Sum of the Whole

If only the medical, nutrition and veterinary industries and research adhered to this realization: Modern physics has taught us that the nature of any system cannot be discovered by dividing it into its component parts and studying each part by itself... We must keep our attention fixed on the whole and on the interconnection between the parts. The same is true of our intellectual life. It is impossible to make a clear cut between science, religion, and art. The whole is never equal simply to the sum of its various parts.

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Prebiotics and Your Pet's Hapiness

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 3045 Comments 0
Prebiotics and Your Pet's Hapiness

By definition, prebiotics are a type of non-digestible fiber compound. Just like other high-fiber foods, prebiotic compounds - including the kind found in foods like garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, jicama, dandelion greens and onions (for humans only) - pass through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and remain undigested, since the human and canine body can’t fully break them down. We discuss the importance of prebiotics in the diet.

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Probiotics and Your Pet's Happiness

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 3997 Comments 0
Probiotics and Your Pet's Happiness

Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease, so the idea of tossing down a few billion a day for your health might seem - literally and figuratively - hard to swallow. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria. We discuss the role of probiotics in your pets' health in more detail.

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Your Pet's Digestive System

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 5397 Comments 0
Your Pet's Digestive System

Your fur kids’ digestive system is different than a human's and therefore dogs (and cats) process and eat differently than us. This is important to know and understand so that you can feed your fur kids the correct diet and be aware when something goes wrong. We discuss this in more detail.

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