Video with Dr. John Smith speaking about his practice in Ann Arbor and functional medicine.
Lentils are an excellent food for dogs! They are inexpensive and have many nutritional benefits, such as helping to lower blood cholesterol. Also, lentils are a great source of magnesium and folate- both of which lower the risk of heart disease. The insoluble dietary fiber in lentils improve digestion by helping prevent constipation and irritable bowel disease. The soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down carbohydrate digestion. Lentils are an excellent protein source- with 26% protein. In Middle Eastern cultures, lentils are referred to as “the poor man’s meat”. They are also an excellent source of iron. Lentils can be excellent base of a home-prepared diet, as they are easy to prepare and inexpensive!
Does your dog have arthritis or other inflammatory issues? We recommend Boswellia and Devil’s Claw instead of NSAID’s. There are herbs that work just as well as NSAID’s, without the bad side effects! Please call for an appointment to talk with the doctor about them! 734-213-7447
With summer upon us, fleas are starting to become an issue! Some owners would like to treat more naturally and use Diatomaceous Earth or Neem. Other owners opt for a more conventional flea and tick topical spot-on treatment, like Frontline Plus (which the emergency clinic has told us is the safest of the products). For those clients using topical products & concerned about toxicity, we do have supplements we recommend to help your pet detox the chemicals. Please call 734-213-7447 to set-up an appointment to talk more with the doctor about this!