National Dog Week Promotes Animal Welfare Causes Through Art, Literature, and New Media

Photo of Sergio by Donald E Brown National Dog Week Artist

How are you celebrating National Dog Week (NDW, 9/19-25)? Besides my daily work as a holistic veterinarian, I am promoting the greater cause of animal welfare by being part of the NDW media movement. Author and artist, Lisa Begin Kruysman, has resurrected the NDW to encourage pet population control through spay/neuter (S/N) and novel models […]

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Dr. Mahaney’s Book Review- The Complete Cat’s Meow by Darelene Arden

Photo of Complete Cats Meow Book Cover Darlene Arden

My clinical practice in veterinary acupuncture primarily caters to dogs, but feline patients, especially those with immune system compromising conditions (cancer, chronic infection, etc) have been increasingly coming my way for treatment. The inquisitive clients attached to my cat patients always have a variety of questions for which I strive to give the most helpful […]

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Could Enzo From The Art of Racing in The Rain Have Lived More Comfortably As A Senior Dog

Photo of The Art of Racing In The Rain Cover

Until recently, I have strayed away from pet memoirs for recreational reading. As my professional day as a veterinarian is filled with heart wrenching stories of canine and feline illness, I need more escapist literary fare to take my mind off of work.  Steig Llarson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series has nicely done […]

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Rainforest Canopy Walk Tests My Walking Skills

Photo of Patrick Mahaney Rainforest Bridge Peru

Although I feel as though I have well mastered the ability to walk (yet chewing gum and doing so can sometimes be a challenge), this basic skill was recently put to test. As I have been working hard during my vets abroad trip with Amazon Cares to Peru (see Capturing Treating and Releasing the Street […]

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