Homotoxicology 同類/ 順勢療法

Homotoxicology – a branch of homeopathy – is a study in the maintenance of a body system that is stable, neutral and promotes self-regulation. Breaking down the word will show – “homo” = man ; “toxico” = toxin or poison ; “logy” = study of. Put together, the word means the study of the effects… Read More

Stem Cells Therapy (幹細胞療程)

Stem Cells (幹細胞) are undifferentiated cells found in the body that used to be derived primarily from bone marrow (骨髓) which was quite a painful procedure. In the last decade, stem cells derivation have progressed to being collected from fat tissue – conveniently located under the skin of the animal. Although the collection of such… Read More

Acupuncture – 針灸治療

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy that involves inserting needles into specific parts of the body for the purpose of medical treatment. Needles are inserted into acupuncture points which are present all over the body. Treatment times varies from 10mins to 30mins and may be performed in combination with mild electric current.… Read More

HOMEMADE – Old dog need some traction!

Those of us who owns pets – both dogs and cats – know that as they become old, they do not walk as much. One of the reason for not walking so much is arthritis (關節炎) that causes one or many joints on the body aches and pains. As a result these pets prefer to… Read More

Antibiotic Resistance (抗生素耐藥性)

Antibiotics are wonderful stuff. Too  much of a good thing – ends up turning into a nightmare. In the 21st Century (that means Year 2000 to 2100…) antibiotic resistance has become the new official worldwide nightmare. Here in Hong Kong – we at the clinic have been battling with clarifying these two terms to pet… Read More

Urine pH (尿酸鹼度) – You need to know >6.5

pH – an expression of acidity or alkalinity. It is referred to frequently in the study of urine. In a basic urine test – which is commonly performed in a veterinary clinic, the urine pH can help us figure out several issues including: Is there the possibility of bladder infection (cystitis – 膀胱發炎) ? Should… Read More

Panting = Hot… or is it?

Not all pantings are the same. There is “stress” panting. There is “painful” panting. There is “nausea” panting. Then there is “COPD-like” panting. If you haven’t heard, COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The term is now including symptoms previously called “Chronic Bronchitis” and “Emphysema”. It is defined as: “.. a lung disease characterized by… Read More

Kidney Disease – Feeling Cold

Animals suffering from Chronic Kidney Failure (CRF) are usually feeling cold. How do you tell if your pet is feeling cold? It lacks a good appetite. It prefers sleep to activity. It prefers to sleep on bedding. The kidneys are the centre of heat production for the body when considered in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.… Read More

Tick Fever. 牛蜱熱.

Eight-legged parasites. Blood suckers. Ticks are one of Hong Kong’s infamous blood suckers that wreak havoc in the dog population. The defining symptoms of  the disease include anemia, weakness and poor appetite. Tick populations increase dramatically during warm and moist seasons – namely Spring and Summer. This type of parasite are maintains a high population… Read More