Nature’s way: A vet’s tale

From opportunist graduate to medical pioneer, Liverpool based vet Paul Boland talks about how he got his first break in the world of veterinary surgery and how he sees natural remedies and stem cell enhancement as the future of the practice. “It was probably All Creatures Great and Small,” explains Paul Boland when reflecting on what first got him interested in a ... Read more →

What to do if your dog has liver disease

In his regular help and advice column, Paul Boland looks at how dietary modifications and supplements can reverse the effects of liver disease in dogs.  The liver is an amazing organ with an extraordinary number of functions: it eliminates toxins; it produces proteins, urea, coenzyme Q10, cholesterol, bile acids and albumin; it maintains sugar and fat levels; it’s ... Read more →

Christian Drapeau on Stem Cells Being The Building Blocks of the body

Stem cells travel to different damaged organs and become cells of those organs to repair them – they work like a building block of the body. It’s like a brick in a house. What if we have a brick that will make the foundation, the wall, the side walk, the garage, the storage unit? What if I have a brick here that if I have a problem with the side walk, I ju... Read more →

The best way to deal with a travel sick dog

Paul Boland explores what options are available to pet owners whose dogs can be something of a handful when embarking on a long car journey. One advantage of staying in the UK for a holiday or a long weekend is that we can take our beloved pets with us. Sure, with the introduction of pet passports, it’s easier to book dogs on flights and ferries these days, but mo... Read more →

Best ways to help a cat with feline cystitis

Feline idiopathic cystitis’ (FIC). This is a very common condition in cats and, although definite causes of this condition have not yet been established, they are thought to include viral infections, immune dysfunction, a deficiency of the glycosaminoglycan layer that protects the inside of the bladder and an abnormally permeable bladder. We do know that these signs... Read more →