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For integrative veterinarians like Dr. Randy Aronson of Tucson, AZ, the remarkable advances in western medical technology have enriched his practice as allopathic modalities, notably for diagnosing and treating disease, combine well with holistic and integrative treatments, often leading to much improved outcomes for our pets.

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Guest

Dr. Randy Aronson

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

John LaSala

SPONSORS

JOPE Hip & Joint Chews, veterinarian-crafted, made with UC-II collagen along with high quantities of Omega-3 and curcumin to improve mobility.

Presenting Sponsor: 3CW: Colorado Citizens For Canine Welfare: A group of remarkably devoted humans dedicated to public education, guidance in finding a new dog from a humane source, and animal welfare advocacy. Their goal is to shut down all puppy mills in Colorado and to stand side-by-side all organizations across the country with a similar goal.: 3CW: Colorado Citizens For Canine Welfare: A group of remarkably devoted humans dedicated to public education, guidance in finding a new dog from a humane source, and animal welfare advocacy. Their goal is to shut down all puppy mills in Colorado and to stand side-by-side all organizations across the country with a similar goal.

GUEST BIO

Dr. Randy Aronson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 after being awarded the top honor of his class, the Leonard Pearson Prize. He completed a rotating internship at the small animal hospital in medicine and surgery 1981. He started the Animal Care Center of Green Valley in 1984 and sold it to his partner in 2005. P.A.W.S. Veterinary Center, his current practice, was started with his wife, Dr. Geren Thurston, in 2008 and employs thirty-two in staff and five veterinarians. In 2011 they won the American Animal Hospital Practice of the Year award and the Veterinary Economics Merit Hospital winner.

Dr. Aronson utilizes an integrative approach to diagnostics and therapies, combining Western or allopathic medicine with holistic modalities. He completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s acupuncture course, numerous Chinese herbal courses, and many traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition programs. He is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to perform physical therapy on cats and dogs. He utilizes food therapy, ozone, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, shock wave, therapeutic laser, and underwater treadmill to help attain health and wellness for his patients.

Dr. Aronson is a keynote speaker and lecturer. His website drrandypetvet.com contains many podcasts and articles on Integrative veterinary Medicine. Recently he has been speaking to the students of veterinary schools about utilizing integrative approaches in everyday veterinary medicine. He also enjoys educating pet parents on wellness and longevity.

SUMMARY

In this conversation, Dr. Randy Aronson discusses the science — and significance — of a holistic/integrative approach to pet health and wellness, one he frequently combines with an Allopathic — traditional western medicine — modality to get the best outcome for his patients. The conversation explores the new and emerging frontier — and the challenges— for veterinarians as they become more open to combining holistic and integrative approaches to animal wellness. Dr. Aronson, shares his personal journey of learning and acquiring certifications in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and rehabilitation. He emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition, biome, exercise, training, and stress reduction (PETS) in promoting longevity and quality of life for animals. The discussion also touches on the significance of the gut-brain connection, the role of food sensitivity testing, et al., in improving animal health.

CHAPTERS

00:00 The show opens

13:50 The Integration of Western and Holistic Medicine

29:21 The Path to Becoming an Integrative Vet

30:45 Challenges in Incorporating Holistic Approaches in Veterinary Practice

38:38 The Importance of Proper Nutrition, Biome, Exercise, Training, and Stress Reduction

53:00 The Significance of the Gut-Brain Connection in Animal Health

57:40 Addressing Imbalances in the Gut Microbiome for Improved Animal Health

01:01:52 The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Pet Health

01:02:51 The PETS Acronym: Prevention, Exercise, Training, and Stress Reduction

01:06:04 Building a Strong Foundation in Pet Health

01:19:47 Case Study: The Positive Outcomes of a Holistic Approach to Pet Care

LINKS

Dr. Randy Aronson website

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)

Helpspotrun.com; Dr. Marie Bartling,

The Dog Aging Project

Morris Animal Foundation; Mark Morris

Journey To Healing; Linda Johns, animal communicator

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Animal Biome Testing

Gut Restore

NutriScan Food Sensitivity Test; Jean Dodds

Animal Medical Center in New York City

Walky Dog Plus Bicycle Exercise Dog Leash

BOOKS

The Ultimate Pet Health Guide, by Gary Richter, M.S., D.V.M.

The Forever Dog; by Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Four Paws Five Directions; by Cheryl Schwartz

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