Provo vet treats pets with acupuncture

Daily Herald  August 24, 2009   Monday Close-up

Provo vet treats pets with acupuncture

Bentley hobbled into the room, his hips stiff and his back legs dragging behind. He made it slowly to the veterinary tech's leg and looked up at her, begging for a scratch behind his ears. His tongue hung out of his mouth and he sat down, exhausted from the walk from the car to the front desk of Riverwoods Pet Hospital in Provo.

The 8-year-old English bulldog has tried several kinds of arthritis medications since the arthritis started setting in three years ago. Nothing seemed to help the inflammation in his back hips. His owner, Kendra Pierce, decided to try the acupuncture.

"He thinks he's a puppy and runs around and then can't get up," Pierce said.

Five years ago, Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson integrated traditional Chinese medicine into her daily practice of western medicine.

"I believe in Western medicine like blood work, X-rays and antibiotics, but I began to think, 'What else can I do?"' Dobson said. Before integrating acupuncture and aquapressure, she did a lot of research and training and now believes that acupuncture makes Western medicine that much better.

Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson Receives 2008 Latino Hero Award

  The Latino Heroes Award is an awards program developed by the Regence Group as a part of its ongoing commitment to the Latino community. The  campaign targets individuals who have achieved great personal achievement educationally and professionally, as well as  economically. But in addition, these individuals also engage the Latino community through service in […]

Dr. Yoeny D. Calas-Dobson DVM to Receive the 2008 Utah Latino Hero Award

The Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah will honor Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson of RiverWoods Pet Hospital, Provo, UT at a reception in Salt Lake City, September 18, 2008.

PROVO, UT   September 11, 2008:   The Regence BlueCross BlueShield Latino Heroes Campaign has chosen Dr. Yoeny Calas-Dobson DVM as their Utah Latino Hero for 2008 from the many distinguished nominees as a result of her generous and outstanding service to not only the Hispanic community but to all of the residents of Utah.

The Latino Heroes Award program was developed by the Regence Group as a part of its ongoing commitment to the Latino community. The campaign targets individuals who have achieved great personal achievement educationally and professionally, as well as economically. But in addition, these individuals have engaged the Latino community through dedicated service in maintaining cultural preservation, economic growth and empowerment.

Each chosen hero receives a $2,000 donation to be granted to a non-profit organization of his or her choice to be given in his or her honor. Dr. Dobson has chosen to donate her check to the American Indian Services, a non-profit organization that helps Native Americans improve their quality of life through scholarships. In addition, all the heroes will be highlighted in an extensive marketing campaign where their photos and personal story will be shared in an editorial.

 

Rabbits As Pets

Joined by co-anchors Issa Arnita and Nicole Hunter, today on KUTV-2 Dr. Dobson explained how rabbits are fast becoming a favorite household pet and the many breeds available. She discussed what caring for a rabbit entails along with health issues that may arise. How to train and house your pet rabbit was also emphasized.

To give an idea of the unique rabbit breeds available, Dr. Dobson brought her huge fawn colored Flemish Giant Rabbit named Caramel. Many viewers were amazed to find out that rabbits come that large!

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Dental Care for Your Pet

In this episode, interviewed by co-anchors, Issa Arnita and Nicole Hunter, Dr. Dobson explained how to take care of your pet's teeth and the proper way to provide dental care at home.  To demonstrate the proper methods, Dr. Dobson brought her dog, Boddie, an Australian Shephard, and showed how easy it is to brush your dog's teeth.

Dr. Dobson also emphasized the importance of proper nutrition along with other products to help maintain your pet's "pearly whites."

You can learn more about your pet's dental care by visiting the PetWise Articles section, by contacting Dr. Dobson directly through the Contact Form, or by asking your personal veterinarian for information.

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