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Heroic Goat Gets Better with the Help of Alpha-Stim

By | February 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The bond between humans and the animals they care for is like no other. We often think of ourselves as the caretakers or the “parents” of our pets - we watch out for their safety and wellbeing, and we want the very best lives for them. But sometimes, the roles can be reversed - sometimes, our [...]

Feline Compulsive Disorder: How to Know When Your Cat’s Habits Are Driven by Anxiety and Stress, and What to do to Help

By | February 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cats: They’re just like us. Cats experience anxiety and stress just as acutely as humans can, although the ways they exhibit their distress can be subtle or downright confusing. You may have noticed certain behaviors in your cat without even realizing that they are signs of anxiety or stress. If you have observed your cat engaging [...]

Does a Trip to the Vet Strike Fear in Your Pet? Alpha-Stim Quells Anxiety, So You Can Get the Most out of Your Appointment

By | February 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Trips to the vet can be scary for your pets, since they don't understand what's happening Just as humans might get nervous about visiting the doctor, animals can become distressed when they discover they are being taken to the vet. In fact, veterinarian anxiety is one of the most common anxieties experienced by dogs. [...]

Integrative Pain Management for Pets: Treating the Whole Animal, Body and Brain

By | January 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When your pet is in pain, you want nothing more than to make him or her feel better as quickly as possible. It can be difficult to see our furry friends in pain - they become lethargic, apathetic, and can lose their zest for life. But you may be hesitant to resort to pain medications, which [...]

Dr. Ava Frick Hosts Webinar on the Opioid Crisis in Veterinary Medicine

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The opioid crisis that is running rampant in the United States has had a widespread impact on medical professionals and their patients – and not just human patients. Veterinary medicine has also been affected, and practitioners have had to adjust to the changes that have resulted from the public health crisis. Dr. Ava Frick, host [...]

Fetch in 50: A Dog and His Human Travel Across the Country Together

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/291592853 In this short, heartwarming video, a dog named Gus and his human T.J. Olwig take a road trip across the country in an attempt to play fetch in all 50 states. Narrated from the point of view of Gus, the film is sure to resonate with and bring a smile to animal lovers and adventure-seekers [...]

Veterinarians Have New Guidelines For Reducing Opioid Use in Animals with Pain

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

You have probably heard that the United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. But did you know that it’s not just a problem for humans – and that animals suffering from pain are also frequently given these addictive drugs? The IVAPM, in tandem with the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, [...]

Alpha-Stim® Technology Compared to TENS units, PEMF, and Lasers for Veterinary Medicine

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Renowned veterinarian Dr. Ava Frick was recently asked by another veterinarian about the difference between Alpha-Stim and other technologies in the treatment of animals. Her response below explains the functioning and the indications of several different modalities. Therapeutic devices work via a combination of: Waveform (e.g., biphasic, sinusoidal or other), Amplitude (microamperes or milliamperes), Frequency (Hz). This [...]

Inspiring New Book Features Alpha-Stim® as Key to a Dog’s Recovery

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nobody Told Me My Legs Don’t Work: Journey of a Down Dog is the remarkable true story about a golden retriever named Keegan and her two devoted humans, Travis and Renea Yates. After suffering a spinal stroke, Keegan was left paralyzed from the shoulders down – but Travis and Renea refused to give up hope that [...]

Electroceuticals: The Wave of the Future Is Now

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by Ava Frick, DVM, CVC, FAIS, for American Veterinarian Increasingly, treatment for a host of conditions and ailments is based on electroceuticals rather than pharmaceuticals. Instead of prescriptions for chemical molecules, some doctors are prescribing specific frequencies, waveforms, and amplitudes for their patients. This is not science fiction—it's happening right now. It’s not really a [...]