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10 Main St, Suite 423
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845-338-3300
Fax: 845-338-9875

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Proper Nutrition Improves Pet Health

Dogs and cats are carnivores, and the healthiest dogs and cats eat meat regularly.

I would like to see carnivores like dogs and cats eating a species-appropriate diet.  Whenever you have a system designed for a certain fuel, it’s best to use that fuel.  If you have a car that runs on gasoline, it’s not going to run better on hydrogen or diesel.  It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a mechanical or biological system. Now you might be able to switch fuels, say unleaded gasoline in a car that requires leaded gasoline (remember those cars?), and it would probably run...but not well. It wouldn’t run optimally. The same thing applies for dogs and cats.  We can put kibble and grain-based diets in their system, we can give them generic canned dog food and cat food, and their machinery can run on it, but it won’t run optimally. It will be prone to malfunction and disease and other problems.

We want to feed what is most appropriate for their bodies, and that means coming as close to raw prey as we can.  Dogs are a little more omnivorous, while cats are obligate carnivores, but in any case primarily they’re both carnivores.  

Cats Don't Drink - Kibble Kills Cats

Cats are a desert species – they have descended from a species adapted to desert living.  They have the special physiological adaptations for conserving water, and they get all of their hydration needs met through their food.  Cats generally don’t have a sense of thirst.  Cats have a great problem with dry food.  Dry food kills cats.  If you have a healthy cat on a healthy diet (no dry food), you’ll find that he or she virtually never takes a drink of water.  If you keep something tasty like a little broth or milk around, they’ll drink it because it tastes good, but they will not be driven to drink out of thirst. Any cat that is drinking is ill – either from dehydration due to a dry food diet, or from some other condition like cancer, kidney disease, thyroid disease, etc.  

Feed A Species-Appropriate Diet

So what is a species-appropriate diet?  For dogs and cats both, the closer you come to imitating raw prey, the better they do.  Mostly this means providing meat (raw is best) with a high quality grain-free commercial pet food and/or pureed veggies.
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Call the office for a nutritional consultation.  The diet I am describing above has eliminated a plethora of problems in my patients.  It is a very economically efficient way to resolve many of your pet's issues.

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Featured Testimonial 

Tigger Jamison 

12 year old, female, Domestic Short Hair Cat 

Pittsburgh, Pa 

12.13.2016 

 
 

Aggressive Vaccine -Related FibroSarcoma Cancer. 

Tigger has had 6 surgeries to remove aggressive tumors from August 2012 through August 2015. The cancer was getting stronger. Each time the interval of regrowth between tumors (and surgeries) has been growing shorter and shorter and the tumors were growing faster and faster, becoming very large at an alarming rate! The surgeon was hesitant to do any more surgeries. The end seemed inevitable. But, Tigger's owner wanted to "beat this cancer once and for all," and found Dr. Yasson in August 2015. 

Tigger was started on Dr Yasson's nutritional protocol and homeopathic treatment plan. It was comprehensive and at the same time very simple and easy. Since then Tigger has produced no new aggressive tumors! A whole year without a surgery! The treatment has been so gentle she never even knew she was being treated. Even her excessive thirst and snoring went  away! And her coat has a shine now. What a treat for Tigger. From death sentence to a happy, healthy year! Amazing! 

"Thank you Dr Yasson. I'm so glad I found you." 

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Meet the Doctor

DVM Michele Yasson

Dr. Yasson has been featured in various media - numerous books, expos and conferences, newspaper and magazine stories, radio and television programs.

Using a holistic approach, she has had remarkable success treating cancer, diabetes, behavioral problems, and many other chronic disease issues, mostly considered incurable.

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