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The War We Are Losing

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Patrick Jones, DVM   In 1928 the world changed. A microbiologist named Alexander Flemming discovered a miracle. The miracle was called penicillin. Penicillin is a chemical produced by the Penecillium mold. The mold doesn’t like to compete with bacteria...so it kills them. Penecillin’s discovery opened the door to more research and antibiotics were born. More and more of these wonder drugs were discovered, developed and marketed. Disease was on the ropes and it seemed mankind had struck a devastating and final blow to the microbial world. It seemed only a matter of time before bacterial disease was eradicated from the...

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Echinacea, The Rest of The Story

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Echinacea has long been touted as a great immune stimulant and such it is. But, there is much more to this beautiful plant that makes it the perfect choice for snake bites, hobo spider bites and much more!

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Miracle Max: Leg Wound and Sepsis Case

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Patrick Jones, DVM I was sitting in the house one morning trying to get motivated to comb my hair and go to work when my phone rang. It was my receptionist.  “Doctor Jones, you’d better come out here.” My morning commute is about 30 feet. I left the house and walked over to the clinic to see what was up. What I saw was a young chocolate lab with the most grizzly wound I have ever seen in twenty years of veterinary practice.  “Max” had been riding in the back of his owner’s pick up. He was tied up, which...

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This Too Shall Pass: Some Thoughts on Kidney Stones

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This Too Shall Pass:  Some Thoughts On Kidney Stones Dr. Patrick Jones Veterinarian, Naturopath & Clinical Herbalist From Buhl, Idaho. Max is one of those Boxers that fills every room he enters. Nicest dog in the world but man, what a lot of energy! Whenever he comes into the waiting room of the vet clinic it’s the same. He bounces off all the horizontal and vertical surfaces in the room and washes the face of every person that leans over to say hello.  So when Max came in one day and just stood there I knew we had big trouble....

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