Archive for October, 2011

New Book A Healer In Every Home: Dogs & Cats

Monday, October 24th, 2011

For Immediate Release: Dr. Margo Roman, DVM of MASH Main St Animal Services of Hopkinton and her associates have just come out with a new book. A Healer In Every Home: Dogs & Cats Top tips for healthy animal care from a pioneering holistic vet and a holistic animal shelter director, can now be purchased on
What can you do at home to keep your animal companions healthy, happy, and safe from toxic chemicals?
This book gives you a simple, user-friendly guide to the most important tips from a holistic veterinary practice and a holistic rescue shelter for;
– a healthy diet to help prevent chronic diseases
– natural remedies for Lyme, skin and ear problems, bites from other animals, accidents, recovery from surgery
– safe flea and tick control to prevent insects without toxic pesticides, and to protect your animal from Lyme
– natural ways to calm your animal and reduce behavior problems – like aggression and barking too much
The best books and websites for more information.
It is a great start to see how you can help your pets at home before you may have a need to get to a veterinarian. Help be the healer in your own home.
Book by Begabiti Lennihan RN,CCH; Shirley Moore, and Margo Roman DVM

Pet Food Recipe Friday: Cold Winter Lamb Recipe

Friday, October 21st, 2011

From time to time we will be looking into Dr. John Basko’s book Fresh Food & Ancient Wisdom, 20111020-084904.jpgPreparing Healthy Meals for Your Dogs. Dr Basko is one of the DrShowMore 2011 calendar vets.

His book is very informative, and should really be studied cover to cover. It goes deeply into detail about every type of dog and the nutritional steps needed to heal them. For today, with the damp weather coming in, and the cold not too far away, let’s take a look at something nice for your older dog. ~ MASH Geek

Cold Winter Lamb Recipe

2 cups chopped chicken or lamb meat
2 cups white rice
2 cups chopped cabbage
1 cup beets or radish
1/4 cup chicken fat (not needed if using lamb)
3 pieces shitake (dried)
3 cloves garlic
1 thumb-piece size ginger

In a large stew pot, heat chicken fat, garlic, ginger, and chicken or lamb on high heat for five minutes. Add beets shitake and rice to pot, then cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer (low), cover pot, and cook for one hour. Stir well every 10-15 minutes.

Because arthritis problems flare up when the weather turns cold, windy or rainy, I recommend including the following “warming” foods into your dog’s diet. These foods are usually included in my recipes because they tend to counteract the environmental effects on the dogs body during harsh climactic conditions.

Dr. ShowMore Calendar in Dog Fancy Magazine!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We got Press! Dog Fancy Magazine put in an article about the Dr. ShowMore Calendar. Help spread the word about integrative medicine and share!


Dr. Roman Lectures at Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

On October 6, 2011 I lectured at Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary School PEI on “How to have a Successful Integrative Veterinary Practice” and “Introduction to Homeopathy with Evidence Based Medicine.” We had over 60 students per lecture. The reception and interest was wonderful. The students there have had an opportunity to see these topics and following that, have wanted to learn more. These students are getting a well rounded education there at PEI and the inclusion of the lectures on Complementary and Alternative healing for animals, will make them better a veterinarian, better doctors and better teachers to their clients.

An important part of this is getting students introduced to classes and courses in Integrative Veterinary Medicine, which is opening up the eyes and planting a seed that will grow for a desire to know more. Giving students some insight into homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs and other modalities will allow the creative mind of the new generation of veterinarians to be able to think outside the box and really make forward steps in medicine. Most important they will be doing a better job caring for their patients.

Over all the trip to Canada had been interesting. To get to Prince Edward Island you need to either take a very long, long bridge or the ferry. The first snow storm of the season was happening while I was driving to PEI. On the way I saw a car flipped over in a ditch so we got out and flagged others to help us see if the folks in the accident were injured. After trying to get into the vehicle that was upside down in a snow filled ditch, with water covering it a few inches, w were told that police had already come, and they were at the hospital.

On the ferry back, there was a chance to chat with some tourists that had other amazing stories that I hope to cover in my blog. Next was the Integrative Health Pet Expo in Halifax Nova Scotia. Maureen Tate, with the help of her friends and daughters put on a wonderful event at the Sportplex in Dartmouth, NS. Speakers included Drs. Ron Schultz on Vaccinations, Cheryl Cullen – Opthalmology, Aubrey Webb- Neurology, Davis Evans Homeopathy, Jennifer Bishop Integrative Medicine Don Rushtop/Ernie Prowse – Bone Surgery, Jeff Goodall – Laser, Laura Lee -Acupuncture for sports injuries, Emma Slater Stem Cell therapy, Susie Spicer- equine natural care, and Margo Roman – Ozone Therapy. I presented a lecture on the background and cases on Ozone therapy.

There were some outstanding exhibitors and the networking there made for an even more positive event. I was even able to experience some of the local welcoming events as I attended Yom Kippur services in Halifax. EXPOs like this which bring Integrative Medical Information will really help improve the health and wellbeing of both the animals and the humans that care for them.

Dr. Roman’s Article in Natural Awakenings

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

20111011-090325.jpgRecently Dr. Roman had an article in Natural Awakenings which you can read here: Natural Awakenings.

Dr. Roman on the Road

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Horses behind the School

Today Dr. Margo Roman is off to Canada and Nova Scotia to lecture in two places in the great north, which are about 4 hours from each other. The IHPE is an event in Nova Scotia opened to vets and public. The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island is where she will speaking to students. Dr. Roman will be speaking both at the Expo, and at the veterinary school in Prince Edward Island.