ALBANY, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — World renowned veterinarian Dr. Jean Dodds will be headlining the second annual Healthy Dog Expo, to be held April 6, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, N.Y. Dr. Dodds, a researcher and author on the cutting edge of holistic health care, and founder of Hemopet, the world’s first non-profit animal blood bank, is just one of the speakers on tap for this one-of-a-kind educational forum for dog lovers. Conceived by holistic veterinarian Dr. Laurie Coger, the event brings together a host of internationally acclaimed experts in the natural dog health world, covering topics ranging from cancer prevention and raw feeding to new developments in physical therapy, the latest in vaccination protocol and more.
Today’s dogs battle more health challenges than ever before, according to Dr. Coger. She cites rising cancer rates, growing numbers of autoimmune conditions and struggles to mitigate the effects of increased chemical exposure, environmental toxins and a seemingly never-ending string of life threatening food recalls as key challenges facing today’s dog owners.
Dr. Coger states, “Our best friends’ lifespans are getting shorter and we need to reverse that trend. Now, more than ever, we have to learn to make smart choices that will give our dogs the long, healthy and happy lives they deserve.”
* Dr. Dodds will be speaking about the latest in vaccines and vaccination protocols. Additional speakers for the event will include:
* Dr. Kendra Pope, “An Integrative Approach to Cancer”
* Dr. Debbie Gross Torraca, “Latest Developments in Physical Therapy and Injury Assessment”
* Suzanne Clothier, “The Mind-Body Connection”
* Kimberly Gauthier, “Hacking Your Raw Diet: Tips and Tricks for Novice and Veteran Raw Feeders”
Attendees will also have the chance to enjoy informal meet and greets with Billy Hoekman of Answer’s Pet Food and Dr. Chris Bessent of Herbsmith. Book signings, raffles and a wide assortment of vendors and exhibitors will round out the day-long event.
Tickets are on sale now for the Healthy Dog Expo, which will run from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel, located at 660 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, NY.
To register, visit http://healthydogexpo.com/ or call 559-372-6437.
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About Dr. Laurie Coger:
Dr. Laurie Coger is a holistic veterinarian, author, trainer and breeder whose mission is “to guide owners down the natural dog care path, helping them to become educated and empowered advocates for their best friend’s health.” An honors graduate of Cornell University, with advanced training in nutrition, she received her DVM degree from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her practice and dog care philosophy emphasize natural methods and the benefits of a raw, natural diet, and she regularly integrates chiropractic, low-level laser, herbal, nutritional and physical therapy techniques into her treatment plans.
A well-known media presence, Dr. Coger has been featured in USA Today, Dogs Naturally Magazine, Pet360, PetMD and numerous nationally known blogs and websites. She is the Staff Veterinarian at Canine Camp Getaway and is currently working on the second edition of her book, “Vaccines Explained: The Wholistic Vet’s Guide to Vaccinating Your Dog.”
News Source: Dr. Laurie Coger
*PHOTO CAPTION: Dr Debbie Torraca – credit: Dominick Cenotti, RC Imaging