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I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Basko through my mother’s neighbor. He is a wealth of knowledge, practicing holistic veterinarian care for over 35 years. Dr B, as he’s known, has an incredible list of credentials. Today we speak about the many ways you can naturally heal your pet and the preventive measures you can take now to help your fur baby live a long and healthy life. I’m grateful to Dr. B and my only wish is that I found him sooner to help treat Lilli. We had a long conversation that will be split into two episodes along with video and slides to come. The first ten people to sign up for my newsletter at will get Dr B's slide presentation.

"I adopted holistic medicine into my veterinary work because it focuses on the true nature of healing – prevention of chronic disease. Holistic treatments have no side-effects, and combine the best of both traditional veterinary care and alternative therapies." – Dr. Basko

Show Notes

Veterinarian Dr. Ihor John Basko, DVM, CVA is a leading authority on holistic animal health, practicing holistic veterinary medicine for over 35 years. He participated in the first acupuncture study to test the efficacy of holistic modalities on physical ailments in pets, at the University of California in Los Angeles. Dr. Basko resides in Kauai, Hawaii and has a fully holistic practice with focus on nutrition, supplementation with vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals and herbal formulas. Prevention, pet care, treating geriatric and injured dogs as well as cats; geriatric medicine, cancer, allergies, chronic digestive problems and skin problems make up a large percentage of his practice. His primary treatments include acupuncture, massage, cold laser, and nutritional counseling as well as herbal therapies.

Dr Basko graduated from Michigan State University  Veterinary College 1971.  He's been IVAS certified in Acupuncture since 1985.

He also helps pet people via phone consults giving advice regarding medical problems that have not had success with conventional medicine.

On Saturdays, Dr. Basko hosts a radio show: Pets People and Paradise which presents holistic concepts to the listeners and how to care for pets at home.

Dr Basko has been formulating pet nutraceuticals for Genesis/Resources, Kemin, and currently for Vet Classics and NaturVet. He has formulated over 50 products.

Current Interests:

·      Medicinal Mushrooms
·      Hawaiian Medicinal Plants
·      Tropical Invasive Plants with Medicinal  Properties
·      Probiotic use instead of Antibiotics

Books Mentioned:
Juliette de Baïracli Levy - The Complete Herbal Handbook For The Dog And Cat
Dr Ihor Basko - Fresh Food & Ancient Wisdom

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  • [4:19] The importance of clinic ambience. 
  • [6:41] Tiffany and Lilli.
  • [8:29] Helping our older pets - feeding them fresh food.
  • [17:20 Arthritis and aging. 
  • [27:03] Tricks for administering supplements. 
  • [31:17] Regenerating new cells with food.
  • [33:56] Learning the benefits of food by cooking.
  • [43:21] Feeding your pet raw vs cooked food.
  • [52:29] Pet massage and essential oils. 

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What is Green with Tiffany?

Green With Tiffany is a lifestyle podcast guiding you on how to live more sustainably, focusing on ways to better tend to your health and life inside and out. Your host, ecopreneur and founder of Green With Tiffany, Tiffany Paige, offers a friendly perspective and meaningful voice supporting listeners in becoming more aware in making healthier and Earth-conscious choices throughout each day, because what’s good for you is good for the planet. Listen as Tiffany interviews Brand Founders, CEOs, Celebrities, Chefs, Doctors, Fashionistas, and Nonprofit Leaders sharing their stories about what we all can do to #ChoosetoCare to live a greener life for both ourselves and the planet.  A great listen for anyone new to or practicing sustainable living with episodes breaking down what easy shifts and tips you can make!