Dr. Jim Carlson Featured on PetMD.com

Just wanted to share Dr. Carlson’s latest feature on PetMD.com. Dr. Carlson, owner of Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry, is a leading national authority on a wide range of pet health care topics. Dr. Carlson practices holistic medicine at Riverside Animal Clinic McHenry and Grove Animal Hospital & Holistic Center in Buffalo Grove, IL. Here’s a … Continued

Dr. Carlson on MarthaStewart.com

How do you bathe a dog that doesn’t like a bath? That’s a really good question! Bathing can be such a difficult chore when your dog hates taking a bath. But the way to get this one done is to have some patience, planning and acclimating your pet to the sensations they will feel in … Continued

Super Affordable Wellness Testing for Dogs & Cats

We’ve added some super affordable wellness testing for our patients. Through April 15th, bring in your pet for an exam with holistic veterinarian Dr. Jim Carlson and pay the affordable price of just $115 for a CBC/Chem, urinalysis and heartworm test. We are excited to pass along this savings to our clients and hope that … Continued

#Freebie Friday at Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center

We’ve started a thing… #FreebieFriday! This week get a sample of our very favorite Bloom products. Take two, in fact, and enjoy! These products are fantastic. Future FreebieFriday items at Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center: January 17: BOGO Cleaning Products January 24: One Free Chicken Foot January 31: Free CBD Treat Feb 7: Free … Continued

Dr. Carlson in US News & World Report

Advises Future Veterinary School Students Dr Jim Carlson, holistic veterinarian and owner of Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center is featured in an article in US News & World Report. The article focuses on students considering veterinary medicine as a career. Here’s the link: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/how-to-apply-to-veterinary-school-and-become-a-veterinarian

WoofWoof MeowMeow Vet Advice Podcast E12

Insurance Needs for Your Pet, Acupuncture & Bladder Stone Treatments The latest episode of Dr Carlson’s WoofWoof MeowMeow Vet Advice Podcast includes details on the little dog who received acupuncture with Dr. Carlson and started walking during treatment. Click the link below to watch the podcast. Video starts a couple of minutes before audio so … Continued

Veterinary Acupuncture Saves Lives at Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center

Dr Jim Carlson, Owner and Holistic Veterinarian, Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center, McHenry, Illinois Acupuncture restores beloved dog’s mobility. Daisy came into Riverside Animal Clinic & Holistic Center with paralysis. Her owner, John, carried little Daisy in the office and kept her in his arms. Dr. Jim Carlson, certified veterinary acupuncturist, examined Daisy. “Daisy … Continued

How To Treat Your Dog’s Ear Infection

Dog ear infections are a top reason for a veterinary visit.  But a lot of people don’t want to or can’t afford a vet visit due to ear infections in their dogs.  The head shaking, itching, brown discharge, swelling and redness of an ear infection is important to treat. If you’re concerned about an ear … Continued

Current Meds for Dog Nausea

When I was a kid I got a show dog. He was a beautiful German Shepherd, Huggie Bear. I couldn’t wait to show him off at my 4H dog training program. Problem was…. he couldn’t get there or anywhere else without vomiting in the car. We had to learn to take special measures, bring towels, … Continued

Your Pet on Pot

Someone got into the stash? If it’s your pet and your stash was marijuana then you’ve got a veterinary emergency that needs immediate attention! With the legalization of marijuana coming soon to the region, it’s important to know about safe storage of the drug and its effect on your pet. Dogs and cats will naturally … Continued

Do Dogs Show Empathy To Other Dogs?

You’ve probably seen dogs cuddle up together and take a nap. But have you ever wondered if their naps together could be the expression of a deeper type of connection? One that’s almost human? The question of what dogs feel toward one another in the realm of empathy was asked recently of Dr. Jim Carlson, … Continued