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Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic Newsletter - Summer 2017
Integrative Medicine & Surgery • Acupuncture • Herbs • Nutrition • Housecalls
Our mission is to offer a more natural, environmentally and socially aware, and compassionate approach to veterinary medicine. We recognize that all living beings are complex and unique individuals and we all share the common threads of life.

NEWSLETTER


SUMMER 2017
Dear clients & friends,  

I believe my role as a business owner goes beyond providing services to our clients, veterinary care to pets, and providing a livelihood for the clinic’s employees and myself. I also expect our business to play an active role in our community and affect social change. This is why we have participated in the Portland Pride parade in the past, we help fund our local radio station KBOO, donate money to various causes that strive for social inclusion and change, why we offer a discount to People’s Food Coop members, and why we have an All Are Welcome sign and a Black Lives Matter sign in the window.

Recently some clients expressed concerns about our mixing politics and business, specifically with regard to the Black Lives Matter sign. We have always been open to nonviolent dialogue with others who do not necessarily share our views - whether they are medical, personal or political. We value mutual respect and acceptance, and we want everyone to feel welcome and safe in our clinic. When we put up a Black Lives Matter sign we do not say that other lives don’t matter or matter less. Instead, we recognize and support the struggle of our African-American brothers and sisters for equality and justice, and we also acknowledge and examine our own role within a system where not everyone is treated equally or has the same opportunities. 

Businesses are made up of people — staff and clients — who live and work in their community. We cannot pretend to be apolitical, but we hold a nonjudgmental space and welcome all, regardless of personal and political opinions. We value peace, safety and contributing to the vision of a more equitable city where everyone can thrive. We want to interact with our clients and the community as we practice holistic medicine, recognizing that all living beings are complex and unique individuals and that we all share the common threads of life.


Wishing you all a wonderful summer,
Dr. Cornelia Wagner
HERB SPOTLIGHT: HOPS (HUMULUS LUPULUS)

Hops' medicinal properties are due to its aromatic oils and bitter resins. It is used in veterinary herbal medicine primarily for anxiety, insomnia, neuralgia, excitability, and digestive problems. Hops is often combined with other herbs; for example, a tincture containing hops, chamomile, valerian, kava and passion flower can be used for mild to moderate anxiety.

Some believe that hops has spiritual properties, promoting the willingness to give and receive. Hops is also viewed as a fertility symbol in Germanic mythology.

Large doses of hops are toxic to pets. Most toxicities occur because of exposure due to the increased popularity of beer home brewing.  Hops plugs tend to be more toxic than hops pellets. When ingested by dogs (or rarely, cats), signs of hop poisoning include malignant hyperthermia (body temperatures exceeding 105⁰F/40.6⁰C), increased breathing, a racing heart rate, anxiety, vomiting, abnormal blood clotting, and even death. Death has been reported in dogs poisoned by hops within 6 hours of ingestion if they did not receive adequate treatment. 
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT
NATIVE AMERICA HUMANE SOCIETY


The mission of the Native America Humane Society is "to empower Native communities to become healthier, happier and safer by providing information, support and resources for animal care programs in Indian country."


"Animals are natural healers. They bring people together and help create community. When we care for the most vulnerable among us, we grow in compassion for others, in our sense of responsibility for others, and in our willingness to provide and protect. Perhaps most importantly, we see that each of us can make a valuable contribution and effect positive change."
 
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