Healthy Dog Expo 2018

ALBANY, N.Y., Mar 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pet owners everywhere want to give their four-legged friends the gift of good health and greater longevity – and the newly launched Healthy Dog Expo, conceived by holistic veterinarian Dr. Laurie Coger, may help them to do just that.

Covering topics ranging from canine cancer prevention, non-surgical treatments for cruciate injuries and safe vaccination practices to nutrition, raw food diets, pet food safety, natural dog health practices and more, the one-of-a-kind Expo, scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Albany Marriott, is designed to offer pet owners practical tips for enhancing their dogs’ health and well being…and ultimately extending their lives.

Conceived by holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Laurie Coger, the Healthy Dog Expo brings together a host of internationally renowned authorities on the cutting edge of natural dog health, feeding and veterinary care.

She notes, “If you ask any dog lover what they want most, it’s for their best friend to be by their side forever. Yet today, it seems our dogs battle more health challenges than ever. Rising cancer rates, musculoskeletal injuries, autoimmune disease, organ failure and more – lifespans are shorter – and we need to reverse this trend, and give our dogs the long and healthy lives they deserve.”

The Healthy Dog Expo, Dr. Coger explains, is designed to give pet lovers the tools to do just that. With timely educational programming that’s packed with practical tips and advice for giving your dog the healthiest life possible, the event will feature seminars, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and goodie bags for all attendees.

Key speakers and topics for the Expo will include:

* Dr. Debbie Torraca, “Preventing & Treating Cruciate Ligament Injuries Without Surgery”:

The world’s foremost canine rehabilitation therapist, Debbie Torraca has taught throughout the world and is widely published in the fields of canine physical rehabilitation and canine performance.

* Susan Thixton and Jessica Sleater, “The Truth About Pet Food, Recalls and What to Do if Your Pet Gets Sick from a Recalled Food”:

Known as the “Caped Crusader for Pet Food,” Susan Thixton is a consumer advocate and voice for safe pet food and is the nation’s leading authority on all things commercial pet food related.

A renowned class action attorney, Jessica Sleater is currently representing a class of purchasers of Evanger’s high-end pet food, which was falsely advertised as “human grade” and “USDA inspected,” and which is alleged to have led to the death of one of the plaintiffs’ Pugs.

* Dr. Judy Morgan, “A Safer Approach to Vaccines”:

Dr. Judy Morgan is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, chiropractor and food therapist, as well as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Monkey’s House Senior Dog Hospice and Sanctuary where she works on behalf of homeless dogs.

* Suzanne Clothier, “The Mind-Body Connection: How Health Impacts Training, Behavior and Your Relationship with Your Dog”:

Suzanne Clothier is an award-winning author of videos, books and articles with a passion for building the dog/human bond to enhance their emotional health and well-being.

* Billy Hoekman, “Feed Dogs, Not Cancer”:

Science coordinator at Answers Pet Food, Billy Hoekman works in all facets of the company’s food production, and speaks throughout the country on topics ranging from nutritional concepts to environmental concerns.

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Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Albany Marriot, located at 189 Wolf Road.

To register, visit or call 559-372-6437, and follow us on our Facebook page at and on Twitter at @TheWholisticVet for updates.

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.”

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