Episode #45 Integrative Approaches to Caring for your Pets with Dr. Randy Aronson

Body of Wonder Podcast Discover ways to extend your pet's lifespan through diet, exercise, and essential lifestyle choices. On this episode, Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes sit down with integrative veterinarian, Dr. Randy Aronson to discuss the world of integrative pet care.

In this interview, Dr. Aronson offers listeners insights from his decades of experience improving the health of animals. He sheds light on the importance of a balanced, nutrient-rich diet and tailored exercise routines for pets, to ensure they live long and well.

We discuss harmful food fillers, environmental toxins, medications, vaccinations, acupuncture, and other hot topics in the pet care community. Whether you're a longtime pet owner or a new pet parent, this conversation will leave you with a wealth of knowledge and actionable insights to enhance your pet’s quality of life.

Please note, the show will not advise, diagnose, or treat medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or healthcare provider for questions regarding your health.

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Andrew Weil, MD and Victoria Maizes, MD


Randy Aronson , VMD, CCRT, CVA

Dr. Randy Aronson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 after being awarded the top honor of his class, the Leonard Pearson Prize. He completed a rotating internship at the small animal hospital in medicine and surgery 1981. Dr. Aronson started the Animal Care Center of Green Valley in 1984 and sold it to his partner in 2005. P.A.W.S. Veterinary Center, his current practice was started with his wife, Dr. Geren Thurston, in 2008 and employs thirty-two in staff and five veterinarians. In 2011 they won the American Animal Hospital Practice of the Year award and the Veterinary Economics Merit Hospital winner.

Dr. Aronson utilizes an integrative approach to diagnostics and therapies, combining Western or allopathic medicine with holistic modalities. He completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society?s acupuncture course, numerous Chinese herbal courses, and many traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition programs. He is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to perform physical therapy on cats and dogs. He utilizes food therapy, ozone, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, shock wave, therapeutic laser, and underwater treadmill to help attain health and wellness for his patients.

Dr. Aronson is a keynote speaker and lecturer. Recently he has been speaking to the students of veterinary schools about utilizing integrative approaches in everyday veterinary medicine. He also enjoys educating pet parents on wellness and longevity.

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