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Leptospirosis in the Bay Area

We have received several inquiries from our clients regarding the increase in Leptospirosis (a potentially fatal bacterial infection) in SF and the Bay Area in general. Likely because of the rains and poor drainage we are experiencing, areas that were not considered potential problem locations may be. Leptospirosis can be found in parks and on
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Dr. Dawn at Blue Sparrow!

Dr. Dawn Dempsey has recently joined Blue Sparrow and is seeing appointments every other Thursday and Friday. Dr. Dawn enjoys developing long-term relationships with her clients and their pets. Her primary goal is to offer well-balanced, versatile, holistic medicine for her patients in the comfort and harmony of their homes. She also brings experience and
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Adequan Shortage

Note to clients:  We received notification from Novartis/Elanco (maker and distributor of Adequan) that they are experiencing a manufacturing delay of this medication/supplement. Supplies are going to be limited for the foreseeable future. If your canine or feline is taking this medication, we do recommend on refilling ASAP if you are getting low to insure
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Beast of the Bay Awards!!

Blue Sparrow Holistic has placed as runner up in both: best SF House Call Practice and SF best alternative practitioner for Dr. Araba in the Beast of the Bay Awards! Thank you all so very much! We really appreciate the recognition and support! Of course, none of this would be possible without you! We will
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Beast of the Bay Awards 2016!

We have the honor of being nominated for Bay Woof’s “Beast of the Bay” Awards in the categories of Best Alternative Medicine Provider-SAN FRANCISCO + Best Mobile Veterinary Practice-SAN FRANCISCO. Thank you! Polls close February 29th! If you haven’t already, please vote today! Here is a link to the Beast of the Bay Ballot: http://baywoof.com/boba2016/

UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference

This weekend, Dr. Araba had the pleasure of presenting to a great group of pre-veterinary students at UC Davis for their 13th Annual Pre-Medical/Pre-Heath Professions National Conference. She spoke about Holistic (Integrative) Veterinary Medicine- incorporating acupuncture, cold laser, nutrition and supplements/herbs with traditional veterinary care. The students had such sharp and open minds when it
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Holistic and Healthy Choices for your dog!

Excellent meet-up event yesterday with SF Dog Connect by The Pooch Coach Dog Training, Pet Poses Photography, and Pawtrero Hill BathHouse & Feed Co. for the Holistic and Healthy Choices for your dog! Thank you for all who came out and braved the heat!

Holistic and Healthy Choices for your dog!

Blue Sparrow Holistic will be joining SF Dog Connect by The Pooch Coach Dog Training on Saturday, August 15th at noon for a informational meet up. Holistic and Healthy Choices for you dog! Dr Araba will discuss using a holistic approach to your dog’s care and what supplements, acupuncture, laser treatments and good food can do for
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Standard Process Seminar in Wisconsin.

Dr. Araba is spending the weekend learning more about nutritional supplements and health with Standard Process. Today was spent touring the plant, organic farm and in lecture with the goal of bringing the additional insight back to our patients at Blue Sparrow! Nutrition is the medicine you take every day!

First Graduate- Exploring the Possibilities 2015 Event

Tonight I had the pleasure of volunteering for the First Graduate– Exploring the Possiblities 2015 Career Night Event. First Graduate is a Non-Profit organization that helps students finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue meaningful careers. The goal of this event was to expose the
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