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Raw Diet For Dogs – When Is It Safe? Rebuttal to ‘Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs’

Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Graduate Practitioner, Nutrition | 0 comments

Raw Diet For Dogs – When Is It Safe?  Rebuttal to ‘Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs’

By Rhonda Jewel, certified small animal naturopath   The AVMA, (The American Veterinary Medical Association) the leaders of the veterinary industry in this country, have been clear on their stance regarding raw meat diets for cats and dogs for many years. What they would like us to believe is that raw feeding is dangerous and unhealthy for our pets – too many risks. Yet, many of us raw feeders who have been feeding our dogs raw meaty bones, including chicken necks for many years, can attest to the fact that ‘raw’ is by far the...

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Fear is the Real Sickness

Posted by on January 31, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Animal Naturopathy Philosophy, Blog | Comments Off on Fear is the Real Sickness

Fear is the Real Sickness

By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of American Council of Animal Naturopathy Something I experience time and time again, in this natural, whole health journey (in both animal and human health) is the level of fear that permeates it from those transitioning from conventional thinking. It’s because the conventional model sees germs around every corner, viruses lurking waiting to invade, fungi ready to overtake bodies, etc. It is a war-like model. Avoid. Counter. Strategize. Evade. By all and any means attack, counter-attack, FIGHT until you hope...

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Working With Nature

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Blog, Pest & Parasite Control, Toxic Substances | Comments Off on Working With Nature

Working With Nature

By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of American Council of Animal Naturopathy What most people don’t seem to realize is that there ARE always consequences when using any type of harmful/toxic chemical. In the case of the barn owl below,most likely it had eaten a poisoned rodent of some kind. This wild owl suffered the consequences wrought about by humans of course. By putting out this poison (and this is only one of many cases that this happens to), we have once again greatly interfered in causing grave harm and imbalance to our planet....

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Wolf in Dog’s Clothing

Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Canine, Nutrition | Comments Off on Wolf in Dog’s Clothing

Wolf in Dog’s Clothing

by Wendy Lovas, Certified Small Animal Natural Naturopath  A Toy Poodle.  A Boxer.  A Saluki.  A Gray Wolf.  If you were to judge a book by its cover, you would think that these were all vastly different animals.  However, if you look on the inside, you would find that less than 1% of the mitochondrial DNA between these canines is different.  Despite the fact that internally all dogs function just like their wild cousins, at some point we decided that it was in their best interest to feed them differently.  Why is this?  What changed?  And...

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Part of the Dance

Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Canine, Equine, Feline, From The Founders | 4 comments

Part of the Dance

By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of American Council of Animal Naturopathy As we close out yet another year, we often look back to reflect on what has transpired – the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately, we all too often focus on the bad and the ugly cancelling out all the good in our minds and attitudes. For the sake of our animals, let’s, together, begin to flip this to focusing primarily on the good. I read a quote that led me to the title for this article, “If you stumble, make it part of the dance,” by HealthPlace.com – as another...

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Holiday Digestive Issues In Dogs

Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Canine, Nutrition | Comments Off on Holiday Digestive Issues In Dogs

Holiday Digestive Issues In Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Way back when, while working as a veterinary technician in a conventional veterinary clinic, I witnessed first hand, far too many dogs being rushed in during the holidays with different digestive issues ranging from vomiting,  and diarrhea, to impactions,  pancreatitis and even bloat. The dog’s owners were so distraught, they had thought they had been showing their canine companions how much they loved them by sharing their holiday meals with them.  Cooked...

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PROMOTE HEALTH RATHER THAN TREAT DISEASE

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Canine, Equine, Feline | 3 comments

PROMOTE HEALTH RATHER THAN TREAT DISEASE

By Dr. Kim Bloomer & Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founders of American Council of Animal Naturopathy “The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” ~Albert Schweitzer As animal naturopaths, we know and teach that no matter what the dis-ease of the animal’s body (or mind), no matter what “label” (aka diagnosis) a veterinarian might put on it, that focusing on the symptoms as anything more than a road map to guide us will NEVER facilitate healing or wellness in...

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The Whole Picture After-The-Fact!

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Graduate Practitioner, Toxic Substances | 2 comments

The Whole Picture After-The-Fact!

The Whole Picture After-The-Fact! Can’t Take Back the Cause of an Adverse Reaction. By Chantal Regan CAN Certified graduate/practitioner of small animal naturopathy Oh the things I wish I could say to my baby boy Bauer. One being “Wish I could go back, do things differently, one being to spend more time with you. I love the way you looked at me. You were the only who understood me as much as you did. No matter the pain, the pain of losing a loved one – a soul mate, I would do it all over. I miss you Bauer Boy xoxox” All the wishing to...

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6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Canine, Feline, Nutrition, Toxic Substances | Comments Off on 6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

6 Secrets the Pet Food Industry doesn’t want you to know

By Kristin Clark, CSAN (Certified Small Animal Naturopath & Carnivore Nutrition Coach) Pet food companies specialize in making their particular product sound like it’s the answer to keeping your pet healthy, happy, and thriving. They use slick pictures and attention-grabbing phrases, and they’ve turned commercial pet food into a multi-billion dollar industry. However, no matter what the brand’s marketing department tells you, processed pet food, from its ingredients (including preservatives) to how it’s made, isn’t a good source of...

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Herb Sense

Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Natural Healing Modalities | Comments Off on Herb Sense

Herb Sense

by Anthea Appel, CAN  certified graduate/practitioner of small animal naturopathy Before I knew any better I used to buy my herbs at my local health food store, or supermarket, or at the Farmer’s Market, or even worse, in those little capsules sold at my local pharmacy. Not a good idea. And, I’ll tell you why. One time, years ago, I bought four ounces of lose Echinacea Root from my local health food store. When I got home I took a closer look at the herb and something just seemed off. But I still went ahead and made a tincture. The best way...

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