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Being a T.E.A.M. Member

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Blog, Educational Partners | 0 comments

Being a T.E.A.M. Member

By Megan Ayrault, Power of Touch For Animals Attention A.C.A.N. Graduates and Candidate Students for Certification: What would YOU get out of being a T.E.A.M. member? I was going to write a whole article about this.. I started by writing the summary I thought I would end with. Now, I’m not sure I need the rest of the article! Here’s the summary. (I’ll add a few lines after, to share a few more details.) To sum it up, here’s why I started the Power of Touch T.E.A.M Membership… What I see now in the animal wellness/bodywork/energywork World....

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Featured ACAN Certified Practitioner – August, 2017

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, News and Events | 0 comments

Featured ACAN Certified Practitioner – August, 2017

Kristin Clark – Certified Small Animal Naturopath & Carnivore Nutrition Coach is our featured Certified Practitioner this month. Kristin Clark discovered the field of animal naturopathy while searching for ways to help ease her dog Barkley’s chronic and severe health issues. Naturopathy and its tenets made a great deal of sense to her, and as she started to implement them, she saw drastic improvement in all of her dogs’ health. Because she has had pets and foster dogs that have struggled with various health problems, she knows how...

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Part 3 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Canine, Feline, Nutrition | Comments Off on Part 3 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Part 3 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

But Don’t Raw-Fed Animals Pose Health Risks To Humans? By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Actually,  raw fed animals pose no more health risk to humans than kibble or canned food fed animals do!  Did you know that the majority of human cases of salmonellosis have been acquired through the ingestion or handling of contaminated, processed pet foods and treats – NOT raw meat?  In fact, if you do some research, you will find that there have actually been no known incidence of human beings being...

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Infusing Group Energy Into Your Business (and Your Life)

Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Educational Partners, News and Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Infusing Group Energy Into Your Business (and Your Life)

Infusing Group Energy Into Your Business (and Your Life)

By: Megan Ayrault – Power Of Touch For Animals So in the last newsletter, I said I would share more about why Group Energy is critical to fuel your own business (and personal) growth,and make it more sustainable.  And that I would include some suggestions, in addition to the TEAM Membership,for how to find or create it. This is especially important if you’re a “solopreneur”, and don’t have the team element of workplace colleagues and/or employees, which is most likely the case for your natural animal wellness business! Why is some version of...

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“Why” Did You Get Into The World of Natural Wellness Care For Animals?

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Canine, Educational Partners, Equine, Guest Blogger Editorials | Comments Off on “Why” Did You Get Into The World of Natural Wellness Care For Animals?

“Why” Did You Get Into The World of Natural Wellness Care For Animals?

By: Megan Ayrault – Power Of Touch For Animals And a 2nd important question for you to contemplate for yourself… (if you’re far enough into it yet) … have you experienced any shifts in your own “Why” yet? Perhaps some surprises? Why did I (Megan Ayrault)  get into bodywork for animals? First it was horses, then dogs. Yes, I wanted to help animals (horses in particular at first). I also wanted to be a great horsewoman. Really connect with them, and know what’s going on with them. And then yes, be able to help them as a result of...

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Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in Blog, Canine, Guest Blogger Editorials, Nutrition | Comments Off on Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

Breed Specific Dog Food – Is It Necessary?

By Carole Milligan, certified by ACAN as a Carnivore Nutrition Consultant For a few months I have been seeing a TV commercial that states different dog breeds have different nutritional needs. The suggestion is made that purebred dogs require special diets. I suppose that means your average mixed breed dog can just eat plain old kibble. Don’t believe that marketing propaganda gimmick for one second! The truth is that all dogs, regardless of breed, have identical nutritional needs. Regardless of the size of the animal or breed, dogs have: The...

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Today I Was A Hero

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Blog, Educational Partners | Comments Off on Today I Was A Hero

Today I Was A Hero

By: Megan Ayrault – Power Of Touch For Animals Today I was a hero! I had a chance to make a difference, the chance to actually save a life! But I almost missed that chance because of a silly thought in my mind. If something else hadn’t happened to change the situation, the outcome could have been very different. Especially for that poor mother duck and her ducklings…. I actually saved multiple lives. 6, 7 or 8, depending on exactly what you think would have happened in the hypothetical alternative ending. And yes, I’m talking about the...

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Canine Influenza: Don’t Support the Immune System!

Posted by on June 11, 2017 in Laws of Health, Uncategorized, Vaccines | Comments Off on Canine Influenza: Don’t Support the Immune System!

Canine Influenza: Don’t Support the Immune System!

By Paula Vandervoort, Certified Small Animal Naturopath candidate at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy I’ve been thinking a lot about what people are saying about the canine influenza issue. Many people are struggling with whether to vaccinate for it or not. As they research the news and social media, and talk to their vets and breeders, they may be getting conflicting guidance. People are polarized in two camps – you either vaccinate or you keep your dogs in your van, run like the wind to the show ring and run back, wiping...

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Adequate Nutrition vs Proper or Optimal Nutrition

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Animal Naturopathy, Canine, Feline, Nutrition | Comments Off on Adequate Nutrition vs Proper or Optimal Nutrition

Adequate Nutrition vs Proper or Optimal Nutrition

Part 2 – Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet? By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy This is where the confusion and controversy gets started. We love our companion carnivores, they are part of our family, we want to feed them in the very healthiest way possible. We want our animals to thrive, not just survive!  How can we do this?  What is the best diet for our dogs and cats?  How can we be sure that it contains optimal nutrition for them?  Is there one commercially made “diet” better than all...

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Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Canine, Equine, Feline, Nutrition | Comments Off on Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

Why Not Feed Your Pet A Raw Diet?

by Dr. Jeannie Thomason co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Not a day goes by that I don’t see people posting on social media or emailing me about their new puppy or kitten already having digestive issues or itchy skin.  The majority of these people have already taken the puppy or kitten to a veterinarian (or several) and spent a lot of money on blood tests, fecal tests, dewormers, antibiotics, probiotics, several different brands of pet food and expensive ingredients to make their own “home cooked”...

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