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By Rhonda Jewel, CSAN I have been contemplating, researching and carefully studying my own pack while making notes about the common thread going around from veterinarians these days about feeding our carnivore companions veggies. The controversial question being asked lately is:  Shoud our dogs actually be eating veggies as part of their raw diet? This is not an easy question or a simple post to put together because it is such a...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Herb Sense

Herb Sense


Posted By on Oct 2, 2017

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...

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By Angie Wells, Angie Wells, C.E.M.T, C.E.S.T, C.A.N. Certified A.C.A.N. Practitioner Health is homeostasis within both the body and each individual cell. It is an art to master when to change a plan of care vs. stay consistent. The answers are found through listening to the horse as you go. By doing this, you will better be able to determine when the immune system may need a boost, when to aid a natural cleanse, or if you need to...

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