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...

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Part of the Dance

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...

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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...

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PROMOTE HEALTH RATHER THAN TREAT DISEASE

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...

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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...

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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...

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