Canine


By Anita Bothwell, CSAN  I wish my dogs could live forever, or at least as long as I do. But the sad truth is they won’t, and they are dying younger and younger, but why? The leading cause of death in dogs is cancer, and would you believe me if I told you that commercial pet food is a primary reason? Between 2013 and 2015 I lost two of my precious dogs to cancer. At the time, I thought I was keeping them healthy by feeding them a...

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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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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....

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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,...

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By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Trust. We all want it. We all desire to be trustworthy. It’s not by accident this is probably the most critical part of all the laws of health. All the previous components of wellness: nutrition, exercise, pure water, sunshine, moderation, fresh air, and rest hinge upon this one thing: trust. ALL of the components of maintaining and promoting health...

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