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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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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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...

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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...

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