“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...

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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...

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Rattlesnake Vaccine For My Dogs? No Thanks!

Rattlesnake Vaccine For My Dogs?  No Thanks!

Pictured above – Crotalus atrox, the Western diamondback rattlesnake By Carole Milligan, A.C.A.N. graduate and Certified Carnivore Nutrition Health Coach A recent post on my local community Facebook page shared a homeowner’s encounter with a rattlesnake in her backyard. In her post, she encouraged everyone reading the post to make sure their dogs get the rattlesnake vaccine. Most responses to her suggestion were from dog owners who said...

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Meeting the Challenge of Providing an Optimum Diet For Your Horse …

Meeting the Challenge of Providing an Optimum Diet For Your Horse …

With Minimal Or No Natural Grazing Available By A.C.A.N. Student Midi Fairgrieve I hope one day that my 3 horses get to experience the joy of grazing on fresh pasture but because we live in Southern Spain, a dry, hot Mediterranean climate, there’s not much fresh grass to eat. I expect many horse owners face a similar grazing challenge. We get a glimpse of grass for a few short months in the spring and I love watching our horses, heads down,...

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Equine Therapeutics: Using Biochemic Tissue Salts in Healing

Equine Therapeutics:   Using Biochemic Tissue Salts in Healing

By Dr. Sarah Reagan Instructor & Advisory Board Member at The American Council of Animal Naturopathy Tissue or cell salts may sometimes be thought of as the “red-headed stepchild” in holistic therapeutics. They are triturated yet they are not true homeopathic remedies, and in fact they work within the Law of Opposites, not the Law of Similars. They are not really understood by many naturopaths, and many ‘classical’ homeopaths shun them...

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Massage and Chiropractics: Which Comes First?

Massage and Chiropractics: Which Comes First?

By Educational Partner: Bev Brady of MNHA Equine Body Balancing-Massage School What is the difference in Massage and Chiropractic? Massage is manipulation of the soft tissue, the muscles of the horse. Massage can be done by a Certified Equine Massage Therapist in most states. There is no licensing involved. Some states do require it, and other states require your to be a vet to do it. Most classes are short for the Certification being anywhere...

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