Canine Influenza: Don’t Support the Immune System!

Canine Influenza: Don’t Support the Immune System!

By Paula Vandervoort, Certified Small Animal Naturopath candidate at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy I’ve been thinking a lot about what people are saying about the canine influenza issue. Many people are struggling with whether to vaccinate for it or not. As they research the news and social media, and talk to their vets and breeders, they may be getting conflicting guidance. People are polarized in two camps – you either vaccinate...

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There’s Another Way! – Animal Naturopathy

There’s Another Way! – Animal Naturopathy

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Many are becoming more and more aware that allopathic/conventional veterinary medicine no longer seems to make the cut; it doesn’t really fix or  “cure” the underlying health issues that our pets are facing. It tends to dish out the so-called “quick fix or magic bullet” to get what appears at first glance to be immediate results! The...

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Focusing on Wellness

Focusing on Wellness

By Dr. Kim Bloomer, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy “If you look at healthcare today, it’s all about disease. It’s not about understanding wellness at all.” ~Leroy Hood In a recent short article I wrote I was focusing on the difference of the common “health” mindset in our country (possibly the world at this point). I put quotation marks around the word “health” because we...

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Do Our Emotions Affect The Health Of Our Pets?

Do Our Emotions Affect The Health Of Our Pets?

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Yes!  Our emotions most definitely affect the health of our companion animals. We know that human medicine has recognized the correlation between emotional disturbances and physical health for many years now. It is almost common knowledge that prolonged stress directly affects the immune system.  In time it will result in a number of physical dis-eases such as...

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Promoting & Maintaining Wellness Part 8 – Trust

Promoting & Maintaining Wellness Part 8 – Trust

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 build upon...

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Promoting & Maintaining Wellness Part 7 – Rest

Promoting & Maintaining Wellness Part 7 – Rest

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason, co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy Rest is one of the 8 laws of health which is often overlooked and yet its  benefits are vital for promoting and maintaining wellness. Rest plays a major role in our companion animal’s good health (as well as our own) and well-being throughout his or her entire life. Getting enough rest and quality sleep can actually help protect their mental, physical and...

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