Raw Diet For Dogs – When Is It Safe? Rebuttal to ‘Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs’

Raw Diet For Dogs – When Is It Safe?  Rebuttal to ‘Raw Chicken Linked to Paralysis in Dogs’

By Rhonda Jewel, certified small animal naturopath   The AVMA, (The American Veterinary Medical Association) the leaders of the veterinary industry in this country, have been clear on their stance regarding raw meat diets for cats and dogs for many years. What they would like us to believe is that raw feeding is dangerous and unhealthy for our pets – too many risks. Yet, many of us raw feeders who have been feeding our dogs raw meaty bones,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More