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Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

Vitality, Vital Force, Vital Animal

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason You have most likely read or heard the term “vitality”,  “vital force” and most likely, “vital animal”; quite a lot over the past few years, but what does this mean? It is defined in a few different ways but in animal naturopathy, we define it as: balance, homeostasis, high vibrational frequencies, a strong, properly functioning (or balanced) immune system.   Immunity and Vitality You see, immunity is a joint effort encompassing the entire being – all parts of the organism. The Vital Force plays a...

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Titers and Immunity

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Vaccinations, Featured, Immune System | Comments Off on Titers and Immunity

Titers and Immunity

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Do Titers Measure Immunity? A titer test typically measures only ONE aspect of the immune system’s response to exposure to a virus or microbe – Particular antibodies circulating in the bloodstream.  Titer testing cannot and does not measure immunity or memory cells. A titer test does not and cannot measure immunity, because immunity to specific viruses is not reliant on antibodies, but on memory cells, which we have no way of measuring. Memory cells are produced by T and B cells. These cells exist for the life of...

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Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

Enzyme Robbing In Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason Enzyme Robbing in Dogs. What does that mean? When enzymes that are required for the digestive process are not available within the food being eaten, the digestive system has to “steel or rob” the metabolic enzymes that are produced in the major organs (heart, liver, kidney, etc.) to aid in digesting the meal. Robbing enzymes from various organs of the body that they themselves need to function properly will eventually have a detrimental effect on those organs. This is called enzyme robbing. Dogs and cats,...

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Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Articles, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog News The Latest Poop | Comments Off on Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

Animal Wellness and Vibrational Frequencies

What do animals and vibrational frequencies have to do with wellness? By Dr. Jeanette (Jeannie) Thomason, Animal Naturopath “Everything in Life is Vibration” ~ Albert Einstein The law of nature states that everything has a vibration. If you’ve taken a chemistry class you probably remember learning about atoms, and that everything is made up of atoms. These atoms are in a constant state of motion, and depending on the speed of these atoms, things are appear as a solid, liquid, or gas. . Scientific research has shown that...

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Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

Emphasis on Raw Diet For Dogs

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason When heat destroys enzymes, enzymes become nonfunctional. When we feed heat-processed  or cooked food to our dogs (carnivores)  the naturally occurring, necessary enzymes are now absent; placing a greatly increased burden of digestion on the pancreas.According to Gabriel Cousins, MD in his book “Conscious Eating”: “Evidence…strongly suggests that eating foods devoid of enzymes, as a result of cooking, food irradiation, and/or microwaving causes an enlargement of the pancreas and also stresses associated...

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Most Overlooked Toxic Chemical

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Dog Health - Immune System, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggy Dangerous Toxins Chemicals & Drugs, Featured, Going Green | Comments Off on Most Overlooked Toxic Chemical

Most Overlooked Toxic Chemical

The most overlooked toxic chemical used on a daily basis in our homes are products that contain synthetic “fragrances”   By Dr. Jeannie Thomason It’s time to turn up your nose at any products that “smell”!  Synthetic Fragrances are the most overlooked toxic chemical in our daily lives. While many of us have been taught to read labels on everything we want to buy and use in our home, around our pets and family, the sad truth about synthetic fragrances is that manufacturers are not required to list their fragrance...

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Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggy Dangerous Toxins Chemicals & Drugs, Featured | Comments Off on Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors

Toxic Chemicals/Hormone Disruptors

Many of the toxic chemicals lurking in our homes are what are called Hormone Disruptors.  Hormone disruptors are in everything from cleaning products, synthetic fragrances and food packaging! In biology class we learned that our bodies are run by a network of hormones and glands that regulate everything we do. This network or system is called the endocrine system.  While you may instantly think of the endocrine system in the context of puberty, it actually plays a much bigger role and in ALL phases of development, metabolism, and even...

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RAW, Freeze Dried Training Treats

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Featured, Natural Dog Product Reviews | Comments Off on RAW, Freeze Dried Training Treats

RAW, Freeze Dried Training Treats

I just had the pleasure of receiving some great training treats from Only Natural Pet to give to my dogs and write a review on. Since I only use raw, single ingredient, freeze-dried or air-dried meats and organs for my naturally reared dogs, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to let them try these treats.   Needless to say, they LOVED them and I felt very good about rewarding them with these treats! The Only Natural Pet “All Meat BItes Freeze Dried Dog Treats come in: Grass Fed Beef Free Range Bison Cage Free Chicken Cage Free Duck...

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Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Nutrition, Featured, Herbal Health For Dogs | Comments Off on Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

Herbal Hemp/CBD Supplement for Pets

CBD – Herbal Hemp Supplement for Pets May 11, 2018 With studies and anecdotal evidence continuing to discover more exciting natural benefits of CBDs from Hemp for dogs, many pet owners have begun to incorporate CBD powder (or oil ) into their dog’s diets to promote general well being. It has been found that just like humans, dogs (and most likely other animals) have an endocannabinoid system that interacts with cannabinoids like CBD. The endocannabinoid system is a naturally occurring regulatory network responsible for maintaining...

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Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Our Dogs Are What They Eat

Our Dogs Are What They Eat

By Dr. Jeannie Thomason I know you have heard it before, “You are what you eat!”  This applies to our companion animals just as much as it does to us humans. The right food/nutrients is critical and essential to good brain function, muscle and organ growth and maintiance, and of course to a strong immune system. Yet the majority of dogs (and cats) around the world are not adequately nourished these days and we are seeing lifelong consequences for health and cognitive development. Nutrients from the foods we offer our dogs to eat;...

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