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Bloat in Dogs

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Featured | 0 comments

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat, (in dogs) or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) as it is also known as, is when the dog’s stomach fills with gas and usually – twists, leaving no escape for the gas that builds up more and more, causing excruciating pain. Some of the signs of bloat are that the dog will struggle to breathe which […]

Bloat, (in dogs) or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) as it is also known as, is when the dog’s stomach fills with gas and usually – twists, leaving no escape for the gas that builds up more and more, causing excruciating pain. Some of the signs of bloat are that the dog will struggle to breathe which means that vital processes can be quickly shut off. In many cases, severe distress, pacing, a bloated stomach, excessive drooling and dry heaving is going on. If the gas is not relieved soon enough, death is very possibly! Just...

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Two point seven billion dollar drop in pet food sales!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Dog Healthy Recipe Corner, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Featured, Pet food recalls | 0 comments

Two point seven billion dollar drop in pet food sales!

According to several sources, there has been a $2.7 BILLION dollar drop in pet food sales in the last two years! This is great news for many dogs and cats!  This means that concerned pet owners are actually concerned and listening!  Pet food is not healthy, not nutritious, not fit for food for our carnivore companions!  They have learned or are learning that pet foods contain waste products, toxins, synthetic vitamins, and often euthanized animals, etc.  On top of all of that, they are learning that cooked or processed meats/foods are not...

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Fearful Anxious Animals After Being Through Disaster

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Featured, What Makes Dog's Tick?, Working With Dogs | 0 comments

Fearful Anxious Animals After Being Through Disaster

I was recently asked what a person or family could do to help their dog who had been through a natural disaster -(fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) get over their being anxious and fearful.   I think they were a bit taken back by my response but they have happily reported that the dog is back to his happy, outgoing self and is actually helping those they meet to feel better too!   What was my response? 1. Be calm, stop dwelling on the bad, focus on the good that came out of the disaster – After a little thought, they told me ” they...

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Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Articles, Dog News The Latest Poop, Doggy Dangerous Toxins Chemicals & Drugs, Featured | Comments Off on Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Scary Toxic Ingredients In Pet Shampoo

Are you at all concerned about the ingredients in your Pet Shampoo? If not, you really should be. While talking about scary, toxic ingredients in pet shampoo may seem trivial to some of you, especially if you only bath your dog once a year or so; there are still many pet owners out there that are oblivious to the fact that the majority of pet shampoos on the market contain quite scary, toxic ingredients. Think About This: The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body and over 70% of what is put on the skin is absorbed directly into...

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Bath Time For FiFi ?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Dog News The Latest Poop, Featured | Comments Off on Bath Time For FiFi ?

Bath Time For FiFi ?

Are you aware that bathing your healthy dog more than once or twice a year is not really necessary unless they are being shown or doing therapy work?  In fact, frequent bathing can ruin the balance of naturally occurring oils your dog’s body that keep the skin and coat healthy. Are you also aware that the majority of pet shampoos on the market contain not only harmful but toxic and often times carcinogenic ingredients?   Now, of course, should your dog roll in the mud or in something that smells horrid, then bathing is surely in order....

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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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