Animal Naturopathy

Innumerable health issues – diet

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog News The Latest Poop, Dog Nutrition, Pet food recalls | Comments Off on Innumerable health issues – diet

Innumerable health issues – diet

Have you noticed that the majority of companion animals today are suffering innumerable health issues once unheard of in pets?  Please note that it is much to the owners’ dismay that their dogs (or cats) have developed these un-healthy conditions or dis-eases while being fed exclusively; expensive, “scientifically formulated”, “high-end” pet foods, receiving regular veterinary care, getting all the recommended vaccinations and and using all the costly parasite control medications. I know that if you are reading this, you are most likely one of the well-intentioned owners that is...

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Essential Facts About Using Essential Oils With Dogs

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Aromatherapy, Featured | Comments Off on Essential Facts About Using Essential Oils With Dogs

Essential Facts About Using Essential Oils With Dogs

With reports surfacing all over social media that essential oils can be harmful to pets, I felt it was important that pet owners were better educated and informed. I want to share the facts about using essential oils with dogs (or animals in general) in this new blog series. Are you still thinking of using essential oils with your dog but you are unsure which oils are safe? Do you own a puppy and don’t know if/when it is okay to use essential oils with your pup? Are you wondering  how to tell which essential oils truly are safe? Do you want to know exactly how and when to use essential...

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Bloat in Dogs

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Animal Naturopathy, Dog Nutrition, Featured | Comments Off on Bloat in Dogs

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 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 recently, I stumbled upon some information that I was...

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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 primary role, because it coordinates immune...

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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 the dog (or cat or human, etc.). Circulating...

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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, being carnivores, do not have naturally occurring...

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